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Andrew Ross and Angelique won the Asbury Hunter Derby

Lauren Reid and Kiss Me Kate won the Children/Adult Hunter Handicap Derby

Pablo Meija and Glasgow won The Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix

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Exciting Competition in Picturesque Location at The Ridge at Riverview Summer Spectacular II

Written by: Amanda Oppold
Client: The Ridge Farm http://www.theridgefarm.com
Release Date: 2014-08-21

Asbury, NJ – August 21, 2014 – Last week competitors traveled to the beautiful Ridge at Riverview in Asbury, NJ, for the second week of competition in the Summer Spectacular. The show featured a stunning location, world-class rings, exciting hunter, jumper and equitation competition and elite riders and horses.

Competition for hunter riders featured a variety of exciting classes for young and old, including mini stirrup classes, the Asbury Mini Hunter Classic, the Children/Adult Hunter Handicap Derby and the Asbury Hunter Derby.

Taking the Asbury Mini Hunter Classic at the 2’ height level was Claire Drahzal on her own Wizard, and coming in second was Natalie Nederostek on her own horse Khaleesi. The two riders showed off their abilities at a low height and laid a strong foundation for future classes.

The Children/Adult Hunter Handicap Derby welcomed riders looking to impress the judges with their horse’s style. Lauren Reid on Kelly Lasch’s Kiss me Kate, a 10-year-old Haflinger/Thoroughbred cross, won top honors.  Rider Elizabeth Russell claimed second place on Caitlin Botes’ About Towne, a 9-year-old Canadian Sport Horse.

For the feature event of the hunter division, the Asbury Hunter Derby, riders tried to show off their mount’s graceful jumping style and maneuverability. Andrew Ross on his own horse Angelique took the blue ribbon, with Danielle Pagano and Two is Better Than One coming in second.

Equitation riders, especially the adorable young riders, competed in a variety of medal classes such as the NJHSA Mini Maclay won by Emily Scalia on her mount Aladin De Shalimar and the M&S Children’s Pony Medal/NJPHA Pony Eq class in which Sofia Antico took the blue ribbon on Cloverfields Monogram.

Show jumpers and spectators of all ages were treated to exciting heights and speedy rounds in the wide selection of jumper classes.

The adorable Itty Bitty Mini Prix, featuring heights of 2’ to 2’3”, was won by Sofia Antico on Faux Finish, a cute red roan, 14.0 hand Argentine Cross owned by Palermo Show Stable. Elly Scherer on Fedde Le Grand took a second place finish.

The Futures Grand Prix 1.15-1.30m class featured thrilling heights and fast-moving jumpers. Katelyn Hess on Bill Schaub’s Rio Cachet commanded the top placing, while Devin Ryan on Didam, owned by The Dobbs Group, took second place.

The top event of the show was the highly anticipated The Ridge at Riverview Grand Prix at 1.40m. Pablo Mejia took the top two placings with Glasgow in first and Soprano in second.  Glasgow, a young 8-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Blue River Farm Sales, sped to well-deserved victory. Soprano, the second place horse owned by Tracy Howe, is a 7-year-old Warmblood gelding that came in just behind Glasgow.

The Summer Spectacular II was another wonderful and well-managed show at the Ridge at Riverview. Coming up next at this ideal location is the Asbury Classic, which will include a wide range of classes covering all skill levels.  Located in the picturesque town of Asbury, New Jersey, the show is one of the most charming in the nation.  Be on the lookout for the full prize list for the upcoming event, held October 9-12 and October 16-19, 2014.

The Asbury Classic Fast Facts

What: 2014 Asbury Classic

When:  Week 1:  October 9-12 Week 2:  October 16-19

Where:  The Ridge Farm: 3 Wolverton Road Asbury, NJ  08802

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



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