Hazelwild Farm Educational Foundation in Fredericksburg, Va., hosts the first Memorial Classic Horse Show on August 24, 2014. The show, held in honor of Anna “Aunt Sis” Elizabeth Morrison, is a fundraising effort for the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which offers equestrian programs including an Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team, the University of Mary Washington Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team, a therapeutic riding program, community and appointment riding lessons, and pony camps. A full-time preschool is also located on the property.
The memorial show is open to individual riders and also to teams, consisting of four to six riders, with $1,000 awarded to the high point team and a $500 prize for the reserve high point team (title sponsorship is provided by Radley Chevrolet of Fredericksburg, Va.). The VHSA Associate and BHSA show will offer several new classes, including a Limit Rider Hunter division, open to horses and ponies ridden by juniors and adult amateurs; a VHSA Thoroughbred Hunter division; and a Derby class. Hazewild Farm will also host an open house and silent auction during the horse show.
Hazelwild Farm is seeking show division sponsorships; the $150 cost includes an announcement during the memorial show; an entry in the prize list; a keepsake awarded to the division champion in the sponsor’s name; and a brick engraved with a personal inscription, which will be included in the new memorial walkway at the farm. Hazelwild is also offering jump sponsorships for $500 per jump; jumps will feature sponsor’s logos, artwork, fonts, and color choice, and will be custom built. The jumps will be used a minimum of five times per year at future shows; sponsorship cost also encompasses an announcement during the memorial show, an entry in the prize list, and an engraved brick for the walkway.
Open schooling is from 7 a.m.–8 a.m. (short stirrup schooling from 8 a.m.–8:15 a.m.); the show starts at 8:30 a.m. and is free for spectators. Entries are $15/class. The open house, giving visitors accessibility to the entire facility, continues from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Concessions will be available throughout the day.
The deadline for jump sponsorships is July 1; for silent auction donations and division sponsorships, the deadline is Aug. 11; team entries are due Aug. 20. Hazelwild Farm plans to host the Aunt Sis Memorial Classic Horse Show and Fundraiser annually.
For more information about the memorial show, open house, and sponsorship information (including donating to the silent auction), email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 540.891.7101, or visit http://hazelwildfarm.com (Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hazelwild-Farm/231725110022\).