Articles: Press Release
Show Circuit Magazine is New Media Sponsor
of 2003 Professional WCHR Finals at Capital Challenge Horse
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The 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.
The 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.
The 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
The 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.
The 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.
Recent past winners include Californian John French in 2000, Louise Serio
(2001) from Pennsylvania, and Texan Peter Pletcher in 2002.
Show 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: www.showcircuit.com.
For more information, the AHJF can be contacted at 335 Lancaster Street,
West Boylston, MA 01583-0369, 508-835-8813, fax: 508-835-6125, or email:
email@example.com. For complete
WCHR results go to www.ryegate.com.