American Gold Cup Welcomes Masters Equestrian as New Sponsor

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: American Gold Cup
Release Date: 2016-08-29

North Salem, NY – August 29, 2016 – Morrissey Management Group announced today that Masters Equestrian has joined the growing list of sponsorship partners for this year’s event. Tickets are on sale now for the 2016 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W, returning for the fifth year in a row at scenic Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. The prestigious show jumping classic is scheduled to run on September 14-18, 2016.

Based out of Los Angeles and New York City, Tal Goldstein, CEO of the Masters Equine Group and Masters Equestrian, has specialized in creating innovative technology fabrics for the top level of competition. Coming from a family that has been heavily invested in the garment business his whole life and his twenty years of riding experience; Tal decided to branch out to create what is soon to become the number one sports’ brand in the equestrian world.

Masters strives to achieve a classic style in their competition line, while also offering ultimate comfort and a precise fit with their enhanced materials.
Masters strives to achieve a classic style in their competition line, while also offering ultimate comfort and a precise fit with their enhanced materials.

With the assistance from family owned factories and specialized research and development teams, Masters has been able to create a product so unique for the sport of equestrian. Tal exploited on the idea of a product that gives the performance features back to the rider for ultimate comfort and style, so they can compete at the highest levels. Centering Masters Equestrian on their slogan “Victory is yours,” Tal strives to achieve greatness in all aspects of the equestrian community and further promotes the idea of success behind this inimitable brand.

“Masters Equestrian and I decided to partner up with Gold Cup because of its premier location and the special boutique style of the vendors accommodating the public,” Goldstein noted. “I have always loved this show and the beautiful scenery, and now with Gold Cup teaming up with Longines and earning television recognition globally, it only enhances the incredible venue and visibility for my product. It’s amazing to finally see our sport earn some more recognition in the United States and continue to grow, so these aspects sparked extremely high interest to do anything I can to help with these improvements.”

“The American Gold Cup is delighted to welcome Tal and his company Masters Equestrian to our 2016 event,” said Michael Morrissey, the President of Morrissey Management Group. “We’re glad he has chosen the Gold Cup as one of the shows to display his quality products. Welcome to the family, Tal.”
“As one of the most prestigious shows in the United States, the Gold Cup produces a clientele from the highest level of market to reach out to,” Goldstein remarked. “Masters Equestrian is an up and coming company aspiring to attend to these particular clients, so there is no where better than this spectacular venue to make a bold statement with and keep a great partnership for the future.”

Masters Equestrian plans a holiday launch of its exciting new products, making them a perfect and unique Christmas present for any aspiring equestrian. Check with your favorite local tack shop or visit Masters Equestrian online to be prepared for Christmas shopping and for the 2017 show season.
Masters Equestrian is the industry leader in technical fabrics and sport innovation. Dedicated research and development in factories all over the world have produced the finest quality Equestrian apparel and an extensive line of performance equipment and footwear.

“We are ready to take the horse world by storm with our unwavering commitment to excellence and our mission to inspire a global movement,” Goldstein concluded.

The 2016 American Gold Cup competition will play host to a number of important Longines FEI Rankings events, culminating with the prestigious $216,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping New York, where the top riders will compete for the prestigious American Gold Cup. Also on the agenda, the $86,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier, the $86,000 Fidelity Investments Classic, the $35,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome Stake and the $35,000 Hermes Sellier Cup.

The featured event, the coveted American Gold Cup, a Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier, will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Wednesday through Friday the American Gold Cup competition is free to the public.

Big crowds are expected throughout the competition, but especially on the weekend for the big money classes. Tickets for the weekend action can be purchased by clicking here.

For those that might enjoy the experience of the American Gold Cup in especially grand style, we invite you to book your VIP table in the beautiful Jockey Club as soon as possible. Each year these tables sell quickly, so now is a great time to make your reservation.

This popular venue allows you to enjoy a full-service, delicious catered gourmet cuisine and your choice of beverages, all with the best view of the Old Salem Farm Grand Prix Ring.

For more information about the Jockey Club, please contact

Old Salem Farm, located an hour north of New York City, boasts a state-of-the-art stabling facility, an historic pristine grass Grand Prix field and outstanding competition and schooling arenas, all of which are surrounded by one of the world’s most quaint and picturesque competition venue settings.

Prize Lists and information can be found at here.

For further information, visit:

About the American Gold Cup
Held over five days, the American Gold Cup brings together a diverse crowd of elite equestrian athletes, discerning horse owners, excited fans and young hopefuls waiting to catch a glimpse of their idols set amongst a fanfare of family-friendly activities, competitions, shopping, entertainment and celebrity sightings.

In addition to the competition ring, the international show jumping event features high-end shopping located along Old Salem Farm’s boutique row. From top-notch equestrian tack and equipment to fashion, jewelry, antiques, art and much more, the scenic outdoor boutiques offer show-goers the perfect opportunity to get some shopping in while taking a break from the competition action.

Old Salem Farm, located an hour north of New York City, boasts a state-of-the-art stabling facility, an historic pristine grass Grand Prix field and outstanding competition and schooling arenas, all of which are surrounded by one of the world’s most charming and picturesque competition venue settings. For the past four years, the North American Riders Group (NARG) has recognized the Old Salem Farm competitions on their NARG Top 25 List. For more information on Old Salem Farm, including its yearlong competition schedule, prize lists, clinics, boarding, lessons and training, visit

46th Annual American Gold Cup Fast Facts:

Featuring the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping New York

Sept. 14-18, 2016

Old Salem Farm, 190 June Road, North Salem, New York

Thursday, Sept. 15
$35,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome Stake CSI 4* Table A against the clock

Friday, Sept. 16
$86,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping New York Qualifier Table A with a jump-off
(40 best riders qualify for Sunday’s Grand Prix)

Saturday, Sept. 17
$35,000 Hermès Sellier Cup CSI 4* Article 239 C
$86,000 Fidelity Investments® Classic CSI 4*  Table A with a jump-off Region 1 & 2 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship

Sunday, Sept. 18
$216,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping New York

Wednesday – Friday 8am – 5pm Wednesday – Friday

Saturday and Sunday Family Entertainment begins at 11 a.m. including pony rides, face painting and shopping on Boutique Row featuring Hermès, Danbury Porsche. Other shops feature custom riding apparel, antiques, jewelry, pet clothing, pet accessories, portrait artists, clothing and home accents.

Weekdays: Admission is free to the public
Saturday and Sunday: Admission is $20 per person, $15 per child 4-12 years and seniors 65+, children 3 and under are free. Click here to purchase tickets now!

Jockey Club VIP Tables:
High-top tables of four or six, or tables of eight are available.
For reservations contact Chelsea Dwinell at
(617) 888-2357 or email

Available on the grounds and overflow parking with shuttles.

From Interstate 84 or Interstate 287: Take interstate 684 to exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road), turn right. Old Salem Farm is on the right.

Before Show – (800) 237-8924
During Show – (914) 669-5610 ext 201
Stable office – (941) 744-5465
Prize List Advertising – (941) 744-5465
Vendor Boutique – Matt Morrissey (941) 915-3457

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Matt Morrissey
(941) 915-3457

Advertising Opportunities:
Mary Silcox (800) 237-8924

Charity Partners:
JustWorld International


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