Friday, August 29, 2008

My Teen Heart throb comes to Hampton Falls

So while other girls were pasting photos of Kirk Cameron and other teen heart throbs on their wall, I was putting up pictures of boys that actually rode horses. Such as McLain Ward. And now today, I get word from the people at the Jumper Classic horse show that McLain, just at the Olympics, is coming to the show here next weekend. Good thing I've already scored my tickets!

Here's the info:

Just days after winning the team Gold Medal in show jumping at the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing, China, McLain Ward informed show organizers that he is coming to the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire to compete in selected classes, including the $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix on Sunday, September 7, 2008.

The two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (the USA Show Jumping Team claimed gold in both 2004 in Athens and 2008 in Beijing) will headline some of the top competition coming to the event to be held for the first time at its new location at the Silver Oak Equestrian Center. Ward has long been in the Equestrian spotlight and has been named American Grand Prix Association’s Rider of the Year numerous times.

“We are thrilled, McLain is a phenomenal athlete,” said Jumper Classic President Melissa Lovasco. “This is the first time he will compete at the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic, and to have him select our show on the heels of his incredible Olympic success is so very exciting.”

The Jumper Classic has a rich history of Olympic athletes competing, including Margie Engle, Joe Fargis, Leslie Burr-Howard, Chris Kappler, and Nona Garson. This year will be a spectacular performance for all of our New England audience.

1 comment:

JustGreer said...

So glad you have profiled the Jumper Classic! As you know from your reporting, Seacoast Academy is a new independent middle school we opened last year @ Liberty Farm, where the show is being held. Our students & families are excited to be volunteering to help with all the logistics, and introducing our school to such a big crowd of horse lovers! Sat. is "Family Day" at the show with special activities for kids of all ages!
Melissa Greer Solomon
Trustee, Seacoast Academy!