The Carolina Horse Park Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of The Devoucoux TallBoots Hunter Jumper Schooling Series and Derby Cross presented by Breezeway Sporthorse and Diagnostic, a new lineup of local competitions dedicated to helping riders to sharpen the fundamental skills required for success in the show ring.
The Park is delighted to be able to offer this series thanks to our title and presenting sponsors. With a focus on classical riding and grassroots education, the series provides the perfect environment to train both horse and rider. The TallBoots series is run like a recognized show with a more relaxed atmosphere and unparalleled horse and rider hospitality.
In addition to the educational opportunity, riders will also vie for a piece of the prize money, a unique addition to the October show made possible by the generosity of title and presenting sponsors, Devoucoux and Breezeway Sporthorse and Diagnostic Clinic. Substantive prize money will be offered at the last show of the series.
“Our goal is to provide a safe and educational showing experience with entry and schooling fees well below that of recognized hunter jumper shows. In addition, we are excited about offering unprecedented prize money and hospitality. These opportunities are what makes the schooling shows at the Carolina Horse Park unique and exhibitor focused” said Carolina Horse Park Executive Director Jane Murray.
Formatted like the successful Adequan® War Horse Event Series presented by Southern Pines Equine Associates, a schooling day will be offered Saturday with the show taking place the next day on Sunday. Program Director Marc Donovan said “We believe in the concept ‘practice makes perfect’, and hope this schooling day format will give all exhibitors an opportunity to succeed”.
This series has three dates on the calendar for 2018: June 30- July 1, August 11 – August 12 culminating at the year-end show October 27-28. Both hunter and jumper classes are offered in addition to the derby cross. The derby cross class contains elements of a showjumping course and cross country course that is typically seen in eventing.