Upperville, Va. – April 3, 2018 – The 2018 Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS) is proud to welcome Lugano Diamonds as the presenting sponsor of the $216,000 Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4* to be held during the final day of the event on Sunday, June 10.

The historic event is rooted in tradition and community. For over 164 years, the UCHS has hosted top national and international athletes for elite competition, treating spectators from northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and the Mid-Atlantic Corridor to a unique equestrian event.

“Lugano Diamonds has been an avid supporter of the equestrian community for many years. As the oldest, and one of the most iconic horse shows in America, we are proud to sponsor and celebrate the 165th anniversary of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show,” said Stuart Winston, chief marketing officer and executive director of retail for Lugano Diamonds.


The world-class competition offers a diverse array of hunter, jumper and equitation classes as well as family friendly activities. Kicking off on Monday, June 4, the nation’s top ranking hunters and jumpers will compete alongside local ponies, sidesaddle ladies and racing Jack Russell Terriers.

“Like many of our clients, we appreciate the elegance between rider and horse in equestrian competition,” Winston continued. In fact, Lugano has recently introduced an exquisite, one-of-a-kind equine jewelry line that speaks to the art and lifestyle of horsemanship.”

For over a century and a half, the “AA” rated horse show has been a fixture on the show calendars of esteemed horsemen everywhere. The event has also received notable recognition such as being named Horse Show of the Year by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame and the Virginia Horse Show Association.

“The entire team at Lugano is looking forward to being in the heart of Virginia’s horse country to experience the Upperville show, especially the Jumper Classic,” Winston said.

UCHS President Michael Smith states, “It gives me great pleasure to work with Lugano Diamonds as our Jumper Classic sponsor this year. Lugano supports many top-level shows, and to earn their trust and confidence by becoming a high-level UCHS sponsor, speaks volumes as to the caliber our show has risen to in recent years. Seeing my vision as president become reality is truly satisfying! I am so proud of our staff and board members for all their incredible commitment and work to make this one of the top shows in North America.”

As one of the world’s finest jewelers, Lugano Diamonds offers a spectacular selection of breathtaking stones. The company’s long-term expertise, combined with its global reputation as a diamond manufacturer known for providing the finest quality to its customers, provides clients with the ultimate confidence in their selection. For more information visit www.LuganoDiamonds.com.

Entries for the 2018 Upperville Colt & Horse Show, presented by St. Bride’s Farm, may be submitted online via HorseShowsOnline’s streamlined entry system beginning in early April. This year’s closing date for entries is May 15. Trainers and riders are encouraged to submit their entries as soon as possible.

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