Charleston Summer Classic Week I in Review and Week II Preview!

By Lisa Engel for Classic Company

Maddrix piloted Contador to his first grand prix win on Friday evening at the Charleston Summer Classic. Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography 

Charleston, SC – July 13, 2015The Charleston Summer Classic just wrapped up its first week at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center and will start its final week tomorrow as the Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour heads into the final week!

“I met many people here who have never shown with us at the Charleston Summer Classic,” commented Bob Bell, President of the Classic Company. “They all said it was the best horse show they have ever gone to and already booked their condos for two weeks next summer,” he said. “That makes us so happy to know that after 24 years, the Classic Company’s flagship horse show continues its tradition of offering the best customer service and show jumping competitions in the most desirable location here in Johns Island. Riders and their families make it a tradition to join us each summer and be a part of the showcation offered by the Charleston Summer Classic.”

Classic Company President Bob Bell presents Mary Huitt and Honfleur the blue ribbon in Wednesday’s $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome. Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

Week I started with the $5,000 Horseflight Welcome on Wednesday and saw Mary Huitt of Savanah, Georgia and her own Honfleur in the winner’s circle. Tim Maddrix was on a winning streak and secured wins in both the $2,500 USHJANational Hunter Derby and the $35,000 Regions Private Wealth ManagementGrand Prix which were both first time wins for Alina Dumitrescu’s Shutterbug and Bailey Martin’s Contador de Bornival Z.

Isabel Coleman was awarded the Kastel Denmark Hunter Style of Riding Award Week I. Alison Hartwell Photography 

Restaurant partner Red’s Ice House kicked off the festivities at its location in Bohicket Marina on Tuesday night restaurant partners CRAVE and LOKAL catered the VIP receptions at the horse show. Tito Vodka, Official Vodka of the Charleston Summer Classic served up delicious new drinks in the VIP tent and the temperature rose even more when the firefighter models of the Charleston Animal Society calendar posed for photos promoting the sale of their 2016 calendar. For those that missed the fun, they will be back this Friday night during the $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix from 6-7:30 pm.

The hottest firefighters of Charleston will be on hand again this Friday night from 6-7:30 to help raise money for the Charleston Animal Society. Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

This week will be the final week on the home stretch to the crowning of the Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour Circuit Champions. And besides the $5,000 Open Welcome, presented by Finish Line Products, the $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix and the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, the Classic Company will be offering Breeding Classes on Friday-double judged. Now is the time to earn those points you may be needing! Call the office and reserve your stall now and go online to to enter for free.

This Thursday prior to the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, there will be an Adult Lead Line Class.  That’s right-time to turn the tables on the parents!  Entries are $10 per rider and all entries will be donated to the Charleston Animal Society. Only helmets and a good attitude are required to participate.  See Jonathan in the show office for details.

This week is a non-stop party! Starting tomorrow, the Annual Unbridled Affair at the Seabrook Club takes place and all are welcome to attend! Barbeques, Bloody Mary parties, Brunches, Lunches and Dinner-oh my! The fun never stops at the Charleston Summer Classic-home of the original showcation!

When not at the horse show-go fishing! Bohicket Marina offers charter fishing trips and is right down the street from Mullet Hall Equestrian Center.

The Charleston Summer Classic Week I wrap up and Week II preview is on deck-so stand by as the Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour heads into its final week!

With just one more week to go, riders are now on the home stretch toward the presentation of the Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour Circuit Champions, scheduled for Saturday, July 18th!  Champions will be honored with silver loving cup trophies!  For circuit standings, click here!

What other show can you play at the beach minutes from the show grounds where you compete for the largest prize money offered in South Carolina? Come make memories with us at the Charleston Summer Classic-home of the original “showcation”!

There are still a few stalls open next week at the Charleston Summer Classic, so click here to enter online for free or call the Classic Company show office at843.768.5503.  The show runs from Tuesday through Saturday and there are a few camper spaces available!
How can your Show-Cation get any better?  Book your rooms at the Charleston Summer Classic’s Official Lodging Sponsor, The Andell Inn!

Lodging sponsor, Andell Inn is simply beautiful! Its boutique feel with attention to every detail will surely compliment your show-cation at the Charleston Summer Classic!

Forgot to book your condo? No worries, there is plenty of lodging on the islands and surrounding Charleston area. The Classic Company’s new Lodging Sponsor,Andell Inn, offers the most boutique, beautiful resort-like facility located in convenient Fresh Fields Village-minutes from Mullet Hall Equestrian Center.

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 Leadline to Olympic level grand prix competition, from seasoned veteran horse and rider team to a first time horse show experience, 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. Top competition with an emphasis on southern hospitality is the Classic hallmark and the reason thousands prefer to compete at Classic Company produced events each year.