After a tremendously successful inaugural year, the $50,000 LiftMaster Eventing Grand-Prix at Bruce’s Field returns February 29 – March 1, 2020 at the Aiken Horse Park. It’s the area’s only eventing showcase, and EN has a sneak peek of the entry list.
The United States and Canada once again claim a healthy proportion of entries, including 2019 winner Liz Halliday-Sharp, who has confirmed she plans to defend her title with Deniro Z. We also welcome two British entries in William Fox-Pitt, who placed third last year with Sandro’s Star, and first-timer Tom Crisp.
Check out the provisional entry list for the 2020 competition. Please note that this does not reflect the final entry list.
- Jennie Brannigan (USA)
- Dana Cooke (CAN)
- Tom Crisp (GBR)
- Buck Davidson (USA)
- Phillip Dutton (USA)
- Jacob Fletcher (USA)
- William Fox-Pitt (GBR)
- Clayton Fredericks (AUS)
- Liz Halliday-Sharp (USA)
- Lillian Heard (USA)
- Holly Jacks-Smither (CAN)
- Lauren Kieffer (USA)
- Colleen Loach (CAN)
- Boyd Martin (USA)
- Doug Payne (USA)
- Jessica Pheonix (CAN)
- Waylon Roberts (CAN)
- Allison Springer (USA)
- Ryan Wood (AUS)
The showcase is USEF recognized held at the Advanced level. Dressage is scheduled for the morning of Friday, February 28. Show jumping will follow on Friday afternoon with a course set at Advanced height and designed by Michel Vaillancourt. Cross country will be held Saturday, March 2. On Saturday you can also enjoy a beer fest which will double in size at this year’s event, as well as live music following cross country.
Capt. Mark Phillips will again design the track, which is promised to carry an Aiken theme throughout again this year. Organizers have also confirmed that we can expect two new jumps constructed by Eric Bull.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners has stepped up to sponsor the High Point Thoroughbred Award, which includes a $5,000 purse for the top three placing Thoroughbreds.
Ride for Charity will be a major aspect of the event again in 2020, and riders will have the opportunity to represent and benefit local charities.
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.
Learn more about the Aiken Horse Park here.