Story and Photos by Joanne Maisano

One of the creators of the Piedmont Jumper Classic Shelby Bonnie says: “This is our first year and thanks to the hard work of Jen Hicks. Shows like this are good for the local horse industry and good for the local economy. We hope to build it into a bigger and more important show, but not lose that feel, shows should be enjoyable. Joe Fargis, renowned Olympic rider, has been incredibly helpful and in many ways our inspiration. We all know this is a great area for the horse sport, has great footing and infrastructure and has restaurants, hotels and stores that make staying here a pleasure.” ML

Alexa Lowe Wiseman on Arvid.

Alexa Lowe Wiseman on Arvid.

Sloane Coles winner of the $5000 Welcome Stakes on Whiskey Business.

Sloane Coles winner of the $5000 Welcome Stakes on Whiskey Business.

Augustin Rosales winner and Grand Champion of NAYDJP riding Starfighter, owned by Gail Dady and sponsored by Denise DeRisio Perry.

Augustin Rosales winner and Grand Champion of NAYDJP riding Starfighter, owned by Gail Dady and sponsored by Denise DeRisio Perry.