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2009 $20,000 TCH Fox Chase Show Series Fast Facts

Event:

2009 $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate TCH Fox Chase Show Series

What:

The TCH Fox Chase Show Series offers an annual non-rated show circuit for talented, local equestrians. The farm hosts two shows a month, and competitions continue throughout the year until late September, with year-end awards and $20,000 in prize money presented at the series' annual year-end party.

Where:

Fox Chase Farm in Middleburg, VA. A horse show, clinic and event facility that is conveniently located in the heart of hunt country.

When:

January 10: Fox Chase Farm Kick-Off Horse Show, the first show of the 2009 $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Fox Chase Farm Horse Show Series. This show will be held indoors.

January 24: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show, held indoors

February 14: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show

February 28: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show

March 7: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show

March 21: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show

April 4-5: USHJA Emerging Athletes Program

April 11: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show

April 25: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show

May 9: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show

May 23: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show

May 31:$5,000 JUST JUMPERS MINI-PRIX featuring courses designed and built by Olympic Gold Medalist Joe Fargis

June 13: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show

June 20: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show

July 11: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show

July 18: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show

August 1: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show

August 22: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show

September 7: $5,000 JUST JUMPERS MINI-PRIX featuring courses designed and built by Olympic Gold Medalist Joe Fargis

September 12: Final Horse Show $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show

September 26: Final Pony Show $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show

Hours:

8am - 5pm daily

Admission:

Admission is free to the public.

Parking:

Parking is free to the public.

Directions:

Fox Chase Farm is located on Route 50 between Middleburg and Aldie at 23323 Foxchase Farm Lane, Middleburg, VA 20117. Detailed directions are available online.

Website: http://www.foxchasefarm.net

Ring Dimensions/Specs:

Both show arenas were recently re-graded and reconstructed. The outdoor arena has new dust-free footing that becomes sponge-like when watered. The rings have competition standard lighting, and the facility has a state-of-the-art sound system with 16 speakers placed throughout the arenas and stabling.

The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:

Indoor: 80' x 200'

Outdoor: 160' x 350'

Outdoor Schooling Arena: 165' x 130'

Facility Features:

*New All Weather frost-free waterers in paddocks

*New fenced board paddocks

*Security system with code at gate

*47 stall barn with attached indoor arena

*Weather-protected access to arena from stable for horses and riders

*Wash stall with hot/cold water and heat lamps

*Grooming stalls with heat lamps

*Gazebo, which comfortably accommodates up to 50 people for BBQs, outdoor receptions, and events

*Six stall owner's barn with hot/cold wash stalls and heat lamps, tack room and private bathroom and shower

*Cross-country course

*Individual tack lockers

*Private men's and women's changing rooms and showers

*Front office and lounge next to indoor arena with fireplaces, central heat and air-conditioning

*Newly remodeled men's and women's bathrooms with central heat and central air-conditioning

*Two bedroom/ two full bathroom cottage available for short term rent - equipped with kitchen and sitting area, perfect for visitors in town for foxhunting, showing, or just passing through Middleburg

Sponsors:

Middleburg Bank

Merrifield Garden Center

Carr & Hyde Insurance

Margaret Weinberg Design

SiteWhirks

Wegmans

Rainbow Child Development Center

Norden Insurance

Extreme Level

My Suburban Oasis

Old Waterloo Equine Clinic

Sponsor Contacts:

Maureen Hanley 540-687-5255, Diane Lunsford 703-618-9992

Horse Show Photographer: Peggy Smith, http://www.peggyjsmith.com

Awards and Recognitions:

2008 Top 10 Horse Shows - Virginia Horse Show Association

2008 Finalist Award: Small Business of the Year - Loudoun Chamber of Commerce

2007 Winner of Equine Business of the Year - Loudoun Chamber of Commerce

2007 Top 10 Horse Shows - Virginia Horse Show Association

2007 Finalist Award: Equine Business of the Year - Loudoun Chamber of Commerce

2006 Top 10 Horse Shows - Virginia Horse Show Association

Management:

Maureen Hanley, Director of Operations

Fox Chase Farm, LLC

P.O. Box 743

Middleburg, VA 20118

Email: foxchasefarm@verizon.net

website: http://www.foxchasefarm.net

Office: 540-687-5255

Fax: 540-687-3084



Photo Caption: An exhibitor competes at the TCH Fox Chase Show Series. Photo 2009 Peggy J. Smith. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

 

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