Team USA Olympians To Be Honored at 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show

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New York, NY – The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will hold a special ceremony on Friday evening, September 23, to honor the equestrian Olympians from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show is held September 21-25, 2016, at Wollman Rink in Manhattan.

The U.S. Show Jumping team will be recognized for their Team Silver medal. Team members McLain Ward and Kent Farrington will represent the team, which also included Beezie Madden, Lucy Davis, reserve rider Laura Kraut, and Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland.

The U.S. Dressage team, led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover, won the Team Bronze medal with riders Steffen Peters, Laura Graves, Kasey Perry-Glass, and Allison Brock, along with reserve Shelly Francis.

From the U.S. Eventing team, Phillip Dutton rode Mighty Nice to the Individual Bronze medal in Rio. Also on the Eventing team were Lauren Kieffer, Boyd Martin, and Clark Montgomery, with Maya Black as the reserve rider and David O’Connor as Chef d’Equipe.

The Team Bronze medal in Dressage at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games  went to the United States and riders Allison Brock, Laura Graves,  Kasey Perry-Glass, and Steffen Peters.

The Team Bronze medal in Dressage at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
went to the United States and riders Allison Brock, Laura Graves,
Kasey Perry-Glass, and Steffen Peters.

This Olympic ceremony is part of a special Friday night at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show, which will feature the $216,000 FEI Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex, a performance by Frederik the Great: The World’s Most Handsome Horse, and the Junior/Amateur 1.20m Jumper class.

The $216,000 FEI Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex, and Friday night ceremonies will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, September 25, from 9-10:30 p.m. EST.

The complete schedule of the 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show is as follows:

Wednesday, September 21st:

U.S. Open Arabian Horse Show

Gate opens at 6:00pm. Show begins at 6:30pm. $50 per ticket

Thursday, September 22nd: Canadian Pacific Day

U.S. Open $25,000 Under 25 FEI Grand Prix 6:30pm, followed by the exciting

U.S. Open $40,000 FEI Canadian Pacific Speed Class at 8:00pm, concluding with

$50,000 Puissance at 9:00pm. 

Ticket includes all 3 events

Gate opens at 6:00pm. Show begins at 6:30pm. $125 per ticket

Friday, September 23rd:

U.S. Open CDI Dressage Grand Prix, presented by Axel Johnson

Gate opens at 1:00pm. Show begins at 1:30pm. $50 per ticket

Friday, September 23rd:

Special Performance by Frederik the Great: The World’s Most Handsome Horse

Ceremony for the U.S. Dressage Team, Olympic Bronze medalists; U.S. Show Jumping Team, Olympic Silver medalists; and Phillip Dutton, Olympic Individual Bronze medalist.

Junior/Amateur 1.20m Class at 6:30pm, followed by the thrilling

U.S. Open $216,000 FEI Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex

Ticket includes both events

Gate opens at 6:00pm. Show begins at 6:30pm. $125 per ticket

Saturday, September 24th:

U.S. Open $50,000 Hunters Duchossois Cup 

$1,000 Small/Medium Pony Hunter Class and the 

$2,500 Junior/Amateur and Professional Classes

Gate opens at 1:00pm. Show begins at 1:30pm. $50 per ticket

Saturday, September 24th:

Special Performance by Frederik the Great: The World’s Most Handsome Horse

Special Freestyle Demonstration by Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro

U.S. Open $75,000 CDI Dressage Freestyle, presented by Axel Johnson

Gate opens at 6:00pm. Show begins at 6:30pm. $125 per ticket

Sunday, September 25th:

Family Day. Free General Admission.

Pony rides, face painting, Arabian Horse presentation, equestrian

demonstrations, and More!

Gate opens 12:00pm-3:00pm.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit a lengthy list of New York, as well as equestrian based, charities.

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