Raeford, NC- March 6, 2014. With just three weeks until the start of competition, the Cloud Eleven~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International is excited to announce further sponsorships as well as military and family friendly activities to be held throughout the weekend. World renowned course designers, builders and many of most experienced individuals in the eventing community are busy putting the finishing touches on the inaugural event to be held March 20-23 at the Carolina Horse Park, as support and excitement continues to build.
The competition, which will award $50,000 in prize money across CIC1*, CIC2*, CIC3* and National Training through Advanced division, is pleased to add the Setters' Run Farm and Attwood Equestrian Surfaces to their list of prestigious partners. These highly respected names in the equestrian community have signed on as sponsors of the Setters' Run Farm and Attwood Equestrian Surfaces CIC2*; that will feature more than 50 exciting combinations.
Excellence in horsemanship will also be rewarded over the weekend as Southern Pines Equine Associates recognizes outstanding horse care. An anonymous committee will bestow the SPEA Horsemanship Award and a $1,000 cash prize to the groom(s) of the winning operation or stable deemed to have best displayed extraordinary care at the 2014 Cloud Eleven~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International.
The weekend will also offer family fun and military performances. Spectators and fans can peruse the Vendor Village and Kids' Zone, as well as see the West Point Cadet Riding Demonstration and Fort Bragg Army Ground Forces Band Brass Quintet perform all while watching Olympians and International stars compete. Saturday evening's BRING BACK THE GOLD Competitors' Party will feature a celebration of our 1984 Olympic Gold Medal winning team, a salute to our military partners and the music of Preston and Weston. Tickets to the BRING BACK THE GOLD Competitor's Party may be purchased at the Secretary's Office or by emailing CICinfo@CarolinaHorsePark.com.
"We are very pleased to have the support of Setters' Run Farm and Attwood Equestrian Surfaces as title sponsors of the CIC2*, in addition to Southern Pines Equine Associates as they recognize the best in horsemanship ," said Marc Donovan, Event Director for the Carolina International CIC and Horse Trials. "With elite competition, the involvement of our military partners and many family friendly events, the Cloud Eleven~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International is set for an exciting weekend."
To learn more about the Cloud Eleven~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International vist; http://www.carolinahorsepark.com/carolina-international-cic
To learn more about Attwood Equestrian Surfaces visit; http://www.equestriansurfaces.com/
To learn more about Southern Pines Equine Associates visit; http://www.spequine.com/