The 63rd Annual Buffalo International Horse Show's Pony and Adult Hunter Classics Offer More for Riders
RELEASE: August 14, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Jennifer Wood
The Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) is primed to host its 63rd annual competition this fall at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC). The show will be held on September 9-13 in downtown Buffalo, NY. The horse show will host a number of special classes in their large indoor arena, including hunter classics.
The BIHS is one of the oldest horse shows in the country, heading into its 63rd year. All proceeds are donated to the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, which offers programs for mentally and emotionally impaired, learning disabled, and developmentally challenged children ages 6 to 16. The BIHS is an USEF 'AA' rated event and caters to all riding abilities, ages, and divisions. The BIHS has also gotten its approval from Equine Canada, so points earned in recognized hunter divisions at the BIHS will count towards qualification for the 2009 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
In addition to their regular divisions, two special hunter classics will be held for pony and adult amateur hunter riders: Saturday's $500 "Full Monty" Pony Hunter Classic, which is for ponies and child riders, and Friday's $1,000 Full Monty Adult Hunter Classic for amateur riders competing at the three-foot level. Both classes are sponsored by Penelope Ayres, an amateur rider and supporter of the equestrian industry.
BTRC Executive Director Susie Schoellkopf said, "We are so honored and lucky to receive the support that we have from the industry. I think people know how much the money we raise at the show means to these special students. Also the donated horses have a home for life, and they have another purpose."
The Buffalo International Horse Show offers classes that everyone can enjoy. All the while, all money raised goes toward a wonderful program for therapeutic riding. Exhibitors who return year after year to compete appreciate the variety of classes, personal attention, and hospitality that they receive throughout the competition.
A full schedule of divisions and special classics are offered at the Buffalo International Horse Show, and meaningful presentations are made to the winners of every classic.
For more information, please visit www.thebtrc.org