national equestrian league
NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN LEAGUE - LAUNCHING IN 2021
Morrissey Management Group (MMG), is pleased to announce a new collaborative venture with the National Equestrian League (NEL) to bring an exciting new competition format to the sport of Show Jumping in North America. The NEL is based on an invitational franchise model with teams facing off in head-to-head competition. The new bracket, elimination style format is designed to thrill while at the same time being easy to follow and understand for audiences. Created with a live audience and TV-broadcast in mind, the NEL will have superior competition, content and event production values thereby delivering attractive opportunities for stakeholders of the sport such as athletes, commercial partners including sponsors, media, organizers, spectators and teams.
longines global champions tour
Miami, FL | April 1-4, 2020
Fast becoming once of the most unique and iconic destinations in our sport, the world’s premier show jumping series returns to the US continent bringing Olympic-level sport to the world-famous Miami Beach on America’s East Coast.
As the second leg of the 15-event Championship, Miami Beach will provide the perfect backdrop as the world's top horses and riders compete to gain valuable points in the overall Championship season battle. Both Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) and her feisty mare Lintea Tequila, and Scott Brash (GBR) with Hello Sanctos have won here at this early part of the season, and with both in contention for the Championship title by the end of their respective seasons, a win here is a crucial confidence boost for the season ahead.
The Longines Global Champions Tour will return to the stunning setting of Miami Beach for the sixth year running, and with many of the top American riders regulars on the Tour as well the best international riders from the sport in action descending to the phenomenal location, there will be plenty of incredible sporting entertainment for local and visiting spectators to cheer for.
OLD SALEM SPRING HORSE SHOWS
MAY 5-10, 2020 CSI 2* AND MAY 12-17, 2020 CSI3*
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows return this spring, celebrating its 38th year and offering two weeks of exceptional Equestrian Sport. This prestigious two week event takes place at one of the nation’s premier equestrian facilities, Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York. We have also added an additional competition date of May 5, Welcome Horse Show Day.
Newly renovated, Old Salem Farm is host to 25 exceptional horse shows each year. Over the years, Old Salem Farm has hosted United States Olympic Team Selection Trials and World Cup qualifier classes. Olympic stars such as Michael Matz, Peter Leone, Beezie Madden, McLain Ward and Leslie Burr- Howard, as well as many other esteemed riders, have competed here throughout the years.
Old Salem’s beautifully manicured grounds, list of elite horses and riders, and fantastic social gatherings draw spectators from Westchester County and beyond. They delight in strolling the pristine grounds, shopping on ‘Boutique Row,’ and sampling the tasty food and beverage selections, all while watching horses and ponies of every size and breed compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money.
UPPERVILLE Colt and HORSE SHOW
Upperville, va | JUNE 1-7, 2020 CSI4*
Established in 1853 and a fixture on the equestrian calendar, the historic Upperville Horse Show features a FEI 4* Grand Prix. In the shade of the majestic oaks near the village of Upperville, Virginia, the 166th anniversary of the oldest horse show in America will begin on Monday and run thru Sunday. During this week, the nation’s top ranking hunters and jumpers will compete alongside the local ponies, sidesaddle ladies and racing Jack Russell Terriers.
The Upperville Colt & Horse Show has the distinct honor of being a USEF Heritage Horse Show.
LAKE PLACID HORSE SHOWS
LAKE PLACID, NY | JUNE 23 - JULY 5, 2020
Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games, is home to two of the nation's most prestigious equine masterpieces - the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows. Come visit our resort community and see world class riders and horses participate in championship Hunter and Jumper competition. Watch as they win almost $550,000 in prize money and awards!
Action begins at 8:00 AM each show day with classes running simultaneously in four separate rings until approximately 5:00 PM. Come for an hour or a whole day and see competition ranging from ponies ridden by tomorrow's champions to members of the U.S. Equestrian Team atop some of the world's best horses.
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
Flintfields Equestrian Center, Traverse City, MI
July 1 through August 9, 2020
The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival presented by CaptiveOne Advisors is one of the summer's highlight show events, packed with competition and set in the picturesque town of Traverse City, Michigan. Set on 88 beautiful acres, the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival showcases five world-class competition rings in addition to spacious schooling rings. The property features don't stop there as the park offers convenient on-site campgrounds, making for a truly unique attendee experience.
Given its gorgeous summer setting and its wide range of classes, the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival is an event that equestrians won't want to miss.
American Gold Cup
Old Salem Farm, North Salem, NY | September 10-15, 2019
The American Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious and iconic equestrian sporting events in the world of International Show Jumping. Now in its 49th year, the American Gold Cup will once again be held in the elegant country side of North Salem, New York at the historic Old Salem Farm. The event will be broadcast on NBC Sports.
The American Gold Cup brings together in an electric environment the elite equestrian athletes, discerning horse owners, excited fans and young hopefuls waiting to catch a glimpse of their idols. Set amongst a fanfare of family-friendly activities, competitions, shopping, entertainment and celebrity sightings, the American Gold Cup is a signature annual event that Westchester County is proud to call its own.
Held over five days, the American Gold Cup showcases world-class equestrian competitions and the sheer power, speed and excitement that attracts the best competitors in the world. The world governing body of equestrian sport, the FEI, has designated the American Gold Cup as a CSI 4*-W competition a Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping North American League qualifier. There are currently only a handful of competitions in the United States that have the privilege and the honor of having this designation.
The coveted $203,000 American Gold Cup Grand Prix on Sunday, September 15 is the primary goal. Carrying the prestigious designation of a World Cup Qualifier, makes this event most important to the sport and to those athletes in pursuit of making it to the World Cup Finals.
For national riders, the competition offers young jumper competitions as well as amateur and junior jumper competitions at a variety of skill levels.
NATIONAL HORSE SHOW
KENTUCKY HORSE PARK, LEXINGTON, KY | October 26 – november 3, 2019
With nearly $800,000 in prize money offered, the 2019 edition of theNational Horse Show has again been designated a CSI-W 4* show by the FEI. The International Open Jumpers will compete for over a half a million dollars in prize money, while the top rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000. Meanwhile, $100,000 in total is offered to the Amateur-Owner and U 25 Jumper sections.
The world’s best international competitors return for the 2019 National Horse Show, which will take place October 26 through November 3, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association’s primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.
Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Show
December 27-30, 2019
The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit is the perfect fit for an Equine Production, as the management team is now able to offer competitors three consecutive weeks of Quarter Horse shows in Florida. The three back-to-back weeks of shows offer exhibitors the chance to show under 18 judges all for just $1,850. Immediately following the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit and beginning on January 1, 2019, competition at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center will continue with the Florida Gulf Coast Circuit. Kathy Avolt explains “Exhibitors can enjoy the first week of showing, celebrate New Year’s Eve and then come back for a second great week of horse showing. We’re striving to create a relaxed but competitive horse show atmosphere that everyone can really enjoy.” With eight days of competition under numerous judges, the Florida Gold Coast and Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Shows present exhibitors with great opportunities to earn points in the beautiful Florida weather.