Two Weeks of World Class Equestrian Competition in Fairfield County This Summer!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Callari Cup presented to the winner of the Fairfield Grand Prix each year.
The Callari Cup presented to the winner of the Fairfield Grand Prix each year.

Ox Ridge and Fairfield Grand Prix Winners to receive a MINI for the summer! (BMW, MINI, VOLVO) has signed on to support the EQUUS Foundation through its sponsorship of two major equestrian events in the local Fairfield County community this summer and will award the Grand Prix winners of each of the events with a MINI Cooper to be driven for the duration of the summer.

The horsing around begins in Darien June 9-14, 2015 with the Ox Ridge Hunt Clubís annual show and culminates in Westport June 16-20 with the Fairfield Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show benefitting EQUUS Foundation.

"We are thrilled that the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show will be welcoming back as the official vehicle sponsor of the show," said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President.

" has had a long history with both the EQUUS Foundation and the Fairfield June Show. was instrumental in establishing the inaugural Grand Prix at Fairfield in 1999 and in supporting the EQUUS Foundation Annual Benefit Luncheon that will be held in association with the Fairfield Grand Prix on Saturday, June 20, 2015."    Callari Cup

Flavia Callari, VP at, an avid horsewomen herself, stated: "The best part of being involved in the horse shows is the ability to foster riding, the therapeutic aspect and to promote a sport with such a rich family history. We see multiple generations of riding families throughout the horse show circuit and we are especially pleased to support the EQUUS Foundation."

Grand Prix Day at Ox Ridge is Saturday, June 13, followed by Fairfieldís Grand Prix on Saturday, June 20, creates two full weeks of equestrian events in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Known for their breathtaking show jumping exhibitions, both of these shows are nationally recognized by the United States Equestrian Federation, the governing body of the equestrian sport. These shows bring together top notch equestrian competition, philanthropy and community involvement.

For more information, contact Shannon Coakley by email at or by phone at 203-259-1550.