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THREE Hunter Derbies at Brandywine Valley Summer Series Thanks to Generous Sponsors

June 12, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Devon, PA – June 10, 2013 – Johnson Horse Transportation has been a top supporter of the

Brandywine Valley Summer Series since its inception, and this year the leading shipping company continues it’s support as the sponsor of the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. The popular Brandywine Valley Summer Series horse shows, presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services, are a highlight of the summer with hunter, jumper and equitation classes offered June 26-30, 2013 and July 3-7, 2013 and a local day held July 8, 2013. The $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby will be the Sunday spotlight on June 30, during the first week of competition.

 

“We’ve supported Louise Serio and her team since the inception of the Brandywine Valley Summer Series. We know she does a great job and that it’s a great horse show,” Johnson Horse Transportation Founder DJ Johnson shared. “It’s only going to keep getting bigger and better.”

 

Show management is pleased to announce sponsorships from Concord Pet Food and Supplies and Outer Beaches Realty. Thanks to the support of these generous sponsors, this year, for the first time, the show series will feature a $5,000 National Hunter Derby during both weeks of competition. The National Hunter Derbies will take center stage on Saturday, June 29 and Saturday, July 6, with the first class made possible by Outer Beaches Realty and the Risser family and the second class presented by Concord Pet Food and Supplies and the Mutschler family. The Risser and Mutschler families will be on hand to graciously present the top honors to the winners of the first and second week classes, respectively.

 

It’s not to late for exhibitors to enter to compete in this year’s derbies and various divisions at the Brandywine Valley Summer Series. For more information, prize lists and entry blanks please visit www.brandywinevalleysummerseries.com.

 

About the 2013 Brandywine Valley Summer Series Derby Sponsors:

 

Johnson Horse Transportation

 

Johnson Horse Transportation, Inc. has been in business for over 20 years, and has been a member of the National Horse Carriers Association since 1999. The company has built a reputation for reliability and promptness. They work with their customers daily to accommodate every need, answer all questions, and in the end, exceed their expectations. Johnson Horse Transportation, Inc. has set the highest standards and strives to make their customers feel at ease and take the pressure off of shipping their horses. The company has built its winning reputation through their dedicated, cherished customers and outstanding services. Visit Johnson Horse Transportation’s website at www.johnsonhorsetransporation.com.

 

Outer Beaches Realty

 

Alex and Patty Risser purchased Outer Beaches Realty in 1986, and over the past 18 years they have grown the company from 106 rental homes to more than 550 gorgeous vacation homes throughout the Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras. How did they do it? By treating their customers as top priority. Whether it is offering a payment plan to a guest, replacing a cottage’s refrigerator during a guest’s vacation or simply telling the guest to have a good day when speaking with them on the phone, Alex and Patty have insisted from the very beginning that their guests be treated with the utmost standard of customer service and care. The Rissers remain committed to family, value and professionalism throughout their business. To find out more and to book your vacation rental today visit: www.outerbeaches.com.

 

Concord Pet Food and Supply

 

Concord Pet started in 1978 out of a trailer at Larry’s Mobile. Originally the Mutschler Family was looking for a way to feed the family horses. In 1981, Larry Mutschler opened his first retail location on Concord Pike in Wilmington, Delaware. The company grew to 9 locations by 1998. Today Larry solely owns the company and has grown to 18 locations from West Chester to Rehoboth. For over 25 years the company has been locally owned and operated and the staff at Concord Pet knows what that means to their customers. At Concord Pet customers are treated as family. The company strives to be the best in the area, from carrying bags to hiring a knowledgeable staff. Stop by Concord Pet Food and Supply or visit their website at www.concordpetfoods.com.

 

Patricia Griffith and Sienna, winners of last year’s USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Brandywine Valley Summer Series

 

 

BRANDYWINE VALLEY SUMMER SERIES FAST FACTS:

WHAT: An ‘AA’ hunter/jumper/equitation horse show presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services benefitting Danny and Ron’s Rescue and Main Line Animal Rescue.

WHEN: Week I: June 26 -June 30, 2013 and Week II: July 3-7, 2013, with a local day of competition on Monday, July 8, 2013.

WHERE: The prestigious Devon Show Grounds in Devon, PA.

FEATURES:
* Johnson Horse Transportation $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
* Week 1 $5,000 National Hunter Derby Sponsored by Outer Beaches Realty and the Risser Family
* Week 2 $5,000 National Hunter Derby Sponsored by Concord Pet Food and Supplies

* $5,000 M&T Bank High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Hall of Fame Classic

* $3,500 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Hall of Fame Classic

* Hunter and Jumper Grooms Classes

* Leadline

* Designated WCHR Member Event

* PHSA Hunter Classic

BENEFICIARIES:

The mission of our show is to provide ‘AA’ quality competition that benefits other non-profit organizations. The opportunity to include Danny and Ron’s Rescue and Main Line Animal Rescue as beneficiaries ties directly to that goal.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Louise Serio – Executive Director – (610) 636-0678
Jennifer Burger – Sponsor Relations – (716)830-8544
Gillian Grant – Sponsors/Beneficiaries- (302) 427-9622
Blair Balmer – Vendors – blair.balmer@gmail.com
Emily Riden – Marketing & Press – (717) 368-8102 or emr@phelpsmediagroup.com
Mike Rheinheimer – Horse Show Manager – mwrheinheimer@msn.com
Website: www.brandywinevalleysummerseries.com

DIRECTIONS:
From Philadelphia International Airport:
Follow signs to I-95 South and follow I-95 South approximately 5 miles. Merge onto I-476 North via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the Northeast:
Follow I-95 South. Look for I-476 approximately 5 miles South of the Philadelphia International Airport. Merge onto I-476 North via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the South:
Follow I-95 North toward Philadelphia. Once you’ve crossed into Delaware, keep right and take I-495 North via exit 5D toward Port of Wilmington / Philadelphia. Follow for I-495 North and remerge onto I-95 North (Crossing into Pennsylvania). Follow I-95 North to I-476 North. Take I-476 N via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the East:
Follow the Schuylkill Expressway / I-76 West to I-476 South. Merge onto I-476 South via exit 331A on the left toward Chester. Follow I-476 South for approximately 2 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the West:
Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike / I-76 E toward Philadelphia. Take exit 326 toward Valley Forge. Stay in right lane after the tolls. Merge onto US-202 South via exit 328A toward West Chester. Follow US-202 South for approximately 2 miles. Take the PA-252 North exit toward Devon. Make a left onto Valley Forge Road / PA-252. Continue to follow Valley Forge Road for approximately .5 miles and make a slight right turn onto Devon State Road. Follow Devon State road for approximately 1 mile until you reach a dead end. Make a left onto Old Lancaster Road and then an immediate right onto Waterloo Road. Turn left on to Lancaster Avenue / US-30 East and the Devon Horse Show will be on your right within .2 miles.

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For more information about the Brandywine Summer Series please visit www.brandywinevalleysummerseries.com or call Louise Serio at (610) 636-0678.