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It's Show-cation Time! Make Memories at the Charleston Summer Classic! May 16, 2017

From:The Classic Company and Gulf Coast Classic Company <>
Subject:It's Show-cation Time! Make Memories at the Charleston Summer Classic!
Preheader:The Andell Inn Returns as Official Lodging Partner! Special Rates for Competitors!
USEF Premier Rated | USEF Jumper Level 4

Christian Schroeder and friends enjoy a ride on the beach!  [Photo credit:  Jonathan Rabon]

For Immediate Release:  May 16, 2017
Johns Island, South Carolina

Vacation plans are underway, show schedules are set on the calendar and that means it's time to book your condos and rooms for the Charleston Summer Classic that takes place July 11-22nd!  
Official Lodging Partner, The Andell Inn 

The show takes place on John's Island during the peak vacation season and in order to get the best lodging, you need to book your rooms now! Official Lodging Partner, The Andell Inn, is the ultimate boutique hotel located in close proximity to the show grounds and adjacent to Fresh Fields complex, home of upscale shopping and dining. The Andell Inn boasts a beautiful, infinity pool, fabulous on-site Porch Bar offering delectable dishes as well as luxurious rooms equipped with microwaves and refrigerators.  Special rates for competitors are available by clicking on this link!  It's high season on the island, so don't delay!
The infinity pool at the Andell Inn

This is one show that the whole family will enjoy! Golf fans can play on several world class courses, families can enjoy the beach, boating and wind surfing. Fishing enthusiasts can charter a boat from  Bohicket Marina, located less than five miles from the show grounds. Looking to rent a beach front condo?  Check out Coastal Getaways of South Carolina!
When not jumping fences, the girls from Tustin Farm are jumping waves! [Photo credit: Debbie Junkin]

The Charleston Summer Classic is rated AA Premier Hunters and Level 4 Jumpers. Since the Charleston Summer Classic is the place families head to horse show, the schedule offers even more classes for everyone! Novice riders can enjoy equitation and hunter classes with heights ranging from 2' and 2'3" and up. Want to try out the jumper division? Heights range from .75 m to 1.35 m. The Charleston Summer Classic offers weekly $35,000 Grand Prix, $5,000 Horseflight Welcome Classes, $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies, presented by Kruse Cushion Ride, Pony Model classes and the Children's Hunter Classic, presented by Finish Line Horse Products

Don't forget, this is the last  Classic Company show to earn points for the $30,000 Green Hunter Classic, presented by Ariat, JPC Equestrian, The Farm House and Friends of Ellen Veitch. The top twenty plus five horse and rider teams chosen by lottery, will be invited to compete in this special offering Week I of the Atlanta Fall Classics for NO ENTRY FEE!
"We support the development of the Green Hunters and we could think of no better way to promote them than by offering this $30,000 Green Hunter Classic!" said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company. "The response has been outstanding and we're looking forward to sending out the invitations to those who qualified in August," he added.   Click here to view the up to date standings.

Riders and their families enjoy some time on the water

The show runs from Tuesday through Saturday to allow for extra beach time and there is a special social event most every day in the VIP tent. "Tables are already being purchased and reserved for this year's show," commented Grace McShane, VIP Coordinator. "VIP in Charleston is the best and everyone really loves it," she added.
The Unbridled Affair at the Seabrook Club is a favorite for everyone at the show!  [Photo credit:  Alison Hartwell Photography]

Riders often say that this is the one of the only horse shows that the entire family wants to attend! And, there's a reason for that. Conde Naste has awarded Charleston the #1 Vacation Destination in the country. Pristine beaches, boutique hotels, ocean front condos, and historic downtown are just a few of the reasons people choose to show at the Charleston Summer Classic. Jenkintown, Pennsylvania rider Maggie Junkin and her family as well as the Tustin Farm crew from Hainesport, New Jersey will be returning to the Charleston Summer Classic this summer. "We've been coming here for a couple of years now and we wouldn't miss it!" said Debbie Junkin. "It's a great show and a real family vacation for all of us!" she said.

"The Charleston Summer Classic, the flagship competition of the Classic Company, will celebrate 26 years this summer," commented Bell. "We pull out all the stops to make this show the best! From the silver trophies, to competitions, prize money, special events and VIP, this is by far 'the' horse show experience everyone at your barn and in your family will enjoy. Folks keep returning and new ones show up. John's Island is breathtaking, the horse show a blast and the beach is the best. Downtown is a few miles away and you can stay on the beach and show here! You can't beat it!" he said.

Don't miss out! Head to the Charleston Summer Classic, the original Show-Cation Destination! Reserve your stalls and enter today!  Come make memories with us!
The Charleston Summer Classic

Boutique (boo·tek ́) a. A horse show that is fashionable and unique. Always held at a wonderful venue with excellent accommodations for special horses, owners, and  riders.  Always  involves parties,  special  classes  and  fun  events.  Always has excellent trophies and rewards Grand Champions. Always has mimosas on Sunday mornings.

Our stalls will be limited to 500. There are 200 permanent stalls and four tents. That's it. Call as soon as possible for reservations. There are a limited number of camper spots on the show grounds with electric and water. We love our flagship show and can't wait to welcome you back! Great competition, lovely venue, perfect location, beaches, downtown historic Charleston, parties and VIP-fun for the whole family and barn! 

Exhibitor Information

(Click on the cover to download prize list)

$35,000 Grand Prix each week

Schedule Week 1
Schedule Week 2

Entry Form
Camper Form

Social Calendar

Lodging Information
Andell Inn   
300 Farm Lake View Rd
Kiawah Island, SC 29455


Andell Inn is the newest resort hotel on Kiawah Island and proud sponsor of the Charleston Summer Classic.  Featured as a Top 10 Hotel in Southern Living Magazine, Andell Inn offers studio and two bedroom lodging with completely equipped kitchens and living rooms.  On-site dining, entertainment and night life as well as a salt water pool and fabulous location makes Andell Inn the best choice in lodging in close proximity to the Charleston Summer Classic.  Bring the whole family, including the dog!  Andell Inn is pet-friendly!

Click here to visit hotel website

Creekside Lands Inn    
16 miles from event


Welcome to the Creekside Lands Inn in Charleston South Carolina where you will find true Southern Hospitality. Located near historic Charleston, the Creekside Lands Inn hotel is an intimate retreat secluded among moss draped majestic oaks and a spectacular view of Long Branch Creek, a tidal saltwater creek teeming with shrimp, blue crab and a variety of fish.

Amenities include small private dock for crabbing and fishing, picnic area with grills located by the swimming pool, and free Wifi.

Under new management, Creekside Lands Inn is 16 miles from Mullet Hall Equestrian Center and near shopping, the Charleston International Airport and much more. Check out the new website and Creekside Lands Inn is pet friendly.

Click here to visit hotel website

Information for condominium rentals:

Coastal Getaways     
Nancy Buck


Coastal Getaways Can Help Make Your Seabrook Island Vacation Perfect for You. Vacation time is important. It is when lasting memories are made with families and friends. It's when you slow down, lay back and enjoy nature's beauty around you. It's a time to rejuvenate and focus on doing activities that make you smile. No other place offers you so much to do, so much to see, so much to enjoy than Seabrook Island.

Coastal Getaways of South Carolina goal is to match you with the perfect home, cottage, townhome, or villa for your Seabrook Island vacation. Whether you are traveling with the entire family, looking for a romantic holiday, or planning a sport-filled getaway, we can find the ideal accommodations for your visit. With our help, you can experience all that makes Seabrook Island perfect for you.

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for Seabrook & Kiawah Islands


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