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Free USHJA Zone 4 Riding Clinic with Tony Sgarlata June 19th! May 27, 2017

From:The Classic Company and Gulf Coast Classic Company <>
USEF Premier (AA) Rated | USEF Jumper Level 4

The Atlanta Summer Classic is on deck!  [Photo credit: Alison Hartwell Photography]

For Immediate Release:  May 27, 2017
Conyers, Georgia

The Atlanta Summer Classic kicks off June 14th through the 25th at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia. Have you entered and reserved your stalls? The prize list and time schedules are online and stall reservation requests can be made by clicking here

The two weeks of action-packed AA show jumping competition will include a complimentary USHJA Zone 4 Riding Clinic, between Weeks I and II on Monday June 19th for all hunter, jumper and equitation riders. The clinic is FREE for Zone 4 Riders and is filled on a first come, first served basis.

Clinician Tony Sgarlata is a well-known and respected USEF "R" Judge, Rider, Trainer and Coach. The clinic will focus on General Horsemanship including flat work and jumping techniques that will improve your show ring performance for the Hunters, Jumpers and Ponies. In the Pony section, besides teaching flat work and jumping, Tony will also instruct participants on how to properly model their ponies. The Hunter and Equitation section will address flat work, jumping skills and include Handy Hunter, Equitation and Hunter Classic strategies to win! The Jumpers will focus on winning techniques. Tony looks forward to giving back to the sport, interacting with riders and providing insight into what is expected when showing and how the USEF judges score riding skills.

The Riding Clinic is FREE for all USHJA Zone 4 Members and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Janet McCarroll at to register and for more information.

The EAP starts June 11th.  Pictured above, riders learn how to build courses.  

The Emerging Athletes Program starts on June 11 and Week I of the Atlanta Summer Classics starts off June 14th and features Thursday's $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome, Friday's $5,000 1.15 m Non-Pro Dash for the Cash Jumper Classic which takes place Friday evening in the Olympic Stadium along with the lavish Outback Steakhouse Dinner to benefit the Hope Clinic. Wonderful silent auction items will be available and tickets are available at $25 or purchase a table for eight for $200. Saturday the $25,000 Outback Steakhouse Grand Prix will take center stage in the Olympic Arena and VIP seating is also available.Email Grace to reserve your tables now and while you're at it, reserve your tables for Week II also.
The USHJA Child/Adult Regionals will take place Week II [Photo credit: Alison Hartwell Photography]

Monday of Week II features the complimentary USHJA Zone 4 Riding Clinic with Tony Sgarlata as well as the USHJA Children's/Adult Regional Championships Friday and Saturday. In addition to the Week II $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome and the $25,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby takes place in the Olympic Stadium on Friday. With more than $250,000 in cash and awards up for grabs, two weeks of qualifiers for the $30,000 Green Hunter Classic, presented by Ariat, JPC Equestrian, the Farmhouse and Friends of Ellen Veitch, and a class for everyone in your barn, these two weeks add up to be a winner! Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of American Olympic history at the world class Georgia International Horse Park.

Make sure to reserve your stalls and enter today! Remember, those showing Week I are eligible to compete in the $5,000 1.15 m Dash for Cash Non Pro Jumper Classic slated for Friday night Week I for NO ENTRY FEE!


Photo Credit: Alison Hartwell
The Classic Company produces world class equestrian show jumping competitions that span four states, six venues and run for more than twenty weeks each year. Bob Bell, President and founder of the Classic Company, produced his first Classic show in 1987 and by 1989, the company became known as The Classic Company, Ltd.

The Classic Company's philosophy is to offer an event for every level of rider and horse. From Lead Line to Olympic level Grand Prix competition, from seasoned veteran horse and rider team, to a first time horse show experience, the Classic Company offers competition that provides the competitor substantial prize money, award-winning facilities and courses, quality competition and the best customer service in the industry.

Service is what sets the Classic Company apart from other horse show companies. Awarded the USHJA's Member Choice Award for providing excellent customer friendly competitions, the Classic Company provides champion service from in-gates to show office at all its venues. Top competition with an emphasis on southern hospitality is our hallmark and the reason thousands prefer to compete at Classic Company produced events each year.  For more information on Classic Company and its exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them at or call them at 843.768.5503.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship at  All program advertising opportunities should be directed to Drew Coster, Advertising Coordinator at
Ride in Olympic style at the Georgia International Horse Park located in Conyers, Georgia.  The International Grand Prix stadium, a multitude of rings, permanent stabling and covered arena, provide the perfect backdrop to big prize money, award winning show management, thousands of exhibitors and some of the top horses in the country.  Weekly Grand Prix and Hunter Derbies with a class for everyone from lead line to Grand Prix, the Classic Company shows in Conyers are a must on your show calendar.

Connections Housing, Classic Company and Delta Awards are giving away a free stall each of the Atlanta Summer Classics to one lucky participant who fills out their hotel reservation information.  Helping to track the hotel stays will help us with hotel participation.  
Exhibitor Information

(Click on the cover to download prize list)

Over $300,000 in Prize Money and Awards

Schedule Week I

Schedule Week II

Entry Form

Camper Reservation

Lodging Partners
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham   

1659 Centennial Olympic Parkway 
Conyers, GA 30013
Our Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Conyers hotel near Georgia International Horse Park is located on Centennial Olympic Parkway with easy access to Interstate 20. Before you enjoy the beauty and attractions of Georgia, help yourself to our free hot breakfast buffet.
Take advantage of thoughtful conveniences like free Wi-Fi Internet, shuttle service, hot tub, in-room microwaves and refrigerators, convenience shop, fitness center, guest laundry and free parking. Refresh with a swim in our seasonal outdoor pool, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and enjoy a refreshing beverage in our on-site lounge. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our newly updated, pet-friendly hotel.

Click here to visit hotel website
Quality Inn & Suites

1164 Dogwood Dr SE
Conyers, GA 30012 

Minutes From Georgia International Horse Park and Stone Mountain Park.

You'll get more of the value you want when travelling to Conyers, GA by staying at the pet-friendly Quality Inn® hotel near Georgia International Horse Park. High speed internet, fitness center, complimentary hot breakfast and outdoor pool all in close proximity to the Georgia International Horse Park and the Atlanta Classics!

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Microtel Inn & Suites

1412 Old McDonough Highway
Conyers, GA 30094 

Minutes From Georgia International Horse Park and Stone Mountain Park.

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, make Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Conyers/Atlanta Area hotel, near Georgia International Horse Park, your home base for exploring the Atlanta area. Located off Interstate 25, our pet-friendly hotel is minutes from the best Conyers and Atlanta attractions. We serve a free continental breakfast each morning, and offer free Wi-Fi Internet access so you can check directions or catch up on email before you head out. When you return, park your car or oversized-vehicle in our ample free lot and head to our seasonal outdoor pool for a swim. Our on-site fitness center makes it easy to squeeze in a workout on the go. We offer non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms as well as suites, and kids 17 an under stay free with an adult.

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A Classic Publications Company

Visit Sidelines Online
Phone/Fax:  (843) 768-5503 
Post Office Box 1311, Johns Island, SC 29457

The Classic Company, Ltd., PO Box 1311, Johns Island, SC 29457

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