Whitethorne LLC Paves the Way for The West Coast Equitation by Offering Two Distinct Classes for 2019
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 01:11

Whitethorne LLC and Georgy Maskrey-Segesman are pleased to announce their sponsorship of two exceptional equitation events for 2019. The 2019 “American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge” will be featured for the third year at the Blenheim June Classic III at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano from June 17 – 19, 2019, under the management of Blenheim EquiSports. Georgy created this class initially in 2017 to bring a new perspective and opportunity to the equitation ring.

The class features a one-of-a-kind three phase format which provides invaluable experience for all involved plus the winning rider earns a new Butet saddle and their trainer takes home a $10,000 bonus.

The unique format includes each competitor receiving valuable feedback via a judges comment card, as well as riders and trainers also get the opportunity to attend an informative and social forum at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

Emma Pacyna at Upperville 2018. Photo Courtesy of Taylor Rains/Phelps Sports

Additionally, Whitethorne LLC has created another new class called the “$25,000 Whitethorne Equitation Challenge” for this year, which will be featured at the Del Mar International World CupTM Week, October 16 - 20, 2019 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, under the management of West Palm Events.

The class is open to junior, amateur, and professional riders who are current PCHA members. Trainers must be current CPHA members. Fences will be no higher than 3'3, and the first phase will be a qualifying round held in the large outdoor hunter ring over an equitation-style course. The top 15 riders from the first phase will return for the second phase, which will be a gymnas- tics phase in the indoor arena. The top 6 riders after the second phase will return for a work-off on their own horses, followed by another work-off round in which riders will trade horses. The first place rider after all phases will take home the lion's share of the prize money, $20,000 (junior and amateur prize money awarded to trainer per USEF rules).

Georgy Maskrey-Segesman of Whitethorne LLC is “excited to be a part of both of these classes which are different in both spirit and purpose. It is the mission of Whitethorne to give back to the sport that has been my lifelong passion. By infusing excite- ment into the equitation we hope to broaden the depth of competition on the West Coast.”

Important Dates:

The 3rd Annual American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge | June 17 – 19, 2019 | Blenheim June Classic III
The Inaugural $25,000 Whitethorne Equitation Challenge | October 16 - 20, 2019 | Del Mar International World CupTM Week

Press release provided by Whitethorne LLC.