Written by: Kenneth Kraus / PhelpsSports.com.
Client: American Gold Cup http://www.theamericangoldcup.com/
Release Date: 2016-08-04
One of America’s most exciting and long-running outdoor show jumping events, the prestigious American Gold Cup, returns to scenic Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY on September 14-18, 2016. Tables in the popular Jockey Club, offering gourmet food and beverages daily along with a spectacular view of Olympic-caliber showjumping, are now available for purchase. Celebrating over four decades of equestrian excellence, the Gold Cup is also celebrating its fifth year anniversary at beautiful Old Salem Farm. The popular and always challenging show jumping classic annually attracts an international field of world-class riders and this year should be no exception.
The forty plus year history of the American Gold Cup has seen stops in various locations, but none of the previous facilities have matched the popularity of the beautiful show grounds at Old Salem Farm. With millions of dollars in improvements, the show has grown in popularity year after year and has consistently placed as one of the highest ranked horse show’s on the North American Rider’s Group’s (NARG) list of the best shows in America.
The 2016 American Gold Cup competition will play host to a number of important Longines FEI Rankings events, culminating with the prestigious $220,000 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 American Gold Cup is one of only seven events that comprise the East Coast division of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League. The honor of becoming part of the league was well deserved as the American Gold Cup provides a wonderful weekend of family entertainment in a gorgeous, comfortable setting just an hour north of New York City, America’s hub for entertainment and sports broadcasting. Those that attend the event can enjoy a casual family experience with easy bleacher or hillside seating with a huge variety of shopping and eating choices throughout the grounds.
Tables in the gorgeous Jockey Club are located in a first-class pavilion with two stories of unobstructed views of the Old Salem Grand Prix field, and offer the perfect place to spend an hour or spend the day watching the best show jumpers on the planet. You can enjoy every possible comfort and amenity at the gorgeous bi-level VIP hospitality pavilion, including fabulous gourmet food services, professional wait staffs and of course, your favorite beverages are available throughout the day. But, it suggested that you get your table reservations in early, as the Jockey Club always sells out quickly.
For further information, table reservations or for tickets for this year’s extravaganza visit the American Gold Cup website at www.theamericangoldcup.com
The American Gold Cup returns to Westchester County on September 14-18, 2016. See you in September!
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 www.oldsalemfarm.net.