Show jumping event at Arbutus Meadows

From the desk of Joy O’Connell comes a reminder Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Center will be playing host to its annual show jumping competition this weekend, and spectators are invited to take in the full day of events.

Former Olympian Liz Ashton leads a long list of riders that regularly make the trip to Oceanside for Arbutus Meadows’ summer classic.

Former Olympian Liz Ashton leads a long list of riders that regularly make the trip to Oceanside for Arbutus Meadows’ summer classic.

From the desk of Joy O’Connell comes a reminder Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Center will be playing host to its annual show jumping competition this weekend, and spectators are invited to take in the full day of events.

The 2011 Island Classic runs from July 14-17 with the 8 a.m. start and carrying through to dusk.

One of the latest shows on the Island, the annual summer showcase attracts riders  and clubs from up and down VI and as far away as Washington State. Riders and their horses will be tested as they face challenging courses with jumps raining from 2’ to 4’3” in height.

With free admission and parking, bleachers and a concession on site, the summer derby “is great event to bring the whole family out to.”