Grove, PAJune 18, 2003The Laurels at Landhope has
announced that prominent, international course designer Harry
Buurman will create the course for this years competition,
September 5-7 in West Grove, PA.
the last 20 years, Buurman, a landscape architect from The Netherlands,
has designed many national and international competition courses,
including the courses at the World Pairs Championships in Riesenbeck,
Germany and the World Four-In-Hand Championships in Apeldoorn,
Holland. He is course designer at Riesenbeck this year for the
German National Championships. His previous U.S. experience includes
serving as course designer at the Gladstone Driving Event in Gladstone,
highlights a world-class panel of internationally renowned officials
presiding over the 2003 Laurels at Landhope event. Other event
officials include the President of the Jury, Diana Brownlie of
Scotland, as well as Ground Jury members Macy Hill, Holly Pulsifer,
and Anne Rawle of the United States; Jack Pemberton and David
Wharton of Canada; and Sidney Smith of Great Britain. Enno Georg
of Germany will be the Technical Delegate.
very excited to have such high caliber officials coming for the
event, said Event Organizer Jamie ORourke. And
we feel especially honored to have a course designer as distinguished
as Harry Buurman. We believe his courses will present our drivers
with the types of challenges drivers face at the worlds
Laurels at Landhope will host the 2003 USA Equestrian National
Pony Championships, presented by Driving Essentials; the Martin
Auctioneer/Kuhnle Carriage North American Single Horse Challenge;
and is part of the FEI North American Driving Challenge and the
Hunts Harness Preliminary Team Challenge. The Laurels at
Landhope has been designated as a U.S. Equestrian Team Selection
Trial for the 2004 Singles and Four-In-Hand World Championships.
for this year is the exciting National American Kennel Club Tail
Blazers Fall Dog Agility Trials that will run on Saturday
and Sunday of the Laurels at Landhope Autumn Celebration weekend.
Three rings will be in use throughout the trials for dogs and
their handlers displaying spectacular feats of speed and agility.
events Trade Fair will offer the best and most unique antiques,
jewelry, apparel, collectibles, picnic and carriage appointments,
and farm and garden items from a large array of vendors. Polo
shirts and caps in trendy colors embroidered with the Laurels
at Landhope logo as well as the 2002 Highlight CD and maps of
the Cheshire Hunt Country will be for sale.
popular Barbone Street Jazz Band will perform on Sunday afternoon
in a concert that will be broadcast live by Chester County Radio
Station WCOJ. The band, under the direction of Steve Barbone,
includes Glenn Dodson, formerly the principal trombone player
with the Philadelphia Orchestra; guitarist Sonny Troy, who performed
with Peggy Lee and is the music director for Bobby Rydels
Atlantic City performances; and Ace Tesone on bass. Tesone played
and recorded with several jazz legends, including Clifford Brown,
Mel Torme and Billie Holiday. The band has appeared at the Kimmel
Center, the Berks Jazz Festival, West Chester University Jazz
Festival, and opened for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the
prestigious Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington.
Laurels at Landhope benefits the Brandywine Conservancy, the Cheshire
Hunt Conservancy, the Large Animal Protection Society, and the
University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center.
of the Laurels at Landhope include Acorn Capital Management, Driving
Essentials, The Fencesmith, First National Bank of Chester County,
the Glenmede Trust Company, the Hilton Garden Inn, Hunters Creek
Farm/WCC Carriages, Hunts Harness, Martin Auctioneers/Kuhnle
Carriages, Marvin and Palmer Associates, M.H. Eby Trailers, PNC
Advisors, Purina Mills, Scudder Private Investment Counsel, Stockton
Fence and Lumber, and Wilmington Trust.
Laurels at Landhope is conveniently located on Wood View Road
in West Grove only one mile from Rt. 1 and Rt. 41. Parking is
$10 per car per day or $15 for three days. Admission is free.
further information, please visit www.laurelscde.org.