American Gold Cup Moves To Traverse City

Apr 29, 2020 - 9:37 AM

The American Gold Cup has found a new home at the Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, Michigan. Previously held at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York, the American Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious and iconic equestrian sporting events, and 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the distinguished competition. The 2020 event will take place Sept. 2-13.

For the first time, the American Gold Cup will feature two back-to-back weeks of FEI-rated show jumping, with Week 1 of the event taking place Sept. 2 – 6 as a CSI2*, followed by CSI4* competition for week two from Sept. 9 – 13. The first week of AGC will also feature the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament.

The event will welcome the addition of hunter competition in its schedule for both weeks of competition. Highlights of the event include:

Sept. 2-6

  • Silver Oak Jumper Tournament
  • Premier rated hunters, Level 6 jumpers and equitation
  • $25,000 National Hunter Derby
  • $36,600 CSI2* SOJT Welcome Stake
  • $75,000 CSI2* SOJT Grand Prix

Sept. 9-13

  • Premier rated hunters, Level 6 jumpers and equitation
  • $25,000 National Hunter Derby
  • $36,600 CSI4* Staller Welcome Stake
  • $72,900 CSI4* American Gold Cup Qualifier
  • $36,600 CSI4* AGC Speed
  • $213,300 CSI4* American Gold Cup Grand Prix
  • $30,000 CaptiveOne Rider Bonus Finale (points based off 11 weeks of competition)

“We are thrilled to announce the American Gold Cup’s new home at Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City,” said Matt Morrissey, the Event Director and Managing Partner of Traverse City Horse Shows, LLC, “We believe the location, venue and incredible community support will allow the American Gold Cup to grow and thrive for another 50 years. As we make this move and celebrate a major anniversary, we want to give sincere thanks for the riders, trainers, sponsors and fans that have help us make this one of the oldest and most beloved show jumping event in the U.S. We recognize that COVID-19 has caused a major upheaval in the worldwide horse show calendar, and in all of our daily lives. We hope that this gives us something to look forward to when we can get back to competing and doing what we love. We look forward to welcoming competitors, partners and friends to beautiful Traverse City next fall, and in the meantime wish everyone health and safety during this difficult time.”

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