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The Ridge at Riverview Announces Prize List Available for Asbury Classic

Written by: Kendall Bierer
Client: The Ridge Farm http://www.theridgefarm.com
Release Date: 2012-09-27

Asbury, NJ – September 27, 2012 – The Ridge at Riverview is pleased to announce that the hunter/jumper competition’s prize list is currently available online for the 2012 Asbury Classic. The Classic, one of the most picturesque shows in the nation, will return this October 11-14, 2012 to the Ridge at Riverview. The show will feature a full array of hunter and jumper classes, as well as a full 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/showpages/asburyclassic.html.

The Ridge at Riverview is run by Olympian Nona Garson, and is a gem to the city of Asbury with rolling open fields, a large Grand Prix Ring, Hunter Ring and a Derby Field with natural obstacles. The grounds have both grass and sand mixed with all weather footing. Karen Deprato and Barry Lobel will be the judges, and the Asbury Classic is pleased to welcome Eric Hasbrouck and Barry Lobel as the course designers.

The Asbury Classic offers over $30,000 in prize money for jumper competitors, with the highlight of the jumper agenda being the $20,000 Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix, a televised event that will be aired RFD TV on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The show will also feature the $2,000 Asbury Jumper Derby, the $3,000 Futures Grand Prix and the $3,000 Open Jumper Welcome Class. There will also be an array of hunter/jumper classes for children, adults, juniors, amateurs and future jumpers.

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.

The equitation classes at the Asbury Classic offer a variety of options for people of all experience and age levels. These classes include the 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, and the M&S Farnam Adult Medal/NJPHA Adult Medal.

Along with the hunter/jumper classes, the Asbury Classic makes every show unique with special awards. These presentations include the Hunter Derby Groom’s Award, Jumper Groom’s Award, Jumper Style Award, Best Child Rider on a Horse/Pony and Best Adult Rider. This will also be the first year that the Asbury Classic will offer the Itty Bitty Mini Prix. This division will be open to all horse and riders with fences set at 2’-2’3”.

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.

ASBURY CLASSIC FAST FACTS

Events:
The 2012 Asbury Classic

What:
The Ridge at Riverview’s 2012 show includes one week of top competition from October 11-14, 2012.


Where:
The Ridge at Riverview

3 Wolverton Road

Asbury, NJ, 08802


When:
OCTOBER 11-14, 2012

-$20,000 Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix

$2,000 Asbury Jumper Derby

$3,000 Futures Grand Prix

$3,000 Open Jumpers Welcome Class

$2,000 Asbury Hunter Derby

Marshall & Sterling Classics


Hours:
8am – 5pm daily

Directions:
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.

Information:

Website: www.theridgefarm.com

Ring Dimensions/Specs:
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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Wellington, FL 33414
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