Upperville, Va. – April 19, 2019 – The Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS), presented by St. Bride’s Farm, is excited to announce a new competition taking place during this year’s event at Caliburn Farm. The inaugural $1,000 Free Jumping Championship will be held on Tuesday, June 4, for eligible 3- and 4-year-olds and is designed to support the development of young jumpers with proceeds benefiting the 2019 UCHS.
The event will take place at Caliburn Farm at 2692 Atoka Road, Marshall, VA 20115, which is located about 10 minutes from the UCHS showgrounds. The 3-year-old class will begin at 2 p.m., while the 4-year-old class will kick-off at 4 p.m. after a short break between classes.
Barb Roux, president of the UCHS, said, “Upperville is the oldest horse show in America and was actually started in 1853 to encourage better care of horses that were such a vital part of the economy. Young horse classes are an important part of the show and we are excited to have Caliburn Farm host a free jumping competition for the 3- and 4-year-olds. This is a perfect example of how our community supports the show and our equine industry.”
Gail Dady, owner of Caliburn Farm, said, “A lot of very nice horses are being bred in this country, but there are few opportunities for them to gain experience and showcase their talent. Free jumping is a great experience for a young horse; the breeder gains independent information about the horse’s jumping talent and, if the horse is for sale, it is great exposure. We are looking forward to hosting this competition.”
Entries will be limited to the first 30 horses and will close May 15. A champion and reserve champion will be named in each division along with placings through sixth place. Prize money will be awarded for the top three finishers.
To enter in the $1,000 Free Jumping Championship at Caliburn Farm, click here. For more information regarding entries and rules, please contact Bree Rosales at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-431-4183. Entry fees are $50.
There will be a free jumping training session held on Tuesday, May 28, at Caliburn Farm for those who would like to pursue additional training. Please contact Martin Douzant at email@example.com or call 202-710-0030 for registration details.
About the Upperville Colt & Horse Show:
The Upperville Colt & Horse Show, founded in 1853, is the longest running horse show in the United States. Held June 3–9 in picturesque Upperville, Virginia, under the oaks, this iconic seven-day event has been highly regarded as a boutique attraction and a fixture on the schedules of Virginia locals as well as world-class equestrians. Featuring a FEI CSI4* rating and World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) designation, this is a can’t-miss event for both competitors and spectators alike.