Sleepy Hollow Stables to Compete in Hampton Classic and Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix
Events Are a First for Club’s Equestrian Program
Sleepy Hollow, NY – For the first time, Sleepy Hollow Stables at Sleepy Hollow Country Club will compete in the Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, August 28-September 4 and the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix in Saugerties, September 11. The competition in highly prestigious horse shows are among the highlight events of the Club’s centennial year celebration.
Geoff Case, Sleepy Hollow Stables Head Trainer and Equestrian Manager, will ride two horses in the 36th Annual Hampton Classic and follow-up a week later with an appearance in Saugerties.
On August 31, he’ll ride Rubix, a Holsteiner Stallion in the 6-Year-Old Jumper Championships category. Case, who owns and bred Rubix, said: “Rubix’s mother is Carbonada, who was a really good Grand Prix horse for me. Rubix is one of the only horses ever to sweep every category of the 4-year-old futurity and we have high hopes for this event.”
On September 4, Case and Sil, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood Gelding, will jump in the Hampton’s FTI $250,000 Grand Prix championship. Sil is owned by Laura Connolly of Rye.
In addition to Rubix and Sil, Case will bring eight other Sleepy Hollow Stables horses that will compete in various categories during the week-long Hampton Show.
On September 11, Case and Sil will compete again, this time in the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix. Case will be among 45 riders who qualified to compete in the riches grand prix in the U.S.
In addition, Jennifer Bliss of North Salem, who recently joined Sleepy Hollow Stables as a trainer and rider, will be among 75 top hunter riders in the U.S. who will compete in the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final, also in Saugerties. She will ride Elitere, a seven-year-old Hanoverian Gelding owned by Julie deVaulx of North Salem.
Case noted: “Qualifying to ride in these Grand Prix shows is quite an honor both personally and for Sleepy Hollow Stables. It is another indication of the progress we are making to enhance our equestrian program.”
Sleepy Hollow Stables has been an integral part of Sleepy Hollow Country Club since its creation more than a century ago. ,The centerpiece of the equestrian facility is the 45 European-style stable that was designed by noted architects McKim Mead & White in the early 1900s for the Vanderbilt family which owned the property. Adjacent to the stable is the Logan Riding Ring, a unique building that features a highly-unusual roof and ceiling system of intricate wood trusses. Built in 1929, the ring has undergone a series of major renovations in recent years that will ensure its continuing reputation as a premier year-round, indoor riding facility.
The appointment of a grand prix team headed by Geoff Case has been part of Sleepy Hollow Country Club’s ongoing efforts to enhance its equestrian program. The Club is one of only about a dozen country clubs in the U.S. which includes an extensive equestrian program. In addition to Sleepy Hollow Stables, the Club offers a top-100 golf course, a top-50 tennis program, a top-50 squash program, swimming, skeet and trap shooting.
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