During recent years, we’ve come to know the $50,000 Grand Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field to be the unofficial ushering in of the new eventing year. This year’s showcase, which features a “condensed” format three-phase competition and is for 2023 presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services, is set to happen on March 3-4 in Aiken, SC.
EN is pleased to be your press team on the ground on behalf of Aiken Horse Park and Bruce’s Field this year, and we’re kicking off our coverage with a sneak peek at the growing entry list for this year’s event. We’ve also got it on good authority that we’ll be seeing our defending champions, Boyd Martin and Fedarman B (along with some other Martin horses), making an appearance on the list in due time, as well as a special guest from the other side of the pond. We’ll also see an appearance from two-time winner Liz Halliday-Sharp, who brings forward three stalwart competitors for a try at this year’s crown.
At the time of publication, the 2023 roster features some exciting combinations, including:
- Woods Baughman and C’est la Vie 135
- Dana Cooke and FE Glamour
- Mary Bess Davis and Imperio Magic
- Phillip Dutton and Azure + Z
- Liz Halliday-Sharp on Miks Master C + Cooley Quicksilver + Deniro Z
- Emily Hamel and Corvett
- Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby + Dassett Olympus
- Dan Kreitl and Carmango
- Colleen Loach and Vermont + FE Golden Eye
- Caroline Martin and Islandwood Captain Jack
- Ryan Wood and Cooley Flight
If you’re looking for a way to get on the ground at this year’s Grand Prix Eventing, tickets and volunteer spots are still available! The crew on the ground is looking for help with things such as cross country decoration, in-gate and warm-up help, and cross country jump videographers. Grab your spot to help out here. General admission tickets can be found here.
Shelby Allen and I will be your team on the ground in Aiken, and we’re looking forward to seeing you there! As always, if you can’t join us in person, our friends at Horse & Country will carry the live stream for this competition. Sign up for your H&C+ subscription here.