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Callan Solem aboard Mianta at the Monmouth County Horse Show

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Monmouth County Horse Show Welcomes Back Olympic Veteran and Sponsor Carol Thompson

Written by: Jenny Ross Koning
Client: Monmouth County Horse Show
Release Date: 2006-08-02

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Photo Credit: Callan Solem aboard Mianta at the Monmouth County Horse Show. Photo © 2005 Jennifer Wood/ Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

Monmouth County Horse Show Welcomes Back Olympic Veteran and Sponsor Carol Thompson

East Freehold, NJ – August 2, 2006 - The 111th Annual Monmouth County Horse Show, held at East Freehold Park in New Jersey from August 16-20, 2006, is one of the oldest continuous equestrian events in the country. This “AA” rated competition welcomes returning trainer and horsewoman Carol Thompson back for this year’s event. Thompson, who sponsors the Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, has shown at the Monmouth County Horse Show since 1966.

Thompson resides in Colts Neck, NJ, where she owns Quiet Winter Farm. As an equestrian, she represented the United States from 1963 to 1973 as a member of USET Show Jumping team. She has an impressive history that includes the Olympics, numerous international victories, and extensive training with Chef d’Equipe Bertalan deNemethy at Hamilton Farm in Gladstone, NJ. “Spending 11 months in Gladstone to train with the team was the high point of my career,” remembered Thompson. “That was definitely where I learned the most.”

Thompson returns to the Monmouth County Horse Show with a string of students and horses from Quiet Winter Farm and her professional rider Callan Solem.

“We love showing at Monmouth because it’s right around the corner,” stated Thompson. “It’s a great horse show. Leo Conroy and Carol Stillwell have really created a top-of-the-line show, and we look forward to attending every year.”

Solem will compete in the $30,000 Stillwell-Hansen Grand Prix aboard Delilah, a horse owned by Mr. and Mrs. Holik of Czechmate Farm, and Gael Force, a horse owned by Drumnacross Farm. Solem regularly competes with grand prix horses Allison and Mianta, both owned by Thompson; however, they will be resting after an intense summer of showing.

“Callan came to me ten years ago in March,” commented Thompson. “I had injured my neck and wasn’t even allowed to turn my head from left to right. Callan had been a working student the summer before, so I called her and asked if she would come up. She worked very hard, and she still works very hard. She loves to ride and loves the horses.”

The Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classics will be held on Sunday, August 20th in the Stillwell-Hansen Arena at 8:00 a.m.

The 111th annual Monmouth County Horse Show benefits the Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center. This “Ride for Riverview” fundraiser is a charity that enables the Cancer Center to enhance patient treatment rooms. The Booker Cancer Center, which opened in 1998, offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient oncology services in an environment that is comforting, easily accessible and technically advanced. In 2005, the Monmouth County Horse Show raised over $75,000 for the center.

111th Annual Monmouth County Horse Show Fast Facts

EVENT: 111th Annual Monmouth County Horse Show and Ride for Riverview to benefit Riverview Medical Center

WHAT: New Jersey’s Longest Running and Most Prestigious Hunter and Jumper Horse Show. Sanctioned and recognized by: United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) “AA” USEF 3*, American Hunter Jumper Foundation (AHJF), New Jersey Professional Horseman’s Association (NJPHA), New Jersey Horse Show Association (NJHSA), Marshall and Sterling and USGPL, North American League, Washington International Horse Show, A Member Event of the World Champion Hunter Rider Program Tour. (AHJF/WCHR Series)

WHERE: East Freehold Park, Freehold, New Jersey

WHEN: August 16th through 20th, 2006

ADMISSION: Admission is free to the public.

PARKING: Parking is free to the public.

VIP SEATING: Spectator Club Tables:
Front Row Tables (seating for 12) $1,500
2nd & 3rd Row Tables (seating for 8) $1,000
Includes lunch Wed through Saturday 12-2, Sunday 1-3
We DO NOT sell individual seats.

Caterer is "David's World Famous"

Contact Pam Morris – 732-741-3847
or email

VENDOR/TRADE: Prices range from $225 to $275 with oversized spaces available. Hook ups and water extra. Vendors, please call Pam Morris, 732-741-3847, fax is 732-530-7939 or e-mail to MCHSA!

Garden State Parkway to Rte. 9 South. Rte. 9 South to Rte. 18 South. Rte. 18 South to Rte. 537 West. Rte. 527 West to Kozloski Rd. jughandle (right turn). Follow ramp to Kozlowski Road West. Show grounds 1 ½ miles on the right.

From South:
Garden State Parkway to Exit 98, Rte. 34 North. Rte. 34 North to Rte. 33 West. Rte. 33 West to Kozlowski Road. Turn right on Kozlowski Rd. Show grounds after first light on left.

From Turnpike:
Exit 8 (from South). Take Rte. 33 East, stay on alternate route (not business) to Halls Mills Road East. Halls Mills Road turns into Kozloski Rd. after third light. Show grounds is on left.

THE FACILITY: East Freehold Park
1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold, NJ
(732) 842-4000 or (732) 431-4664

81 beautiful acres of show grounds for horse shows, dog shows, and special events each year, including the Irish Festival. East Freehold Park is the home of the annual Monmouth County Fair. Upwards of 100,000 people enjoy the 5-day late July event. Permanent show rings. Tens of thousands have attended the Monmouth County Horse Show over the years.

HIGHLIGHTS: The 111th Annual Monmouth County Horse Show and the Ride for Riverview will once again benefit the Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, located in Red Bank, New Jersey. Through the generosity of sponsors and exhibitors, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for this worthwhile cause.

Thursday August 17, 2006
$25,000 Paul Miller Automotive Group Grand Prix

Friday, August 18, 2006
$3000 NAL Jumper Speed Stake
Marshall & Sterling Childrens Hunter Classic

Saturday, August 19,,20, 2006
“Family Day at Monmouth” 10am-4pm featuring Pony Rides, Face Painting, Clowns, Rides and Games
Monmouth Junior/Amateur Owner Hunter Classic and Children and Adult Jumpers
Marshall & Sterling Adults Hunter Classic

Sunday, August 21, 2006
Stillwell Hansen Leadline classes
Pipe and Drums of the Jersey Shore Shillelaghs
$2,500 Junior-Amateur Owner Jumper Classic
$30,000 Stillwell-Hansen Grand Prix
Marshall & Sterling Jumper Childrens and Adult Classics


The Monmouth County Horse Show
Pam Morris

Stadium Jumping, Inc.
1301 Sixth Ave West Suite 406
Bradenton, FL 34205

Prior to August 14 (941) 744-5465
From August 15 (732) 780-3150

Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Kenneth Kraus
Mason Phelps, Jr.
Jenny Ross
13833 Wellington Trace
Unit E-4 #221
Wellington, Florida 33414

Photo Credit: Callan Solem aboard Mianta at the Monmouth County Horse Show. Photo © 2005 Jennifer Wood/ Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.


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