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The CHC International Horse Trials Announces Inaugural 3-Day Event May 2013

RELEASE: March 26, 2013

Atlanta, GA
– The Chattahoochee Hills Country International Horse Trials (CHC International Horse Trials) is thrilled to announce its inaugural event this May 17 through 19, 2013. The three-day “equestrian triathlon” will be held just 30 minutes travel time from Downtown Atlanta at Bouckaert Farms, a scenic 8,000-acre equestrian paradise along the Chattahoochee River. Attracting amateur, professional, international athletes and Olympian competitors, the CHC International Horse Trials of 2013 will also feature a variety of activities and amenities for all ages to enjoy an exciting weekend in the country.

“Our goal is to showcase the historic equestrian Olympic sport known as eventing or as an equestrian triathlon, as a true festival in the country, while introducing it to new fans and emphasizing its uniqueness with new added entertainment and amenities,” says Michael Pollard, founder of the CHC International Horse Trials.

Whether new to the sport or a seasoned eventing enthusiast, festival goers are invited to watch the grueling three-day competition that tests the training, ability, and strength of a horse, along with the connection between horse and rider. Additionally, CHC International Horse Trials is taking traditional eventing to a new level by offering family friendly activities and amenities throughout the weekend, including a shopping bazaar, food trucks, a beer garden, a kid zone, bars, rider meet and greets, and more. On Saturday night, festival goers are invited to enjoy an impressive bonfire and live music performances from the Mike Snowden One Man Cigar Box Guitar Band, DJ RL Shine and a headliner that will be announced in the coming weeks.

With a variety of affordable ticket prices and packages, attendees also have the option to tailgate throughout the weekend and are encouraged to bring blankets and tents to take advantage of the beautiful landscape while watching the competition, live music, and more. Owned by Olympic Three Day Event rider Carl Bouckaert, the farm has established rolling pastures, lakes, and woodlands that run 12 miles along the Chattahoochee River. The pristine facility hosted the U.S. Eventing Association’s (USEA) American Eventing Champions (AECs) for three years and in 2012 had the pleasure of adding renowned course designer, Hugh Lochore, to the team. Both participating equestrians and event goers can look forward to experiencing a creative and competitive course from this talented designer.

Tickets to the CHC International Horse Trials of 2013 go on sale Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Advance weekend passes are available for $11 for adults and $3 for kids ages 12 and under; and, $15 at the door and $5 for kids. Weekend VIP All Access passes are available for $250 per person, which includes access to the VIP Tent, a parking pass, and meals for all three days.  The VIP Saturday Only pass is $150 and includes access to Sponsor/VIP Tent, a parking pass and three meals. The weekend Tailgating Pass is $50 in advance and $60 at the door.  Weekend parking passes are available for $5 in advance or $10 at the door.  To purchase tickets or for more information on the CHC International Horse Trials of 2013 visit www.chcinternational.net. Stay connected via Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CHCInternational and Twitter at @CHCIntl.