2018 Buffalo International Horse Show Dedicated in Memory of Michael Rheinheimer

Buffalo, N.Y. – Aug. 24, 2018 – The 72nd installment of the Buffalo International Horse Show (BIHS) returns to Buffalo, New York, Sept. 12–16 at the Buffalo Equestrian Center, home to SBS Farms, Inc. and the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC). This year’s event will be dedicated in memory of the late Michael Rheinheimer.

Rheinheimer was a well-respected and renowned show manager, course designer and trainer who operated Madison Hills Farm in Gates Mills, Ohio.

Rheinheimer grew up riding and training ponies and horses. He has managed major horse shows, including the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden, USEF Pony Finals, the Brandywine Valley Summer Series, Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show and the Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic, to name a few. He was one of the most sought-after course designers for shows such as the Winter Equestrian Festival, Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show, USEF Pony Finals, National Horse Show and the Capital Challenge Horse Show. He was named the American Hunter Jumper Foundation course designer of the year in 2009. Rheinheimer passed away on Dec. 1, 2017 at 54 years old.

Rheinheimer and his fiancé, Amanda Lyerly, have both been attending the BIHS for many years and have played a significant role in the show’s success. His brother, Dean, is also the course designer for this year’s show.

In appreciation for this year’s BIHS exhibitors, the event is offering the following exciting incentives:

  • Baby Green Hunters will have no entry fee. Bring your young ones to the BIHS for their first show experience!
  • Trainers who bring five showing horses will receive one free stall; bring 10 showing horses and get two stalls free!
  • Trainers traveling over 100 miles will receive one stall at half price.
  • All showing horses will be included in a drawing for waived entries at a future show or one free stall on Saturday night (US Equestrian fees not included).

The BIHS is an AA rated hunter/jumper show offering excellent preparation for horses and riders who will be competing at indoor finals this fall as the facility features one of the largest indoor riding arenas in the nation. Submit your entries today!

Entries close on Aug. 30 and may be emailed to becandbtrc@aol.com or mailed to 950 Amherst Street Buffalo, NY 14216. Download an entry form here.

Those interested in sponsoring the 72nd edition of the Buffalo International Horse Show, please contact the BTRC at 716-877-9295 or email becandbtrc@aol.com.

For more information regarding the 72nd annual Buffalo International Horse Show and the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, please click here.

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