Cazenovia, NY - The Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament featuring the 127th National Horse Show announces the publication of the 2010 Prizelist. Held from November 2nd through November 7th, the Syracuse Invitational welcomes the National Horse Show to Syracuse along with top-ranked equestrians from across the U.S. and from around the world to compete in the War Memorial at the Oncenter Complex.
Besides the highest level of competition, competitors and spectators alike enjoy shopping, entertainment and dining along with the rich history and tradition of the National Horse Show.
Copies of the Prize List will be mailed on August 6th, and it will be available online at www.syracuseinvitational.com on August 9th at Noon. Please note that entry requirements and qualifications vary by division. The closing date for entries is Monday, September 20, 2010 and emailed or faxed entries will not be accepted. To confirm that you are on the mailing list for the Syracuse Invitational Prizelist or to request that a copy be mailed to you, please email SyracuseSport@aol.com or call 315-655-4721.
Highlights of the Tournament will include the NEW $50,000 Hunter Classic presented in honor of Charlie Weaver, the $100,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier of Syracuse, the $80,000 Sporthorse Cup, as seen on Animal Planet, the NEW Atlas Fence Local Competition Day, the National Horse Show ASPCA Maclay Championship and the $60,000 Spy Coast Farm High Junior/Amateur- Owner Jumper Championship.
The Tournament also boasts three significant changes to enhance the experience of all competitors, owners and spectators for 2010.
· The layover stabling at the New York State Fairgrounds now includes the use of the Indoor Coliseum with a full set of competition quality jumps for schooling.
· New guidelines have been established for acceptance into the low and medium junior/amateur-owner jumpers which will be based on prize money won in their respective heights at their best fifteen shows between September 1st 2009 and September 1st 2010.
· The 2010 Syracuse Invitational will offer improved stabling conditions for all competitors with a new stabling area in the Convention Center to replace the parking garage stabling of years past.
As is the tradition at Syracuse, there will be a host of educational and local community involvement events scheduled throughout the week. A full slate of free and ticketed clinics will be featured throughout the week at the Equestrian Expo in the convention center. Topics include: USHJA Information seminar; Youth Day at the Invitational which includes the Third Annual Equine Career and College Fair, the George Morris Photo Critique; Health and Wellness seminars for the Human Athlete; WEG Recap; and the Ready-to -Ride educational seminars.
The SI Horseman's College 2010 has a phenomenal line-up of clinics-"Feeding for Health and Performance of the Equine Athlete"; "Equine Wellness for the Performance Horse"; "Preparing Mentally for Success in the Ring"; and "Survival Seminar for helping Young Athletes Thrive in Sports, School, and Life".
The I LOVE NY HORSES Art Show will be returning for a second year and a new photo/essay contest entitled "Horses Are My Heroes" will be a new addition to the week.
Competition tickets will go on sale for the Syracuse Invitational on September 1 through the Oncenter Box Office (315-435-2121) and Ticketmaster and are expected to be limited for both the Sporthorse Cup and the FEI World Cup Qualifier of Syracuse, so make sure to reserve seats early.
The Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization that benefits Cornell University Equine Hospital and Vera House.
The National Horse Show was founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America's oldest indoor horse show and as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, provides financial aid to many worthwhile charities.
For a full list of events and updates to the schedules visit www.SyracuseInvitational.com.