Announcing the 2024 Ride for Charity Teams at #GPE2024

Emily Hamel and Corvett. Photo by Shelby Allen.

The 2024 $100,000 Conceal Grand-Prix Eventing Showcase at Bruce’s Field, presented by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services (GPE) Organizing Committee and the Aiken Horse Park Foundation are excited to announce the 2024 Ride For Charity Teams and Online Fan Vote!

Since the inaugural event in 2019, #AnEventLikeNoOther has featured the extraordinary Ride For Charity team competition. Along with the main event, the riders competing at the GPE are divided into 6 teams, each representing a local charitable organization. The top 3 finishing teams earn prize money for their respective charities.

In addition, since 2021 we have incorporated the “Online Fan Vote”, where the public can get in on the action and vote for their favorite team. At $5 per vote, 100% of the proceeds go back to our participating charitable organizations.

The Aiken Horse Park Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, prides itself on its charitable contributions at EVERY event here at Bruce’s Field! Whether raising funds, awareness, or both, our charitable work is central to who we are.

Please read on to learn more about our 6 participating charitable organizations and join our “Online Fan Vote” to contribute to your favorite causes. Fans may vote as often, for as many teams, as they wish! Online voting will close at 4:00 pm EST, Saturday, March 2nd. [Click here to cast your vote]

Tickets are still available for this one-of-a-kind event, and you can get yours by clicking here.


Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs

Captained by Colleen Loach

Sydney Elliott

Kyle Carter

Waylon Roberts

Great Oak provides equine assisted activities that promote the physical, emotional, and psychological health of individuals with disabilities. At Great Oak, we change lives. Our programs are the catalyst for unbridled personal growth and awareness. We share our knowledge to empower individuals and their families.



Captained by Liz Halliday

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Buck Davidson

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Captained by Doug Payne

Caroline Pamukcu

Arden Wildasin

Sara Kozumplik

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Captained by Emily Hamel

Will Coleman

Austin O’Connor

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Captained by Phillip Dutton

Will Faudree

Bobby Meyerhoff

Allison Springer

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Captained by Boyd Martin

Monica Spencer

Matthew Grayling

Erin Kanara

To provide outdoor adventures and therapeutic events to the men and women who serve at home and abroad.

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