By JEN SAMUEL | firstname.lastname@example.org | Daily Local News
PUBLISHED: September 19, 2021 at 2:27 a.m. | UPDATED: 9/19/2021 at 7:45 a.m.
COATESVILLE — Thousands of people united in the city to celebrate the fifth Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix.
People from across the Mid-Atlantic region came to the valley for the day’s festivities, which City Manager James Logan said the Grand Prix is the biggest community event of the year, excluding local school and student annual celebrations.
“It was a great event,” Logan said. “It’s a big event. It’s a fast event.”
Action began at 8 a.m.
The crux of the Grand Prix began at 9:15 a.m. when the drivers and owners of more than 50 vintage cars dating from 1900 to 1975, and vintage motorcycles from 1930 to 1975, competed individually while driving through a course which ran 2.2 miles through city streets.
Milwaukee Mile Sponsors included Brian Hoskins Ford and Coatesville Youth Initiative, said Lisa Thomas, event manager. She noted that, despite COVID, sponsorship for the Grand Prix doubled in 2021 compared to in 2019.
Organizers canceled the city’s annual Grand Prix in 2020 due to the pandemic shutdown, as previously reported.
“In addition to the Mid-Atlantic area,” Thomas said, “there were vehicles from New York State, Massachusetts and Virginia.”
Several thousand people attended the Grand Prix in Coatesville on Saturday, Thomas said.
“There were so many favorite moments from the day,” said Thomas, who works at Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Services. “The best part about the day was that there were so many people getting together in the City of Coatesville after the impact of Hurricane Ida and how many cars came to support the City of Coatesville, that was really the best.”
The Grand Prix is set to return next year, a few hours after dawn, on Saturday, September 17.
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Sponsorship Opportunities Open for Coatesville’s Biggest Regional Event September 18
COATESVILLE, PA — As community events re-emerge after year-long shutdowns, the City of Coatesville’s biggest attraction, the Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix, will return Saturday, September 18, and the City has engaged event and sports marketing professional Lisa Thomas as Event & Sponsorship Director to manage its growth.
“As the region is opening up after COVID-19, the entire Coatesville community is looking forward to one of the country’s only Vintage Grand Prix events,” says Thomas. “In addition to featuring incredible vintage cars and motorcycles winding through the downtown streets of Coatesville, the event provides the opportunity to showcase the City’s exciting transformation. We invite interested individuals, organizations and companies to get involved with sponsorship opportunities at every level. We also hope to engage more of our local small businesses while building on our relationships with area organizations including Coatesville’s 2nd Century Alliance, the Western Chester County Chamber, and the Coatesville Rotary. This is an event that shines a spotlight on Coatesville, and it provides the entire community a sense of pride for their city.”
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Monday Welcome class Sponsored by Dougie Hannum Equine Therapy
Course walk 11:15 / Start Time Noon!
Tuesday's Ocala Horse Properties's Eventing Prix!
Course walk 12:30 - 1:30
VIP Tent Opens at 1
Southern Cross Equestrian
13440 NW HWY 225
REDDICK, FLORIDA, USA
LIVE STREAMING VIA EQTV
The show kicks off on Monday, March 4 with a $1,000 1.15-meter speed class sponsored by Doug Hannum Equine Therapy.
The 1.30-meter Ocala Horse Properties' Eventing Prix class will take place Tuesday, March 5 in a team format. The first round will determine the team results, and the top 10 combinations — or all pairs that jump clear in the first round — will return for the second round jump-off.Team Unstable
For More Information Please Contact:
Sponsorship & PR
Lisa Thomas: 484.888.9626 | Lisa@MidAtlanticEquestrianServices.com
Competition, Event Info and Entries
Max Corcoran: 540.295.4326 | email@example.com
Table (6 chairs) in catered VIP Tent - $600 SOLD OUT!!
Denise Goyea: 617.225.6325 | firstname.lastname@example.org
TEAM rosters (will finalize 3/4)
A MASSIVE THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!
In it’s 6th consecutive year, the Ocala Horse Properties’ Eventing Prix Invitational promises an exciting level of show jumping competition and increased prize money to international level event riders. The event, held March 4th & 5th, has become one of the most anticipated events in the Marion County community.
The Eventing Prix Invitational was created by incoming USEA President, Max Corcoran, and international show jumper, Scott Keach, in 2013. This event, held at their Southern Cross Equestrian, showcases top level event riders show jumping against the clock, in an effort to win team and individual prize money. Since Ocala is a mecca for international level event riders, the ability to offer this type of show jumping experience to those equestrians has become wildly popular. Throw in the increased sponsorship prize money reaching the $20K mark, and it’s guaranteed to be a day of nail biting competition!
Last year the top individual prize went to Will Coleman, aboard Gideon, and the top team prize went to Team Unstable for the second year in a row (Sara K. Murphy, Sharon White, Bobby Meyerhoff and Joe Meyer). The competition was a great success, showcasing the region’s great equestrian talent to a large crowd of spectators, sponsors and fellow equestrians.
Monday March 4th is the 1.15m Welcome Class sponsored by Doug Hannum Equine Therapy, followed by the 1.30m Ocala Horse Properties’ Eventing Prix on Tuesday the 5th. This year promises to be entertaining, with an early list of world class entries assuring that the competition will be fierce!
This year’s 8 captains who are in the process of finalizing their 4 person teams are: Sara Murphy (USA) Tammy Smith (USA), Lauren Kieffer (USA), Jenny Brannigan (USA), Selena O’Hanlon (Canada), Hallie Coon (U25), Justine Dutton (UK), Shannon Baker (Wild Card).
Chris Barnard will take over from Marc Donovan this year as course designer. Chris, a well known Richard Jeffery protege, has designed the AEC’s at Tryon, NAYC, Rebecca Farm, Plantation Field International, Red Hills, The Fork, Fair Hill International, Jersey Fresh and many others!
Sidelines Magazine has come on board to support the event, and EQTV will be producing the Livestream on the day of the Ocala Horse Properties’ Eventing Prix.
VIP Tables are available and that access includes wonderful ringside tables, open bar, catering by Celebrations Catering in Gainesville, and the infamous after party! This is a great opportunity to rub elbows with the who’s who of the eventing world.
General admission and parking is free to all spectators and food for purchase will be available from Humble Pie Wood Oven Pizza. There will be FREE BEER courtesy of Brewster Walker Horse Transport, who is also sponsoring $500.00 Grooms Award for the best turned out horse.
Sponsorship thus far has been remarkable with Ocala Horse Properties coming back on board as Title Sponsor; Light Speed Equestrian signing on as Presenting Sponsor; Wordley Martin Equestrian, Peak Performance (Furlong & Associates) and Stellos Electric as Prix Sponsors; Equijet, Stubben NA, Guardian Bedding, HorseFirst and Buckeye Horse Feed as Jump Sponsors.
This event is dependent upon the generosity of it’s sponsors, and the organizers are still seeking supporters in able to offset event costs and to increase the prize purse to $20K. Please spread the word, gather up your friends and mark your calendars for one of the best community events in Marion County! Please contact:
Sponsorship & PR Inquiries
VIP Table Reservations (SOLD OUT)!!
For more information on the event, please visit @eventingprix FB Page https://www.facebook.com/eventingprix/
The Ocala Horse Properties’ Eventing Prix is located at: Southern Cross Equestrian 13440 NW HWY 225 | REDDICK, FLORIDA
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