The New Albany Classic Is Galloping Into The Sunset

After twenty years, The New Albany Classic is calling it quits.

The equestrian event was started by Abigail Wexner in 1998 and has raised millions of dollars for The Center for Family Safety and a Healing.

A statement on the New Albany Classic Website reads:

After 20 years of extraordinary success in raising support and awareness for family violence, The Classic has hung up its helmet.

Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, guests, vendors and competitors who helped The Classic end its successful run as the most productive Grand Prix fundraiser in the history of the sport in the United States. The Classic raised more than $32 million for the critical services provided to family violence victims by The Center for Family Safety and a Healing. We are grateful to our generous community for this extraordinary support.

For more information about how you can continue to be a part of this work, go to

According to a report by WBNS 10TV, the classic was to take place at the same time as the World Equestrian Games, happening from September 11-23 in Tryon, North Carolina. The two events coinciding was going to make it difficult to attract competitors.

“Thousands of families have been helped as a result of the support of so many loyal sponsors, volunteers and guests,” said Abigail Wexner in a statement. “We are grateful for the participation of the equestrian community as well, who came to New Albany from across the country to compete.”

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