UPPERVILLE, Va., June 7 , 2023 – The 2023 Upperville Colt & Horse Show presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN™ is proud to welcome back Lugano Diamonds as the Co-Presenting Sponsor of the 2023 FEI CSI4* $226,000 Upperville Jumper Classic. The Jumper Classic will take place on Sunday, June 11 at 3 p.m. when top riders from around the nation will compete. As a dedicated supporter of the UCHS and returning sponsor, the international diamond and jewelry brand will also have an onsite pop-up lounge in the UCHS 1853 Club.
“We are very excited to continue our support of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show and add to the show’s high-quality,” said Moti Ferder, CEO of Lugano Diamonds. “Everything we do at Lugano is done with passion. From curating the rarest and most precious gemstones to hand-crafting one-of-a-kind pieces. We thoughtfully approach the design of each piece we create, and we take pride in our commitment to excellence.”
The Upperville Colt & Horse Show, June 5-11, is the oldest horse show in the U.S., celebrating its 170th year this year. Founded in 1853 as a one-day show to encourage better breeding and care of horses, the show has grown to a weeklong tradition with thousands of equestrian and equine pairs competing in a variety of competitive disciplines. Many of the continent’s top professional riders as well as amateurs compete under the spectacular setting featuring the famous oaks at Grafton Farm—the same location since 1853.
The UCHS is an FEI CSI4* event that attracts hundreds of world-class equestrians year after year. The equine and human athletes compete in disciplines ranging from international-level show jumping, hunters, and equitation to local ponies, in-hand conformation classes, and women in traditional, elegant sidesaddle. In addition to its CSI4* designation, the competition boasts Premier and Jumper Rating Six classifications with US Equestrian, is sanctioned by the Virginia Horse Shows Association and the Maryland Horse Shows Association and is a World Championship Hunter Rider recognized show. UCHS is also one of a handful of qualified Heritage Horse Shows across the United States.
The week-long show culminates on June 11 with the excitement of the $226,000 Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4* featuring top world-class equestrians. The day’s entertainment includes junior and amateur riders, a hat contest, and the Horses & Horsepower car show. Vendors throughout the show offer a variety of food as well as equestrian, sporting, and fashionable clothing, milliners, tack and leather goods, jewelry, art, and hand-crafted gifts. The venue is beautifully located in the heart of Virginia’s hunt country. Parking and general admission are free again this year for spectators, thanks to Piedmont Equine Practice.
For more information and the weeklong show schedule, visit www.upperville.com.
About Lugano Diamonds
Founded in Israel by Moti and Idit Ferder in 1991 and established in North America in 2004, Lugano Diamonds is a private international diamond and jewelry company that creates exquisite, one-of-a-kind wearable works of art. With initial inspiration taken from the gem rather than design, Lugano’s expert artisans create each piece of jewelry with meticulous attention to detail and to the highest standard. With a passion for building relationships, community and philanthropy, Lugano Diamonds believes in being good stewards for both their clients and their communities, a vision realized by supporting various philanthropic efforts, giving back and making a strong social impact. Lugano has locations in Newport Beach, Aspen, Colorado, Palm Beach, Ocala, Houston, and Washington D.C. Additional salons opening in Greenwich in 2023, and London in 2024. To book an appointment or for more information, visit www.luganodiamonds.com and follow Lugano Diamonds on Facebook and Instagram.
About the Upperville Colt & Horse Show
The Upperville Colt & Horse Show, also known as the Upperville Horse Show and UCHS, is the oldest horse show in the U.S. Founded in 1853 as a one-day show to encourage better breeding and care of horses, the show has grown to a weeklong tradition with thousands of equestrian and equine pairs competing in a variety of competitive disciplines. Many of the continent’s top professional riders as well as amateurs compete under the spectacular setting featuring the famous oaks at Grafton Farm—the same location as 1853. UCHS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that raises funds for The Churches of Upperville Outreach Program and supports other area charities. For complete schedules and up-to-the-minute results, visit the website at www.upperville.com.