Hampton Falls, NH, and Halifax, MA - July 1, 2013 - The organizers of two of New England's top summer equestrian events, the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament and the Fieldstone Summer Showcase announced today that the all new Boston Strong Rider's Bonus declared just a couple of weeks ago, has been increased to $25,000. The initial announcement set the bonus at $10,000.
"We wanted this bonus to really be significant," said Jeff Papows, the Show Chairman for the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. "Scott Clawson and I were excited about the initial $10,000 award, but after some discussion, and with the help of a wonderful sponsor, we were able to up the ante and make the award worth $25,000. Scott and I are very excited about this announcement."
Clawson operates the Fieldstone Summer Showcase at the Fieldstone Show Park from August 14-24. His event follows Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, which runs from August 7-11 at Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.
The $25,000 Boston Strong Rider Bonus will be awarded 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. The Silver Oak event will be held on Sunday, August 11, in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, while the $50,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix will take place in Halifax, Massachusetts, on Saturday, August 17.
The new rider bonus adds to the anticipation that is already building for the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, showcasing the electrifying sport of show jumping as it makes a return to the Silver Oak Equestrian Center at 340 Exeter Road in Hampton Falls, NH, on August 7-11, 2013. The all-jumper show is expected to draw a world-class line-up of stars from the United States and Canada, as well as entries from across the globe. The event will offer divisions for children, adults, juniors and amateurs, in addition to a big money international open jumper division.
The Prize List for the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is available here.
The Fieldstone Summer Showcase will welcome riders back to the Fieldstone Show Park from August 14-24 for two weeks of top competition. Riders will once again have the opportunity to compete in the $25,000 Antares Grand Prix, the $7,500 Welcome Stake, the $7,500 Open Speed Derby, the $5,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic, the $10,000 3'3" Hunter Derby, the $2,500 2'9" Hunter Derby, and the $2,500 Pony Classic. The highlight of the two weeks will be the $50,000 Grand Prix at Fieldstone, where riders who attended both the Fieldstone Summer Showcase and the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament will seal their fate as they compete for the lion's share of the prize money, as well as the $25,000 Boston Strong Rider Bonus.
The Prize List for the Fieldstone Summer Showcase is available here.
We'll see you in New Hampshire on August 7-11, and then at the next show stop on the road, the Fieldstone Summer Showcase in Halifax, MA, from August 14-24!