Atlanta Spring Classic Jumps Into Action March 18!!

Devin Ryan and Chantilly at last year's Atlanta Spring Classic
Devin Ryan and Chantilly at last year's Atlanta Spring Classic

Although the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit still has two more weeks of non-stop competition, entries are piling in for the Atlanta Spring Classic that kicks off at the Georgia International Horse Park on March 18 for two back to back weeks of AA show jumping action!

Week I kicks off with the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome and the $25,000 CWD Grand Prix. Week II welcomes Pan American Games Course Designer Michel Vaillancort of Aiken, South Carolina charged with designing the $5,000 Open Welcome and the $25,000 EMO Grand Prix.  Week I Hunter Judges Jimmy Lee, Tucker Ericson, Chuck Mayer and Skip Thornbury will make way for Week II Judges Patrick Rodes, Eric Dirks, Irving Evans and Beth Neilson.

The $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green Hunter Challenge is offered both Week I and II as well as back to back weekly $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies. The $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby takes center stage Friday Week II in the Olympic Arena.

Harold Chopping and Caramo
Harold Chopping and Caramo

The Georgia International Horse Park is the home of the 1996 Olympic Games and has recently resurfaced all its arenas most notably most notably the Grand Prix Stadium, Charles Walker Covered Arena, the warm-up arena, Arenas 4-7, 14 and 16. The footing boards and fences in all arenas, longing rings and warm-up areas also underwent minor repairs.

Lonnie Abercrombie, Facility Manager at the Georgia International Horse Park said, "The natural material placed in each arena will be ideal for multiple equine disciplines, accommodating the Horse Park's varied scheduled throughout the year." The Georgia International Horse Park has also made technology advancements in regards to Wi-Fi access. The bandwidth was increased to allow more users to enjoy the Wi-Fi service while visiting the Horse Park.

The facility boasts more than 690 permanent stalls, and 13 arenas include the covered arena and Olympic arena, extensive RV parking and hook up sites as well as permanent vet and black smith buildings. Minutes from hotels and restaurants and located directly off the interstate, the Georgia International Horse Park and the Atlanta Spring Classic provide a great opportunity to earn some extra points and cash on your return from the winter circuits.

More than $200,000 in prizes and awards will be handed out, so be sure to send in your entries soon! If you don't have a prize list available, just click here and download a copy from the Classic Company website. Not sure which classes to enter? Well, at least reserve your stalls by sending an email to jonathan@classiccompany.com. All are welcome to enter online at horseshowsonline.com for no additional fees! Avoid the Post Office and enjoy the ease of entries with horseshowsonline.com.

British show jumping superstar Gemma Paternoster and Figarro D sail over a jump in the Olympic Stadium
British show jumping superstar Gemma Paternoster and Figarro D sail over a jump in the Olympic Stadium

The Classic Company produces world class equestrian show jumping competitions that spans four states, six venues and run for more than twenty weeks each year.  Bob Bell, President and founder of the Classic Company, produced his first Classic show in 1987 and by 1989, the company became known as The Classic Company, Ltd.   

The Classic Company's philosophy is to offer an event for every level of rider and horse.  From Leadline to Olympic level grand prix competition, from seasoned veteran horse and rider team to a first time horse show experience, The Classic Company offers competition that provides the competitor substantial prize money, award-winning facilities and courses, quality competition and the best customer service in the industry.  

Service is what sets The Classic Company apart from other horse show companies.   Consistently awarded the USHJA's Member Choice Award for providing excellent customer-friendly competitions, The Classic Company provides champion service from in-gates to show office at all its venues.  Top competition with an emphasis on southern hospitality is our hallmark and the reason thousands prefer to compete at Classic Company produced events each year.




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