Asbury, NJ - September 5, 2013 - The Ridge at Riverview is pleased to announce that the competition's prize list is currently available online for the quickly approaching 2013 Asbury Classic. The Classic, one of the most charming shows in the nation, will return this September 19-22 for Week I and October 10-13, 2013 for Week II to the Ridge at Riverview. The show will feature a full array of hunter and jumper classes, as well as a chock-filled schedule of 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 spectators. The prize list and entry blank are posted at http://www.theridgefarm.com/documents/2013-ASBURY-CLASSIC-PrizeList2.pdf. Entries close September 12, 2013, so make sure to send them in to avoid post-entry fees.
The Ridge at Riverview is run by Olympian Nona Garson, and is a jewel to the city of Asbury with rolling open fields, a large Grand Prix Ring, Hunter Ring and a Derby Field with natural obstacles truly reminiscent of the traditional hunt field. The grounds have both grass and sand mixed with all-weather footing. Steve Rivets, Kerry O'Conner, Nancy Hall and Karen Marsh
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, sponsored by B.W. Furlong and Associates during Week I. The Asbury Classic show will also feature the $2,000 Asbury Jumper Derby, the $2,000 Futures Grand Prix and the $3,000 Open Jumper Welcome Class. The October show will up the stakes with the $20,000 Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix, sponsored by Hermitage Grand Prix. There will also be an 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 as they 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 people 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 theM&S Farnam Adult Medal/NJPHA Adult Medal.
Along with the hunter/jumper classes, the Asbury Classic makes every show unique with special awards to be presented during the October show. These presentations include the Best Junior Rider on a Horse, Best Junior rider on a Pony, Best Adult Amateur Rider, Child/Adult Jumper Style of Riding Award, Junior/Amateur Owner Style of Riding Award, Hunter Derby Groom's award, and the Jumper Groom's Award. 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 will g is the Gary Zook Perpetual Memorial Trophy, which will be awarded to the winner of the Asbury Classic Hunter Derby.
Riders cannot stop raving about the Ridge at Riverview's top-notch facility, as well as the fantastic show competition they host every year. Last year Ken Berkley, a seasoned competitor in both hunter and jumper rings who runs River's Edge in Flemington, NJ, along with top professional hunter rider Scott Stewart, remarked, "This show is awesome. I arrived to a happy, upbeat atmosphere and the footing in the jumper ring was as good as anywhere in the country. The ring is huge, a perfect size to gallop!"
Olympic Silver Medalist, Peter Leone had similar thoughts, "What an unexpected pleasure to compete at the Asbury Classic. I felt like I was at a country show, like the ones I attended when I was a boy, except the facility is at today's evolved competition standards."
Entries for the Asbury Classic Week I (September 19-22) close September 12, 2013 and the Week II (October 10-13) will close October 3, 2013. The time is drawing close to the first week of competition, please fax all entries to 908-479-6158 or mail to:
The Ridge at Riverview
3 Wolverton Road
Asbury, NJ 08802
This premiere state-of-the-art facility offers the best of the equestrian sports with tough competition, a wide 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.