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Showjumping leaps into New York’s Central Park

Showjumping is coming to Central Park in New York later this year.

Showjumping is coming to Central Park in New York later this year.

Showjumping is hitting New York City with an equine extravaganza reminiscent of the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden.

The Central Park Celebration, presented by Rolex, is to be held from September 18 to 21 at the Trump Rink (Wollman Rink) in New York City’s Central Park. The show was announced on Thursday by Mark Bellissimo and is to be produced by The Chronicle of the Horse.

Billed as a spectacular return for equestrian sport to New York City, the show will feature the best equestrian sport in the world along with daily exhibitions featuring different breeds and disciplines.

The show starts on Thursday, September 18 with a $US200,000 Central Park Grand Prix, which will be televised live on NBC Sports.

Friday night will host a celebrity charity equestrian event, while a dressage musical freestyle will run on Saturday night featuring six of the world’s top dressage riders.

“This brings the national spotlight to equestrian sport, allowing an unprecedented audience to appreciate the horse in the world’s greatest city,” said Bellissimo, who owns The Chronicle of the Horse.

“This will be the first live prime-time TV event for equestrian sports on a major sports network and an unbelievable time slot for Thursday night on NBC Sports.”

There will also be a full daytime matinee schedule of diverse exhibitions centered around horses and their place in history and culture. The Sunday matinee will present an arena polo competition featuring some of the world’s top players.

Limited seating is available for both the evening and matinee events. More informatiom: centralpark@chronofhorse.com.

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