Entries Now Open for Bourbon International CSI 3*
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Lexington, KY - The prize list for the Bourbon International CSI3*, the second leg of the Split Rock Jumping Tour (SRJT), is available and online entries are now being accepted at ShowGroundsLive.com. Just over 60 days away, The Bourbon International CSI3*, October 9-11, is ready to roll with new classes and additional improvements to an already top-notch event.
Convenient online entries and the All-Inclusive Entry Packages, combined with the unique full-service Rider Hospitality Experience, are just two of the ways that Split Rock Jumping Tour demonstrates its commitment to providing a luxury experience for competitors. All 3* riders will receive a complimentary hotel room and complimentary hospitality package as part of their FEI All-Inclusive Entry Package.
Like its predecessor, The Lexington International CSI3* in May, The Bourbon International CSI3* is sanctioned by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). Feature classes include the $100,000 CSI3* Grand Prix presented by Split Rock Farm, the $40,000 Hollow Creek Farm CSI 3* Grand Prix, the $35,000 Amalaya Investments CSI3* Speed Cup, the $10,000 U25 Young Riders Cup, the $7,500 Brook Ledge Horse Transportation High Junior/Amateur 1.40m Jumper Final, and the $7,500 UltrOZ Low Junior/Amateur 1.20 Jumper Final.
New additions to the October schedule include the $9,500 Kingsland Equestrian Children's/Adult 1.10m Jumper Section. Another unique and exciting competition on the schedule is the $10,000 Split Rock Youngster Bowl for 7 and 8-year-old horses. Not held anywhere else in the U.S., this class provides an important stepping stone for the development of young horses in their pursuit of top level competition and prize money. All classes at The Bourbon International will be held in The Rock Jumping Arena, on the new ESI footing to be unveiled in October.
Hospitality at The Rock is second to none, with first-class amenities that include ringside hospitality tables, lounge seating, music and dancing, massages in the VIP Spa, top-of-the-line catering, and full-service bar. After rave reviews during The Lexington International, Apiary Fine Catering and Events will be returning with their seasonally creative menus and culinary masterpieces. Highlighted social events include the Welcome Reception on Thursday, October 8, the Crowninshield After-Party on Friday, October 9 and culminate with the feature Party at The Rock on Saturday, October 10.
The Split Rock Jumping Tour has partnered with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation in which a portion will go directly to the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation. Split Rock will also provide staff and patients of the Center with free tickets to attend both horse shows. For more information please visit: https://ukmarkey.org.
Hospitality Packages & Tickets are available to competitors for purchase on ShowGrounds Live in addition to the All-Inclusive Entry Package; or purchase on the SRJT website from the Tickets page. Spectators will have access to a variety of shopping, food trucks, and children/family activities. With a live music festival, headlined by the national touring roots/rock band, The Adam Ezra Group, winner of the New England Music Awards Album of the Year (Ragtop Angel) and Song of the Year (Takin' Off) in 2012 and Band of the Year in 2013, SRJT will also have a beer and wine garden, free raffles and giveaways!
Split Rock Founder Derek Braun began with a mission to provide an unparalleled show jumping experience for competitors, sponsors, and spectators. International rider Sharn Wordley summed it up when he noted, "Split Rock Jumping Tour is fantastic; it's giving a European feel to American show jumping. Here you've got good food, parties, you've got atmosphere, you've got a sense of the organizer really caring about the environment and the atmosphere that we jump in, so it's a novelty for us. I think it's going to be very well-supported over the next few years, and I think Derek's really onto a winner."
Further information on the Split Rock Jumping Tour, including a detailed schedule and how to order tickets, is available on line at the Tour's website at www.SplitRockJumpingTour.com or by emailing info@SplitRockJumpingTour.com.
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