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GRAND-PRIX EVENTING AT BRUCE’S FIELD
$50,000 INVITATIONAL
March 1 - 2, 2019


    An Eventing Showcase run at the Advanced Level with a shortened cross-country course approximately 2100 meters featuring 22 jumping efforts at 535 MPM. 

      Competition Manager: Shelley Howerton Page

      Cross Country Course Design: Captain Mark Phillips
      Show Jumping Course Design: Michel Vaillancourt

                                                  PGJ: Christian Landolt

                        Technical Delegate: Andy Bowles

                                   Ground Jury: Mellisa Waden

        Organizing Committee Chair: Phillip Dutton,​ Boyd Martin
           Evie Dutton, Fernanda Kellogg, Doug Payne, Mike Laver,

                    Shelly Page, Jack Wetzel, Tara Bostwick



D & W Group

​Jack Wetzel​


THANK-YOU SPONSORS
Nancy Hathaway    Jack Wetzel    Elizabeth Carey
Joyce Vettorino    Travis and Shelley Page    Fernanda Kellogg
John and Michelle Koppin    David Garrett    Janet and Glenn Wilson
Sandra Thomas    Jack Schwarz    Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hampf
Sharon and Dikran Yapoujian     Elisabeth Harpham    Tamara Costa
Annie L. Jones    Ann Wicander   Caroline Moran


MEDIA OUTREACH *

                Livestream Viewers: 33,000 + 

                Facebook:  56.7K Reach 27.6K Engagement 4.7K   4.4K Page Likes

         Website Visits: 10,000 monthly average

Active Email Contacts: 7.8K 

(* Statistics based on ACHS 2018)


The Aiken Horse Park Foundation is pleased to introduce Aiken’s first Eventing Showcase, to be held at Bruce’s Field in the winter of 2019. Grand-Prix Eventing is a spectator friendly two-day competition, featuring a morning of Dressage, an evening of Stadium Jumping, and an afternoon of running Cross Country. This equestrian triathlon presents a prime opportunity for top eventing riders to kick start their competition season, and to welcome the public to an exciting fast-paced equestrian event. 

 With its long history as the winter training grounds for many of the sport’s top riders, Aiken makes an ideal host for this exciting new format, bringing the story of Aiken’s eventing roots full circle, to Bruce’s Field. Olympic veteran and long-time winter resident, Phillip Dutton discovered Aiken when he prepared for the 1996 Olympic Games here, as a member of the Australian Team. Just as Aiken embraced Phillip and his Aussie teammates, Bruce Duchossois generously opened his stables to the team, initiating what became a long and deep friendship between the two. Phillip’s many successes on the world stage and his commitment to Aiken have had an extraordinary impact on Aiken’s economy. Each year, the town’s population swells throughout the three winter months, as the international eventing community focuses on Aiken, South Carolina.
 


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