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Howard Community College Columbia Classic Grand Prix Celebrates 26th Year of Raising Funds for Student Scholarships

September 3, 2013

Columbia, Maryland — Marama Farm, located just nine miles away from the Howard Community College campus in Clarksville, MD, will be transformed into a festive arena for the 26th annual Howard Community College Columbia Classic Grand Prix, where world-class equestrians — including Olympic veterans — compete on a challenging course of obstacles, jumps, twists and turns. Special attractions include exhibitions, pony rides, boutiques, a pumpkin patch, hay rides, a moon bounce, a musical performance by the band “Misspent Youth” and, new this year, a classic and collector car show!

Grand Prix Raffle: The Grand Prize winner will choose between a 2014 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, Lincoln MKZ Luxury Sedan or a Ford Explorer XLT SUV. Other raffle prizes include Drive & Dine Deal gift certificates to local restaurants, golf packages, tickets to area sporting events, custom jewelry and more! Raffle tickets are $50 each or 3 for $125, and only 1,800 will be sold. Raffle ticket purchasers will also receive a Grand Prix Dining Card offering $10 off purchases of $50 or more at participating area restaurants.

Saturday, September 21, 2013
9:30 a.m. — Gates open
10 a.m. — $2,500 Children's/Adult Amateur Jumper Classic
11:30 a.m. — $10,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic
1:30 p.m. — Intermission activities
2 p.m. — $35,00 0 HCC Columbia Classic Grand Prix
4 p.m. — Raffle drawings and award presentation

Marama Farm
5610 Chamblis Drive
Clarksville, Maryland 21029

Lawn Seating: $10 adults, free for children 10 and under
Grandstand Seating: $15 adults, $8 for children 10 and under
Box Seating: $250 (6 person tented seating, VIP parking)
Sponsor Tent Seat: $200 each
Sponsor Tent Tables $1,500 and up (seats 8)

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for tables of eight. 

For information and tickets visit or call 443-518-1970. Online ticket purchase is available for event and raffle.

About HCC
Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to over 31,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, Laurel College Center, and Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.