Wellington, FL- March 5, 2012- Showing at Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show (TPHCHS) means you are a guest of Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson on her beautiful 250-acre property. She is overjoyed to have the company of like minds. After all, she’s spent her life owning and showing some the most famous hunters in the history of the sport.
According to Mrs. Johnson, “I was a sophomore in high school. My brother had a very nice thoroughbred mare that he was hunting with the Traders Point Hunt. But, she didn’t like men, so he eventually gave her to me. She was a beautiful Barred Umber mare called Jeanette Umber. I rode her in the hunt when I seventeen years old and I showed her at the Devon Horse Show that year.”
In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s at Devon, the hunter course was a big outside course with a bank and a water jump. It was basically a cross-country course.
“It was my first horse show and Gordon Wright told me, You’ve gone to college before you’ve gone to kindergarten,” laughed Mrs. Johnson. “I got a fourth in the Working Hunter Stake out of 68 horses. It was really exciting I’ll never forget it.”
That thrill launched Mrs. Johnson down the path of her life-long passion of show hunters. She continued to field hunt and became Master of the Traders Point Hunt. Then she found a Canadian Thoroughbred named Marvy.
“I showed him in the Regular Working Hunter Division at the old Madison Square Garden. I got a first, second and third in 1951 or so. So I got really excited about showing. Marvy was absolutely wonderful.”
Mrs. Johnson purchased Eastern Shore from Kenny Wheeler. Charlie Weaver showed Eastern Shore to the national championship in the Conformation Hunter Division for multiple years. Early Light was her next Conformation Hunter with Charlie Weaver. Followed by Super Flash and Fun and Games also from Kenny Wheeler, and shown by Charlie Weaver with Mrs. Johnson in the irons for the amateur divisions. Two others near and dear to her heart were Saint Anton and In Between.
“I could go on and on because I have had so many wonderful horses,” shared Mrs. Johnson. “The people I used to show with aren’t around anymore. It is sad. I miss those lovely people. I feel very lucky to still be here,” exclaimed Mrs. Johnson.
And we are fortunate to have Mrs. Johnson welcome us to another fabulous year at TPHCHS.
TPHCHS is a summer destination event. Located on the beautiful 250-acre grounds of Wild Air Farms in Zionsville, IN, the show offers top prize money with two Grand Prix events and a USHJA International Hunter Derby. Exhibitors at TPHCHS enjoy fun family activities and events while participating in a competitive, high-quality show. This year’s TPHCHS is scheduled for August 7-12, 2012
Traders Point Charity Horse Show Fast Facts
Event: The Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show and Country Fair is pleased to announce their 35th benefit horse show and country fair in Zionsville, IN. The location makes for a relaxing and fun show experience. Competitors are welcome to enjoy the horse trails on the property.
Highlights: The Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show has a Jumper 5 star rating and is Hunter rated AA. And WCHR Member Event Featuring:
• $60,000 PNC Bank Grand Prix
• $30,000 Russell Fortune Jr. Memorial Grand Prix
• $15,000 Junior Amateur Classic
• $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
• $1,000 Adult Hunter Classic
• $1,000 Children’s Hunter Classic
• Dog Show
• Exhibitors Luncheon
• Ladies Luncheon
• Exhibitors Cocktail Party
Where: Zionsville, Indiana
When: August 7–12, 2012
For general inquiries please contact:
Debra Jaramillo at 317-205-5827 or TPHCHS@aol.com
For more information, please contact:
Stabling Office 317-873-5552 (During Show Dates)
Show office 317-873-3418 (During Show Dates)
Address: P.O. Box 402 Zionsville, In 46077
By supporting the Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show, you are helping to bring hope and healing to children from every county in Indiana. The Riley Children’s Foundation honors its mission – to improve the health and well being of Indiana’s children – through Riley Hospital for Children, Camp Riley for Youth with Physical Disabilities, and the historic James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. To learn how you can do more to help Indiana’s most seriously ill and injured children, visit http://www.RileyKids.org
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