New for 2018 EMO Western States Championship Show 

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$10,000 in added prize money, plus more fun at The Celebration is why exhibitors should add these two events to their 2018 show schedule.

Get ready for another exciting year at the EMO Western States Championship and The Celebration with 10 AQHA shows (combined between the two events). Dates are confirmed for June 28 – July 8, 2018, at the extraordinary South Point Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. For 2018, an estimated $10,000 will be paid to the winners of the championship classes in addition to the gold, silver and bronze trophies.

The EMO Western States Championship is a prestigious championship-style event that exhibitors qualify for by attending Quarter Horse shows January 1 – December 31, 2017. Qualifying is available via state or nationally. To check on state/national qualifying rules, go to: westernstateschampionship.org/qualifying.html

Championship classes include open, amateur, amateur select and youth Western and English rail classes, trail, western riding, reining, working cow horse, speed events and performance halter.

In addition to the EMO Western States Championship, the 10-judge Celebration Quarter Horse division runs in conjunction with the EMO Western States Championship Show. AQHA open, amateur, amateur Select, youth and Level 1 classes are offered. You do not need to qualify to show in the AQHA Celebration classes.

For information on the EMO Western States Championship show or The Celebration AQHA show, go to WesternStatesChampionship.org.

Do you have news to share from your AQHA affiliate? Send it to Tara Matsler at tmatsler@aqha.org.

EMO Continues Sponsorship of Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company Show Jumping Events

EMO, the leaders in equine insurance, has returned to sponsor the award-winning Classic Company and Gulf Coast Classic 2017 show jumping events!

   Sue Bopp, EMO Corporate Operations Officer, is also an avid horsewoman and fox hunter.

Sue Bopp, EMO Corporate Operations Officer, is also an avid horsewoman and fox hunter.

EMO is the title sponsor of the upcoming $10,000 EMO Jumper Classic Week I, which takes place on Saturday night, January 16 at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Pensacola Circuit. The Circuit kicks off January 13 at the Escambia County Equestrian Center in Pensacola, Florida, for three weeks of top show jumping and hunter competition. 

EMO will also be the presenting sponsor of the Atlanta Spring Classic's Week I $35,000 Grand Prix on March 25, 2017, the Atlanta Summer Classic's Week II Grand Prix June 24th, as well as the presenting sponsor of the Atlanta Fall Classic's Week I Grand Prix on November 11. 

"We continue to support the Classic shows because they run quality events and take care of their exhibitors. EMO supports that kind of partnership and is proud to sponsor their award-winning shows," said Sue Bopp, EMO Corporate Operations Officer.

   Top producer, Mike Moran, can be found at most premiere equestrian competitions in the country.

Top producer, Mike Moran, can be found at most premiere equestrian competitions in the country.

Founded by horsemen for horsemen, EMO has been an integral part of the equine industry for 33 years. Their top three leading producers, in fact, are top competitors and work in all facets of the industry: Mike Moran, Sue Bopp and Martha Hall. EMO offers more than 15 insurance products and is currently in 47 states throughout the United States. 

"We are very thankful for EMO's continued support of the Classic Company shows," commented Bob Bell, president of Classic Company. "Their agents are directly involved in the horse industry and are well respected by farm and horse owners," he said. "Their customer service and product knowledge are second to none, and we are proud to have them on board."

EMO believes that your horse is a valuable asset and considerable financial investment. Protecting that investment with equine insurance has been EMO's specialty for more than 33 years.

   Martha Hall, EMO top producer, fox hunts and competes in the show ring. 

Martha Hall, EMO top producer, fox hunts and competes in the show ring. 

They have earned a reputation for providing horse owners with the highest quality of coverage, best customer service and quick claim settlement. That's why so many horse owners, trainers and farm managers nationwide trust their insurance needs to EMO.
 


   Lauren Hester won last year's $10,000 EMO Jumper Classic with Hester Equestrian's Wender, at the Pensacola Winter Circuit.

Lauren Hester won last year's $10,000 EMO Jumper Classic with Hester Equestrian's Wender, at the Pensacola Winter Circuit.

ABOUT THE CLASSIC COMPANY

The Classic Company's philosophy is to offer an event for every level of rider and horse.  From Lead Line to Olympic-level Grand Prix competition, from seasoned veteran horse-and-rider team to a first-time horse show experience, the Classic Company offers competition that provides the competitor substantial prize money, award-winning facilities and courses, quality competition and the best customer service in the industry. 
 
Service is what sets the Classic Company apart from other horse show companies. Consistently awarded the USHJA's Member Choice Award for providing excellent customer-friendly competitions, the Classic Company provides champion service from in-gates to show office at all its venues. 

Top competition with an emphasis on southern hospitality is their hallmark and the reason thousands prefer to compete at Classic Company-produced events each year.

For more information contact info@classiccompany.com.
For sponsorship and press inquiries, contact Lisa Engel.
For program advertising opportunities, contact Drew Costa.

ClassicCompany.com 
Phone/Fax:  (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311, Johns Island, SC 29457

Press Release courtesy of the Classic Company

EMO Congratulates the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Trip of the Show Winners

Congratulations to the Pin Oak

EMO Trip of the Day Winners!

 

The EMO Agency, Inc., congratulates the EMO Trip of the Show Award winners during the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show II, March 29-April 3 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. The following horse/rider combinations earned the highest hunter score of the day in the USEF-rated hunter sections held during this United States Hunter Jumper Association/World Championship Hunter Rider competition.

 

 

Tuesday - The Exchange and Jennifer Alfano

Wednesday - Bowie and Courtney Calcagnini

Thursday - The Exchange and Jennifer Alfano

Friday - Q and Susie Baker

Saturday - Hidden Creek's Sinnamon and Clare Hines

Sunday - Quirrell and Tabitha Brown