Mark your calendars for the Central Park Horse Show presented by Rolex, Sept. 17-21. A press conference about the event will be held tomorrow, July 29, at 11:00 a.m. at Tavern On The Green in New York City, and tickets will go on sale Aug. 4.
This first-ever, outdoor four-day equestrian sporting event will showcase some of the best show jumpers and riders in the world as they vie for top prizes against a backdrop of skyscrapers in one of the world’s most iconic venues, the Trump Rink in New York City’s Central Park. One of the highlights will be a live television broadcast of the $200,000 Rolex Central Park Grand Prix on Thursday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. involving the world’s top professional equestrian athletes as well as a Friday Night NYC vs. the World pro/am competition. Daily exhibitions will feature different breeds and disciplines and a dressage showcase.
This will be the first show in a planned seven-year commitment recently signed between event organizers and The Trump Organization to stage the event at the Trump Rink. The Central Park Horse Show Presented by Rolex will return Olympic-caliber athletes to NYC for the first time since the National Horse Show left Madison Square Garden in 2001. It will also benefit several New York City charities, including the Central Park Conservancy, City Parks Foundation, Gallop NYC, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, NYPD Mounted Unit and the Police Athletic League NYC. Additionally, 50 percent of the matinee tickets will be donated to local children’s groups in order to broaden the exposure of equestrian sport.