Buffalo, NY - Excitement is mounting for the prestigious Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS), which will be returning in less than a week for its 68th year of hunter/jumper competition. The renowned show will be held in the indoor arena of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center from September 10-14, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.
The BIHS is known for its wide variety of hunter and jumper divisions, which feature exciting and challenging competition as well as enticing prize money. Competitors will soon be flocking to Buffalo for these attractions and the fantastic show atmosphere.
The show also has a great charitable aspect, with all proceeds benefiting the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC). The show is the most prominent fundraiser of the year for the BTRC. Generous competitors can feel good knowing their entry benefits a great cause.
Not only does the show have a philanthropic mentality, it also has top-notch competition and high-profile events. This year, BIHS will hold the Hunter and Jumper Classics on both Friday and Saturday evening. These elite events are worth seeing, full of nail-biting excitement and top-tier competitors. The show serves as great preparation for the Indoor circuit and Zone finals, and is also enjoyable for spectators and supporters who will love the show's positive atmosphere and thrilling horse and rider pairs.
The BIHS is also notable for its historical significance. Just last year, the show was recognized by the United States Equestrian Federation as one of only 14 USEF Heritage Status shows in the nation because of its many decades of annual competition, its promotion of equestrian sport and its contributions to the equestrian community.
The show is constantly seeking to improve and demonstrate its full appreciation of horses. To that end, this year the BIHS is joining the EQUUS Foundation Best Performance Competition. Competitors of all divisions and ages can enter the "Best Performance of the Day" class for a $20 tax-deductible donation; the proceeds will benefit horse welfare.
With so many inviting and exciting attributes, the BIHS is a can't-miss event. Whether you're a rider who wants some tough competition or a horse-lover who wants to watch the best compete, the Buffalo International Horse Show is the place to be from September 10-14.
The prize list is currently available online by clicking here.
For more information regarding the 68th Annual Buffalo International Horse Show, please visit www.thebtrc.org or call 716-877-9295. Entries may be faxed to 716-877-4001.
68th ANNUAL BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW FAST FACTS:
EVENT: 68th Annual Buffalo International Horse Show, which benefits the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center. The show will run from September 10-14, 2014.
WHAT: Buffalo's most prestigious horse show. The 'AA' rated show is one of the best ways for exhibitors to prepare themselves and their horses for the fall indoor circuit of finals. BIHS offers a large indoor arena for competition that gives horses and riders a chance to compete indoors before showing at the national finals in Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. or Kentucky. The horse show offers generous prize money in every division.
Sanctioned and recognized by: United States Equestrian Federation, Rated 'AA' Hunter and 2* Jumper; Syracuse Professional Horsemen's Association; Ohio PHA; WPPHA.
WHERE: Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, 950 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14216
WHEN: September 10-14, 2014
- "Scribbles" Pony Hunter Classic, "Say Hey" Children's Hunter Classic, "The Fully Monty" Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic, and $1000 Grooms Class sponsored by Penelope Ayers and Ravens Wood Farm
- Johnson Horse Transportation $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.
- S.A. Comunale Low and High Child/Adult Jumper Classics
- Up the Creek Farm Junior Hunter Division
- Mr. and Mrs. James Bokor $1,000 Pre Green Division and $1,500 Pre Green Incentive Class
- $1,000 TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter Division
- $600 TAKE2 Jumper Sponsorship
- Crossrail and Beginner Rider Divisions- "Inspector Gadget" Opportunity Divisions sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Trolli
EMO Insurance Championship Awards
The Hunting Horn Reserve Champion Awards
M&T Bank Charitable Foundation Ribbon Sponsor
The Buffalo News
WGRZ- Channel 2
Phelps Media Group
ADMISSION: Free for spectators, except for Friday and Saturday night events, where admission is $5 for adults.