GLADSTONE, N.J. – Oct. 24, 2018 – The Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, is pleased to announce that New Jersey-based leading equine transportation company, EquiJet, will sponsor the $25,000 Garden State Grand Prix. The show, held April 27 - May 5, 2019, at its new venue, Hamilton Farm, U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters, Gladstone, New Jersey, is a premier, US Equestrian AA-rated hunter/jumper competition. The Grand Prix, sponsored by EquiJet, is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. The leadership of the Junior Essex Troop and show manager Tucker Ericson, welcome EquiJet and its founders, Bastian Schroeder and Margot Peroni.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the horse show community all over the world, but it is special for us when we can support a local show,” Schroeder said. “Part of EquiJet’s success can surely be attributed to the support of our friends, family and colleagues in New Jersey, and we want to do our best to repay that kindness. The Garden State Horse Show has been a historic event we look forward to here in New Jersey for many years, and we are excited to be able to sponsor it this year. We can’t wait for the spring!”
Equestrians consider the Gladstone venue hallowed ground and an iconic landmark of U.S. equestrian history. It serves as headquarters of the USET Foundation and was the former training grounds for the U.S. Equestrian Team. Presenters of the event, the Junior Essex Troop, a cadet auxiliary born out of the 102nd Cavalry, is an organization dedicated to preserving the love of horses and military-style horsemanship. The alliance sets the stage for an event rich in tradition and history. Throughout the years, the Garden State Horse Show has showcased international and Olympic athletes including McLain Ward, Chris Kappler, Peter Leone and Anne Kursinski.
With its new historic backdrop, unmatched hospitality and state-of-the-art footing, the Garden State Horse Show will offer a superior experience. The show offers a full range of classes for exhibitors of all levels. Highlight classes include several High Child/Adult Jumper classics, a $10,000 Hunter Derby for both professionals and non-professionals, a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, the $10,000 Ted Grant Welcome Stake and the feature event, the EquiJet $25,000 Garden State Grand Prix.
“We could not be more pleased to partner with EquiJet,” Ericson said. “We are grateful for their support and look forward to an exciting show jumping event and continuing the tradition as the foremost grand prix in New Jersey.”
As a sponsor, EquiJet is proud to support the many horses and riders for which it provides transportation. As one of the country’s premier equine transportation companies, EquiJet places importance on making each horse’s travel – whether to a local show, across the country or across the world – as stress-free and comfortable as possible. Services offered by EquiJet include both domestic and international air and ground travel, in addition to orchestrating airport handling, quarantine, documentation and accompanying equipment. EquiJet offers unparalleled customer service by horse people, for horse people.
For more information, please visit EquiJet.com.