The Ride & Learn Series offers equestrians the opportunity to learn with some of the sport’s best in a clinic-like atmosphere at the Colorado Horse Park. Students of equestrian sport can fine-tune their riding skills and improve their technique as knowledgeable riders and trainers constructively critique and educate participating members. Ride and Learn participant spaces are limited.

For more information please contact: Vivien Van Buren – CHP Education & Event Manager at 303-883-6560 or vniviv@cs.com

Ride and Learn Clinic with Kevin Babington at CHP

From Ireland to the United States, from the Olympics to private clinics, Kevin Babington is the quintessential professional. Throughout the past 30 years, the rider and trainer has methodically built a respected name for himself in his adopted homeland of Pennsylvania. Kevin is best known for his partnership with the jumper Carling King, a horse that took him to the 2004 Athens Olympics and carried him to over 30 top ten finishes in grand prix classes around the world. He continues to compete at the top levels of the sport, with numerous grand prix wins and placings with Mark Q and Shorapur.

Presently, Kevin continues to make his mark on the international circuit. Currently he is campaigning his horse Mark Q, who has won numerous grand prix and placed in the HITS $1 Million Grand Prix in the past 2 consecutive years. He is also fortunate to be working with a great group of extremely loyal and supportive clients and owners. Kevin’s professional focus remains on his competition riding, sales business, and top-level jumper students. When he is not traveling to teach clinics or helping students at home and at shows he is spending time with his family.

Space is limited, so please sign up now. Fill out the form below and send it with a check made payable to The Colorado Horse Park, 7522 S. Pinery Drive, Parker, CO 80134. Attention: Vivien Van Buren. For more information, please call Vivien Van Buren at (303) 883-6560 or email vniviv@cs.com. Closing Date for Entry is Friday, April 7, 2017.

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The Snowflake Series Schooling Shows continues February 18th -19th at CHP

The series, which will run in partnership with the Colorado Hunter Jumper Association (CHJA), will offer more $6,000 in prize money across the four events and is set to host an array of divisions for competitors in the Colorado region looking to gain competition experience during the winter and spring seasons.

In an effort to expand opportunities for riders based in the state from January to May, and utilize the amenities at the facility, CHP will offer competition on the following weekends as part of the 2017 CHP Snowflake Schooling Series: January 21-22, February 18-19, April 15-16, and May 6-7.  View current standing here.

   

Marches On

The first CHJA Group II show of the season kicks off

at the Colorado Horse Park March 18th -19th.

 

Summer in the Rockies Series to Highlight Competition at

The Colorado Horse Park in 2017

 

For Immediate Release

 

Parker, CO – January 31, 2017 – The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) is pleased to announce the official dates for the 2017 Summer in the Rockies Series, which will feature seven weeks of hunter, jumper, and equitation competition. The SIR Series will begin on Wednesday, June 7, and continue through Sunday, July 23. The facility, which had one of the most successful years to date in 2016, will look to continue welcoming equestrians from across the country for exciting competition opportunities throughout the summer months. The prize list for the 2017 SIR Series will be available at the beginning of February at www.coloradohorsepark.com.

 

To learn more about the 2017 Summer In The Rockies Series please visit www.coloradohorsepark.com

 

 

We’re looking forward to welcoming back exhibitors to The Colorado Horse Park for an exciting and competitive season in 2017,” said Meg Krueger, COO of The Colorado Horse Park. “In an effort to provide a wider base of competition opportunities for hunter and jumper riders during the Summer in the Rockies Series, we have increased prize money for both disciplines and are bringing international competition back to the venue with the first ever FEI CSI 2* under our new ownership.”

 

The series will offer a $20,000 Welcome Stake, as well as $10,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classic during each week of competition, creating an action-packed atmosphere at the venue for seven consecutive weeks. A $10,000 Professional Rider Bonus and a $5,000 Junior/Amateur Rider Bonus will be offered at the conclusion of the series.

 

SIR I (June 7-11) will host a $30,000 Grand Prix on Saturday, June 10, in conjunction with the $20,000 Welcome Stake to kick off the series with an exciting start. SIR II (June 14-18) will increase grand prix prize money, offering a $40,000 Grand Prix, alongside the first major hunter week, which will feature a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby and $1,000 Pony Hunter Derby. The week will also host a Colorado Hunter Jumper Association (CHJA) sanctioned competition.

 

The series will continue with SIR III (June 21-25) and host the first $10,000 Under 25 Grand Prix of the season. A $50,000 Grand Prix on Saturday, June 24, will raise the stakes as the series approaches its halfway point. SIR IV (June 28 – July 2) will bring back top hunter classes, showcasing a second $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby and $1,000 Pony Hunter Derby, alongside a $60,000 Grand Prix.

 

SIR V (July 5-9) marks the continuation of the series and increase in prize money purse, offering a $70,000 Ariat® Grand Prix and secondary $10,000 Under 25 Grand Prix. SIR VI (July 12-16) is the final week of major national show jumping competition ahead of the highly anticipated FEI CSI 2* at the venue, which will conclude the 2017 edition of the series. SIR VI will host the final $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby and $1,000 Pony Hunter Derby, before welcoming an $80,000 Grand Prix.

 

The Colorado Horse Park will host the first FEI CSI 2* (July 19-July 23) in the history of the Summer in the Rockies Series under Krueger’s leadership, and conclude the series for the 2017 calendar year. The week will serve as a celebrated culmination featuring a $35,000 Welcome Stake CSI 2*, and $100,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI 2* for international show jumpers. The week will also highlight the hunter discipline, welcoming the only World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) Week of the series and feature a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, complimenting what is sure to be an exciting week of equestrian competition at CHP.

 

The 2017 calendar year will be the first year that CHP hosts three major FEI-sanctioned competitions spanning three disciplines including dressage, show jumping, and eventing. FEI CDI and FEI CCI/CIC competition is set to take place from June 1-4, before the start of the SIR Series.

 

A new addition to this year’s hospitality packages at CHP will include Concierge Services, arranged through the CHP management staff that will allow exhibitors and their family members to explore the beautiful landscape of Colorado and experience all that the Denver and Rocky Mountain region has to offer. Lunch & Learn events, as well as an array of social activities on grounds, will be scheduled throughout the duration of the summer.

 

The VIP Pavilion at CHP will once again offer table reservations throughout the seven-week series. Please contact hospitality@coloradohorsepark.com to secure your tables reservations today!

 

 

 

 

For more information on The Colorado Horse Park please visit www.coloradohorsepark.com

 or call 303-841-5550. 

 

The Colorado Horse Park

ANNOUNCES

the 2017 CHP Snowflake Series Schooling Shows

For Immediate ReleaseParker, CO – January 3, 2017 – The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) has announced the introduction of the 2017 CHP Snowflake Schooling Series, which will be hosted at the venue starting in January of 2017, and continuing through the month of May.

“As we embark on a new and exciting season for the CHP, we are proud to expand our event offerings to welcome this new and expanded schooling series,” said Meg Krueger, COO of The Colorado Horse Park. “The Park proudly supports disciplines and equestrians of all ages and experience levels. We aim to encourage growth of our Colorado equestrian industry both locally through offering this series that centers around fun, horsemanship, sportsmanship and competition, and nationally through our initiatives for education.”

The series, which will run in partnership with the Colorado Hunter Jumper Association (CHJA), will offer more $6,000 in prize money across the four events and is set to host an array of divisions for competitors in the Colorado region looking to gain competition experience during the winter and spring seasons.

In an effort to expand opportunities for riders based in the state from January to May, and utilize the amenities at the facility, CHP will offer competition on the following weekends as part of the 2017 CHP Snowflake Schooling Series: January 21-22February 18-19April 15-16, and May 6-7.For more information on The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) please visit www.coloradohorsepark.com.