Executive management of the Jumper Classic has indefinitely postponed the show, which was set to take place Sept. 4 to Sept. 8 at Maplecroft Farm in Ipswich, Mass.
The Jumper Classic, which features a $50,000 grand prix, received an insufficient number of entries.
“There are too many scheduling conflicts with other shows going on at the same time, and we don’t want to run a show that is not going to be what we normally are,” said Jumper Classic president & CEO Melissa Lovasco.
Lovasco mentioned the Hampton Classic (N.Y.), which is happening immediately before the scheduled Jumper Classic, and the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix in Saugerties, N.Y., scheduled for Sept. 8, as direct conflicts leading to the show’s postponement.
The five-day Jumper Classic was originally planned for the first week of July this year, but poor weather left the footing too muddy for the competitors, and management rescheduled for the September dates.
Show organizers are communicating with riders to see if their fall schedules would permit them to compete in the Jumper Classic in October. Management will provide updated scheduling information on the Jumper Classic website as soon as it is available.