Asbury, NJ - The Ridge at Riverview is pleased to announce that the competition's prize list is now available online for the quickly approaching 2014 Asbury Classic. The Classic, one of the most exquisite shows in the nation, will return this October 2014. Week I will take place October 9-12, and Week II will commence October 16-19 at the Ridge at Riverview.
The show will feature a wide range of hunter and jumper classes, as well as a schedule packed with hospitality events for exhibitors and spectators alike. Located only one hour from New York City, this show is a "can't miss" opportunity for all.
The prize list and entry blank are posted at http://www.theridgefarm.com/documents/2014AC-Prizelist-GENERIC.pdf
Entries close September 29, 2014; so be sure to send them in to avoid post-entry fees. Entries can be faxed to (908) 479-6158.
The Ridge at Riverview is operated by Olympian Nona Garson, and is a standout venue in the Asbury area with its picturesque fields, large Grand Prix Ring, Hunter Ring and Derby Field. The grounds have both turf and all- weather footing. Recently, The Ridge added a 150 x 300 foot all-weather sand arena as an additional show ring, appropriately named the "Asbury Ring."
The Asbury Classic Week I and Week II offers over $60,000 in prize money for jumper competitors, with the highlight of the jumper agenda being the $15,000 Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix during Week I. The Asbury Classic show will also feature the $2,000 Jersey Jumper Derby, the $2,000 Futures Grand Prix and the $3,000 Open Jumper Welcome Class. There will also be a wide array of hunter/jumper classes for children, adults, juniors, amateurs and future jumpers throughout the two-week series.
The hunter derby classes will feature some of the most competitive horse and rider combinations in the nation that will vie for the top honors in the $2,000 Asbury Hunter Derby. Children will also have an opportunity to compete in the $500 Children's Hunter Pony Derby, as well as add an additional level of competition with the $500 Children's/Adult Hunter Derby. Hunter riders will also have the opportunity to compete in the Marshall & Sterling Bit O' Straw Hunter Classic, open to all junior and amateur riders.
The equitation classes at the Asbury Classic offer a variety of options for riders of all experience and age levels. These classes include the NJHSA Mini Stirrup, M&S Children's Pony Medal/NJPHA Pony Equitation, M&S Children's Horse Medal/NJPHA Mini Medal, the NJPHA/NJHSA Children's Equitation 3' Over Fences, the NJHSA Junior Bronze Medal, NJHS Mini Maclay, and the M&S Farnam Adult Medal/NJPHA Adult Medal.
In addition to the hunter/jumper classes, the Asbury Classic creates a unique show every year with special awards. The presentations include the Hunter Derby Groom's Award, Jumper Groom's Award, Jumper Style Award, Best Child Rider on a Horse/Pony and Best Adult Rider. The Asbury Classic will also award the Lisa Bermack Perpetual Trophy to the winner of the Child/Adult Jumper Classic, while the Rebecca L'Heureux Perpetual Memorial Trophy will be presented to the winner of the Asbury Classic Grand Prix. The last of the awards is the Gary Zook Perpetual Memorial Trophy, which will be awarded to the winner of the Asbury Classic Hunter Derby.
The Asbury Classic is also thrilled to have named The Wounded Warriors as the show's Official Charity Partner.
Entries for the Asbury Classic Week I (October 9-12) and Week II (October 16-19) close September 29, 2014. The due date is right around the corner; please fax all entries to 908-479-6158 or mail to:
The Ridge at Riverview
3 Wolverton Road
Asbury, NJ 08802
This elite state-of-the-art facility offers the best of the equestrian sports with tough competition, a full array of classes and generous prize money. Located only an hour from New York City, NY, and an hour from Philadelphia, PA, the Ridge at Riverview offers one of the most centrally located horse shows in the northern United States. For more information about the Asbury Jumper Classic please visit http://www.theridgefarm.com/showpages/asburyclassic.html.
2014 ASBURY CLASSIC FAST FACTS
Events: The 2014 Asbury Classic
The Ridge at Riverview's 2014 show includes two weeks of top competition from October 9-12 and October 16-19.
The Ridge at Riverview
Asbury, NJ, 08802
October 9-12, 2014
October 16-19, 2014
$15,000 and $20,000 Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix
$2,000 Asbury Jumper Derby
$3,000 Futures Grand Prix
$3,000 Open Jumpers Welcome Class
$2,000 Asbury Hunter Derby
Marshall & Sterling Classics
8am - 5pm daily
Official Charity Partner: The Wounded Warriors