Did you enjoy watching the inaugural Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex, either in person or on NBC Sports? Did you follow it online? This exciting event created plenty of stir and not just in the horse world. Horses returned to compete in the heart of New York City for the first time in more than a decade, and we’ve compiled a list of media coverage of the show, which featured the world’s best horses and riders in show jumping and dressage in New York City’s Trump Ring in Central Park on Sept 18-21. Want to see more equestrian coverage on TV and in mainstream press?
Think dressage can’t get a crowd riled up, whistling and clapping to the music? Then you weren’t at the Central Park Horse Show on Sept. 20, where some of the best riders in the world piaffed and passaged under the city lights in the $40,000 Central Park Dressage Challenge, presented by Axel Johnson AB.
Five-time Olympic gold medalist from Germany, Isabell Werth, showed why she’s the best in the business with a stunning ride aboard El Santo NW to a mixture of David Bowie songs that had the spectators dancing along in their seats as she rode to a score of 82.04 percent.
New York, N.Y.—Sept. 18
Georgina Bloomberg laughed when she remembered what she told Mark Bellissimo when he called her and said, “I want to put on a horse show in Central Park.”
“I said ‘It can’t be done,’” Bloomberg said. “I told him that every year someone calls me and I tell them ‘Good luck and I’d love to be there and I’ll be supportive, but I’m not really sure it’ll ever happen.’”
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A little bit of history is going to be written when some of the country’s top riders meet in the heart of New York City for the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex, on Sept. 18-21.
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