Horse and pony - site index.Horse chat message boards.Horse breeds, types and breeding gallery.Search for horse information on Equiworld.Horse information and equestrian news horse and pony magazine.Horse web links.  

Foxhall Events Donates 19,000 Tickets to Douglas County School Children

Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2003 - There are 19,000 happy school children in Douglas County today, and each one is holding a ticket to the annual Foxhall Events. Jim Richards, Foxhall Events founder, donated 19,000 event tickets to Douglas County Superintendent Randy Brittain to distribute amongst 30 schools in Douglas County. Foxhall Events features the Foxhall Flower Show and the Foxhall Cup; both events are held on Thursday, April 17 through Easter Sunday, April 20 on Foxhall Farm in Douglasville. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster or any Ticketmaster outlet. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults - $20, Seniors $15, Members - $40, 4-Day Members Pass - $125.

This year the event promises to be fun for families and there are plenty of activities scheduled to make sure that everyone has a good time. There will be a designated Foxhall children's area where the youngsters can play or make arts and crafts. The Douglasville Junior League will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m. While the children are playing, the adults will have unique shopping opportunities in the Foxhall Market Place, which will be filled with vendors selling appealing equestrian and garden themed merchandise. The Daughters of the British Empire will serve tea each afternoon from 1pm until 3pm.

The Foxhall Flower Show, in its second year, is the only outdoor flower show in the United States with Standard Flower Show status. This year's theme, "A Southern Springtime," will reflect the history of traditional European open-air flower shows, while showcasing the best of the American South. Featuring the creativity of award winning professional and amateur designers, Foxhall will offer Show Garden, Horticulture and Floral Design divisions. Exhibitors will compete for $60,000 in prizes. Attendees will be exposed to exceptional outdoor show gardens and will be informed about the latest trends in gardening through informational displays and a lecture series.

In its fourth year, the Foxhall Cup has been designated the National Championship of Eventing by USA Equestrian. Over one hundred international and American riders, including 2000 Sydney Olympic Gold Medallist David O'Connor, will compete for $50,000. Eventing features Dressage, Cross-Country, and Show Jumping and is the ultimate comprehensive test of the all-around ability of the horse and rider. Captain Mark Philips, the Foxhall Cup cross-country course designer, has made innovative modifications to the course that covers Foxhall Farm and runs through the Foxhall Flower Show. This year there will be other events, including a Driving Exhibition and Dressage Exhibition.

Foxhall Events is pleased to announce that The Home Depot will be the presenting sponsor for both the Foxhall Cup and the Foxhall Flower Show. Other sponsors include Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, Coca-Cola, Lexus, Greystone Power, Pfizer, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Lenox Square, and Douglas County.

All proceeds from Foxhall Events will benefit the Shepherd Center and botanical gardens in Georgia.

For event information, please call (404) 572-7255 or visit the official website at or Tickets are available online at, at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Publix Supermarkets and Tower Records, or to charge tickets by phone, call (404) 249-6400.


Find out more, visit the links page or find answers on the message board.