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New Albany Classic

The New Albany Classic[1] is a USEF/FEI-sanctioned equestrian event held annually since 1998 in New Albany, Ohio on the estate of Leslie Wexner and his wife Abigail Wexner, founder of the event. In the 2009 competition, total purse exceeded $80,000.[2] Admission to the event and the related Family Day raised over $1,000,000[3] for the Columbus Coalition against Family Violence, and since inception has raised over $16,000,000.[4]

Past winners of the event:

  • 2009 - Jeffery Welles (riding Armani)[5]
  • 2008 - Todd Minikus[6]
  • 2007 - Darragh Kerins
  • 2006 - Laura Chapot
  • 2002 - Aaron Vale
  • 2001 - Lauren Hough
  • 2000 - Kimberly Frey
  • 1999 - Ellen Talbert
  • 1998 - Todd Minikus

Family Day concert headliners:

  • 2009 - Jordin Sparks and Mitchel Musso[7]
  • 2008 - Demi Lovato and Jordan Pruitt[8]
  • 2007 - The Jonas Brothers[9]
  • 2006 - For teens: T-Squad (known then as Truth Squad)[10]. For younger children: Milkshake.
  • 2005 - For younger children: Hi-5[11]



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