North Salem, NY - September 10, 2013 - The 2013 American Gold Cup is right around the corner and soon Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY, will be filled with the top-tier athletes and excited onlookers. The American Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious competitions in the nation, and the organizers, Stadium Jumping and Old Salem Farm, are pleased to partner with JustWorld International as a charity partner. A number of very special JustWorld activities will be highlighted throughout the week, all of which will provide support for JustWorld's mission to provide nutrition, health, hygiene, and education, as well as leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children.
JustWorld International works throughout the international equestrian community, using its extensive networks to fund and sustain programs that provide basic needs to children with little opportunity to receive support from other sources. While many nonprofit organizations focus primarily on providing short-term assistance to developing countries, JustWorld's goals are long-term, focusing its efforts on some of the poorest communities in countries such as Honduras, Cambodia, and Guatemala where public education is limited or inaccessible, threatening many children's chances for productive lives.
The American Gold Cup will be another excellent opportunity for JustWorld to raise much needed funding for these tremendously worthwhile causes.
Thursday, September 12, JustWorld will kick off the week's festivities with the Dyer Equestrian Trunk Show, which will take place on the Terrace overlooking the Grand Prix field from 1 - 5:30 pm. Dyer Equestrian and JustWorld International invite you to join them to shop the cause and celebrate the launch of the exclusive Dyer for JustWorld show shirt. A percentage of proceeds from all the sales during this event will be donated directly to JustWorld.
The excitement will continue, as competitors in the $200,000 American Gold Cup FEI CSI 4*-W World Cup Qualifier prepare to take center stage Sunday at 2 p.m. The Grand Prix athletes will be up for auction Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. The auction will conclude as soon as the first horse enters the ring Sunday afternoon, so participants must act fast! The JustWorld Calcutta will take place during the Grand Prix, allowing the fun to continue.
On Sunday, the JustWorld International signature Horseless Horse Show will take place prior to the start of the American Gold Cup on the Old Salem Grand Prix field at 11:30 a.m. There are classes for all ages with an entry fee of $15, with all proceeds benefitting JustWorld International. Entries can be made at the horse show office ahead of time or at the JustWorld table the morning of the event. The JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show allows children to experience show jumping like the top athletes on the Grand Prix field, only on foot.
The American Gold Cup will also mark the beginning of the JustWorld International GIVE 4 GOOD Campaign. The campaign will allow donors and supporters to identify with a cause they feel strongly about by supporting JustWorld's crucial pillars. JustWorld gives the community the passion to come together, to unite for children across the globe. JustWorld International helps to provide impoverished children in Cambodia, Guatemala and Honduras with education, daily meals, medical care, and access to leadership and cultural development programs.
This campaign is the chance to put a smile on a child's face, to take something that is so normal for everyday life, and fulfill their dreams. The JustWorld GIVE 4 GOOD campaign opens the door for that defining moment and offers compassionate supporters the opportunity to choose a cause that is close to their hearts.
JustWorld offers a dozen worthy causes from which to choose and although the choice may be difficult, the impact is overwhelming. You will have the opportunity to learn about the programs, projects and visions that are the pillars for a just world. With over 500 JustWorld Ambassadors in more than 40 countries, it is nothing short of passion that acts as the driving force for the GIVE 4 GOOD campaign.
JustWorld International's Rider Ambassadors raise awareness and funds for their programs. Because of these Ambassadors, JustWorld supporters learn about the needs of others across the globe as they give thousands of children a leg up to a brighter future.
For more information contact Amber Warren +1-315-694-0616
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About the American Gold Cup
The American Gold Cup will feature world-class and Olympic athletes, such as current World Cup Show Jumping Champion Beezie Madden and Olympic Gold Medalist McLain Ward. Also confirmed to compete are show jumping mega-stars Reed Kessler, Kent Farrington, Margie Engle, Pan American Games Gold Medalist Christine McCrea and many more, all vying to secure their position at the 2014 FEI World Cup Finals in Lyon, France.
Highlights of the schedule include the $33,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome Stake on Thursday, the $100,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier presented by Double H Farm and Windsor Show Stables on Friday and the $50,000 Hermes Classic on Saturday. The featured event, the coveted $200,000 American Gold Cup, Presented by Suncast, will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 and broadcast on NBC Sports Network the following Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. EST.
The American Gold Cup will also feature a full array of jumper classes, including sections for Children and Adult Jumpers, Low and High Junior/Amateur Jumpers, plus Young Jumpers and Open Jumpers. New this year, the Zone 2 ASPCA Maclay Regional Championships will be held on Saturday in the Old Salem Farm indoor arena.
Old Salem Farm, located an hour north of New York City, boasts a state-of-the-art stabling facility, an historic pristine grass Grand Prix field and outstanding competition and schooling arenas, all of which are surrounded by one of the world's most quaint and picturesque competition venue settings. For the past two years, the Old Salem Farm competitions have been recognized by the North American Riders Group (NARG) on their NARG Top 25 List. For more information on Old Salem Farm, including its year-long competition schedule, prize lists, clinics, boarding, lessons and training, visit www.oldsalemfarm.net.