Hampton Falls, NH - July 9, 2013 - The electrifying sport of show jumping returns to New Hampshire as the inaugural Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is set to make 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 and 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.
Regarding this year's event, Show Chairman Jeffery Papows couldn't be more excited about the debut of the all new Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. He mentioned, however, that there might be some confusion regarding the facility in New Hampshire, and wanted to stress how perfect the conditions are for show jumping.
"The former event held at the Silver Oak Equestrian Center, according to their press releases, continues to be plagued by various problems, enough so that the show in their new location in a different state had to be canceled and/or rescheduled. One of the reasons they claimed was rains and floods," stated Papows. "The new management team at the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament in New Hampshire is thrilled to report that near perfect weather conditions this spring and continued good weather this summer has allowed the professionals to make sure that this year's surfaces will be the best footing in the history of showing at this facility. The grand prix field was over seeded, fertilized and looks and rides beautifully and through the on-going partnership with the experts at GCT Footing, all of the all weather rings are better than ever before," he said. "Come to where it's beautifully dry and lush green. See you in New Hampshire in August."
All competitors, their children, families and friends, in fact all area residents competing or not, are invited to a very special Meet and Greet to be held on Thursday, August 8th at 4 p.m. at the Keurig Riders Tent. The food tasting at this special get together will be provided by Pimentos, an eclectic American casual restaurant and bar concentrating on local food in the center of historic downtown Exeter, New Hampshire. The sport's super starswill answer questions from the crowd for ninety minutes followed by an autograph signing session, posters will be provided for all in attendance.
Stop by and visit the restaurant and enjoy their street view dining room and a lively downstairs bar and dining section with relaxing views of Exeter's historic String Bridge. While you are dining with them, take pleasure in a "String Bridge Cosmo" or try our "Dirty Pimento" Martini. In the mood for a margarita? Try their "Salty River Rita" it is sure not to disappoint! The upstairs dining offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for any occasion. Enjoy a romantic dinner, a night out with friends, or family gatherings.
"Pimentos is very excited to be part of this wonderful event," said Ken Linn of Pimentos.
For more information on the restaurant, visit: http://pimentosrestaurantandlounge.com/
Also at the Meet and Greet, Show Chairman, Jeff Papows, will be on hand and has revealed that with the unprecedented success of his first book, Unbridled Passion, a new and updated version of the popular equestrian compilation is hitting the presses. "The good news is, the first volume is completely sold out," smiled Papows. "So this will be an expanded 'volume 2.' I have added four new chapters, Rich Fellers and Flexible, Reed Kessler, Anne Kursinski, and Victoria McCullough and the Triumph project." Papows also pointed out that the new version will include updates on people like Beezie Madden and McLain Ward and Ian Millar. "This edition is now over 500 pages or 120,000 words," he said.
Come and make new friends, renew acquaintances and get to know all of the key players at the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament up close and personal on Thursday, August 8, at 4pm at the Keurig Riders Tent at Silver Oak. See you there!
The Prize List for the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is available here:
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.
We'll see you in New Hampshire on August 7-11th!
SILVER OAK JUMPER TOURNAMENT 2013 FAST FACTS
What: Now under new management, Olympic caliber Show Jumping is set to return to Hampton Falls, NH from August 7 - August 11, 2013 for the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. We look forward to beginning a new era as we bring world-class competition and exciting entertainment to Hampton Falls. Equestrian Estate Planning Group will be title sponsor of the $75,000 Grand Prix. The show benefits the Children's Wish Foundation International.