Tickets are now on sale for a horse show in New York’s Central Park next month.
The Central Park Celebration of the Horse, presented by Rolex, is being billed as the return of equestrian sport to New York City, former host of the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden, before it left in 2001.
A press conference last week at Tavern on The Green in New York was attended by showjumper Kent Farrington, Canadian dressage rider Ashley Holzer, property magnate Donald Trump, and Mark Bellissimo, CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions and owner and publisher of the magazine Chronicle of the Horse, which is producing the show.
Some of the best show jumpers and dressage riders in the world will be vying for top prizes against a backdrop of skyscrapers at Trump Rink (Wollman Rink) in New York City.
The show starts on Thursday, September 18 with a $US200,000 Central Park Grand Prix, which will be televised live on NBC Sports.
For each event, gates open one hour before event time. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday will feature different equestrian performances and exhibitions, featuring Australian horseman Guy McLean.
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, including Steffen Peters and Ravel, who last competed together in 2012.
The four-day outdoor event from September 18 to 21 has matinee tickets at $32.65 and the eventing events are $272.19.