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Only Two Weeks Until 2015 Asbury Classic! Prize List Available Now

Written by: Annan Hepner
Client: The Ridge Farm http://www.theridgefarm.com
Release Date: 2015-09-28

Asbury, New Jersey- September 23, 2015- The Ridge at Riverview is excited to announce that the 2015 Asbury Classic is quickly approaching and the prize list is now available online. The Asbury Classic, one of the most beautiful shows in the nation, will return to the Ridge at Riverview for Week 1 on October 8-11 and Week II will commence October 15-18. With only two weeks remaining, the clock is ticking to send in entries for one of the last shows of the fall season.

The Asbury Classic will feature a wide range of hunter and jumper classes, as well as a packed schedule with exhibitor events. Located only one hour from New York City, this show is a “can’t miss” opportunity for the entire family. 

The prize list and entry blank are posted at http://www.theridgefarm.com/documents/2015-Asbury-Classic-Prize-List.pdf.  

Week I entries close September 30 and Week II entries close on October 8, so make sure you get your entries in on time to avoid post-entry fees. Entries can be faxed to (908) 479-6158 or mailed to The Ridge at Riverview, 3 Wolverton Road, Asbury, NJ 08802.

The Ridge at Riverview is operated by Olympian Nona Garson and is a standout venue on the East Coast with its picturesque fields, large Grand Prix Ring, Hunter Ring and Derby Field. The grounds have both turf and all-weather footing. The facility boasts three beautifully designed rings, as well as the all-new 150 x 300-foot all-weather sand arena.

The Asbury Classic Week I and Week II offers over $60,000 in prize money for jumper competitors, with the highlight being the $15,000 Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix. Other exciting features will be the $2,000 Jersey Jumper Derby, the $2,000 Open Jumper Welcome Class and the $2,000 Futures Grand Prix.

Some of the nations top hunter combinations will compete in the $1,500 Asbury Hunter Derby. Children can enter the $500 Child Hunter Pony Derby and another level of competition in the $500 Low Child/Adult Hunter Derby or the $500 Children’s Adult Hunter Derby. Hunter riders can also compete in the Marshall & Sterling Bit O’ Straw Hunter Classic, which is open to all junior and amateur riders.

The equitation classes offer a variety of options of all experience and age levels. These classes include the NJHSA Mini Stirrup, M&S Children’s Pony Medal/NJPHA Pony Equitation, NJPHA/NJHSA Children’s Equitation 3’ Over Fences, the NJPHA Children’s Equitation/NJHSA Junior Bronze Medal, the NJPHA Mini Medal/M&S Sore No More Medal, the NJHSA Mini Medal, and the NJPHA Adult Medal/M&S Adult Medal.

In addition to the hunter, jumper, and equitation classes offered at the Asbury Classic, the show is proud to offer specialty offers such as the a leadline costume class, dog costume class, groom awards, and style awards.

The Asbury Classic is proud to name Riding With Heart as the show’s Official Charity Partner. Riding With Heart is a non-profit in Pittstown, New Jersey that offers equine assisted therapy activities, such as riding or grooming, to adults and children who have physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities.  The Ridge at Riverview will make a donation for every rider that jumps clean in Week 1’s Child/Adult Jumper Gambler’s Choice Class and a portion of the proceeds from Week 2’s Costume Relay Class.

The due date is quickly approaching for the two weeks of horse shows; please fax all entries to 908-479-6158 or mail to:

The Ridge at Riverview

3 Wolverton Road

Asbury, New Jersey 08802

This beautiful state-of-the-art facility offers a fully array of classes, generous prize money, and tough competition for hunters, jumpers, and equitation riders. The Ridge at Riverview is only an hour from Philadelphia, PA, and an hour from New York City, which makes the show convenient for competitors in the northern United States.

The Ridge at Riverview is please to have the Holiday Inn Clinton as their official host hotel and competitors can receive a special rate if they mention “The Ridge” when making their reservations. Rooms are limited so make sure you book your rooms early!

After the Asbury Classic, The Ridge at Riverview will host a 2-day clinic with Olympian Nona Garson on October 24-25th. All levels of hunter, jumper and equitation riders are welcome and will be divided into three categories: Low (Fences 2’6’’ and under, ponies welcome), Intermediate (Fences about 3’), and Advanced (Fences 3’6’’ and above). More information and registration forms are available on the website.

For more information about the Asbury Jumper Classic please visit http://theridgefarm.com/shows-MasterList.html.

2015 ASBURY CLASSIC FAST FACTS



Events: The 2015 Asbury Classic



What:
The Ridge at Riverview’s 2015 show includes two weeks of top competition from October 8-11 and October 15-18.

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

When:

October 8-11, 2015

October 15-18, 2015

-       Weekly $15,000 Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix

-       $2,000 Jersey Jumper Derby

-       $3,000 Futures Grand Prix

-       $2,000 Open Jumpers Welcome Class

-       $1,500 Asbury Hunter Derby

-       Marshall & Sterling Classics

-       NJPHA Classics

Hours:
8am – 5pm daily

Official Charity Partner: Riding With Heart

http://www.ridingwithheart.org/

Directions:

From the East - Take 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 at Riverview is the first gravel driveway on the left.

From the West - Take 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 at Riverview is the first gravel driveway on the right.

Website: www.theridgefarm.com

Ring Dimensions/Specs:
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

Hotels:
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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