FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lexington, KY----- March 18, 2015----- USHJA is pleased to announce Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic, which takes place on July 6, 2015, at the U.S. Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast in Devon, Pennsylvania.
"Emory & Henry is proud to add its name to the sponsorship of the Hunterdon Cup," said Jake B. Schrum, president of Emory & Henry College. "With a storied tradition of quality education in southwest Virginia, Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College combines the best of both worlds for the accomplished equestrians competing at this prestigious event; a national championship equine program within a nationally recognized educational institution."
Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College offers a premier four-year equine studies and competitive riding program, educating future horsemen and horsewomen who will contribute to the equine industry in many different capacities. The Equine Studies curriculum offers a broad range of courses in teaching, schooling, horse show/stable management, anatomy, first aid and equine nutrition.
"The commitment to excellence of Intermont Equestrian at Henry and Emory College is a natural fit for the Hunterdon Cup, which celebrates excellence in equitation," said Bill Moroney, president of the USHJA. "We're honored to have their support of this prestigious class."
Named in honor of George Morris and his farm, Hunterdon, the Hunterdon Cup brings together top equitation competitors from across the country to compete for the title riders can win only once. All competitors must have won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or Overall WIHS Equitation Classic during the qualifying year. The three-round class combines the precision of equitation and handiness of hunters over a course of 10 hunter fences set at 3'6".
Last year, Caitlin Boyle, a 17-year-old from Hampshire, IL, took the Hunterdon Cup title, aboard Michaela Kennedy's 14-year-old Mecklenburg gelding, Loredo. Past winners have included Lillie Keenan, Genevieve Zock, Sarah Milliren, Catherine Tyree, Taylor Ann Adams, and many more. To view this year's qualified riders, click here.
Essex Classics and Grand Prix/Konigs/Pikeur will return as 2015 Awards Sponsors of the Hunterdon Cup. For more information about the Hunterdon Cup, visit www.ushja.org/hunterdon.