Devon PA – June 4, 2012 – The second annual Brandywine Valley Summer Series presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors, which will once again include M&T Bank. The company will sponsor the $5,000 M&T Bank Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Junior/Amateur-Owners Jumper Classic during the show’s first week of compeition. The Brandywine Valley Summer Series is scheduled for June 27-July 9, 2012, and will feature two weeks of top-notch hunter/jumper action at the prestigious Devon Show Grounds.
Established in 1856, M&T Bank Corporation is one of the 20 largest independent bank holding companies in the U.S., with more than 750 branches and 1,800 ATMs in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Ontario, Canada. As a result of M&T’s recent merger with Wilmington Trust, the combined companies bring the full suite of best-in-class Wilmington Trust products and services, including investments, estate planning and wealth management.
M&T Bank strives to be the best company its employees ever work for, the best bank its customers ever do business with, and the best investment its shareholders ever make. The company has long operated as a community bank. As such, M&T Bank understands that the vitality of the communities in which they do business is crucial to its continued success
“We are pleased to sponsor the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classics at the Brandywine Valley Summer Series,” said Ira Brown, President of the Philadelphia Region of M&T Bank. “This outstanding equestrian event also benefits the Abby Miller Foundation and the Chester County Food Bank, two organizations that work to strengthen the community, a mission that M&T Bank is also committed to.”
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classic, sponsored by M&T Bank, will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012 during Brandywine Valley Summer Series in the Dixon Oval. Another $5,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Junior/Amateur-Owners Jumper Classic will be held the following week, sponsored by Oliver Rowland. These classes are part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, which concludes with the $50,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Championship Final at the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, KY.
The Brandywine Valley Summer Series will be hosting a number of exciting events, including the Johnson Horse Transportation $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, and the Get Real Get RAW $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. The show will also feature the Small Hunter division and week two, July 4-8, 2012, has been designated as a WCHR Member event.
For more information about M&T Bank, please visit www.mtb.com.
Exhibitors, sponsors, vendors and guests can find out more information about the Brandywine Valley Summer Series by visiting http://brandywinevalleysummerseries.com. The event is led by top rider Louise Serio, while Mike Rheinheimer will run the horse show management.
Photo Credit: Brandywine Valley Summer Series welcomes M&T Bank as a 2012 sponsor. Photo Courtesy of the Client. Photo may only be used in relation to this PMG press release.
BRANDYWINE VALLEY SUMMER SERIES FAST FACTS:
WHAT: An exciting ‘AA’ hunter/jumper/equitation horse show presented by THIS benefitting the Chester County Food Bank and Abby Miller Foundation. In 2011, the Pennsylvania Horse Show Association named the event “Horse Show of the Year”.
WHEN: Week I: June 27 -July 1, 2012 and Week II: July 4-8, 2012, with a local day of competition on Monday, July 9, 2012.
WHERE: The prestigious Devon Show Grounds in Devon, PA.
• Johnson Horse Transportation $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
• $5,000 Get Real Get RAW National Hunter Derby
• $5,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Jr/AO Jumper Classic
• $3,500 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Low Jr/AO Jumper Classic
• Small Hunter Division
• Hunter and Jumper Grooms Classes
• Leadline Classes
• WCHR Member Event: Week II, July 4-8, 2012
The mission of our show is to provide 'AA' quality competition that highlights the participation of our local community. The opportunity to include Abby Miller Foundation and the Chester County Food Bank as beneficiaries ties directly to that goal.
Louise Serio – Chair of the Horse Show Committee - (610) 636-0678
Jennifer Burger – Sponsors Relations – 716-830-8544
Gillian Grant – Sponsors/Beneficiaries– (302) 427-9622
Blair Balmer – Vendors - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Walton – Marketing & Press – (561) 753-3389
Mike Rheinheimer – Horse Show Manager - email@example.com
From Philadelphia International Airport:
Follow signs to I-95 South and follow I-95 South approximately 5 miles. Merge onto I-476 North via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.
From the Northeast:
Follow I-95 South. Look for I-476 approximately 5 miles South of the Philadelphia International Airport. Merge onto I-476 North via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.
From the South:
Follow I-95 North toward Philadelphia. Once you’ve crossed into Delaware, keep right and take I-495 North via exit 5D toward Port of Wilmington / Philadelphia. Follow for I-495 North and remerge onto I-95 North (Crossing into Pennsylvania). Follow I-95 North to I-476 North. Take I-476 N via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.
From the East:
Follow the Schuylkill Expressway / I-76 West to I-476 South. Merge onto I-476 South via exit 331A on the left toward Chester. Follow I-476 South for approximately 2 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.
From the West:
Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike / I-76 E toward Philadelphia. Take exit 326 toward Valley Forge. Stay in right lane after the tolls. Merge onto US-202 South via exit 328A toward West Chester. Follow US-202 South for approximately 2 miles. Take the PA-252 North exit toward Devon. Make a left onto Valley Forge Road / PA-252. Continue to follow Valley Forge Road for approximately .5 miles and make a slight right turn onto Devon State Road. Follow Devon State road for approximately 1 mile until you reach a dead end. Make a left onto Old Lancaster Road and then an immediate right onto Waterloo Road. Turn left on to Lancaster Avenue / US-30 East and the Devon Horse Show will be on your right within .2 miles.
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For more information about the Brandywine Summer Series please visit http://brandywinevalleysummerseries.com or call Louise Serio at 610-636-0678.