Will’s Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta, Georgia is getting ready to host their 14th annual Ticket to Ride Benefit Horse Show July 17th-19th. This year, all money raised through the show will go to the University of Georgia’s Eventing Team. The University of Georgia’s Eventing Team strives to make eventing feasible, financially and time wise, for young riders who would normally have to choose between riding competitively or the time and cost of college.
In doing this, they hope to bring more publicity to the sport of eventing as a whole, and also develop more top level riders that can go on to represent the US in international competition. The team has members from the pre-Beginner Novice level all the way up to Advanced and is currently the leader in both team and individual collegiate team challenge wins. This is very exciting event in the equestrian community as three disciplines of riding – Hunters, Jumpers, and Eventers – join hands and hooves.
We highly encourage everyone in the area come out and join in the fun! We estimate around 200 horses will be competing throughout the weekend.
On Friday there will a lot of fun for everyone – classes such as Ride a Buck, Jumper Relay, and Egg & Spoon, a mechanical bull to test your rodeo skills, a raffle with many exciting additions for your tack collection, face painting, and more! Saturday and Sunday will feature competitive Hunter and Jumper classes that are recognized by the Georgia Hunter Jumper Association.
Not a horse person? Not a problem! There will be many awesome vendors and tons of entertainment throughout the weekend. So bring your horse, friends, and family!
It is not too late to donate to a great cause! The UGA Eventing Team is still taking donations for the giveaway and raffle items. If you are interested in being a vendor or donating your time to provide a service at the show, please contact Kelly Boltz or Kaitlyn Ruff (contact information listed below).
This is a great opportunity to get publicity for yourself, your company and/or your product! The UGA Eventing Team always brings a crowd of supporters, parents, and future UGA Eventers, so come join the fun!
For more information on the show and to enter, please visit the Ticket to Ride Facebook page.
Please contact UGA Eventing Treasurer and event planner, Kelly Boltz, at [email protected] with any additional questions regarding the show. Please contact UGA Eventing President, Kaitlyn Ruff, at [email protected] for any questions regarding the University of Georgia’s Eventing Team.