New York, NY- October 2, 2001-National Horse Show Chairman Eugene R. Mische has announced that the 118th edition of the National Horse Show, presented by Budweiser, will be held at Madison Square Garden, November 2-4, as originally planned.
"Last month's terrorist attacks and the recent death of Sallie Wheeler, the National's Vice Chairman of the Board, led to a lot of speculation about the fate of the National Horse Show," Mische said. "It is important that the many rumors stop and that we proceed with our plans for this year's event. Keeping the National at Madison Square Garden this year is both a response to the terrorists and a tribute to Mrs. Wheeler."
The National Horse Show hosts hunter, jumper and equitation championships. The featured event is the $150,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of New York on Sunday, November 4. The National also features the $10,000 BET On Jazz Junior Jumper Grand Prix and the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Amateur-Owner Jumper Grand Prix.
The prestigious Maclay National Championship for the ASPCA Horsemanship classes begins on Saturday morning and concludes with its traditional final on Sunday afternoon. The National Horse Show Saddle Seat "Good Hands" Championship will also be a featured equitation championship at this year's National Horse Show, taking place on Saturday afternoon.
Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America's oldest indoor horse show, and a traditional fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National is America's most prestigious year-end championship show, offering the country's top horses and riders a chance to decide the ultimate champions.