US-Champion Rider Kent Farrington, Members of the NYPD Mounted Unit, Kids from the Police Athletic League (PAL),

Donald J. Trump and Event Organizers Announce Details of Four-Day Outdoor Equestrian Competition At Press Conference at Tavern on the Green

NYPD Horses and their officers from the NYPD Mounted Unit and Children from the Police Athletic Leaguewill join Kent Farrington, #1-Ranked US Rider; Susan L. Birnbaum, President & CEO of NYC Police Foundation;Donald J. Trump; John A. Catsimatidis, Board Member of Police Athletic League NYC; and Mark Bellissimo, CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions, owner and publisher of Chronicle of the Horse and operator of the renowned Winter Equestrian Festival, the world’s largest and longest running equestrian competition located in Wellington, FL,to announce the first ever “Central Park Horse Show Presented by Rolex,” coming to New York City from Sept. 18-21, 2014 on Tuesday, July 29 at 11am – noon at Tavern on the Green, located at Central Park West and West 67th Street just inside Central Park.

 

This first-ever, outdoor four-day equestrian sporting event will showcase some of the best showjumpers and riders in the world as they vie for top prizes against a backdrop of skyscrapers in one of the world’s most iconic venues, the Trump Rink in Central Park.  One of the highlights will be a live television broadcast of the $200,000 Rolex Central Park Grand Prix on Thursday from 7:00 – 8:30p involving the World’s top professional equestrian athletes as well as a Friday Night NYC vs. the World pro/am competition. Daily exhibitions will feature different breeds and disciplines and a dressage showcase.

 

This will be the first show in a planned seven-year commitment recently signed between event organizers and The Trump Organization to stage the event at the Trump Rink.

 

The Central Park Horse Show Presented by Rolex will return Olympic Caliber athletes to NYC for the first time since the National Horse Show left Madison Square Garden in 2001.  It will also  benefit several New York City charities, including the Central Park Conservancy, City Parks Foundation, Gallop NYC, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, The New York City Police Foundation and the Police Athletic League (PAL) NYC.Additionally, 50% of the matinee tickets will be donated to local children’s groups in order to broaden the exposure of equestrian sport.

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