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DOUBLE HEADER DERBY FRIDAY WEEK II AT THE ATLANTA FALL CLASSICS!

November 21, 2016 By: maryhaley Category: General

DOUBLE HEADER DERBY FRIDAY
 WEEK II AT THE ATLANTA FALL CLASSICS!
Julie Curtin pilots Whitney over a jump on their way to the win in yesterday’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Legend
For Immediate Release:  November 19, 2016
[Conyers, Georgia]
It was a double header Derby Day yesterday, Week II of the Atlanta Fall Classics held at the Georgia International Horse Park.
The morning started out with the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Legend and Wesley Wilson’s Whitney, ridden by Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia, galloped away with the blue besting thirteen horse and rider teams to win the class with a combined score of 182. Curtin andWhitney led the class after posting the highest round score of 90 and maintained their lead in the Handy round after earning a second round score of 92.
Naddel, owned by Hilary Baylor and ridden by Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina rode home with a second place finish, after posting a first round score of 86 and a second round score of 91 for a combined total of 177.
Ribbon Marshall Drew Coster greets Julie Curtin and Whitney in the winner’s circle
Right behind Geitner and Naddell and grabbing the third place ribbon was Karen Bailey’s Troubadour, piloted by Sarah Milliren of Jenks, Oklahoma, after earning a first and second round score of 88 for a combined total of 176 points.
Cheryl Rubinstein’s Capisce, ridden by Ashley Hotz of Eads, Tennessee, placed fourth after earning a first round score of 87 and second round score of 85 for a combined total of 172.
 
Cappriccio, owned by Samantha Kench and ridden by Carolyn Bell of Alpharetta, Georgia, earned a fifth place ribbon after posting a first round score of 89 and second round score of 74 for a combined total of 163.
Sixth place honors went to Charisma, owned and ridden by Shea Taylor of Germantown, Tennessee, after earning a combined score of 157 and seventh place was awarded to Sue Gibbs’ Gioia, ridden by Vick Russell of Columbus, North Carolina after posting an overall score of 155.
Stephanie Von Bidder of Aiken, South Carolina, piloted her own Ariana to an eighth place finish, while After Party, owned and ridden by Caitlin Davies of Milton, Georgia, placed ninth.
My BFF, owned and ridden by Erin Cummins of Carmel, Indiana, placed tenth and Tim Sweat of Milton, Georgia and his own Autograph placed eleventh.  Perfect Gentleman, owned and ridden by Brittany Wyatt of Fayetteville, Georgia, wrapped up the class in twelfth place.
Ashley Hotz and More Optimistic fly over an oxer in the Olympic Arena on their way to the win in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby last night
Friday night the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby took to the Olympic Arena over a beautiful course designed by Classic CompanyCourse Designer Joe Carnicom.
 
More Optimistic, owned by Maida Clifton and ridden by Ashley Hotz of Eads, Tennessee stole the show and took the win after earning an overall score of 348.
Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina took both the second and third place ribbons with True Story, owned by Kelly Sims and Jordan Carlson’s Avignon, both earning overall scores of 341, however, True Story was awarded four bonus options in their Handy round which secured the second place ribbon.
Valentine, owned by Liddy Strickland and ridden by Sarah Milliren of Jenks, Oklahoma, placed fourth with their combined score of 331 and fifth place went to Tall Paul, owned and ridden by Vick Russell of Columbus, North Carolina with an overall score of 324.
Milliren returned to the winner’s circle, this time in the irons of Liddy Strickland’s Judgement Call for the sixth place ribbon after posting a combined score of 310 and seventh was awarded to Chuck Waters’ Carusoridden by Ashley Scott Armstrong of Atlanta, Georgia.
Classic Company President Bob Bell and Ribbon Marshall Drew Coster greet Ashley Hotz and More Optimistic in the winner’s circle
Geitner returned to collect the eighth place ribbon with Allison Mills’ Sky Pilot and ninth was awarded to La Roxx, owned and ridden by Isabel Harbour of Alpharetta, Georgia.

“We all really enjoyed watching the hunters compete under the lights in the Olympic Arena,” commented Bob Bell. “The course was just stunning,” he added.

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THE ATLANTA FALL CLASSICS
The Olympic Venue Provides Backdrop to Unbridled Excitement!
Held at the Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympics, riders have the opportunity to compete in the Olympic arena and ride for some of the top prize money offered this fall. New footing has been installed in all of the arenas and with more than 300,000 in prize money offered, world-class stabling and arenas, top show management staff and a division for everyone in your barn, there is no better place to be in November. From the jumper ring to the short stirrup arena, each competition ring is highly decorated and staffed with top-notch, friendly professional show staff.  Weekly Grand Prix and Hunter Derbies with a class for everyone from lead line to Grand Prix, the Classic Company shows in Conyers are a must on your show calendar.
Phone/Fax:  (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311, Johns Island, SC 29457

Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Metro Brokers Sponsors the National Classic Equitation Championship Finals Dinner at the Atlanta Fall Classics FridayNight

November 09, 2016 By: maryhaley Category: General

Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Metro Brokers Sponsors the National Classic Equitation Championship Finals Dinner at the Atlanta Fall Classics FridayNight
For Immediate Release:  November 9, 2016
[Conyers, Georgia]
The Classic Company  is proud to announce that Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers is the sponsor of the National Classic Equitation Championships Reception Friday night, November 11th held Week I at the Atlanta Fall Classics under the covered arena at the Georgia International Horse Park. The dinner kicks off in conjunction with the NCEC Finals and will serve delicious kabobs, refreshments and deserts for the qualified riders, trainers and their families.
Rachel Gonter

Real estate agents Rachel Gonter and Steve Way are proud to

Steve Way

sponsor this event. Way is no stranger to the equestrian scene. A former competitor, Way is happy to support the National ClassicEquitation Championships Finals’ Reception Friday night. “We are proud to support the National ClassicEquitation Championship Finals’ Reception Friday night to recognize the top up and coming riders who earned this opportunity.”

Gonter and Way of Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Metro Brokers, understand the Finalists’ commitment to excellence. As specialists in who pride themselves on providing distinctive properties for distinctive people, contact Rachel Gonter and Steve Way when searching for you distinctive property, farm or home in Atlanta and surrounding communities at 404-843-2500.
Agents Rachel Gonter and Steve Way are proud to present this 24-acre Longview horse farm, only 5 minutes from the Horse Park
“We are thrilled to have the support of Steve Way and Rachel Gonter of Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Metro Brokers,” commented Bob Bell, President of the ClassicCompany. “We appreciate their support of the up and coming riders and hope those looking for real estate in the Atlanta area will reach out to them when locating their next home,” he added.
Gonter and Way specialize in distinctive properties for distinctive people
The top ribbon winners in the ClassicCompany Equitation classes are invited to compete in this prestigious Finals competition that highlights the up and coming talent in the sport of show jumping. Besides winning top honors in the National Classic Equitation Championship Finals, the winning rider and his or her trainer will receive the coveted NCEC champion jackets. The National Classic Equitation qualifiers take place Friday week I and the top six are invited to return for the Finals that evening under the covered, spacious arena. There is no entry fee for those riders who qualified.
Did you qualify? Click here to see if your name is on the list. If you think you qualified and did not see your name on the list please contact the office at info@classiccompany.com.
The Classic Company kicks off its 21st anniversary at the Georgia International Horse Park, home of the 1996 Olympics tomorrow through the 20th.
There’s a lot happening at the Atlanta Fall Classics, from the Zone 4 Finals to the USHJA 3’3″ Jumping Seat Medal Championship Class, and the hundreds of thousands of prize money offered to the National and International Derbies! “This is a special show for us each year as it wraps up our 2016 ClassicCompany calendar,” said Bell.
The prize list is online and entries are accepted on horseshowsonline.com for no additional fees. For those needing an extra stall, click here for the easy online stall reservation form.
Want to win before you even walk into the ring? Fill out the online lodging form and earn a chance to win a free stall for a week! One lucky winner each week, just for filling out a lodging form!
BIG JUMPER MONEY!


The highly popular $25,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Barry Lane Classics takes place Week I over three days: Thursday, the $5,000 Barry Lane Classic, Saturday the $10,000 Barry Lane Classic and Sunday culminates with the final $10,000 Barry Lane Classic! Awesome prize money for the Children’s/Adult Jumpers!
The $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, presented by EMO takes place Weeks I and II as well as the $7,500 Horseflight Open Welcomes!
WELCOME HUNTER RIDERS!


The Atlanta Fall Classics offer a lot for the hunters including weekly $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies, presented by Legend and the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby held Friday night, Week II in the majestic Olympic Stadium!
Hunter Breeding Classes will be held Friday both Weeks I and II and the class will be double judged.
The Atlanta Fall Classic is offering the $7,500 Pony Hunter Division, the $7,500 Junior Hunter Division, $2,000 Amateur Owner Section, $2,500 High Performance Working Hunters and the list goes on. That Atlanta Fall Classicswill also offer the $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Challenge both Weeks I and II as well as the Take II Thoroughbred Hunter Division. Check the prize list for all the hunter offerings.
CELEBRATE IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE WEEK II!


The USHJA 3’3″ Jumping Seat Medal Championship, the EMO Equitation Finals, the Zone 4 Final and the EMO Circuit Awards, presented by Practical Horseman, round out the two weeks of the Atlanta Fall Classic!
OLYMPIC VENUE PROVIDES BACKDROP TO UNBRIDLED EXCITEMENT!


Held at the Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympics, riders have the opportunity to compete in the Olympic arena and ride for some of the top prize money offered this fall. New footing has been installed in all of the arenas and with more than 300,000 in prize money offered, world-class stabling and arenas, top show management staff and a division for everyone in your barn, there is no better place to be in November. From the jumper ring to the short stirrup arena, each competition ring is highly decorated and staffed with top-notch, friendly professional show staff. “This is going to be a fantastic two weeks of showing and we’re looking forward to seeing our horse show family!” said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.
PENSACOLA ON DECK!


Set sail for the Gulf! The Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit kicks off in Pensacola, Florida January 11th through the 29th for three weeks of  show jumping excitement. The quaint waterfront town of Pensacola offers something for everyone including award winning dining, shopping, art, boating, kayaking and world famous beaches.
The prize list is online and your opportunity awaits to compete for big prize money in both the hunter and jumper divisions!
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The Atlanta Fall Classics
Ride in Olympic style at the Georgia International Horse Park located in Conyers, Georgia.  The International Grand Prix stadium and a multitude of rings, permanent stabling and state of the art facilities provide the perfect backdrop to big prize money, award winning show management, thousands of exhibitors and some of the top horses in the country.  Weekly Grand Prix and Hunter Derbies with a class for everyone from lead line to Grand Prix, the Classic Companyshows in Conyers are a must on your show calendar.

Connections Housing, Classic Company, and Delta Awards are giving away a free stall each of the Atlanta Fall Classics to one lucky participant who fills out their hotel reservation information.  Helping to track the hotel stays will help us with hotel participation.    Click Here
Exhibitor Information

(Click on the cover to download prize list)

Over $300,000 in Prize Money and Awards

Schedule

Entry Form

Camper Reservation

Lodging Partners
Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn
1340 Dogwood Dr SE
Conyers, GA 30013
770-483-8838

The Premier Lodging Partner of the Classic Company, the Hampton Inn, part of the Hilton family of properties, welcomes you to its beautiful hotel, just minutes from the Georgia International Horse Park and the Atlanta Classics!  Pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your four legged friends along!  The Hampton Inn offers well-appointed rooms complete with refrigerators and microwaves, complimentary Wi-Fi, a free hot breakfast, complimentary afternoon snacks, fitness center and a business center.  Be sure to make your reservation for the shows and tell them you are showing at the Atlanta Classics!

Click here to visit hotel website

Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham
1659 Centennial Olympic Parkway
Conyers, GA 30013
Our Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Conyers hotel near Georgia International Horse Park is located on Centennial Olympic Parkway with easy access to Interstate 20. Before you enjoy the beauty and attractions of Georgia, help yourself to our free hot breakfast buffet.
Take advantage of thoughtful conveniences like free Wi-Fi Internet, shuttle service, hot tub, in-room microwaves and refrigerators, convenience shop, fitness center, guest laundry and free parking. Refresh with a swim in our seasonal outdoor pool, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and enjoy a refreshing beverage in our on-site lounge. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our newly updated, pet-friendly hotel.

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Microtel Inn & Suites
1412 Old McDonough Highway
Conyers, GA 30094
Minutes From Georgia International Horse Park and Stone Mountain Park.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, make Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Conyers/Atlanta Area hotel, near Georgia International Horse Park, your home base for exploring the Atlanta area. Located off Interstate 25, our pet-friendly hotel is minutes from the best Conyers and Atlanta attractions. We serve a free continental breakfast each morning, and offer free Wi-Fi Internet access so you can check directions or catch up on email before you head out. When you return, park your car or oversized-vehicle in our ample free lot and head to our seasonal outdoor pool for a swim. Our on-site fitness center makes it easy to squeeze in a workout on the go. We offer non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms as well as suites, and kids 17 an under stay free with an adult.

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ABOUT THE CLASSIC COMPANY
The Classic Company is a USHJA’s Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States. For more information on the Classic Company, the Gulf Coast Winter Classics, and their exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them at www.classiccompany.com or call them at 843-768-5503.
All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel.
All program advertising inquiries should be directed Drew Coster.
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