Maddie Carroll of Alpharetta goes through some practice jumps with “BalouDuRouet,” an 11-year-old Oldenburg horse as she prepares to compete in the Atlanta Summer Classic horse show, which is underway at the Georgia International Horse Park. Carroll, 18, has been competing with horses since she was 8 years old and said the GIHP is her favorite horse show venue. The Atlanta Summer Classic is an annual show at the GIHP featuring world class show jumping. The shows draw hundreds of horses and riders for two weeks of competition. The $25,000 U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Hunter Derby will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Grand Prix Stadium. Admission is free. For a schedule of Atlanta Classic events, please visit www.classiccompany.com. (Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith)

Maddie Carroll of Alpharetta goes through some practice jumps with “BalouDuRouet,” an 11-year-old Oldenburg horse as she prepares to compete in the Atlanta Summer Classic horse show, which is underway at the Georgia International Horse Park. Carroll, 18, has been competing with horses since she was 8 years old and said the GIHP is her favorite horse show venue. The Atlanta Summer Classic is an annual show at the GIHP featuring world class show jumping. The shows draw hundreds of horses and riders for two weeks of competition. The $25,000 U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Hunter Derby will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Grand Prix Stadium. Admission is free. For a schedule of Atlanta Classic events, please visit www.classiccompany.com. (Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith)

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Nine-year-old Lucy Gumbel of Alpharetta sits atop her horse “Patchwork That’s My Spot” at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. Gumbel, who is riding out of the Macara Stables in Alpharetta, has been riding since she was 4 years old. This is her first time competing in the Atlanta Summer Classic.

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Saulo Tenorio, who works for Patchworks Farms in Canton, gives Sammy, 8-year-old jumper his daily bath. Tenorio said all the horses competing in the Atlanta Summer Classic get a bath every day.

Maddie Carroll of Alpharetta goes through some practice jumps with “BalouDuRouet,” an 11-year-old Oldenburg horse as she prepares to compete in the Atlanta Summer Classic horse show, which is underway at the Georgia International Horse Park. Carroll, 18, has been competing with horses since she was 8 years old and said the GIHP is her favorite horse show venue. The Atlanta Summer Classic is an annual show at the GIHP featuring world class show jumping. The shows draw hundreds of horses and riders for two weeks of competition. The $25,000 U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Hunter Derby will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Grand Prix Stadium. Admission is free. For a schedule of Atlanta Classic events, please visit www.classiccompany.com. (Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith)

Nine-year-old Lucy Gumbel of Alpharetta sits atop her horse “Patchwork That’s My Spot” at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. Gumbel, who is riding out of the Macara Stables in Alpharetta, has been riding since she was 4 years old. This is her first time competing in the Atlanta Summer Classic.

Saulo Tenorio, who works for Patchworks Farms in Canton, gives Sammy, 8-year-old jumper his daily bath. Tenorio said all the horses competing in the Atlanta Summer Classic get a bath every day.

By Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith