Halifax, Mass.– June 9, 2017 – Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, presented by the Davis McCullough Foundation, announced today that the event will host the 2017 Young Jumper Championships (YJC) Eastern League Final. These featured events will be added to the line-up at the top-rated show jumping event scheduled for August 16-20, 2017, at Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax, Massachusetts. Jeff Papows and the management of Silver Oak Jumper Tournament have been major supporters of the YJC and programs, created to develop young jumpers in the U.S. The competition was selected by the YJC organization to host the Eastern League Finals for 5, 6 and 7-year-olds, as well as the Young Jumper 4-Year-Old Futurity.
"We are excited to be part of this great horse show. Silver Oak is routinely ranked among the best horse shows in the country," said Cheryl Frank, director of the YJC. "Jeff Papows and his team have done a superlative job building this event. Their attention to every detail of the competition experience for both horses and riders results in a world-class event; from course design to footing to a relaxing show schedule. If that isn't all, their tremendous engagement with the community and the promotional opportunities they provide for corporate sponsors are unparalleled."
The Young Jumper Championships was founded in 1988 to promote the breeding and development of young show jumping horses in the U.S., with the goal of producing competitive horses at the international level. Since then, numerous program graduates have gone on to compete in Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Championships, Nations Cup and World Cup events on U.S. teams and for the teams of over a dozen other countries.
Each year the Young Jumper Championships offers over 520 qualifiers nationwide, culminating in three Finals in the Eastern, Midwestern and Western Leagues for 5, 6 and 7-year-old horses. In addition, three Young Jumper Futurity Regionals are offered for 4-year-olds nominated to the program.
"As a passionate promoter of our wonderful sport of show jumping, I have tried to make a contribution through my book, 'Unbridled Passion,' the production of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament and as a meager amateur rider, " Papows said. "Our sponsors, World Equestrian Center and North Star Farms, have made our support of the young jumper program possible for years. We are proud and honored to be entrusted with the YJC Eastern League Finals. We aim to to reward all participants with the best possible experience."
The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, presented by the Davis McCullough Foundation, is one of the country’s highest rated, US Equestrian five-star jumper-only shows. A 501(c)( 3) competition, it features the country’s best grass and all-weather GGT footing and FEI course designers, like Olaf Petersen, Jr. The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament's mission is to be “the rider’s horse show.”
Founded by Jeff Papows, the goal is to provide the best in customer service and hospitality with utopian conditions for equine athletes. It is designed at every turn to have a different feel than other shows. The competition has been consistently rated in the North American Riders Group (NARG) top twenty five list.
Join us and experience something truly different where the magnitude of awards, presentations, jump inventory and meticulous attention to detail offers something unique.
Be aware, we sell out every year, limiting ourselves to 500 horses to ensure timely schedules and optimum conditions!
Featured Classes Include:
North Star Farm Young Jumper 4-Year-Old Futurity Eastern League Final
North Star Farm Young Jumper 5-Year-Old Eastern League Final
World Equestrian Center Young Jumper 6-Year-Old Eastern League Final
World Equestrian Center Young Jumper 7-Year-Old Eastern League Final
$10,000 Welcome Stake
$15,000 DG Ventures Mini Prix 1.35m
$75,00 Agero Grand Prix
When: Dates August 16-20, 2017
Where: Show Address: 21 Plymouth St, Halifax, MA 02338
Broadcast: New England Sports Network
Sponsorship & VIP Tables: sharon@silveroakjumpertournament