St. Christopher's Horse Show Scheduled To Return to Southeastern Pennsylvania
RELEASE: February 16, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Classic Communications
St. Christopher's Horse Show will return to Pennsylvania's picturesque Lebanon Valley region, May 12-16, 2010, at the historic Quentin Riding Club in Quentin, PA.
St. Christopher's features hunter and jumper competitions for all ages and ability levels, from children's and pony classes to amateur-owner classics. United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) "AA"-rated hunter classes, a hunter breeding division, and exciting jumper action highlight this year's schedule.
"We're very excited to be hosting the St. Christopher's Horse Show," said show producer Lloyd Longenecker of Ryegate Show Services. "The show really showcases the talent of the horses and riders, and it provides plenty of excellent opportunities for preparation for other shows, including the Devon Horse Show, which follows so quickly after our event."
Featured classes include the $10,000 St. Christopher's Mini Prix, the $5,000 Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, and North American League (NAL) and Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Classics. Riders competing in Show Jumping Hall of Fame, NAL and WIHS series classes earn valuable points toward qualifying to compete in year-end finals for each series. In addition, St. Christopher's Horse Show is a United States Hunter Jumper (USHJA) Hunter Development Incentive Fund show, one of only a few in the area.
St. Christopher's Equitation Division includes Children's Medal, Adult Medal, USEF Pony Medal, and WIHS Equitation classes, plus leadline classes for children under 7.
The hunter division includes small, medium and large pony, small and large junior, amateur-owner, adult amateur, children's and pre-children's sections, plus working hunter and conformation hunter sections. Also included are schooling hunter and ladies hunter side saddle sections, as well as the Adult Amateur Hunter Classic. Judging the hunter division will be Brian D. Lenehan and Carleton Brooks.
The schedule for the jumper division includes schooling, hopeful, training and pony jumper sections. In addition, there are junior/amateur-owner, children's and adult amateur jumper sections. Guilherme Jorge of Brazil, an FEI-rated course designer and veterinarian, will be setting the courses. Jorge has built courses at such prestigious events as Spruce Meadows for the past six years, the North American Junior & Young Riders Championships, and World Cup qualifiers in Canada, England, Finland, and the United States. In recognition of Jorge's outstanding work he has been honored in recent years by being chosen to design courses for the FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas in 2005 and 2007 and for the Pan American Games in Brazil in 2007.
This year's horse show also continues the St. Christopher's tradition of offering a wide array of classes in its hunter breeding division. This year the judge for these popular classes will be Richard Abbott.
"With so many great classes on the schedule, there's something for everyone at this year's St. Christopher's Horse Show," said Longenecker.
The St. Christopher's Horse Show is recognized by the USEF and it is a regular member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Professional Horsemen's Association. It is also a member event of the Pennsylvania Horse Show Association.
For more information on this year's St. Christopher's Horse Show, or to download a prizelist, please contact Ryegate Show Services at (717) 867-5643 or email@example.com
or visit Ryegate's website at www.ryegate.com