Darien, Conn. – June 11, 2019 – Back for its 88th year, the Annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show, presented by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, commenced Thursday with show jumping athletes featured in the jumper ring of the historic Ox Ridge Riding and Racquet Club. Tuesday’s track, which was set by Philip J. DeVita, saw competition ranging from the young training jumpers up to the 1.30m level. Lauren Tisbo highlighted the afternoon with a double-clear round aboard Tequestrian Farms LLC’s Madento EG to win the 1.20m Jumpers, sponsored by the Sovereign Financial Group and Failla Family.
Joanne Arakelian and Bodacious Lead Green 3′ Hunters
Joanne Arakelian and Bodacious
The first day of the 88th Annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show, presented by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, took place Tuesday, taking place at the scenic and historic Ox Ridge Riding and Racquet Club. Kicking off competition in the hunter ring was the Green 3′ Hunters, sponsored by Associated Refuse Hauler, with Joanne Arakelian and Marisa Jenkins’ Bodacious capturing a commanding lead on day one thanks to their top finishes in two over fences classes and the under saddle. In the Green 3’3″/3’6″ Hunters, Kiley Prime and Watermark turned in three exemplary performances to ride away as the early frontrunners.
Founded in 1967, BMW of Darien lives by its mantra of honesty, integrity, product knowledge and service as the cornerstone of success. Founder Felix Callari started the dealership with the dream to blend his love of cars with the solid relationships he developed with fellow car enthusiasts in the hopes of creating a car business based on trust and knowledge. Now, his daughters Paula Callari (President) and Flavia Callari (Vice President) carry on his legacy, making the customer the number one priority by maintaining his ideals. Because of the family’s efforts, the dealerships that make up Callari Auto Group – including BMW of Darien and MINI of Fairfield County – are celebrating combined decades of excellence in the automotive industry.
“The Callari Family and BMW of Darien have been supporting the Ox Ridge Hunt Club and Charity Horse for 20 years,” commented Paula Callari, President of Callari Auto Group. “We are so thrilled to be part of the success and growth of this historic organization. We look forward to the charity show every year, as it is one of the highlights of our community sponsorships.”
Thank you to BMW of Darien and MINI of Fairfield County for their support of the 88th Annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show!