Brave Horse Show Park hosted the Mid-Ohio Dressage Association’s Mid-Ohio Classic I and II July 13-16, welcoming about 100 horses and competitors from throughout the region. Although nearly 3 inches of rain fell on Thursday of the show, tests continued due to the Brave Horse drainage system and the Footing First LLC premier footing.
“We are so pleased with the ability of the grounds and rings to handle whatever weather comes our way,” said Matt Harris, owner of Brave Horse. “Our decision to plan and invest in superior infrastructure was made out of respect for the health of the horse and to insure a high quality competitor experience. We’re very gratified by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from MODA.”
Riders were rewarded the rest of the weekend with picture perfect weather. Competitor comments included:
“We really appreciate the thought that went into building this place. Quality and concern for the horses went into every detail.”
“What an amazing premier facility--from the beautiful property layout to the roomy, well thought out stall arrangements. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.”
Jessica Turner on Acapella, photography credit Winslow Photography
Competition returns to Brave Horse Show Park July 20 when the Brave Horse Show Series continues with Week IV. As with the previous two show weeks, Week IV is expected to reach capacity. Entries are due at 9pm this evening at www.brave-horse.com.
In a partnership with the renowned New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day, Brave Horse has added a rider style award to be selected from the Hunter Derby competitors on Friday afternoon of competition. The New Albany Classic Rider Style Award winner will be provided with complimentary tickets to the 20th Anniversary of The Classic along with Classic merchandise and other gifts. Brave Horse Ohio is a sponsor of The Classic, the main fundraiser for The Center for Family Safety and Healing.
Said Harris, “Brave Horse is pleased to support The New Albany Classic not only for the role it plays in sport development but also because 100% of the proceeds help restore hope to families in our community. We admire the quality and community focus of The Classic and look forward to being the sponsor of the rider autograph area when the event occurs September 24th.”
For sponsor, competitor and spectator information please refer to brave-horse.com. Stay informed about Brave Horse on Facebook at Brave Horse Ohio, on Instagram at @bravehorseohio and on Twitter at @bravehorseohio and on Snapchat at Brave Horse Ohio. The Brave Horse hashtag is #ridebrave.
About Brave Horse Brave Horse is a 75 acre show grounds located at 1029 South County Line Road inJohnstown, Ohio near Columbus, Ohio. Brave Horse Show Series 2017 features nine weeks of competition, including two weeks of the internationally-sanctioned Split Rock Jumping tour.