Motivation to Win - Hottest Firefighters Present Awards the Charleston Summer Classic

The firefighter calendar models will be at the VIP from 6-7:30 promoting their 2016 calendar to benefit the Charleston Animal Society. Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015
The firefighter calendar models will be at the VIP from 6-7:30 promoting their 2016 calendar to benefit the Charleston Animal Society. Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015

Week II of the Charleston Summer Classic has been non-stop fun for everyone at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. In one of the most beautiful "Sho-Cations" for a horse show, in the "Lo Country" of Charleston, South Carolina, quality competition and recreation are well underway. Friday Night, July 17 the $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix is set to take to the ring. The firefighter calendar models will be at the VIP from 6-7:30 promoting their 2016 calendar to benefit the Charleston Animal Society.  Photos are $10 a piece or free with the purchase of a calendar.

The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby was the featured class July 16 and twenty seven horse and rider teams competed for the blue. A first round score of 74.5 was the cutoff point in order to move onto the handy phase. Grace Gumbel of Wilson, Louisiana rode her own Leopold to a second round score of 80 and combined 154.5 which would place the pair in eighth place overall.

Julie Curtin pilots Jennifer Munday's Samaritan to the blue in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby last night at the Charleston Summer Classic. Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015
Julie Curtin pilots Jennifer Munday's Samaritan to the blue in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby last night at the Charleston Summer Classic. Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015

Caracas, owned by Mary Claire Ray and ridden by Carlos Aramburo of Red Banks, Mississippi earned a first round score of 75 and followed Leopold in the handy round. Their second round score of 77 for a combined total of 152 put the pair in ninth place overall.
 
Lynn Seithel of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina and her own Versace earned a first round score of 76. Their handy round earned them an 81 for a combined score of 157. They would finish in sixth place overall.
 
DS Holdings, LLC's Dsh Anka, ridden by Whitney Owens of Windcrest, Texas, earned a first round score of 84, but with a handy round score of 43, would finish with a total of 127 and in the twelfth place position.
 
Kendall Woodleif of Apex, North Carolina and her own Authentic Gold earned a first round score of 77. Their handy score of 68 and overall score of 145 would see them finish in eleventh place overall.
 
Aramburo returned for his second handy round, this time in the irons of Amy Yoder's Unikat. The pair earned a first round score of 78 and a handy score of 78. Their total score of 156 earned them seventh place overall.
 
Antwerp, owned and ridden by Isabel Coleman of New Orleans, Louisiana finished their first round with a score of 79. Their handy round earned them 81 points for a total of 160 and placed them in fifth place overall.
 
L'Esperado, owned by Amber Hill Farm and ridden by Emma Mandarino of Bedminster, New Jersey placed fourth overall after turning in a first round score of 85 and a handy round of 76 for a total of 161 points.
 
Owens returned for her second handy round, this time in the irons of DS Holdings, LLC's MTM Ex Go. Her second round score of 59 combined with her first round score of 86 put them in tenth place overall with a score of 146.
 
Life is Good, owned and ridden by Missy Nolen of Leeds, Alabama earned a first round score of 87. Their handy round score of 79 for a total of 166 points had the pair finish third overall.
 
Addison Bihm's Forever ridden by Emily Hertz of Cordova, Tennessee earned an 88 in their first round. Their second round score of 84 for a total of 172 points would see the pair finish in second place.

Kastel Denmark's Suzy Benson presents Julie Curtin with the Kastel Denmark Hunter Style of Riding Award along with Bob Bell, President of Classic Company and Awards Coordinator Robin McPherson. Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015
Kastel Denmark's Suzy Benson presents Julie Curtin with the Kastel Denmark Hunter Style of Riding Award along with Bob Bell, President of Classic Company and Awards Coordinator Robin McPherson. Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015

Samaritan, owned by Jennifer Munday and ridden by Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia had the leading first round score of 90. Their handy round also lead the pack with a score of 92 for a total of 182 points and they secured the win. Jennifer Munday was also awarded the Kastel Denmark Hunter Style of Riding Award.

Kastel Denmark, known for its sporty, active wear and its beautiful UV protectant shirts, is the Official Shirt of the Charleston Summer Classic and the Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour. Kastel Denmark's shirts come in both men and women's sizes and are available at Judy's Tack Shop and The Tack Room at the Charleston Summer Classic.

Prior to the National Hunter Derby, the tables were turned and adults had the opportunity to compete in the Adult Lead Line Class. All entry fees were donated to the Charleston Animal Society.
 
Tuesday night the Annual Unbridled Affair took place and the event was a stunning success! Exhibitors and their family and friends were treated to an open bar, delectable food and live music at the prestigious Seabrook Island Beach Club.

Horse show competitors and their family and friends were invited to an evening of elegance at the Annual Unbridled Affair at the Seabrook Island Club. Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015
Horse show competitors and their family and friends were invited to an evening of elegance at the Annual Unbridled Affair at the Seabrook Island Club. Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015

The Seabrook Island Club is a longtime sponsor of the Charleston Summer Classic. Low country sunshine, relaxation married with an ocean breeze and refreshing beverages with enticing cuisine are just the normal prerequisites for a day at the Seabrook Island Beach Club. Club members and guests experience outdoor oceanfront dining only a few short steps from two swimming pools, complimentary towel service, convenient beach access, an indoor arcade and a retail shop for all your summer beachwear and accessory needs, all in perfect view of the best Low country sunsets in the Carolinas. Guests enjoy the live music, food and drink at the Seabrook Island Club Tuesday evening.

What other show can you play at the beach minutes from the show grounds where you compete for the largest prize money offered in South Carolina?  Make memories at the Charleston Summer Classic-home of the original "showcation"!

Lodging sponsor, Andell Inn is simply beautiful!  Its boutique feel with attention to every detail will surely compliment your show-cation at the Charleston Summer Classic! Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015
Lodging sponsor, Andell Inn is simply beautiful! Its boutique feel with attention to every detail will surely compliment your show-cation at the Charleston Summer Classic! Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015

How can your Show-Cation get any better?  Book your rooms at the Charleston Summer Classic's Official Lodging Sponsor, The Andell Inn! Lodging sponsor, Andell Inn is simply beautiful! Its boutique feel with attention to every detail will surely compliment your show-cation at the Charleston Summer Classic!
 
Forgot to book your condo? No worries, there is plenty of lodging on the islands and surrounding Charleston area. The Classic Company's new Lodging Sponsor, Andell Inn, offers the most boutique, beautiful resort-like facility located in convenient Fresh Fields Village-minutes from Mullet Hall Equestrian Center.
 
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.  

Prior to the National Hunter Derby, the tables were turned and adults had the opportunity to compete in the Adult Lead Line Class. All entry fees were donated to the Charleston Animal Society. Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015
Prior to the National Hunter Derby, the tables were turned and adults had the opportunity to compete in the Adult Lead Line Class. All entry fees were donated to the Charleston Animal Society. Photo: © Alison Hartwell 2015

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. Top competition with an emphasis on southern hospitality is the Classic hallmark and the reason thousands prefer to compete at Classic Company produced events each year.
 
The Classic Company is a USHJA's Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States.  For more information on Classic Company and its exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them at www.classiccompany.com

 




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