All Alumni Tournament

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The Alumni Tournament of Champions manages Hunt Seat and Western annual horse shows to celebrate IHSA alumni. In its third year, the Hunt Seat Tournament returned to Centenary College and is open to all active IHSA Alumni. New for 2014 is our Western Alumni Tournament. The western tournament is open to all western alumni, both current and inactive members of the IHSA along with new college graduates. The Western Tournament will be held at Red Wing Farm in Hilltown, PA. In 2015, the tournament will be held with both disciplines at one location all in one day.

New for 2015 will also be 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.

In 2014, 39 riders from 9 states competed for 5 champion Hunt Seat titles, including the third annual Alumni Cup winner!
Unique to all alumni horse shows are the Alumni Cup classes. Each IHSA region may have up to two alumni represent their region in a Cacchione 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 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 2014, the Hunt Seat Alumni Cup was won by Sara McCoy Palmer from the University of Delaware.
Also in 2014, the Western Alumni Cup was won by Kimberly King from the University of Tennessee.

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 Nutrena for sponsoring Hunt Seat ribbons in 2014!

    • 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 ~ Thank you Plaid Horse and Smith Brothers for signing on to our 2014 tournaments!

    • 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 ~ Thank you Horse Quencher for signing on for our Hunt Seat tournament in 2014!
    • 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.


    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, 2014, 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
      Lena.Licata@yahoo.com

       

      Jamie Mast Windle

      IHSA Zone 4 Region 4 Alumni Representative
      orangeubu@aol.com

      Thank You to our 2014 Tournament Sponsors!

      ******Hunt Seat******

      Nutrena has generously sponsored the ribbons for the 2014 All Alumni Event!

      The Nutrena® brand offers a complete line of feeds and supplements designed to provide optimum nutrition for horses, livestock, pets and more.
      Horse Quencher will be providing lunch to all of our riders and providing a demo of their product!

      Horse Quencher is a mix of all natural grains and flavorings that, when added to water, make horses eagerly drink. You'll find Horse Quencher especially helpful for travel, competitions, cold weather and illnesses, and also great to pair with electrolytes to aid in recovery after exercise. And, since it's made of all-natural ingredients found in most horse feeds, you can be sure Horse Quencher is safe for competition.

      The plaid horse is providing breakfast for all of our riders at our Hunt Seat competition. They are also providing free magazines in rider goodie bags for both Hunt Seat and Western.


      The Plaid Horse Magazine is “America’s Premiere Horse Show Magazine”!

      The Plaid Horse is the ultimate platform for our readers to stay abreast of the national Hunter and Jumper scene.  Primarily distributed to hundreds of top rated and local shows across the nation it is equally the best place for our advertisers to showcase their horses, farms, products and services.

      Success Equestrian is providing Hunter No Slip pads for five ribbon winners.

      Success Equestrian's mission is to provide an elegant alternative to solving every day saddle pad fitting problems. The 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. 

      IRH Helmets is donating an IRH Elite, SSV, or IR4G Helmet of choice for each winner of all 5 classes at ATOC this May


      [[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]]

      ISellTack.com is providing prizes for our ribbon winners.


      I Sell Tack.com is a buyer and seller of high end French used saddles and top quality tack and equipment. We carry Royal Rider Stirrups, Jin Stirrups and spurs, PJ Saddles & fittings, the Baker/Curvon line, JM Saddler products and all horse, dog and people Back on Track products and Harmohn Kraft leather products. We also do custom drapes, scrims, etc. If you you are looking for something specific, we do take special orders and are always happy to help.

      Kathryn Lilly is providing the winner of the Alumni Cup with an Adult Show shirt.


      Kathryn Lilly makes gorgeous equestrian apparel for children and adults. They make gorge

      Mane 'n Tail will be providing samples for our goodie bags!

      Setting the grooming standard for equestrian enthusiasts over the past 40 years, the Original Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo and its companion conditioner have proven to be high quality, safe and effective as well as the core products that support Straight Arrow as an industry leader.
      All riders will be receiving samples in their goodie bags from Rodan+Fields Dermatologists, Independent Consultant, Kristen Marley Roach

      100% satisfaction and results guarantee from the creators of Proactiv. 

      Mention "Alumni ToC" when you order and get a FREE gift with your purchase.

      ******Western******

      Smith Brothers Western World is providing breakfast for all of our riders at our Western  competition. They are also providing a surprise in rider goodie bags.

      Smith Brothers is the Premier Catalog for the Western Horseman. It services the Western Industry with a mail order catalog as well as the Internet distributing horse and western related products to the United States and abroad. Smith Brothers has been in business for over 33 years; founded in 1978 by the Smith Family the core business grew rapidly through the distribution of ropes and horse related products. Filling a void in the marketplace for quality products at reasonable prices the Smith Brothers name has grown to be a very trusted name in the Western Industry. Offering over 6,000 different line items and growing, Smith Brothers has one of the broadest selections of items in the industry. Building on a reputation that spans 33 years, Smith Brothers commitment is to "treat our customers with honesty, respect and fairness."

      Waterblocker is providing skin cream to five of our ribbon winners. 


      Waterblocker is a hand-made, waterproof, natural beeswax skin cream for the whole body.  It stops dry, cracked hands by protecting the natural oil in the skin from being removed by constant washing or by other antagonists such as paper, cardboard and fabrics.  Great for rough, cracked heals, runners use to prevent blistering and hot spots.  Use on face as a moisturizer and to preserve the natural oil in your face.

      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.

      Campus Equestrian is providing the winner of the Western Alumni Cup with an amazing prize!

      Campus Equestrian is THE website for finding out what is going on with IHSA teams across the nation. You'll find Stat Man Steve at many competitions through out the year to keep us informed!

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