North Salem, NY – July 24, 2012 - The American Gold Cup announced today that Double H Farm has joined forces with this year’s event as the title sponsor of Saturday afternoon’s featured class, the $35,000 Double H Farm American Gold Cup Jumper Classic.
The 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.
"We are excited to sponsor at the American Gold Cup," said Cayce Harrison. "We want to support top-level sport in the United States, and the Gold Cup has such a great history. We're looking forward to seeing the show thrive at Old Salem Farm."
“Our heartfelt thanks go out to the Harrison family for stepping forward with their generous sponsorship,” said Stadium Jumping President Michael Morrissey. “They have always supported first-class horse sport in this country and around the world. We’re thrilled to have them onboard with us for the return of the American Gold Cup in North Salem.”
"The foundation of our sport is sponsorship," said Double H Farm owner Hunter Harrison. "It cannot thrive without it, and I feel we should all give back to the sport to the degree we have the ability. The sport has give me a lot of enjoyment and with the Gold Cup moving just down the road from us, I would like to see this show do really well."
"We have showed at the Gold Cup before, and it's always such a nice event," said Quentin Judge. "The competition is tough every year, and the organization does a great job. We can't wait to show there again this year."
Double H Farm has been a regular at the American Gold Cup, both in Ohio and at Devon. They look forward to competing at its new home at Old Salem Farm.
Double H Farm, owned by the Harrison Family and based in Wellington, FL, and Ridgefield, CT, offers their strong line-up of stallions available for breeding in addition to quality hunter and jumper sale horses.
Along with a wide selection of promising sales horses, Double H Farm is proud to offer breeding to eight stallions, all of them with top bloodlines for talent. All of the stallions are offered frozen only. They include:
Orlando: 1996 Belgian Warmblood by Heartbreaker x Darco
HH Rebozo: 2000 Mexican Sport Horse by Tlaloc La Silla (Ex – Dollar de La Pierre) x Ramiro Z *sold out*
HH Himself: 2007 Belgian Warmblood by Casall **Superior show hunter quality!**
HH Linton: 2001 Holsteiner by Lican x Calido
HH Plutot de Beaufour: 2003 Selle Francais by Le Tot de Semilly x Watzman
HH Radco: 2001 SBS by Darco x Larome
Frisco: 2002 KWPN by Indoctro x Voltaire
Desendo B: 2008 Dutch Warmblood by Don Romantic x Sandro Song **Currently in training with Olympic dressage rider Pether Markne**
Please visit the “Stallions” page to read more about the Double H Farm stallions, see photos, and watch videos. You can contact Double H Farm about sales horses by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The American Gold Cup will help give our breeding program more exposure to people in the industry," Cayce added. "We have eight stallions now that provide fantastic bloodlines for jumpers, as well as hunters and dressage. Double H Farm is proud to offer these stallions and help sport horse breeding in the U.S."
Based in Ridgefield, CT, and Wellington, FL, Double H Farm focuses on show jumpers and hunters that are born to compete at the top level. With riders Rodrigo Pessoa, Quentin Judge, and Cayce Harrison, the horses of Double H Farm show at the best competitions in North America and the world. Double H Farm has seven amazing stallions available for breeding, and there is always a selection of high quality hunters and jumpers available for purchase. For more information, please visit www.doublehfarm.org, visit their Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter at @Double_H_Farm
A pioneering show jumping classic, the American Gold Cup, was first held in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1970. Past winners include Olympians Michael Matz, Melanie Smith-Taylor, Leslie Howard, Conrad Homfeld, Joe Fargis, Peter Leone, Anne Kursinksi, Beezie Madden, Chris Kappler, Mario Deslauriers, Norman Dello Joio and 2011 Pan American Games Individual Gold Medalist Christine McCrea. In its formative years, the legendary Rodney Jenkins was a five-time winner of the American Gold Cup with Idle Dice, Balbucco and The Natural.
The American Gold Cup 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 Fame 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 $7,500 Hallway Feed & KER Sport Horse Nutrition Open Jumpers on Wednesday, $10,000 1.45m Speed class on Thursday, the $50,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier on Friday, the $35,000 Double H Farm American Gold Cup Jumper Classic on Saturday and of course, Sunday’s main event, the 42nd edition of the $200,000 American Gold Cup.
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.
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
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12012 South Shore Blvd.,
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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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