Bruce’s Field to Host Inaugural Carolina Winter Circuit H/J Series in January

Photo courtesy of the Aiken Horse Park Foundation.

Winter is the perfect time to hone those show jumping skills, and eventers based in Aiken will have an abundance of opportunities to test their chops in the show ring with the introduction of the Carolina Winter Circuit at Bruce’s Field in January 2020.

The Aiken Horse Park Foundation has announced that through a partnership with Equus Events Inc. and Progressive Show Jumping Inc., Bruce’s Field will play host to PSJ’s Winter Classic I & II, followed by Equus Events’ Aiken Winter Premier, and Aiken Winter Encore providing four weeks of USEF National A rated horse shows.

In addition to being an opportunity for eventers, area hunter/jumper competitors who have previously needed to head south to winter circuits in Florida will now have a genuine option to stay in Aiken this winter.

“It has been my mission to enhance the winter show season by creating a series of shows in this region that don’t conflict with existing shows and will provide a compelling reason for exhibitors to stay in the Carolinas,” says Rick Cram, President and Founder of Progressive Show Jumping Inc. Rick and his wife Cathy have owned and operated the horse show management company Progressive Show Jumping Inc., for 33 years, producing hunter/jumper shows of all levels throughout North and South Carolina.

“We are extremely lucky to have such an amazing facility in Aiken as Bruce’s Field,” adds John Paul Godard, President of Equus Events Inc. JP and his wife, Megan, produce premier hunter and jumper events throughout the southeast. “To be able to host additional back to back shows here this winter will benefit the region’s exhibitors and act as an economic boost to our community.”

AIKEN WINTER CLASSIC I
USEF National
January 3 – 5, 2020
Contact: 803-649-3505, [email protected]

AIKEN WINTER CLASSIC II
USEF National
January 10 – 12, 2020
Contact: 803-649-3505, [email protected]

AIKEN WINTER PREMIER
USEF National
January 17 – 19, 2020
Contact: equusevents.com, [email protected]

AIKEN WINTER ENCORE
USEF National
January 31 – February 2, 2020
Contact: equusevents.com, [email protected]

In addition to show jumping, eventers can finess their dressage skills this winter at Aiken Horse Park as well:

2020 DRESSAGE IN THE PARK
USEF/USDF  Level 3
January 25 – 26, 2020
PRIZE LIST

DRESSAGE AT BRUCE’S FIELD
USEF/USDF  Level 3
February 15 – 16, 2020
PRIZE LIST

DRESSAGE IN THE SPRING
USEF/USDF Level 3
May 16 – 17, 2020
PRIZE LIST

Another Bruce’s Field event to look forward to is, of course, the second iteration of the $50,000 LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field, taking place Feb. 28-29, 2020. Dressage and show jumping will take place on Friday the 28th and cross country will take place on Saturday the 29th. General admission tickets are on sale online for $25.

Need a little eventing fix right now or want to see what the LiftMaster Eventing Grand-Prix is all about? You can watch a replays of all phases of last year’s event right here and revisit all of EN’s coverage here.

Learn more and view a complete calendar of events at Aiken Horse Park.

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