Devon, PA - May 11, 2011 -The Brandywine Valley Summer Series horse shows presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) is pleased to announce that the hunter/jumper competition's prize list is currently available online. The prize list and entry blank are posted at www.brandywinevalleysummerseries.com. Entries for the Brandywine Valley Summer Series close on June 1, 2011.
Held at the prestigious Devon Show Grounds, the Brandywine Valley Summer Series presented by THIS will be a summer highlight when it is held June 29-July 3, 2011, and July 6-10, 2011, with a local day of competition on Monday July 11, 2011. The event features a full array of hunter/jumper events for horses and riders.
Each week, the competition will features a $3,000 Johnson Horse Transportation USHJA National Hunter Derby held under the lights on Saturday. The hunter divisions at the Brandywine Valley Summer Series offer over $100,000 in prize money over the two weeks, and will range from the professional hunters to the pony hunters.
This year's divisions include the $5,000 Green Working Hunters, the $3,500 High Performance Hunters, the $2,000 Green Conformation Hunters, the $2,500 Regular Conformation Hunters, the $5,500 Amateur Owner Hunters, the $6,000 Junior Hunters, the $4,500 Pony Hunters, the $2,000 Children's Hunters, and the $1,500 Adult Amateur Hunters. In addition to the $500 Pre-Green Hunters, there will be a $2,000 Pre-Green Hunter Classic. The newest divisions will include the $1,000 Performance Hunters 3'3'' and the $1,600 Performance Hunters 3'6''-3'9''.
The show will also feature a $500 M&S Children's Hunter Classic and $500 NALWIHS Hunter Classic each week. In addition, junior riders will have the chance to compete in the WIHS Jumper and Hunter phase, the USEF Talent Search, the ASPCA Maclay, and the USEF Medal.
Another highlight event will be a $10,000 Mini Prix, held each week, for all jumper riders to showcase their talented mounts. The first week benefits the Chester County Food Bank, and the second week benefits Canine Partners for Life. The course designer for the $10,000 Chester County Food Bank Mini Prix will be Jose Gamarra, and Kenny Krome will design the course for the $10,000 Canine Partners for Life Mini Prix.
With over $49,000 in prize money over the two weeks, the jumper classes at the Brandywine Valley Summer Series presented by THIS will also feature highlight events for all levels. There will be Open Jumper divisions, as well as Junior/Amateur Owners Jumpers, and Children's/Adults Jumpers. Riders will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in the $3,500 High Junior/Amateur-Owner M&T Jumper Classic and a $2,500 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic each week.
Exhibitors, sponsors, and guests can find out more information about the Brandywine Valley Summer Series presented by THIS, or download a copy of the prize list, by visiting http://brandywinevalleysummerseries.com. The event is led by top rider Louise Serio with Co-Chairs Jennifer Burger and Gillian Grant, while Mike Rheinheimer will run the horse show management.
Photo Credit: The Brandywine Valley Summer Series prize list is now available online. Photo By: Missy Kennedy Photography.