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Ridge at Riverview Hunter Derby

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The Summer Spectacular Returns to the Ridge at Riverview July 11-14

Written by: Kendall Bierer
Client: The Ridge Farm
Release Date: 2013-07-09

Asbury, NJ – July 9, 2013 – The Ridge at Riverview is pleased to announce that the hunter/jumper competition’s prize list is currently available online for the 2013 Summer Spectacular. The Summer Spectacular, one of the most picturesque shows in the nation, will return this July 11-14, 2013 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

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. Nancy Hall, Donna Martin and Barry Lobel will return as judges, and the Summer Spectacular is pleased to welcome Lobel as the show’s course designers.

The Summer Spectacular offers over $30,000 in prize money for jumper competitors, with the highlight of the jumper agenda being the $10,000 Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix, to take place 2 pm on Sunday, July 14. The show will also feature the $2,000 Jersey Jumper Derby, the $2,500 Futures Grand Prix and the $2,000 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 northeast as they vie for the top honors in the $2,000 Asbury Hunter Derby where riders will contend for the win on the all-grass Grand Prix Field at noon. 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 Hunter Horse Derby. Adult Amateur riders will have the opportunity to shine in the $500 Adult Hunter Derby.

The equitation classes at the Summer Spectacular 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 2’6” Equitation, the M&S Farnam Adult Medal, the M&S Adult 2’6” Medal, the NJPHA Children’s Equitation/NJHSA Junior Bronze Medal, the NJPHA Mini Medal/M&S Children’s Horse Medal and the NJHSA Mini Maclay.

Along with the hunter/jumper classes, the Summer Spectacular 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.

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


The 2013 Summer Spectacular

The Ridge at Riverview’s 2013 show includes one week of top competition from July 11-14, 2013.

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

JULY 11-14, 2013

$10,000 Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix

$2,000 Jersey Jumper Derby

$2,500 Futures Grand Prix

$2,000 Open Jumpers Welcome Class

$2,000 Asbury Hunter Derby

$500 1.20m Open Jumper

$1,000 1.30m Open Jumper

$1,500 NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic

Marshall & Sterling Classics

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.



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

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

Leah Epstein
908-236-9864 (phone)

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