Chattahoochee Hills News


September 3, 2015



Saratoga, NY.  – September, 2015 – Carl Bouckaert, Chairman of the Georgia Horse Coalition and owner of Chattahoochee Hills Bouckaert Farm, donates rare photograph of one of horseracing’s great women, Elizabeth Arden (born Florence Nightingale Graham) taken by one of the most famous photographers in history, Alfred Eisenstaedt.


Bouckaert is a two-time Olympic rider in the discipline of eventing.  His Chattahoochee Hills Bouckaert Farm is an 8,000-acre facility that has hosted many of Georgia’s finest eventing competitions, including the Chattahoochee Hills Country International Horse Trials and the USEF/USEA 2010-2012 American Eventing Championships. He is also the Chairman of the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition (GHRC) whose mission is to legalize pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia.


“When Steve Crayne, the Executive Director of GHRC informed me this amazing photograph was being auctioned on eBay, and suggested it belongs in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, I immediately said let’s bid on it,” said Bouckaert, who is also a partner in Chattahoochee Hills Thoroughbred Racing, which owns a fractional interest in a several racehorses. “Some of my fondest memories are summers in Saratoga, and there’s no better home for this photograph.


The photograph was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, famous for his photo of a sailor kissing his girl in NYC, signaling the end WW II. The photo depicts Elizabeth Arden (born Florence Nightingale Graham) with her racehorse, which appeared in Life magazine in 1959. Arden’s place as one of the great women in racing is forever etched in history, following her passing; she bequeathed the Maine Chance Farm property to the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky.


“The Museum is very appreciative of this kind gift to our collection,” said Christopher Dragone, Museum Director. “One of the Museum’s standing goals is to preserve the history of Thoroughbred racing in America and adding such a wonderful and historic image to our photography collection is something we are thrilled about. We want to thank Carl and the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition for thinking of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by donating this timeless racing treasure to us.”


For more information about the Georgia Horse Racing Commission, visit their website at www.GAHorseRacing.org


For more information about Chattahoochee Hills Bouckaert Farm, visit their website at www.ChattHillsEventing.com


For more information on Elizabeth Arden visit http://www.elizabetharden.com/null/beauty-news-article-lady-luck,default,pg.html


For more information about National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, visit their website at www.racingmuseum.org


Media Inquires:

Steve Crayne

Executive Director

Georgia Horse Racing Coalition

770-853-0318 | Steve.Crayne@GAHorseracing.org


Elizabeth Arden Photo-crop


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2015 Schooling Show Accumulator

2015 Schooling show accumulator points list updated 8/5/15

Welcome to the Chattahoochee Hills Schooling Show Accumulator. our second annual schooling show series will be even better than the inaugural series. As you compete at the schooling shows throughout the year, and as you win the coveted ribbons, 3-phase competitors will be accruing points toward a special end of the year prize giving where top riders and horses will be rewarded with an assortment of prizes. Please note that you must have volunteered at at least ONE event in 2015 at Chatt Hills to qualify for the accumulator series as well


ALL Accumulator competitors please remember that if you would like to qualify for the end of the year awards, you -the rider, must have volunteered at least one time in 2015 at a Chatt Hills Event. There are many to choose from for the remainder of the year, just let us know when you want to volunteer and in what area.




2014 Accumulator final points



2015 Schooling Show Accumulator Guidelines