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Do you get a thrill competing at Judged Pleasure Rides,
Are you ready to kick it up a notch?
If so, then this is the challenge for you!

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The “Great Escape”
Equestrian Challenge
To Benefit the
Fairfax 4 Horses Laurel Hill Public Equestrian Center Fund
Saturday, June 20

Big Event !   -   Big Stakes !
Big Prizes !!!

"Open" Category = $500
"Amateur" Category = $250
"Novice" Category = $125

"Team" Category = 70% of Team Registration Fees

Riders who currently receives, or who has ever received, any compensation for their training services or open to any applicant wishing to compete for the open category prize

Not a trainer, nor has ever received compensation for training services

Participant has not received money, trade or compensation, in any form, for any training services.  and does not wish to compete for the Open or Amateur cash prizes.  Also, has competed in judged rides for less than 2 years and has not earned a 1st or 2nd place ribbon at any related event

Riders can form team consisting of 4 riders per team. Team must consist of at least one Novice and one Amateur rider. The other two team members can be from any Class Type.

Teams do not compete as a unit but instead, event score for each rider(s) is added up to determine winning Team.

Entry Fees:
Open - $100 ~ Amateur - $60
Novice - $40 ~ Team - $20/person

Rules Overview
(Please see Application for complete official rules)

There will be one winner for each division, i.e. Open, Amateur and Novice. First place winners will receive cash and a first place ribbon. Second thru eight place winners will receive a ribbon. All competitors will receive a completion ribbon.

Event/Application Questions:

Ride Secretary: Kari Briggs,
Cell: 571-220-9234

Event Sponsorships

If you or your business are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event contact Jeff Shoup at or 703-402-3726 or Jimmie Jones at or 804-513-4575.

With the support of

The Fairfax County Park Authority, and in

partnership with Fairfax 4 Horses,
the NVCEO has organized this fundraising event to benefit
Laurel Hill Public Equestrian Center,

at the site of the former Lorton Penitentiary.

This property will become a top-notch regional public equestrian riding facility to include training and competition rings, barns, trails and riding programs.



This event will be held at the site of the
Laurel Hill Public Equestrian Center, the former site of the 
Old Lorton Prison dairy barns ~ Lorton, VA

First Competitor starts course at 8 am sharp

Course: 12 obstacles over rolling grass terrain; stream crossing and thru trees

Ride Secretary: Kari Briggs,
Cell: 571-220-9234

Click Here for Mapquest to Event Location

The Fairfax 4 Horses
"Laurel Hill Public Equestrian Center Fund"
is an IRS Code 501c3
Tax Deductible organization.. 

The NVCEO is looking for charitable business organizations to help sponsor this event to insure the success of the event and that worthwhile funds are raised for this public Fairfax County Park facility to benefit horse owners and future equestrians throughout Northern Virginia.

If you would like to donate, sponsor or support this event please contact:

Jeff Shoup, 703-402-3726,
Jimmie Jones, 804-513-4575,

Northern Virginia Coalition of Equestrian Organizations, Inc.

P.O. Box 1971

Centreville, VA  20122-1971
Jimmie Jones, President, 804-513-4575 (cell)