North Salem, NY – June 7, 2012 – The legendary American Gold Cup, one of the world’s most prestigious show jumping events, returns to action in September at its new home at Old Salem Farm, in North Salem, NY. The show is scheduled for September 12th through the 16th, 2012, with the famed $200,000 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W, a FEI World Cup Qualifying Competition, as the highlight event on the final Sunday.
What better way to see all of the action than at a ringside VIP table in the well planned and strategically located pavilion overlooking the beautiful grand prix field at Old Salem Farm?
VIP Table sales are coordinated through Stadium Jumping’s Kiki Umla at KIKIUMLA@aol.com or by calling 904-607-5541. Tables can also be reserved by visiting the American Gold Cup website at www.stadiumjumping.com.
Vendor space is also available for this year’s debut event in North Salem, New York. With an expected world-class field of competitors and a large weekend crowd of equestrian oriented spectators expected, vendors should plan to book early as space will be limited. For Vendor information, please contact Stadium Jumping’s Matt Morrissey at email@example.com or visit the above listed websites for the available forms and information.
Sponsorships are also available for the return of this American show jumping class. For further information regarding various levels of sponsorship, please contact Carrie Wirth at Phelps Media Group. 561-753-3389 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Salem Farm, in New York’s Westchester County, is a premier equestrian venue, offering state-of-the-art facilities, surrounded by 120 gorgeous acres.
In fact, in 2010, the Old Salem Spring Show was voted one of the Top 25 Horse Shows in North America by NARG, the North American Rider’s Group. The owners at Old Salem have spent over $30 million in renovations over the past few years to bring this venue on par with any show facility in the world.
“We’re very excited that the American Gold Cup has finally found a permanent home at Old Salem Farm. It’s a great facility, and one that’s convenient to so many equestrians,” said Stadium Jumping President, Michael Morrissey. “We think we’ve come up with a great schedule for the return of the Gold Cup and we’re hoping for a top turnout of the nation’s best equestrians. It should be a very exciting week of show jumping action.”
The show will feature a full array of jumper classes, including sections for Children and Adult Jumpers, Low and High Junior/Amateur Jumpers, plus Young Jumpers. A $25,000 Show Jumping Hall of Classic will take center stage on Saturday and the day will also include $10,000 NAL Classics for Children, Adults and Low Junior/Amateurs.
Highlight events for Open Jumpers include the $10,000 1.45m Speed class on Thursday, the $50,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier on Friday, the $35,000 1.45m American Gold Cup Jumper Classic on Saturday and of course, Sunday’s main event, the 42nd edition of the $200,000 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W, a FEI World Cup Qualifier.
The FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final is an annual international competition among the world’s best show jumping horses and riders. The series, created in 1978, today comprises 14 leagues on all continents. The best riders from 132 preliminary competitions qualify for the final.
This year’s event in September will be much more than an equestrian competition, but rather a family destination, offering the non-equestrian enthusiast a children’s fair, a petting zoo, live musical entertainment and a trade fair. The famous Just World International Horseless Horse Show, always an exciting attraction for children attending the event, will also be held.
See you in September in New York!
AMERICAN GOLD CUP FAST FACTS
The $200,000 American Gold Cup
September 12 - 16, 2012
Old Salem Farm, 190 June Road, North Salem, NY
8am – 5pm daily
Old Salem Farm is New York state's Westchester County's premier equestrian facility, offering 26 annual competitions, boarding, training and sales. At Old Salem you will find state-of-the-art facilities, top-level training, all surrounded by 120 gorgeous acres for riding.
Old Salem annually holds 26 USEF A, B & C rated competitions. The venue holds at least one competition a month. The most prominent are May 8-13, 2012 AA rated with a Grand Prix and May 15 – 20, 2012 with Grand Prix. The American Gold Cup will provide the elite high performance competition to Old Salem's calendar. In 2010 the Old Salem Spring Show was voted one of the Top 25 Horse Shows in America by NARG. The owners have spent over $30 million in renovations to make this a world class facility.
Stalls are 10 x 10 and housed under canvas. The FEI stalls are 10 X 12 and stabling area will be secured by fencing with 24/7 security. FEI horses will be scheduled to school separately from non-FEI horses. Schedules will be posted and riders will be given notification of times during the horse inspection.
Available on the grounds
From Interstate 84 or Interstate 287: Take interstate 684 to exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road, turn right. Old Salem Farm is on the right.
Before Show – before 9/7/12 941-744-5465 800-237-8924
During Show – 914-669-5610 ext 201
Stable office – 941-744-5465
Prize List Advertising - 941-744-5465
Vendors - Matt Morrissey 941-915-3457
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (office phone)
Ring dimensions and footing:
Grand Prix Field 350’x450’, footing bluegrass mix turf. Grand Prix Annex 200'x250', Schooling 130'x170'. Jumper Annex 146'x307', Schooling 155'x173'. Indoor 115'x195', Schooling 74'x135'. Hunter 138'x243', Schooling 108'x158'. Footing in all arenas is all weather German-designed fiber and sand.
Footing in all rings and schooling areas have drainage mats, sand and fibermix. Schooling areas are located adjacent to all competition rings. Lighting can be made available for the outdoor rings. However no night classes are scheduled. If inclement weather arrives there is the option to use the indoor sand arena as either for competition or schooling.
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