Canadian Country Classic Set for Expansion

Canadian Country Classic Set for Expansion

HALTON HILLS, ON (RUSHPRNEWS) August 22, 2007- Halton Place may be Canada’s fastest-growing show jumping venue and is set to add new show jumping features and other new attractions in 2007.

Halton Place’s premier tournament, the Canadian Country Classic, will host a $75,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier on September 2nd, during the second week of its two-week run.

The Canadian Country Classic has also been awarded the right to host the Eastern Canadian Qualifier for the FEI Children’s International Jumping Final. Open to riders 12 to 14 years of age, the winner of this competition will join the winner of the Western Canadian Qualifier to compete in the FEI Children’s International Jumping Final in

Jalapa, Mexico, December 3rd to 8th. The object of this competition is to give talented child riders the opportunity to experience international competition with support from the international federation. The children’s qualifers will be held on August 31st and September 1st.The Canadian Country Classic’s first week, August 22nd to 26th, is geared primarily to “Next Generation” riders, but features an open jumper division and grand prix.

Halton Hills is located close to Georgetown and Milton and within an easy drive from Oakville or

Burlington, making it the closest show jumping venue to Greater Toronto Area suburbs. It is also one of the most scenic, overlooking the beautiful Niagara Escarpment.This year’s tournament will also host a classic car show, and beach volleyball and BMX competitions. A contest for young riders will be introduced, in which a $2,000 bursary will be awarded to a rider who submits a video displaying his or her riding talents. The video will be judged on technique, potential and creativity by a panel of celebrity judges.

With youth being one of the themes of this year’s tournament, SickKids Foundation will benefit through various special features.

For further information contact:
Jayne Huddleston:
(905) 338-8328 media@haltonplace.com
or
Megan Krueger (905) 873-2316 ext. 30 megan@haltonplace.com

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