Circuit Magazine Is New Media Sponsor Of 2003 Professional WCHR
Finals At Capital Challenge Horse
American Hunter Jumper Foundation (AHJF) has just announced
that Show Circuit Magazine will be the new media sponsor for
the winner of their annual Professional World Champion Hunter
Rider Finals. This year the finals will be held at the Capital
Challenge Horse Show at the Prince Georges Equestrian Center
in Upper Marlboro, Maryland on October 3.
AHJF was formed in 1992 to further the development of the
equestrian sport of show hunter rider and show jumping competition
by providing a national office to organize, coordinate and
support hunter rider and show jumping equestrian competition.
Programs of the AHJF include the World Championship Hunter
Rider Awards, the AHJF Emergency Relief Fund, AHJF Educational
Programs, the AHJF BSA Inc. 401k and Profit Sharing Plan.
They also feature the annual AHJF Hunter Classic in Wellington,
Florida, which next year takes place on February 21.
annual National and Regional WCHR program is an important
part of the AHJF. Professional, Junior and Amateur Riders
are invited to compete by qualifying through the WCHR National
program during the year. The WCHR Awards Program sanctions
a limited number of shows throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Member shows are selected by a membership vote and are subject
to renewal or cancellation at the discretion of the exhibitors.
The finals for this awards program take
place each year at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in October.
Show Circuit Magazine Professional World Championship Hunter
Rider is provided a year-long Media Sponsorship. The winner
is provided the opportunity to get well-deserved exposure
in the media for the year following his or her victory. Press
Link of America, a New York based PR Company, handles this
media campaign, which in the past has netted an extensive
variety of published clips for the winner.
WCHR Pro Finals, sponsored by Stillwell Hansen, is special
to the professional riders because it gives them a chance
to vie against their peers. In this class, four riders qualify
for the final competition, which is held starting at 8 p.m.
on October 3rd. The riders alternate riding four different
horses which they have not ridden before. Riders are allowed
to briefly warm-up on their first horse, but for all subsequent
rides they have to go directly to the course in the ring.
The rounds are scored by four judges and then all four scores
are totaled to determine the final winner.
past winners include Californian John French in 2000, Louise
Serio (2001) from Pennsylvania, and Texan Peter Pletcher in
Circuit Magazine, one of the top publications in the country,
is thrilled about this new media sponsorship and will feature
news from the AHJF on a regular basis. To find out more about
the magazine visit the Show Circuit On Line Magazine website:
more information, the AHJF can be contacted at 335 Lancaster
Street, West Boylston, MA 01583-0369, 508-835-8813, fax: 508-835-6125,
For complete WCHR results go to www.ryegate.com.