The Atlanta Spring Classic is underway and the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers is jumping!
Yesterday the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome saw Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina and Dayna Gant's Chivas in the winner's circle. The first horse and rider team to tackle the course designed by Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana, Technical Coordinator of the World Cup in Las Vegas next month, posted a clear first round in a time of 69.949 seconds, well within the 78 seconds time allowed. Their second round effort in a clean 41.194 seconds set the time to beat.
Christina Kelly of Keene, Kentucky and Edith Rameika's Chicco W followed Geitner and posted a clean first round in a time of 70.423 seconds. Their second round effort saw four jump faults in a time of 41.247 seconds which would put them in third place overall.
Leann Kelly of Valatie, New York and Honorway Farm, LLC's Leander followed Kelly and turned in a clean first round in a time of 71.043 seconds. Although posting a clean second round effort, their time of 41.235 seconds would see them finish in second. Geitner maintained the lead.
Christian Rogge of Magnolia, Texas and his own Lissa Tsp turned in a four fault first round effort in a time of 71.388 which would place them in fifth place overall. Geitner returned to the ring, this time in the irons of Barbara Phillips' Coco Chanel and had eight faults in a time of 69.445 seconds and finished in sixth place overall. Hailey Henderson of Lafayette, Louisiana and her own Zine Dine had four faults in their first round in a time of 66.620 seconds and finished in fifth place overall. For complete results, click here.
The Atlanta Spring Classic kicked off March 18 for two weeks of AA shows. With more than $200,000 in prizes and awards up for grabs and hunter points to be had, be sure to enter now. If you don't have a prize list available, just click here and download a copy from the Classic Company website.
Tomorrow is Classic Saturday and the $25,000 CWD Grand Prix. Next Friday the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby takes to the Olympic Stadium and Saturday the $25,000 EMO Grand Prix will take center stage. There is a class for everyone and this is the time to earn valuable hunter points and prize money on your way back home after a long winter on the road.
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. If you have any questions, email Jonathan Rabon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Classic Company produces world class equestrian show jumping competitions that span 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, 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.
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