With the last dregs of Christmas behind us we can all begin to look forward to an exciting New Year full of promise, hope and, of course, horses.
Maybe your resolutions consist of spending more time at the barn, or perhaps you want to finally master the sitting trot. Perhaps the time has finally come to learn how to take apart the entire i bridle to clean it and then miraculously put it back together. Correctly, I might add. Or perhaps all these things just seem impossible.
Well then, how about planning a trip instead? This seems far more achievable than figuring out just which way that Sprenger bit goes on anyway (is that arrow supposed to face forward or backwards or does anyone actually know?)
What horse crazy year would be complete without a trip to the newly launched Central Park Horse Show in New York City?
HORSES, SHOPPING AND THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
The Central Park Horse Show’s inaugural year was a complete and utter success in September 2014 and there is no reason to doubt it will be that much bigger and better this year.
With names like Rolex and Trump behind it who wouldn’t expect first class entertainment with the likes of Isabell Werth and hometown favorite Georgina Bloomberg, not to mention our very own Canadian grown Karen Pavicic and her mount Don Daiquiri. The $200,000 Central Park Rolex Grand Prix is nothing to sneeze at either.
Set in the midst of Central Park, riders and horses compete in a first class venue against a backdrop of glittering skyscrapers.
Not your average one discipline horse show, this one features:
- Shetland pony steeplechase (I bet you haven’t seen that one before)
- Natural Horsemanship
- US Pony Club Games
The Central Park Horse Show continues a long tradition of horse competition in New York City. The loss of the Madison Square Garden National Horse Show in 2001 ended a tradition dating back to 1883 when the show first began attracting top competitors to New York City.
Start spreading the news...there is a song in there somewhere...horses in the Big Apple are back. 2015 dates to be announced but plan to get your seats early. Space is limited.
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