East Freehold, NJ – July 19, 2006 – The 111th annual Monmouth County Horse Show, held at East Freehold Park in New Jersey from August 16-20, 2006, is one of the oldest continuous equestrian events in the country. Benefiting the Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, this “AA” rated competition is also a “Ride for Riverview” fundraiser. Without the “Ride for Riverview” Committee and chairwoman, Carol Stillwell, the horse show would not be the special community event that it is today.
Stillwell is one of the driving forces behind the Monmouth County Horse Show and Ride for Riverview. Since 1998, the Ride for Riverview has raised over $500,000, which enables the Cancer Center to enhance patient treatment rooms. Some of the proceeds have helped to fund programs and services such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), the next generation of cancer fighting treatment technology. The Booker Cancer Center, which opened in 1998, offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient oncology services in an environment that is comforting, easily accessible and technically advanced.
Stillwell is the president of Stillwell-Hansen Inc., a company that provides the Total Building Management Solution program for: technical services, data sites, parts and services, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, network power protection and electronic equipment protection. It was founded in 1969 in Roselle Park, NJ, and is now based out of Edison, NJ. Her successful company gives back to the equestrian community as a major sponsor of the Monmouth County Horse Show, including the title sponsorship of the $30,000 Grand Prix.
“Through volunteers and our horse show committee, we take pride in helping the horse show develop,” commented Stillwell. “The end result is that we benefit a wonderful cause. I made a commitment to give back to the community and combine my love of horses with that, and the horse show has been gracious enough to allow us to use their venue to raise money.”
With support from Stillwell and the Ride for Riverview Committee, as well as the impressive horse show management skills of Leo Conroy, the show is now bigger and more popular than ever before. Conroy’s wife, Samantha, and Jennifer Glass are also integral parts of the horse show’s success, handling awards presentations and exhibitor hospitality.
“Through Carol Stillwell’s efforts, we have been able to donate hundreds and thousands of dollars from every horse show over the past six years,” stated Conroy. “The 2005 Ride for Riverview at Monmouth County Horse Show raised more than $75,000! We are extremely appreciative of everyone who has played a part in benefiting our charity.”
The horse show provides activities for the entire family and incorporates top notch hospitality into every facet. Events such as Family Day, the exhibitors’ party, and the traditional “Mimosa at Monmouth” party add to the relaxing and social atmosphere. Highlights of the competition include the $30,000 Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. Grand Prix, the $25,000 Paul Miller Automotive Group Grand Prix, and the $5,000 Monmouth Hunter Classic. In addition, spectators and exhibitors can take a stroll through vendor village and peruse all of the unique shops or pick up last minute grooming supplies at one of the on-site tack stores.
Complimentary continental breakfast is offered daily at the show from 7 to 9 AM; and, for those interested in extra comfort and convenience, the Monmouth County Horse Show provides spectators with the Grand Prix Pavilion. The catered pavilion is centrally located by the grand prix arena and organized by hospitality specialist Kim Tudor. It will be open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 2:00 PM, and on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
111th Annual Monmouth County Horse Show Fast Facts
EVENT: 111th Annual Monmouth County Horse Show and Ride for Riverview to benefit Riverview Medical Center
WHAT: New Jersey’s Longest Running and Most Prestigious Hunter and Jumper Horse Show. Sanctioned and recognized by: United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) “AA” USEF 3*, American Hunter Jumper Foundation (AHJF), New Jersey Professional Horseman’s Association (NJPHA), New Jersey Horse Show Association (NJHSA), Marshall and Sterling and USGPL, North American League, Washington International Horse Show, A Member Event of the World Champion Hunter Rider Program Tour. (AHJF/WCHR Series)
WHERE: East Freehold Park, Freehold, New Jersey
WHEN: August 16th through 20th, 2006
ADMISSION: Admission is free to the public.
PARKING: Parking is free to the public.
VIP SEATING: Spectator Club Tables:
Front Row Tables (seating for 12) $1,500
2nd & 3rd Row Tables (seating for 8) $1,000
Includes lunch Wed through Saturday 12-2, Sunday 1-3
We DO NOT sell individual seats.
Caterer is "David's World Famous"
Contact Pam Morris – 732-741-3847
or email at:MCHSA1@aol.com
VENDOR/TRADE: Prices range from $225 to $275 with oversized spaces available. Hook ups and water extra. Vendors, please call Pam Morris, 732-741-3847, fax is 732-530-7939 or e-mail to MCHSAemail@example.com
DIRECTIONS: From North:
Garden State Parkway to Rte. 9 South. Rte. 9 South to Rte. 18 South. Rte. 18 South to Rte. 537 West. Rte. 527 West to Kozloski Rd. jughandle (right turn). Follow ramp to Kozlowski Road West. Show grounds 1 ½ miles on the right.
Garden State Parkway to Exit 98, Rte. 34 North. Rte. 34 North to Rte. 33 West. Rte. 33 West to Kozlowski Road. Turn right on Kozlowski Rd. Show grounds after first light on left.
Exit 8 (from South). Take Rte. 33 East, stay on alternate route (not business) to Halls Mills Road East. Halls Mills Road turns into Kozloski Rd. after third light. Show grounds is on left.
THE FACILITY: East Freehold Park
1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold, NJ
(732) 842-4000 or (732) 431-4664http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/index.asp
81 beautiful acres of show grounds for horse shows, dog shows, and special events each year, including the Irish Festival. East Freehold Park is the home of the annual Monmouth County Fair. Upwards of 100,000 people enjoy the 5-day late July event. Permanent show rings. Tens of thousands have attended the Monmouth County Horse Show over the years.
HIGHLIGHTS: The 111th Annual Monmouth County Horse Show and the Ride for Riverview will once again benefit the Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, located in Red Bank, New Jersey. Through the generosity of sponsors and exhibitors, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for this worthwhile cause.
Thursday August 17, 2006
$25,000 Paul Miller Automotive Group Grand Prix
Friday, August 18, 2006
$3000 NAL Jumper Speed Stake
Marshall & Sterling Childrens Hunter Classic
Saturday, August 19,,20, 2006
“Family Day at Monmouth” 10am-4pm featuring Pony Rides, Face Painting, Clowns, Rides and Games
Monmouth Junior/Amateur Owner Hunter Classic and Children and Adult Jumpers
Marshall & Sterling Adults Hunter Classic
Sunday, August 21, 2006
Stillwell Hansen Leadline classes
Pipe and Drums of the Jersey Shore Shillelaghs
$2,500 Junior-Amateur Owner Jumper Classic
$30,000 Stillwell-Hansen Grand Prix
Marshall & Sterling Jumper Childrens and Adult Classics
CONTACT: THE MONMOUTH COUNTY HORSE SHOW
The Monmouth County Horse Show
Stadium Jumping, Inc.
1301 Sixth Ave West Suite 406
Bradenton, FL 34205
Prior to August 14 (941) 744-5465
From August 15 (732) 780-3150
Photo Credit: Samantha Conroy and Carol Stillwell at Monmouth County Horse Show. Photo by: Ken Kraus/PhelpsSports.com.
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