2020 Lake Placid Horse Shows
Preparations for the 2020 Lake Placid Horse Shows, set to take place June 23 – July 5, are continuing at present. The situation regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic is being monitored closely by event organizers, who are also following guidelines set by the United Stated Equestrian Federation (USEF).
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all “USEF owned events, selection trials, training camps, clinics, and activities” were suspended for 30 days. USEF has since stated that it “will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide our members and competition organizers with updates every 10-14 days, or sooner if warranted, regarding any changes to the USEF’s current position as communicated in our March 13, 2020 letter.
That letter of March 13, 2020 stated, “Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all USEF owned events, selection trials, training camps, clinics, and activities will be suspended for the next 30 days. Additionally, USEF strongly recommends that competition organizers suspend all USEF licensed competitions across the country for the next 30 days. For those competitions that do run, there will be no accumulation of points, scores, money won, qualifications, or rankings toward any USEF awards programs, USEF owned event, or selection to a US team during this 30-day time period.”
Philip Richter, Chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association Board of Directors, has said, “The safety and welfare of our competitors, their families, our sponsors, vendors, spectators and staff is our top priority and we take this devastating global situation very seriously. This is a trying time for all of us, and it is vitally important that we continue to follow government and USEF protocols. Although anything can change in the days and weeks ahead, we are proceeding with plans for our 51st annual event until such a time that the current crisis dictates that we cancel. Please get your entries in early. In the event of the shows cancelling, full refunds will be granted.”
One of the premier stops on the nation’s hunter-jumper horse show circuit, the 2020 Lake Placid Horse Shows, sponsored by Bainbridge Farms and presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC, features more than 100 classes of competition each week awarding more than $600,000 in prize money.
The Lake Placid Horse Show, June 23-28, is highlighted by the $100,000 Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix on Sunday, June 28. The I Love New York Horse Show takes place June 30-July 5 and is highlighted by the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix on Saturday, July 4, and the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Animal Nutrition on Sunday, July 5.
Further information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or online at www.lakeplacidhorseshows.com.
2020 Split Rock Jumping Tour
Preparations for the 2020 Split Rock Jumping Tour are continuing as planned. Split Rock is closely monitoring the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic but remains hopeful of being able to proceed with the Tour ‘s first event at the Kentucky Horse Park in late May.
Derek Braun, Split Rock Jumping Tour founder and CEO, said, “This is a trying time for all of us and naturally the safety and welfare of our competitors, sponsors, vendors, spectators and staff is of utmost importance. We take this crisis very seriously but are hopeful that the situation will improve in the spring and that we will be able to proceed with our shows as planned. We will continue to follow government and USEF protocols, and while recognizing that anything can change, we are proceeding with plans for our event at the Kentucky Horse Park in May and for all of our events for the rest of the year.”
Entries are now open for the Lexington International CSI2*. The world-class event offers classes in every division from .85m on up, highlighted by a $75,000 FEI Grand Prix 1.45m. It will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, on May 20-24.
Now in its sixth year, the SRJT has been revolutionizing the way the sport of show jumping is presented in the U.S. and has been creating a truly “unparalleled show jumping experience” for competitors, sponsors and spectators alike. Competing in the SRJT is unlike any other American horse show experience. SRJT competitions offer top prize money, extravagant awards, special entry packages, and numerous first-class amenities not typically found at any other horse show.
The 2020 SRJT is presenting shows at six outstanding venues! The Tour will travel to world-class locations including the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky; HIPICO Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Sonoma Horse Park in Sonoma, California; Brave Horse Show Park in Columbus, Ohio; as well as the Aiken Horse Park in Aiken, South Carolina and the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.
The 2020 Split Rock Jumping Tour is presenting six world-class FEI shows at six outstanding venues.
1. May 20-24 – Lexington International CSI2* – Kentucky Horse Park – Lexington, KY
2. August 12-16 – Santa Fe International CSI2* – HIPICO Santa Fe – Santa Fe, NM
3. September 2-6 – Sonoma International CSI2* – Sonoma Horse Park – Sonoma, CA
4. September 30-October 4 – Columbus International CSI2* – Brave Horse Show Park – Johnstown, OH
5. New! November 4-8 – Aiken International CSI2* – Aiken Horse Park – Aiken, SC
6. New! December 16-20 – Fort Worth International CSI4*-W (Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Ft. Worth) – Will Rogers Coliseum – Ft. Worth, TX
Additional information – including prize lists, schedules, news, entry, and ticket information – is available at the Split Rock Jumping Tour’s website at www.SplitRockJumpingTour.com.