EN loves thoroughbreds and we share this admiration with Bruce’s Field, who has organized some cold hard cash for the breed this winter. Eclipse Thoroughbred partners has ponied up $5,000 for the High Point Thoroughbred Award for the 2020 $50,000 LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field.
The showcase returns February 28th and 29th in Aiken, S.C. with nineteen riders confirmed so far, including the British invasion of William Fox-Pitt and Tom Crisp.
A new addition to this year’s event, the $5,000 purse will be divided among the top three finishing thoroughbreds in the showcase.
“Blue Moon Eclipse Aftercare and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners are proud to support the Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field by sponsoring the $5,000 High Point Thoroughbred Award. We hope to help shine a light on the Thoroughbred breed in eventing and for those that have been on the track, showcase what they can do in a second career,” a statement said.
A $25 General Admission ticket will give you access to the event over both days. Click here to purchase general admission tickets. VIP tickets cost $400 and include VIP parking, access to the ringside VIP tent, drinks and food, and tickets to Thursday’s welcome party. Click here to purchase VIP tickets.
Of course, there’s much more available for snowbirds and locals alike to hone their skills over the winter. Cue ‘Tuesdays In The Park,’ a schooling series held every Tuesday from Jan. 7 – March 10. Michel Vaillancourt designs show jumping courses from levels from Beginner Novice through Intermediate.
Show jumping class sign ups begin at 7:30 a.m. the day of the competition. Click here for more information.
The opportunity to school your dressage test in a standard arena is also available, though the Park does request you reserve your time in advance. Click here for information on dressage schooling.
Here’s some sights and sounds at Tuesdays in the park, courtesy of The Aiken Standard: