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Myopia Horse Show Draws Crowds, Business

The Myopia Hunt Club hosted the first Jumper Classic in three years at the Hamilton fields all weekend.

Competitive horse jumping returned to the Myopia Hunt Club this weekend for the first time in three years, resuming a rich tradition at the 118-year-old Hamilton club.

The events at this weekend's Myopia Horse Show included the Putnam Boston Jumper Classic, drawing competitive riders from across the region, along with spectators and vendors.

Local businesswoman Susanne Csongor, who runs the Blue Peacock store just down Bay Road from the fields in South Hamilton, said the show is good for Hamilton businesses.

"It's good for the town of Hamilton because so many people come from so far away," said Csongor, whose daughter owns the store.

Sharon and Jack Escales of Dublin, N.H., came to the Myopia show for the first time this year. They were watching their daughter, Dana Escales, compete.

Because Dana lives in New York, where she is a trainer and rider for Higher Ground Farm, her parents were eager to see her.

"We came to see her because we don't get to see her too much," Jack Escales said.

Kim Bollack, from Ashland, rode with her horse in a jumping event Saturday.

"He's four, so we're just here for the experience," Bollack said. "He hit a bunch of rails and time faults, but he was really good."

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