Benefit horse show July 19-21

Event takes place at Wills Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta



ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Shine up your boots and head down to Wills Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta.

On July 18, 19 and 21, the 12th Annual Benefit Ticket to Ride Horse Show, which is sponsored by Harry Norman, Realtors’ Forsyth County/Lake Lanier office, Hawk Ridge Farm, Bristow Anderson and Campbell and Brannon takes place.

All net proceeds will benefit battered women shelters in Lumpkin, Dawson, Forsyth and Hall counties.

“We as Realtors want to give back to the communities that we serve,” said Robert Aiken, senior vice president and managing broker of Harry Norman, Relators Forsyth/Lake Lanier office.

The Ticket to Ride event, 11925 Wills Road in Alpharetta, will be a Georgia Hunter Jumper Association rated show and will feature double-point classics.

With over 170 horses competing in the event in 2013, the show brought in over $12,000 that was donated to Hall County’s Gateway Domestic Violence Center, Forsyth County’s Family Haven and Dawson and Lumpkin County’s No One Alone Shelter.

This year’s goal is to raise $25,000 and to max out the horse capacity at Will’s Park Equestrian Center with 220 registered horses.

The show is sanctioned by the Georgia Hunter Jumper Association and the Southern Hunter Jumper Association of Georgia and managed by Black Horse Productions.

There will be classes for beginners through experienced jumpers. Special events such as free Friday, July 18 evening fun class, jumper addbacks, jumper relays and double-point classics on both Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20.

“We are so happy to have so many great sponsors this year,” said a Black Horse Productions associate. “The event will not only attract quality riders, but will make a lasting impression on spectators.”

Not a horse person? Don’t worry; there will be vendors of all sorts and entertainment.

In addition, the unique event will feature several guest judges.

The riders and their steeds start early, so you may want to make a day out of it.

Visit; call 770-497-2000 or email for more information.


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