Both equine enthusiasts and first-time show spectators won’t want to miss the Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show, the Northwest’s premier equestrian competition, August 10th through 14th, at Remlinger Farms Equestrian Park in Carnation. Admission is free; onsite parking is $5/day.
The show features the region’s top-performing hunter/jumper riders across six arenas — plus food, wine, shopping and more. Proceeds from the Classic benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, a Woodinville-based nonprofit long dedicated to improving the health and spirit of children and adults with disabilities through the unique benefits of equine-assisted activities.
A horse’s rhythm and three-dimensional movement pattern helps to improve the muscle tone, balance, and circulation in riders who, when not on a horse, experience limited mobility due to their diagnoses.
Spectators at this year’s Classic will enjoy:
• Movie Night at the Classic
Saturday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m., the WHJF will offer a screening of the IFC award-winning movie, "Buck." The screening will be held in the Eddie Bauer barn (near the Legacy Grand Hunter Field). Enjoy Anita’s Crepes and popcorn while you watch this amazing movie. Suggested donation – $10 per ticket.
• Vendor Row, with clothing, jewelry and more.
• A fashion show, with the latest trends in equestrian wear provided by Olson’s Tack Shop in Bellevue and benefiting Little Bit. Attendees will also enjoy dinner by Lisa Dupar Catering, followed by live music and dancing. (Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.) To make reservations (strongly recommended), contact Sara Young at (425)882-1554/SaraY@littlebit.org, or visit www.littlebit.com.
• The $10,000 Potcreek Open Jumper class and the Team Power and Speed Relay. (Friday, Aug.12th)
• The $15,000 Thumbs Up International Hunter Derby. (Saturday, Aug.13th)
• The grand finale, the $30,000 Evergreen Classic Grand Prix, featuring a course created by internationally renowned course designer Anthony D’Ambrosio. (Sunday, Aug. 14th).