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Santa Fe Summer Series Official Program Advertising Opportunity – There is Still Time!

May 27, 2015 By: janwest Category: General

Santa Fe Summer Series official program advertising opportunity — there is still time! (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Santa Fe Summer Series official program advertising opportunity — there is still time!
(Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Would you like to reach several thousand loyal consumers in Santa Fe this summer? Exposure in our program offers a unique marketing opportunity to a demographic that enjoys travel, art and dining, along with equestrian pursuits. Advertisers in the Santa Fe Summer Series Official Souvenir Program reach patrons who are passionate and devoted to the products and services that are supportive of the equestrian lifestyle. Reserve your advertising space today in the Santa Fe Summer Series Horse Show Official Souvenir Program!

The Santa Fe Summer Series Program is a keepsake, magazine-style guide for sponsors, guests and clients who will be attending the Summer Series events during the horse show’s three-week summer run — during the height of tourist season in Santa Fe. Our patrons and sponsors will be spending a great deal of time in Santa Fe this summer, and for many summers in future years.

Advertising art is due June 10, 2015 — so don’t wait to take advantage of this marketing opportunity!

Who attends the Summer Series?

  • Equestrians from Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, California and even Canada and Mexico, who travel to Santa Fe to compete and often stay for the entire three weeks
  • More than 1,200 trainers, vendors and families who stay in local hotels, dine in restaurants and shop locally
  • Spectators — up to 1,000 each weekend — who love the excitement of high-level equestrian sport
  • Sponsors and horse enthusiasts, who showcase their participation in this prestigious equestrian event by placing the program in their offices and businesses

The event program will feature articles about our exhibitors, a guide to the sport of show-jumping and hunter/jumper competition, profiles of our charitable beneficiaries and the story of the rebirth of the Equicenter de Santa Fe.

The Summer Series Event Program runs July 22–August 5, at Equicenter de Santa Fe, a 137-acre, full service equestrian facility, providing the very best in competition for the hunter/jumper community. A world-class equestrian venue in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, the Equicenter is conveniently located in historic Santa Fe. For more information about the facility or the horse shows, please visit us at: www.equicenterdesantafe.com

Our Event Program Advertising Rates and Specifications can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. Please contact Phyllis Gonzales at phyllis@equicenterdesantafe.com, or call 505-470-3952, for more information about our 2015 Santa Fe Summer Series Event Program.

The Santa Fe Summer Series runs for three weeks:

Santa Fe Welcome Week – July 22–26, 2015
Santa Fe Fiesta – July 29–August 2, 2015
Grand Prix de Santa Fe – August 5–9, 2015

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & PRINT PREMIUM

Competitions include Hunters, Jumpers, Derby and Grand Prix classes. For exhibitor information, please contact Janet Hischer at janet@equicenterdesantefe.com or call 602-463-3223.

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Official Accommodations Partners Announced for the Santa Fe Summer Series 2015

May 25, 2015 By: janwest Category: General

Traveling to a destination horse show has never been more inviting! Santa Fe, known as “The City Different,” offers an array of lodging options showcasing it’s unique old world charm. Whether you are looking for quaint bed and breakfast, luxury hotel, a cozy, authentic casita or a posh, amenity-filled private home, Santa Fe has something for you.

When arranging your visit for the Santa Fe Summer Series, please consider staying with one of our preferred lodging facilities. Please use the links and codes provided and mention the Equicenter’s Santa Fe Summer Series to receive the best rates.

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging:

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Casas de Guadalupe offers unique Santa Fe Vacation Rentals: fully-equipped, pet friendly, and inviting extended stay lodging just two blocks from Santa Fe Plaza and 25 minutes from the Equicenter. Select one of 12 authentic adobe casita rentals and experience why Santa Fe is known as “The City Different.”

Casas de Guadalupe
232 N. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
505-235-2085
http://santafe-vacationrentals.com/

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging
(Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Courtyard Santa Fe – Marriot is a 15 minutes drive from The Equicenter and is offering a special group rate for Santa Fe Summer Series clients. At the Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe, early Native American culture blends with modern luxury for a unique lodging experience. Just minutes away from the Santa Fe Airport and numerous Santa Fe attractions, including the Loretto Chapel, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Canyon Road Gallery District, it is an ideal location for the those traveling to Santa Fe for the Summer Series.  Use the links below for each week to book:

Santa Fe Summer Series Welcome Week

Santa Fe Summer Series Fiesta Week

Grand Prix de Santa Fe Week

Courtyard Santa Fe – Marriot
3347 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 USA
505-473-2800

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Santa Fe Summer Series 2015 Preferred Lodging
(Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

The Lodge at Santa Fe is 20 minutes to the Equicenter de Santa Fe and offers impeccable Southwestern accommodations with great amenities and friendly, professional service. Perched on a hilltop overlooking downtown Santa Fe, with views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Lodge at Santa Fe is a boutique New Mexico hotel with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy convenient amenities, such as complimentary shuttle service to historic Santa Fe Plaza that is only five minutes away and an outdoor pool and hot tub with poolside food and beverage service.

To make a reservation at The Lodge please call 505-992-5858 and ask for the Grand Prix de Santa Fe or reference the Group Codes below for each set of room nights at the Lodge. All reservations must be secured with a credit card and are subject to a 72 hour cancellation policy. All reservations for The Lodge must be received no later than June 22, 2015. Rates from $119–$169 per suite.

Santa Fe Summer Series Welcome Week:  July 21–July 27, use CODE BO1815
Santa Fe Summer Series Fiesta Week: July 29–Aug. 3, use  CODE BO1915
Grand Prix de Santa Fe Week: Aug. 4–Aug. 10 use CODE BO1B15

Airport Proximity:
The Equicenter de Santa Fe is located just 6 miles from downtown Santa Fe, 53 miles from Albuquerque. The Santa Fe Airport (SAF), which serves Dallas and Denver with nonstop flights, is within 1 mile of The Equicenter de Santa Fe. The Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), has flight connections to all major US airports. There is regular shuttle service between the Sunport and Santa Fe.

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The Santa Fe Summer Series Proudly Announces the $5,000 Unser Ride-and-Drive Mini Cooper Challenge! Sponsored by Sandia Mini Cooper

May 23, 2015 By: janwest Category: General

The Santa Fe Summer Series proudly announces the $5,000 Unser Ride-and-Drive Mini Cooper Challenge sponsored by Sandia Mini Cooper! (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

The Santa Fe Summer Series proudly announces the $5,000 Unser Ride-and-Drive Mini Cooper Challenge sponsored by Sandia Mini Cooper! (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

The atmosphere at the Equicenter will be electric during this Santa Fe Summer Series special class exclusive! This fast-paced, exciting and unique class — open to professionals, juniors and amateurs — is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Check it out! Riders will complete a course of jumps set at 1.20m on horseback, then hand their equines off to a handler and complete a set of obstacles on foot, heading toward a waiting Sandia Mini-Cooper. These Sandia Mini’s won’t be piloted by just any drivers — esteemed Indy drivers will be behind the wheel — including 2-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Al Unser, and 8-time Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and Indy Car’s Rookie of the Year, Robby Unser!

Equestrian competitors will continue the car course, paired with these incredible drivers and the team boasting the fastest time and least faults will prevail as our winner!

Both our acclaimed Grand Prix equestrians and these world-famous Indy Drivers will be available for autographs and selfies following the competition!

The Santa Fe Summer Series proudly announces the $5,000 Unser Ride-and-Drive Mini Cooper Challenge sponsored by Sandia Mini Cooper! (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

The Santa Fe Summer Series proudly announces the $5,000 Unser Ride-and-Drive Mini Cooper Challenge sponsored by Sandia Mini Cooper! (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

About Sandia Mini

The Santa Fe Summer Series is very grateful to Sandia Mini for their support of our inaugural horse show. Sandia Mini is one of the premier dealerships in the U.S., known for their commitment to customer service and offering of the most comprehensive parts and service departments in the automotive industry. Put the FUN in functional with Mini!

Thank you Sandia Mini for your sponsorship of this incredible special class and of equestrian sport in our region!

The Summer Series Event Program runs July 22–August 9, at Equicenter de Santa Fe, a 137-acre, full service equestrian facility, providing the very best in competition for the hunter/jumper community. A world-class equestrian venue in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, the Equicenter is conveniently located in historic Santa Fe. For more information about the facility or the horse shows, please visit us at: www.equicenterdesantafe.com

The Santa Fe Summer Series runs for three weeks:
Santa Fe Welcome Week – July 22–26, 2015
Santa Fe Fiesta – July 29–August 2, 2015
Grand Prix de Santa Fe – August 5–9, 2015

Competitions include Hunters, Jumpers, Derby and Grand Prix classes. For exhibitor information please contact: Janet Hischer at janet@equicenterdesantefe.com or call 602-463-3223.

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Bring Your Young Horse to the Santa Fe Summer Series!

May 21, 2015 By: janwest Category: General

Chenoa McElvain, of Rancho Corazon, competing on her up-and-coming young Holsteiner mare. Chenoa will be showing Rancho Corazon’s young talent at the Santa Fe Summer Series 2015. (Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

Chenoa McElvain, of Rancho Corazon, competing on her up-and-coming young Holsteiner mare. Chenoa will be showing Rancho Corazon’s young talent at the Santa Fe Summer Series 2015.
(Photo courtesy of Equicenter de Santa Fe)

The Santa Fe Summer Series offers a rare opportunity to develop your promising young equine athletes this summer.

To encourage the development of young show-jumping talent, The Santa Fe Summer Series is pleased to offer breeders, trainers and owners a unique opportunity to promote their young equine prospects.

The Santa Fe Summer Series will host a designated Young Horse Ring — where horses 6 years of age and under can gain valuable show experience in a structured environment, free of charge. Our Young Horse Ring is designed to support these impressionable up-and-coming athletes, allow them to gain show mileage and help them advance to their highest potential with confidence.

Guidelines for the Young Horse Ring:
* No fee for 6-year-olds and younger
* 7-year-olds and up — low weekly fee
* Sign-up at the horse show office
* Ring etiquette and rules will be posted at the gate

The Santa Fe Summer Series wishes the best of luck to all exhibitors, breeders, trainers and owners this summer!

The Summer Series Event Program runs July 22–August 9, 2015, at Equicenter de Santa Fe, a 137-acre, full service equestrian facility, providing the very best in competition for the hunter/jumper community. A world-class equestrian venue in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, the Equicenter is conveniently located in historic Santa Fe. For more information about the facility or the horse shows, please visit us at: www.equicenterdesantafe.com

The Santa Fe Summer Series runs for three weeks:
Santa Fe Welcome Week – July 22–26, 2015
Santa Fe Fiesta – July 29–August 2, 2015
Grand Prix de Santa Fe – August 5–9, 2015

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & PRINT PREMIUM

Competitions include Hunters, Jumpers, Derby and Grand Prix classes. For exhibitor information, please contact: Janet Hischer at janet@equicenterdesantefe.com or call 602-463-3223.

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2015 IHSA Nationals Recap Day One

May 02, 2015 By: janwest Category: General

2015 IHSA National Championships are being held April 30–May 3 at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo credit: Alistaire Ruggiero)

2015 IHSA National Championships are being held April 30–May 3 at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo credit: Alistaire Ruggiero)

The morning of April 30, 2015, at The Big E (Eastern States Exposition) in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Nationals were underway. The Individual Alumni Equitation Over Fences, Collegiate Cup Intermediate Equitation Over Fences and the jumping phase of the Cacchione Cup Hunter Seat Equitation classes took place. The champion of the Individual Alumni Equitation Over Fences class was Mount Holyoke College rider Alicyn Hoy from Zone One and the Reserve Champion was Kansas State rider Katherine Deichmann from Zone Seven. Additionally, the champion of the Collegiate Cup Intermediate Equitation Over Fences class was College of Charleston rider Victoria Bauer from Zone Five and the Reserve Champion was Skidmore College rider Jessica Stoukides from Zone Two. A total of 38 riders competed in the jumping phase of the Cacchione Cup Hunter Seat Equitation class, but only 24 of the 38 will compete in the flat phase of the class.

IHSA National Championships course walk. (Photo credit: Alistaire Ruggiero)

2015 IHSA National Championships course walk. (Photo credit: Alistaire Ruggiero)

The Big E was bustling with spectators, volunteers, horse-holders and grooms. Smith College, Mount Holyoke College as well as the rest of the colleges from Region Three of Zone One brought their team members to volunteer and help the show run as smoothly as possible. Numerous vendors such as SmartPak and Dublin were at the competition and had amazing sales.

The classes ran smoothly from the beginning of the show until midday. Only two re-rides and one fall occurred throughout the course of the morning. Fans, family members, fellow riders and coaches cheered from the stands for each rider.

The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Nationals will continue over the weekend. Please tune in to the live feed online to see the rounds of the fantastic riders at this competition.

The horse-draw booth at the 2015 IHSA National Championships. (Photo credit: Alistaire Ruggiero)

The horse-draw booth at the 2015 IHSA National Championships.
(Photo credit: Alistaire Ruggiero)

Individual Alumni Equitation Over Fences:

First: Mount Holyoke College Zone One 1398 Alicyn Hoy

Second: Kansas State Zone Seven 181 Katherine Deichmann

Collegiate Cup Intermediate Equitation Over Fences:

First: College of Charleston Zone Five 118 Victoria Bauer

Second: Skidmore College Zone Two 433 Jessica Stoukides

Cacchione Cup Hunter Seat Equitation: 24 move on

About the writer: Alistaire Ruggiero hails from Phoenix, Arizona, where she grew up surrounded by horses. At age 4, Alistaire began riding at a hunter/jumper barn where she learned the basics of equitation on amazing school horses. Enthralled by the equine world and wanting to try all types of riding, at age 8 Alistaire began eventing with her first pony and has been eventing ever since.Today, she is a junior at Smith College studying anthropology and biology. Alistaire is currently one of the captains of the Smith College equestrian team and, in the next few years, hopes to attend veterinary school.