Friday, August 24, 2007

New Albany Classic

If you like horses, horse jumping, family fun, and supporting a good cause, and if you are going to be in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, September 30, consider spending the day at the New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day. The event features all-day family entertainment, capped off by Olympic level competitors.

As well as enjoying a great day, you will feel good knowing that your admission fees go to support the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, which I think you will agree is a worthy cause.
There are no ticket sales at the gate; be sure to buy your tickets early. (See above link for details.)

This year is the 10th anniversary of the New Albany Classic. My sister and I have been going for the past 4 or 5 years, and every year, it gets more popular.
The morning starts out with the OSU Marching Band (The Best Damn Band in the Land!) and cheerleaders, and Jack Hanna and the animals of the Columbus Zoo, continues with musical entertainment, rides, games and face painting, and booths supporting various animal causes, moves to great food including Graeter's ice cream, and ends with the grande finale, the jumping, which runs from 2:30 to about 4:30pm.

To whet your appetite, here are photos from last year's event.


Holly said...

Ooooooooh...horses! My favorite.

Sounds like a great day. I wish there was something like that around here. I've been to *one* horse show in my life, at Fairhill. And one of the highlights of my life (IOW, I'll never forget it) was a weekend trail ride with a friend of my parents. We camped out and rode with a group all weekend. Friday night, Sat. all day and all day Sun. It was one of many for her so I doubt it stands out but I wonder if she'll ever know what a little slice of heaven she gave a horse-crazy 12 year old girl.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I want to go!!! Did you know the band The Jonas Brothers will be there, too?!! They rock!

Ali said...

I went! It rocked! The jonas brothers are the hottest! I <3 Joe! Nick too... Kevins cute too! I loved the horse show! I got sooo sunburnt! I love the jonas brothers and horses!