August 13th, 2013- Week I of the 2013 Atlanta Summerfest show series wrapped up on Sunday. The event took place at Chattahoochee Hills (Bouckaert Farms) in Fairburn, GA. Highlights of the week included a $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby taking place Friday and a $5,000 Jumper Classic which took place Saturday evening. Sponsors of the show included; Fenwick Equestrian, Dietrich Equine Insurance, Equi-Fit Inc., The Mark Lexton Collection, One K Helmets, Sidelines Magazine, The Barn Book, Gamboa Veterinary Services, and DFG Stables. Hospitality sponsors throughout the three week series providing daily hospitality, ice cream socials, and Friday and Saturday evening exhibitor’s parties include; Dr. Juan Gamboa DVM, Hillford Farm, Four Seasons Farm, New Vintage Farm, Patchwork Farm, Sidelines Magazine, Stevehaven Stables, The Barn Book, and The Tack Room, Eurimports, and Chattahoochee Hills Eventing.
Julie Curtain had a banner evening Friday taking the top two spots in the USHJA National Hunter Derby. First place honors and the blue ribbon went to Mimi Wasburn’s Confetti and second place to Donna Basinger’s Miramax. Julie also took seventh place honors on Golinkski Equine, LLC’s Rainbow Road. “We’re so incredibly proud of Confetti!” said owner Mimi Washburn. “He’s come an incredibly long way in the year we’ve been at New Vintage Farm with Julie Curtin and we couldn’t be more thankful for everything she has done for us”. Chattahoochee Hills Eventing sponsored a pizza party for all exhibitors, trainers, and spectators during the class. Complete Results:
$2500 USHJA NATIONAL HUNTER DERBY
Saturday featured a $5,000 Jumper Classic and exhibitor’s party sponsored by Eurimports. Mario Garcia of Fort Lauderdale and Mistletoe Farm’s Pacha De Nantuel took home blue ribbon honors in the Jumper Classic topping the field with a fast jump off time of 33.271. Garcia has just recently purchased the 10 year old French bred gelding from Reed Kessler earlier this year. Second Place went to Claudia Styslinger’s Uluxion with Timothy Maddox aboard bringing home a time of 34.103. Mario Garcia also picked up the third place award on Corona Du Domaine Z owned by Mistletoe Farms and Carl Bouckaert rounded out the top four taking fourth place honors on his Cyrano Z. Complete Results:
$5000 JUMPER CLASSIC
Week II of the 2013 Atlanta Summerfest kicks off on Thursday of this week and features a hunter derby Friday evening along with the Lake Side Cookout following the class sponsored by Dr. Juan and Jennifer Gamboa. The $10,000 Summerfest Jumper Classic will also be featured on Saturday evening with an exhibitor’s party sponsored by Sidelines Magazine and The Barn Book. For more information and complete horse show results please log on to www.equusevents.com