Fantastic Friday at the Atlanta Fall Classic!‏

By Classic Company with Photos by Alison Hartwell


Sydney Crenshaw pilots Camera Ready to the win in yesterday’s $5,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic

The Atlanta Fall Classic was hopping yesterday with nonstop activity in the jumper, hunter, equitation and breeding divisions at the Georgia International Horse Park!

The Week I featured favorite, the $5,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic, saw 34 horse and rider teams take to the 1.10 m course with a first round time allowed of 74 seconds.  Fit to Print Farm is regular in the winner’s circle in this event and 2015 proved to be no different.  Of the eight who turned in double clear efforts, Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready, piloted by Sydney Crenshaw of Canton, Georgia turned in double clear efforts in times of 64.491 seconds and 32.095 seconds respectively.  Chasm Z, owned and ridden by Madison Akins of Winder, Georgia turned in the second fastest double clean effort in times of 69.978 and 35.030 seconds, respectively, securing second place honors. Bailey Martin’s Contador De Bornival came in third with times of 67.915 and 35.620 seconds, respectively, while fourth place honors went to Charity Durgin’s Captivate, ridden by Isabel Harbour in times of 71.133 and 35.960 seconds, respectively.  For complete details on this class, click here.

Tonight the prize money increases to $10,000 in the second installment of the Barry Lane Jumper Classics and it is shaping up to be an exciting competition!

The National Classic Equitation Finals

Last night under the covered arena, the riders competed for the National Classic Equitation Championship honors. Riders competed throughout the year in Classic Company NCE Classes in order to earn an invitation to compete in the Finals.  “These Finals are so important to the growth of our industry and sport and provide recognition for the riders and their horses who have worked hard for a chance to compete,” said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.

Congratulations to all National Classic Equitation Finalists and the Champions!


National Classic Junior Equitation Champion, Mckenzie Maloney of Milton, Georgia


National Classic Children’s Equitation Champion, Laura Neely of Savannah, Georgia


National Classic Amateur Owner and Adult Equitation Champion, Alexa Davis of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida


National Classic Short Stirrup Equitation Champion, Paige Parsons of Savannah, Georgia


National Classic Pony Equitation Champion, Isabelle Aldridge of Atlanta, Georgia


National Classic Children’s/ Adult Equitation 2’6″ Champion, Lizzy Moorady of Marietta, Georgia

Curtin is Victorious in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby


Julie Curtin pilots Charlotte Warren’s Enticement to the win in yesterday’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia, in the irons of Charlotte Warren’s Enticement, was on the hunt for the blue in yesterday’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby!  Their combined first and second round scores of 180 points bested fourteen horse and rider teams and secured the win!

Second place was awarded to Lord Nelson, owned by Renee Gruenthal and ridden by Leah Rodman of Miami, Florida who earned a combined first and second round score of 168.5 points.  With a combined score of 168 points, third place honors was awarded to Braemer Road’s Midnight Hour, ridden by Emma Wilson of Savannah, Georgia.  Fourth place was awarded to Ruth Bley’s Casanova M, ridden by Elizabeth Boyd of Camden, South Carolina after earning a combined score of 160 points.  Valentine, owned by Wendy Arndt and ridden by Liddy Strickland of McDonough, Georgia received a combined score of 159.5 points and was awarded fifth place overall.  For complete results click here.


Curtin poses with Enticement in the winner’s circle after winning yesterday’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Next week Friday’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby will be followed by the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, scheduled to take place in the Olympic arena under the lights.  Make sure to reserve your VIP table now since it is always in high demand!  For those who fly charter, you are invited to sit at the Apollo Jets table, compliments of Brian Hillen. Simply contact Brian at or call him at 908.307.1822 in order to reserve your seat!  Otherwise, be sure to reach out to to order your table.  Prices are only $300 for a table of eight and include two bottles of wine.

Today the action continues in the $35,000 Classic Company Grand Prix, presented by EMO and the $10,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic.  Stay tuned for the results!


Brandon Gibson of Greenback, Tennessee won the Best Young Horse with Chase Meadow Farm, LLC’s Apua Point yesterday.  Hunter Breeding classes took place yesterday and were double judged. They will continue again next Friday so be sure to enter!

The 20th anniversary show of the Atlanta Fall Classic kicked off at the Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympic Games on Wednesday.   There are few stalls available, so if you haven’t sent your entries in yet, call the office at 843.768.5503 or email to reserve your stalls now!  Then enter online at and remove the hassle from filling out entries!

The Remaining Schedule:

  • Saturday $10,000 Barry Lane Classic
  • Saturday $35,000 Atlanta Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO
  • Sunday $10,000 Barry Lane Classic
  • Week II
  • Zone 4 Finals All Week!
  • Thursday:  $7,500 Nalley Toyota Stonecrest  Open Welcome
  • Friday: EMO Equitation Classic Finals
  • Friday:  $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • Friday: Hunter Breeding Classes-double judged
  • Friday evening:  $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
  • Saturday $10,000 Child Adult Jumper Classic
  • Saturday $35,000 Atlanta Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO
  • Sunday:  Circuit Awards, presented by Practical Horseman


Held at the Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympics, riders have the opportunity to compete in the Olympic arena and ride for some of the top prize money offered this fall.  New footing has been installed in all of the arenas and with more than 300,000 in prize money offered, world-class stabling and arenas, top show management staff and a division for everyone in your barn, there is no better place to be in November.   From the jumper ring to the short stirrup arena, each competition ring is highly decorated and staffed with top-notch, friendly professional show staff.


The VIP offers the best seats in the house during the evening special events!


The Classic Company considers everyone a VIP, but in order to get the best food, drink and ringside seating, make sure to reserve your table when you place your entries.  Tables have sold out at every event, so don’t wait!  Table seat 8 and are only $300 per week or $50 a seat.  See Jonathan in the show office or email



The prize list is online and your opportunity awaits to enter the $5.00 Pre-Green Division each week as well as compete in big prize money in both the hunter and jumper divisions on the Gulf of Mexico!  Sign up today!

The Classic Company produces world class equestrian show jumping competitions that spans 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, 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.

The Classic Company is a USHJA‘s Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States.  For more information on Classic Company and its exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them at

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