Carolina International Announces $100,000 Purse for 2020 Event

2019 CCI4*-S winners Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night. Photo by Jenni Autry.

The Carolina Horse Park announced today that their featured spring event, The Cloud 11 ~ Gavilan North LLC Carolina International, held March 19-22, 2020 in Raeford, N.C., will see a whopping $100,000 in prize money — a $35,000 boost matching the event as one of the best paying four-star competitions in the United States.

The six-figure purse will be distributed among both FEI and national divisions. A total of $50,000 will go toward the Setters’ Run Farm CCI4*-S with the winner cashing a check for $16,500. The CCI3*-S will award $25,000, with the winner receiving $8,000. The CCI2*-S winner will take home $5,000 of their division’s $15,000 prize. The remaining $10,000 will be spread among the national divisions from Training through Advanced levels.

“The Carolina International has been a staple on the East Coast’s Spring calendar for the past six years and we are once again looking forward to hosting North America’s best horses and riders in 2020. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we are pleased to be offering $100,000 in prize money this year,” said Carolina International Co-Chair Robert Costello.

“Carolina has always strived to be one of the premier events in North America and this record amount of prize money demonstrates our clear commitment to the sport. We look forward to seeing everyone in March for a great weekend of competition.”

Carolina has positioned themselves as one of the most competitor friendly events in the country, but it’s equally luxurious for spectators. The place to watch all the action is the Carolina Club, a ringside VIP tent. Tickets are available at this link.

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