Tuesday, December 01, 2009

GHJA holds Grand Finale

Kristin Stine, riding Candido, stands high as she tears through the
jumping course at Wills Park.

Courtesy Jason Wright; Appen Newspapers

November 30, 2009 Alpharetta — The Georgia Hunter Jumper Association (GHJA) held its Grande Finale horse show Nov. 20-22 at the Wills Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta.

Milton resident Laura Bentley heads the organization. She said this season-ending show brings out more than 180 riders, just a small percentage of the GHJA's 800 members.

A number of the GHJA's ranks live in North Fulton, so Wills Park is the perfect venue, she said.

"We've had it at Chateau Elan, we thought about Conyers [site of the Georgia International Horse Park], but here is best," said Bentley.

As part of the event, Bentley said the GHJA Juniora were giving money to Georgia Equine Rescue League (GERL).

With the state's Department of Agriculture facing big budget cuts, abused horses had nowhere to go, said Bentley — but GERL has stepped up to fill the gap.

The money for the gift came from proceeds of horse riding classes the Juniors have held.

Their cash will go to feeding and rehabilitating three rescue horses for five months, said Bentley.


Anonymous said...

Laura actually looks good in this picture. She look sort of intelligent in this one.

Anonymous said...

Judging from your mean comment I'd take a bet that Laura's a million times the person you are. And obviously a whole lot more intelligent too since the article clearly states that the picture is of Kristine Stine.

And then there is the little matter of your grammar "She LOOK sort of intelligent in this one".

Anonymous said...

Kristine is the rider, above poster.

Anonymous said...

Why are personal attacks such as the first comment allowed on this site? The submission is from a contributing community member. It's unacceptable to allow bloggers to run roughshod over people who are merely letting other residents know about activities.