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The Ridge at Riverview Summer Spectacular I and II return August 5-16, 2015

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Prize List Now Available for the Ridge at Riverview Summer Spectacular I & II

Written by: Kendall Bierer
Client: The Ridge Farm
Release Date: 2015-07-16

Asbury, NJ - July 16, 2015 – The Ridge at Riverview Summer Spectacular announced today that the prize list for the long anticipated two-week “AA” event is available online at their website The Summer Spectacular I & II returns to the Ridge at Riverview in Asbury, New Jersey, from August 5-9 and with the second week running August 14-16, 2015.  

The prize list for the Summer Spectacular II can be downloaded at:

The prize list for the Summer Spectacular II can be downloaded at:

The Summer Spectacular I features the $50,000 Asbury Grand Prix, where riders will have an opportunity to vie for the lion’s share of the earnings. The premier USEF hunter/level-four jumper competition will take place from August 5-9, 2015 complete with full divisions for hunters, jumper and equitation exhibitors.

Stalls are limited for the two weeks of the summer show series, for more information on entries or stabling please e-mail Eda Tordiff ( or call 908-479-6171. Pre-entries close August 1, 2015.

With a wide array of hunter/jumper classes held on the beautiful grass derby field, The Summer Spectacular I is the perfect show to prepare for the upcoming Hampton Classic.

The Summer Spectacular I Horse Show offers over $100,000 in prize money during the first week of hunter and jumper competition alone. The highlight of the jumper agenda is the $50,000 Asbury Grand Prix and the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. The show will also feature the $5,000 Ridge Welcome Stake. The Ridge at Riverview is pleased to announce that Mauricio Garcia Ballesteros will be designing the courses for the first week of competition, he is well-known in the industry and has worked along Leopoldo Palacios designing and building courses around the world.

This year, the jumper divisions include the popular Itty Bitty Mini Prix for aspiring jumpers, to be held alongside the Level 0 and Level 1 Jumpers, as well as the other Mini Prix classes in the recently updated Asbury Ring. The Young Jumper divisions include the 6 Year Old and the 7-Year-Old divisions. The 1.10m, 1.20m, 1.30m, 1.35m and 1.40m classes are offering prizes from $500 to $1,000. The $500 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper and $600 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper divisions round out the prize list.

Special jumper classes include the Low Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic, the M&S/NAL/NJPHA/WIHS High Children’s Classic, the M&S/NAL/NJPHA/WIHS High Adult Classic, the $1,500 M&S/NAL Low Junior/Amateur Classic, the $1,500 M&S/NAL High Junior/Amateur Classic and the $2,000 Jersey Jumper Derby.

Featured hunter classes include the M&S/WIHS/NAL Children’s Hunter Classic and the M&S/WIHS/NAL Adult Hunter Classic.

The hunter derby classes will feature some of the most competitive horse and rider combinations in the region as they compete for the top honors in the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby where riders will contend for the win on the all-grass Grand Prix Field.

The Summer Spectacular I Horse Show also offers a variety of equitation classes for people of all experience and age levels. These classes include the Pessoa USEF Hunter Seat Medal, the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship, the WIHS Equitation series, the Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, the Ariat Adult Medal, the Taylor Harris Insurances Services Medal, the M&S Adult Medal, USEF Pony Medal, WIHS Pony Medal, the NJPHA Children’s Equitation/NJHSA Junior Bronze Medal, the NJPHA Mini Medal and the NJHSA Mini Maclay.

The summer action will continue with the Summer Spectacular II Horse Show, which runs from August 14 - 16.

The jumper highlight is the $10,000 Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix, with other featured classes being the $2,500 Futures Grand Prix, the $2,000 Open Jumpers Welcome, the $1,000 M&S/NAL/WIHS High Child Classic, the $1,000 M&S/NAL/WIHS NJPHA High Adult Classic, the $1,500 Low Junior/Amateur Classic and the $1,000 1.30m Jumpers. This will be the first year that the Summer Spectacular II will offer the Teeny Tiny Jumper division, including a mini prix with jumps under 2 feet for up and coming riders.

Hunter divisions feature children’s and adult classes, with several Marshall and Sterling Classics. The show also features several USHJA Outreach Hunter Derby Challenges of varying fence heights, with new classes added to the schedule for the USHJA Outreach Program. The competition will culminate with the USHJA Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Hunter Derby Challenge classes, with fence heights from 2’3”-3’3”, giving all levels of hunter riders a chance to test their skills on the pristine derby field.

The equitation ring includes the M&S Children’s Pony Medal/NJPHA Pony Equitation, NJPHA Children’s Medal/NJHSA Junior Bronze Medal, the NJHSA Mini Medal, M&S Children’s Equitation, M&S Low Adult Medal/NJPHA Low Adult Equitation, M&S Adult Medal and three USHJA Outreach Medals.

Along with the hunter/jumper classes, the summer series makes every show unique with special awards. These presentations include the Hunter Derby Groom’s Award, Jumper Groom’s Award, Jumper Style Award, Best Junior Rider on a Horse/Pony and Best Adult Amateur Rider, Child/Adult Jumper Style Award, Junior/Amateur Jumper Style Award, and the Professional Jumper Style Award.

Do not miss out on the opportunity to experience everything the Ridge at Riverview has to offer, including their unparalleled hospitality. The VIP tables offer you and your guests a front seat overlooking the Grand Prix Ring and Derby Field. Tables are $800 for one week, or you can purchase a table for $1500 for both weeks. The VIP Club features a “Country Brekfast” every morning, as well as a casual luncheon. The hospitality will kick it up a notch for the Sunday Grand Prix, as well as the Hunter Derby with exquisite luncheons featuring an array of spreads, as well as beverages. For more information on the VIP-experience, please e-mail or call 908-479-6171.

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 Summer Spectacular please visit


Events: The 2015 Summer Spectacular I & II Horse Shows

What: The Ridge at Riverview’s 2015 show includes two weeks of top competition from August 5-16, 2015. The first week of the 2015 Summer Spectacular features the $50,000 Asbury Grand Prix and the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.

The Ridge at Riverview
3 Wolverton Road
Asbury, NJ, 08802

August 5-9, 2015 & August 12-16, 2015
$50,000 Asbury Grand Prix
$2,000 Jersey Jumper Derby
$5,000 Riverview Welcome Stake
$2,000 Asbury Hunter Derby
$1,500 NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic
$1,000 1.30m Open Jumper
$500 1.20m Open Jumper
Marshall & Sterling Classics
Hours: 8am - 5pm daily

FROM the East heading WEST on ROUTE 78: Route 78 WEST to EXIT 11, Route 173/West Portal. Off the exit, follow signs to stay on ROUTE 173 WEST; Continue for 2 miles and exit off Route 173 bearing right onto BRUNSWICK AVE. Make the right onto ASBURY/W PORTAL ROAD. Go 1/4 mile, make the first left onto VALLEY STATION ROAD. Cross over the green bridge (Valley Station turns into WOLVERTON Road). The entrance to The Ridge Farm @ Riverview is the first GRAVEL driveway on the left.

FROM the West (PA) heading EAST on ROUTE 78 Route 78 EAST to EXIT 6. This is the exit for the. Weigh Station. Go to the end of the ramp and make a LEFT onto BLOOMSBURY ROAD. Continue about 2 ½ miles (road becomes Asbury Bloomsbury Road) and make a RIGHT onto WOLVERTON ROAD. The Ridge Farm @ Riverview is the first GRAVEL driveway on the right.



New All-Weather Sand Ring: 150 x 300 ft
Asbury Ring: 300 x 140 ft
Hunter Ring: 280 x 90 ft
Hunter Schooling Ring: 100 x 240 ft
Grand Prix Ring: 340 x 200 ft
Grand Prix Schooling Area: 100 x 240 ft

HOLIDAY INN - 111 Route 173, Clinton, NJ, 08809 - (908) 735-5111
HAMPTON INN - 16 Frontgate Drive, Clinton, NJ, 08809 - (908) 713-4800
JUG TOWN MOUNTAIN CAMPSITE - 1074 State Road 73, Asbury, NJ, 08802 - (908) 735-5995

Management: Leah Epstein 908-236-9864 (phone)

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