Team USA Olympians To Be Honored at 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show

Sep 18, 2016 - 2:30 PM
For Immediate Release

New York, NY – September 18, 2016 – The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will hold a special ceremony on Friday evening, September 23, to honor the equestrian Olympians from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show is held September 21-25, 2016, at Wollman Rink in Manhattan. Tickets are still available, so purchase yours today HERE to see top equestrian sport and special performances!

The Rolex Central Park Horse Show congratulates the United States Equestrian Federation and the United States Equestrian Team on a successful Olympic Games.

The United States Show Jumping team of Lucy Davis, Kent Farrington, McLain Ward, and Beezie Madden won the Team Silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The U.S. Show Jumping team will be recognized for their Team Silver medal. Team members McLain Ward and Kent Farrington will represent the team, which also included Beezie Madden, Lucy Davis, reserve rider Laura Kraut, and Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland.

The U.S. Dressage team, led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover, won the Team Bronze medal with riders Steffen Peters, Laura Graves, Kasey Perry-Glass, and Allison Brock, along with reserve Shelly Francis.

The Team Bronze medal in Dressage at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
went to the United States and riders Allison Brock, Laura Graves,
Kasey Perry-Glass, and Steffen Peters.

From the U.S. Eventing team, Phillip Dutton rode Mighty Nice to the Individual Bronze medal in Rio. Also on the Eventing team were Lauren Kieffer, Boyd Martin, and Clark Montgomery, with Lynn Symansky as the reserve rider and David O’Connor as Chef d’Equipe.

Buy your tickets for Friday evening to join in celebrating all of the U.S. Olympians!

Phillip Dutton was the Individual Bronze medalist in Eventing 
at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

This Olympic ceremony is part of a special Friday night at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show, which will feature the $216,000 FEI Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex, a performance by Frederik the Great: The World’s Most Handsome Horse, and the Junior/Amateur 1.20m Jumper class.

The $216,000 FEI Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex, and Friday night ceremonies will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, September 25, from 9-10:30 p.m. EST.

Want to see high-flying jumpers, dancing dressage horses, stunning Arabians, and elegant hunters?Tickets are selling fast! To get yours, go to http://bit.ly/29LwkkD.

The official hotel of the Rolex Central Park Horse Show is the JW Marriott Essex House! Book your room now at the following link: http://bit.ly/1qV3FBt. In the “Please Select Guest Type” box, select “Attendee” when making a reservation.

The complete schedule of the 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show is as follows:

Wednesday, September 21st:
U.S. Open Arabian Horse Show
Gate opens at 6:00pm. Show begins at 6:30pm. $50 per ticket

Thursday, September 22nd: Canadian Pacific Day
U.S. Open $25,000 Under 25 FEI Grand Prix 6:30pm, followed by the exciting
U.S. Open $40,000 FEI Canadian Pacific Speed Class at 8:00pm, concluding with $50,000 Puissance at 9:00pm.
Ticket includes all 3 events
Gate opens at 6:00pm. Show begins at 6:30pm. $125 per ticket

Friday, September 23rd:
U.S. Open CDI Dressage Grand Prix, presented by Axel Johnson
Gate opens at 1:00pm. Show begins at 1:30pm. $50 per ticket

Friday, September 23rd:
Special Performance by Frederik the Great: The World’s Most Handsome Horse
Ceremony for the U.S. Dressage Team, Olympic Bronze medalists; U.S. Show Jumping Team, Olympic Silver medalists; and Phillip Dutton, Olympic Individual Bronze medalist.
Junior/Amateur 1.20m Class at 6:30pm, followed by the thrilling U.S. Open $216,000 FEI Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex
Ticket includes both events
Gate opens at 6:00pm. Show begins at 6:30pm. $125 per ticket

Saturday, September 24th:
U.S. Open $50,000 Hunters Duchossois Cup
$1,000 Small/Medium Pony Hunter Class and the
$2,500 Junior/Amateur and Professional Classes
Gate opens at 1:00pm. Show begins at 1:30pm. $50 per ticket

Saturday, September 24th:
Special Performance by Frederik the Great: The World’s Most Handsome Horse
Special Freestyle Demonstration by Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro
U.S. Open $75,000 CDI Dressage Freestyle, presented by Axel Johnson
Gate opens at 6:00pm. Show begins at 6:30pm. $125 per ticket

Sunday, September 25th:
Family Day. Free General Admission.
Pony rides, face painting, Arabian Horse presentation, equestrian demonstrations, and more!
Gate opens 12:00pm-3:00pm.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit a lengthy list of New York, as well as equestrian based, charities.

Seating is limited and the demand for tickets is expected to be high.
All seats have unobstructed views.
All ticket sales are final, non-transferable; no refunds and no exchanges.
Gates open 30 minutes prior to start of event.All prices listed above exclude tax and fees.

For Reserved Seating questions, please contact 1-844-319-CPHS (2747) or email cphs.tickets@img.com.

For VIP Table Sales, please contact vip@centralparkhorseshow.com.

For questions on rider participation, please contact acaroline@centralparkhorseshow.com.

About Rolex Central Park Horse Show
Launched in September 2014, Rolex Central Park Horse Show is the first-ever outdoor, multi-day equestrian sporting event in New York City, showcasing some of the best show jumpers and dressage riders in the world as they vie for top prizes against a backdrop of skyscrapers in one of the world’s most iconic venues. As the event founder, Mark Bellissimo is the CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions and International Equestrian Group LLC; Managing Partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners (WEF), Tryon Equestrian Partners and Colorado Equestrian Partners; and Publisher of The Chronicle of The Horse magazine. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will feature five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, ranging from Arabians and Dressage to Hunters and Show Jumping. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will also host the second annual U.S. Open in the following categories: Jumpers; Dressage; Hunters; U25 Jumpers; and Arabians. For more information, visit  www.centralparkhorseshow.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/CPhorseshow and follow @cphorseshow on Twitter and Instagram.

Photos may be used only in relation to this press release. Photos copyright Shannon Brinkman.

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