Hampton Falls, NH - July 30, 2013 - The 2013 Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is just a week away now, set for a debut at the Silver Oak Equestrian Center in Hampton Falls, NH on August 7 through 11, 2013. The huge tents are up, the beautiful grass grand prix field is in fantastic condition and everyone involved is excited about welcoming top show jumping back to New Hampshire for a great week of action.
The show runs Wednesday through Sunday with showjumping classes every day. Themain event is Sunday's$75,000 Equestrian Estate Planning Group Grand Prix and will feature a world-class field of top equestrians from around the world. In addition to the big money in the grand prix, riders will compete for the $25,000 Boston Strong Bonus. The $25,000 cash prize will go to any horse and rider combination that win both the $75,000 Equestrian Estates Planning Group Grand Prix at Silver Oak and the Grand Prix at Fieldstone the following week.
Sunday's Grand Prix is preceded by the $15,000 Agero Speed Classic and Saturday's session features a number of exciting show jumping competitions, including the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classics for top Junior and Amateur Owner Jumpers and the $15,000 DG Ventures Speed Derby, a challenging test over 18-20 obstacles in a race for the title.
Top horsemen include Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Wylde, winner of back to back grand prix classes during the Vermont Summer Festival, Wylde will be joined by fellow Olympians Anne Kursinski, Leslie Howard and Chris Kappler. American Gold Cup champion and Olympian Peter Leone and top amateur rider Charlie Jacobs, a grand prix champion at this year's Winter Equestrian Festival are also scheduled to compete. Kevin Babington and Paul O'Shea, Irish riders that produced stunning back to back wins in the two big money events at the Lake Placid Horse Show earlier this month will join the fray as will Jeffery Welles, winner of the $200,000 American Invitational. Other top American riders include Mark Leone, Candice King, Darren Graziano, Penny Brennan, Charlie Jacobs, Lauren Tisbo and Georgina Bloomberg.
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Anyone wishing a last minute entry should contact the horse show office immediately, as almost every stall is already rented. Any further entries would be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Contact the office at: email@example.com or call 1-617-281-2953.
This year's show will honor Silver Oak's founder David Birdsall, who passed away earlier this year.
The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is one of two United States horse shows to be used as Selection Trials for the Bolivarian Games to be held this year in Trujillo, Peru on November 16, through the 30th. The event is open to athletes from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
The show is being heavily promoted locally and a great crowd is expected for the return of show jumping to Hampton Falls, NH.
The Prize List for the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is available here: http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=154084
Silver Oak Equestrian Center, located right off Route 95 less than 50 miles from Boston, has built a reputation as one of the leading equestrian sports venues in New England. Its 150-acre facility is dedicated to providing a first-class experience for equestrian competitors and spectators alike. Silver Oak's unique grounds offer one of the country s largest grass Grand Prix and Derby fields along with four all-weather rings featuring world-class GGT footing.
"This is going to be a first-class event and a great facility and we're going to showcase the sport of show jumping the way it should be," Papows added. Papows will also be debuting his brand new updated version of the wildly popular book Unbridled Passion during the Meet and Greet at the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament.
The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is proud to align itself with the Children's Wish Foundation International as our feature charity. Show management is thrilled to bring world class competition and at the same time, play some small part in making the wishes of unfortunate children fighting serious illness dreams a reality.
We'll see you in New Hampshire on August 7-11th!