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The Alumni Tournament of Champions manages Hunt Seat and Western annual horse shows to celebrate IHSA alumni. In its sixth year, we enjoyed record numbers of riders at Briarwood Stables. The show is open to all IHSA Alumni regardless of their active status, Hunt Seat inactive members can ride in our reunion classes and Western riders can ride in any horsemanship and reining class.  

In 2017, approximately 100 riders from 15 states competed for 8 champion Hunt Seat titles and 6 champion Western titles, including our annual Alumni Cup winners!
Unique to our tournament are the Alumni Cup classes. Each IHSA region may have up to two alumni represent their region in a Cacchione / AQHA style competition. For Hunt Seat, this includes a fences and flat phase and for Western, this includes a horsmanship and reining phase. In both classes, the top riders will return for additional testing and riding of ribbons.

We also offer a Future Alumni Cup sponsored by the Intercollegiate Horse Show Alumni Association in both disciplines. These cup classes are run in the same was as our Alumni Cup classes but for graduating seniors. This is one last title for graduating seniors and a great chance to experience the feel of a finals atmosphere and vie for their name on the perpetual trophy along with champagne, ribbon and either plate or buckle. 

We feel that the Alumni Cup can add another exciting aspect to riding IHSA alumni. We encourage alumni representatives to track overall points in fences and flat and reward their top riders by sending them to represent them in the Alumni Cup. 

The purpose of the All Alumni horse shows are to expand the opportunities for alumni to ride in a finals type atmosphere. Only 18 alumni qualify for the annual IHSA Nationals horse show and our show is a championship alternative for many whose post season ended earlier than intended. We crown four individual champions and our Alumni Cup winner. In 2016, the ManeJane Hunt Seat Alumni Cup was won by Bianca Lupo from Temple University. 

For the third year we also awarded the IHSA Alumni High Score award. Active alumni will compete all season long and their top 7 shows worth of points will count towards the Alumni High Score award. More information about the High Score Award can be found here

We also ran our team competition. For more information about teams and the results, please see our team challenge page. 

We are seeking sponsors:

If you are interested in assisting with either the Hunt Seat or Western events, we are seeking the following corporate sponsorships:


Class Sponsorships

  • Corporate name/ logo inclusion in the class title
  • One complimentary full page  advertisement  in both  prize list and day of class program
  • Trophy purchased in company name
  • Distribution and/or inclusion of company promotional materials
  • Minimum of 2 advertisement banners to be  hung in the arena

 

Ribbon Sponsorship (limited to only 1 sponsor per tournament)  ~ Thank you again to Nutrena!!!!

  • Exclusive sponsor of ribbons; which is inclusive of Logo placement on prize ribbons
  • One complimentary full page  advertisement  in both  prize list and day of class program Distribution and/or inclusion of company promotional materials 


Rider Breakfast

  • Logo placement/ signage in event area
  • One complimentary full page  advertisement  in both  prize list and day of class Distribution and/or inclusion of company promotional materials 
  • Periodic PA announcements

Rider Luncheon
  • Logo placement/ signage in event area
  • One complimentary full page  advertisement  in both  prize list and day of class Distribution and/or inclusion of company promotional materials 
  • Periodic PA announcements
  • Lunch includes a 45 minute presentation window with the undivided attention of all exhibitors and guests.

  • Horse Draw Sponsorship

     This sponsorship purchases horse draw items with your log on them. Each rider selects an item which indicates which horse they will ride and they get to keep the logo item. For example: A beach themed horse draw. A fancy table set up with buckets of sand, beach balls and other beach themed items. There are logo sunglasses stuck in the sand for the riders to choose from.

  • One complimentary full page  advertisement  in both  prize list and day of class program
  • Minimum of 2 advertisement banners to be  hung in the arena / horse draw area


Other ways to support the tournament:

Ribbon Prizes – It is customary to provide a gift to the winners of each class in addition to their ribbon. In the past, these gifts have included saddle pads, photo frames, mugs, key-chains, or small horse-related items. We would like to work with you to design a prize that includes appropriate advertisement of your product. Sponsorship includes a free one half page ad in both our prize list and day of class program. Any product or service materials (business cards, pamphlets, etc) provided will be distributed in participant goodie bags and any advertisement banners hung in the arena at the event.

Participant Gift Bags - Our organization also needs small thank you gifts for participants and are hoping to collect product samples for participant gift bags. We are also offering a free one quarter page ad in both our prize list and day of class program. Any product or service materials (business cards, pamphlets, etc) provided will be distributed in participant goodie bags and any advertisement banners hung in the arena at the event.

I hope that you will consider sponsoring a division or the ribbon gifts to help us achieve a successful event for the alumni riders. This is an innovative and relatively inexpensive way for your business to create a relationship with potential repeat customers. Please consider my proposal and contact me with any questions. 


***Prize Listing Complimentary Ads must be received by February 1, 2015, Program Ads and any promotional materials or goodie bag items must be received two weeks prior to the event.


Lena Andrews Licata
IHSA Zone 3 Region 4 Alumni Representative
[email protected]

 

Jamie Mast Windle

IHSA Zone 4 Region 4 Alumni Representative
[email protected]

Thank You to our 2018 Tournament Sponsors!

Nutrena has generously sponsored the goodie bags and ribbons for 2017.

The Nutrena® brand offers a complete line of feeds and supplements designed to provide optimum nutrition for horses, livestock, pets and more.
The Intercollegiate Horse Show Alumni Association is sponsoring our two new Future Alumni Cup classes. Brand new perpetual trophies were purchased to commemorate this new addition to the show!

The mission of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Alumni Association is to uphold a mutually beneficial relationship between alumni and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association through a commitment to connect graduates with other alumni and current undergraduate members.

ManeJane is in its 3rd year sponsoring the HuntSeat Alumni Cup!


ManeJane Mission:  To rock the world of equestrian fashion!  We're starting with killer reversible belts and crazy fun spur straps like you've never seen before.     Our belts and straps are hand-made in the U.S.A. using the finest leather, hardware, and stitching. Not only do these belts and straps look amazing, but they withstand the daily rigors of grooming, training, showing and every thing else in between.   Let's show the world who we are and what we do!       

Sundial Horse Clothing is now sponsoring the Western Alumni Cup. 


OUR GARMENTS ARE DESIGNED TO MAKE YOU LOOK AND FEEL FABULOUS, BRINGING YOU CONFIDENCE IN THE SHOW RING IS OUR HIGHEST AMBITION.


We source the finest materials throughout the United States to bring you unique, high-fashion designs made with expert craftmanship, right here in the Midwest. Through our co-branding with IntelliSkin, we have developed a uniquely comfortable and supportive product, so you can spend more time enjoying competition with your equine partner.

The NRHA is generously sponsoring both of our Alumni Reining and Advanced Reining classes. 


Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is an organization dedicated to the promotion of the reining horse. It serves as the standard setting body for the sport of Reining worldwide. 

Lucky ribbon winners will be going home with certificates for Essex shirts!


Essex Classics has been considered the finest riding shirt available for the hunter/jumper rider for over 30 years. Since its inception, Essex has continued to raise the bar for equestrian style by combining function, fine tailoring, and innovative design. Honoring the smartly traditional look of hunter/jumper apparel with the latest technological advances in equestrian attire, Essex combines revolutionary fabrics in a classic styling for men, women, and girls.

Huntley Equestrian is the new sponsor of the 2'6 fences class.


Huntley Equestrian is a worldwide purveyor of fine equestrian tack and apparel. Founded in 2013 by lifelong competitive equestrians, Huntley Equestrian features two product lines, Huntley, the adult line and Daisy Clipper, the children’s line.


Huntley Equestrian seeks to provide its customers with the finest equestrian products while offering superior value and unsurpassed customer service. Every Huntley and Daisy Clipper product carries the Huntley Equestrian Guarantee.

Back on Track will be providing ribbon prizes for both our Hunt Seat and Western competitions.


The Back on Track company manufactures joint and muscle protection, which are manufactured from a "ceramic textile" which is sold under the registered brand name Back on Track. The textile is made up of fibers of polyester and polypropylene (some of the products are mixed with cotton fibers) with a ceramic powder fused into the fibers. The ceramic gives the fabric its unique property, which reflects body heat in the form of infrared heat radiation.

Lund Saddlery is sponsoring our Reunion Flat class and the champion is going home with a gorgeous bridle!


Like many others in the equestrian world, Lund grew tired of dealing with the retail pricing of any decent-quality leather strap goods and saddles. Lund Saddlery was formed with the singular belief that top quality, high end leather tack could be provided to the customer for pricing that presents value.

KJ Creations will be providing our Future Alumni Cup ribbon winners with gift certificates towards their unique equestrian products. 


KJ is an incredibly talented artist who makes the best in equine jewelry, tack trunks, painting and other equine creations.  

Success Equestrian is providing their amazing grippy saddle pads to some of our ribbon winners. 


Our no-slip saddle pads address a very common problem of saddle slipping and stability while at the same time maintaining a ‘traditional show ring quality’ appearance. The saddle pads keep the tack in place, including the pad itself, without the need for extra pieces of rubber stripping or chamois pieces.

The special open cell foam seat insert adds extra stability and shock absorption. The flexible air flow no-slip grip is strategically built into the pad only where it’s needed eliminating unnecessary sweating on the horse’s sides. Best of all, the whole pad is breathable and washes great.  Take a look and see how our technical saddle pads can help you and your horse.
Dealer inquiries welcome.

Jessie's Specialty Saddle Pads is providing winners of our High Score Award with custom saddle pads. 


Jessie's makes gorgeous one of a kind saddle pads. Your design!

Adult Ammy Strong is providing winners of our Team Challenge with their inspiring tee's. 


We must all overcome challenges that being an amateur equestrian presents, but we need to remember WHY we ride. Yes, the ribbons are great, but we mustn't let these wins and results dictate our happiness. We've chosen to be a part of this great sport. We devote time and money to these amazing creatures because it's a fun and exciting adventure...and we need to make sure to remind ourselves of that when times get tough. 


http://www.adultammystrong.com

Farm Vet is providing gift certificates for the winners of our reunion classes!


FarmVet.com is your premier source for animal health products and supplies. We offer the highest level of customer service at a great value on a vast number of products to meet your needs. We have access to over 50,000 products so remember if you don't find what you are looking for online give us a call 888-837-3626. The FarmVet web site is complete with in-depth product information and features safe, easy online ordering and order tracking. Select from the links below to learn more about us.

SmartPak will be providing lucky ribbon winners with $25 gift certificates!

Best Ever will be providing our horsemanship class champions with gift certificates and hats!


Best Ever Pads are a proud American product, designed and made by people who pride themselves in their work. We utilize our creative expertise in order to provide an original, unique product that is on the cutting edge. Designed with insight and made with care, results in a top quality product.

Perri's Leather will be providing a lucky ribbon winner with their gorgeous leather halters!


Originally founded in 2000, Perri's Leather was based on a sincere desire to create a company that provided equestrian products that were a great value to both the retailer and the consumer. Recognizing a need within the marketplace to produce quality leather goods, (halters, bridles and training equipment,) the foundation of our company was laid.

Perri's Leather, from its inception, specialized in (1) carrying a broad product line of staple items retailers must have in stock, (2) personalized service and (3) prompt delivery of orders. These are the cornerstones of our company. Today Perri's is proud to be carried by over 850 retail stores in the United States as well as Canada.

This event is not affiliated with Beckett Run Inc. or the Tournament of Champions run by Beckett Run Inc.

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