West Bend, WI – June 21, 2018 – Old Seoul Equestrian will be a bustling program this summer as they host the Sweet Summertime Horse Show Series filled with fun and education and the annual Wisconsin Equine Derby Weekend. Join show manager Courtney Hayden-Fromm for outstanding hospitality, charity events and plenty of equestrian fun.
Wisconsin Equine Derby Weekend
The popular Wisconsin Equine Derby Weekend is August 17-19, 2018 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The weekend includes a clinic/education day, hunter and jumper derbies at various heights, a 4 Bar Challenge, the Barbara Biever Memorial Equitation Classic, and a team derby event, which invites all riders to design and wear theme costumes as part of the competition. In addition, there will be silent and live auctions to benefit Healing Haven of Wisconsin as well as other local charities and great hospitality.
The clinicians for Friday’s education day will be Tommy McIntyre from Batavia, Illinois, and Mac McQuaker from Schomberg, Ontario.
McIntyre started his professional career at age 19 when he started managing Lamplight Equestrian Center and later the Wayne Du Page Hunt Club. In 1973, he built McIntyre Stables in Batavia, Illinois, which he runs with his wife, Debbie. McIntyre has spent the last 40 years mostly on the road; training, showing, selling and importing horses, managing horse shows, judging, course designing and building jumps.
McQuaker and wife, Christi, operate Gryphon Farms in Schomberg, Ontario. They have been competing on the A-circuit for the past 30 years showing hunters and jumpers up to the Grand Prix ranks. They travel throughout Ontario and regularly compete in the USA. He is also a Senior EC licensed course designer and travels regularly doing hunter/jumper clinics in the off-season.
Come earlier in the week, August 15th-16th, for the Sweet Summertime Finale, to be judged by Allison Plemmons and Tracey Grandstrand from Minnesota.
Sweet Summertime Series
The Sweet Summertime Take One Horse Show, with WHJA and USHJA Outreach classes, July 13-15, 2018, will be held at Seoul Creek Farm in West Bend, Wisconsin and will be judged by Jamie Stryker.
On July 16th, Stryker will be offering a clinic in the field that will be followed by a hunter derby competition on the grass, July 17th.
Stryker is the owner and trainer at Up Country Farm in Morriston, Florida. He has extensive experience showing, training horses and coaching riders on hunters, jumpers, and equitation. Stryker produces fantastic hunters including HOTY (Horse of the Year) Champions in Zone 4 and many that have qualified for the prestigious Devon Horse Show. He is an “R” USEF Judge in hunters and equitation.
Sweet Summertime Take Two will take place on July 20-22, 2018 at Seoul Creek Farm and will be judged by Carol Dean-Porter. All Sweet Summertime Shows offer classes for riders of all levels from leadline to jumpers.
Old Seoul Equestrian, LLC was created with the support and input of other Wisconsin equine professionals to offer learning experiences for riders in a safe, friendly, competitive environment. They strive to offer learning opportunities through clinics, education, loads of fun and grass-roots horse showing experiences.
The summer will zoom by before you know it. Mark your calendar for the Sweet Summertime Series and the Wisconsin Equine Derby Weekend.
For more information and a prize list, visit their website at www.OldSeoulEquestrian.com.