The 2021 edition of $50,000 Grand-Prix Eventing Festival at Bruce’s Field was a little too quiet for our liking, as the Showcase was held behind closed doors due to Covid-19. In 2022, however, those doors are being once again flung wide open, and tickets are now on sale! The event, presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services, will be held March 4-5, 2022 at Bruce’s Field (931 Powderhouse Rd, Aiken, SC).
By purchasing your tickets online ahead of time, spectators get access to the exclusive $25 Full Event Pass offer. The Full Event Pass grants access to both days of competition. Single day passes can also be purchased ahead of time online. Single day passes ONLY will be offered at the gate.
The “Showcase” format condenses the traditional eventing format into a fast-paced, dramatic format and puts it on stage at a highly spectator friendly venue, allowing spectators an up-close view of the sport. Since its inaugural running in 2019, the Grand-Prix Eventing Festival at Bruce’s Field has attracted riders from eight different countries, including 12 Olympians, and awarded $160,000 in prize money to the competitors. In 2021 all four of the horse and rider combinations that went on to travel to Tokyo for the Olympics competed at the showcase, as well as all but one pair on the Team USA high performance list.
To recap past winners, Tamie Smith and Mai Baum won the 2021 edition …
… while Liz Halliday-Sharp won both the 2020 and 2019 editions.
Can’t make it in person? Horse and Country TV will once again provide professional live stream coverage. And if you are able to attend (tickets make great stocking stuffers, hint-hint), you can now purchase them here. What’s more, your support helps the community: to date the event has worked with 32 national and local non-profit organizations and awarded over $22,000 to its charitable partners.
Learn more about the event here.