Buffalo, NY – September 6, 2013 - The Buffalo International Horse Show is less than one week away, and the anticipation is tangible, as the top riders across the nation will travel to downtown Buffalo, NY, to participate in the classic show. The 67th annual hunter/jumper competition will be held from September 11-15, 2013 in the indoor arena of the Buffalo Equestrian Center, the home of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC) and SBS Farms, Inc. The Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) is known for its large variety of hunter and jumper divisions, including their great prize money and promising competition. It is also a USEF Heritage Status Horse Show. The BIHS is the most prominent fundraiser of the year for the BTRC, with all proceeds benefiting their therapeutic riding program. The prize list is now available on www.theBTRC.org.
The sold out show offers a five-day schedule featuring highlights for everyone to enjoy, including $40,000 in class prize money with over $13,000 worth of hunter and jumper classics for children, adults, juniors, amateur-owners, ponies and professionals.
Hunter riders can look forward to the $3,000 Johnson Horse Transportation USHJA National Hunter Derby, a two-round competition open to all riders, horses and ponies to be held on Saturday night. Competitors will also have the opportunity to showcase their skills during the $500 “Shogun” Adult Amateur Hunter Classic, as well as the $500 “Say Hey” Children’s Hunter Horse Classic, and the $500 Children’s Hunter Pony Classic. Other highlights for hunter riders include the $1,000 “Scribbles” Pony Hunter Classic, and the$1,000 Johnson Horse Transportation Silver Stirrup Classic. Junior riders will have the opportunity to compete in the $1,000 Up The Creek Farm Junior Hunter Classic and Amateur riders will have the chance to compete in the $1,000 “The Full Monty” Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic.
This will be the first year that the Buffalo International Horse Show will host the $1,500 Robert-James Sales, Inc. USHJA Pre-Green Incentive, donated by Mr. and Mrs. James Bokor, Jr. All exhibitors interested in competing in this class must have been enrolled in the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program and must be registered with the USHJA and recorded with the USEF. BIHS will also welcome riders to compete in the$1,000 Robert-James Sales, Inc. Thoroughbred Hunter Section, also donated by the Bokor family.
Jumper riders will also have the opportunity to showcase their talent and compete for excellent prize money during the five-day horse show. The Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper schedule features a $2,500 Stephen A. Comunale Children’s/ Adult Amateur Jumper Classic. The Low Children’s and Adult Amateur Schedule also features a $1,000 Stephen A. Comunale Low Children’s/ Adult Amateur Jumper Classic.
The very popular $1,000 Ravens Wood Grooms Class will also return as a favorite for the grooms of the varying riders, bringing back an old tradition as the grooms present their mounts and boxes for the judges.
Whether you attend as preparation for the Indoor circuit and Zone finals, or to cheer on your friends and family, the BTRC welcomes you to their home and wishes you a fun and successful show. This exceptional horse show would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors, including Johnson Horse Transportation, Inc.; Mr. Tony and Lisa Arena; The Hunting Horn; The EMO Agency, Inc.; WGRZ Channel 2; The Buffalo News; M&T Bank; Penelope Ayers and Ravens Wood Farm; Delaware North; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Comunale; Up The Creek Farm and Beth Congel; Robert James; Mr. and Mrs. James Boker; Goshen Hill Foundation.
For more information regarding the 67th Annual Buffalo International Horse Show, please visitwww.thebtrc.org