Isabell Werth, Laura Graves, Carl Hester to Compete at New York’s Central Park Horse Show Next Month

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Isabel Werth on El Santo NRW at New York’s Central Park Horse Show in 2014. © Ken Braddick/ dressage-news.com

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2017–Isabell Werth, Laura Graves and Carl Hester, the top ranked riders in the world, will compete at New York’s Central Park Horse Show Sept. 20-24, along with Americans Kent Farrington and McLain Ward, the top two jumper riders.

The schedule for the fourth year of the Rolex Central Park event was released Monday with the availability of tickets that can be bought online–click here.

Isabell Werth of Germany, No. 1, American Laura Graves No. 2 and Carl Hester of Great Britain at No. 3 are scheduled to compete in the $10,000 U.S. Open CDI4* Grand Prix on Friday, Sept. 22  and the $50,000 Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Axel Johnson Group on Saturday night, Sept. 23.

The horse show is staged on the Wollman Rink, an ice skating arena in winter and skirted by one of the most famous city skylines.

The schedule:

–Wednesday, Sept. 20–U.S. Open Arabian Horse Show presented by Aljassimya Farm. Gates open 6:00 p.m., competition begins 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 21–Junior/Amateur 1.20m Jumper Speed Class.
Gates open 6:00 p.m., competition begins 6:30 p.m.

U.S. Open $40,000 FEI Speed Class CSI3*.
Competition begins 8:00 p.m.

U.S. Open $50,000 Puissance (high jump exhibition).
Competition begins 9:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 22–U.S. Open $10,000 CDI4* Grand Prix.
Gates open 1:00 p.m., competition begins 1:30 p.m.

U.S. Open $25,000 Hollow Creek Farm Under-25 jumping Grand Prix.
Gates open 6:00 p.m., competition begins 6:30 p.m.

U.S. Open $216,000 Grand Prix CSI 3* presented by Rolex
Competition begins 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23–Hunter classes presented by the Gochman Family and Dr. Betsee Parker
$1,000 Pony Hunter Classic; $2,500 Junior/Amateur and Professional Hunter Classes
U.S. Open $50,000 Duchossois Cup
Gates open 1:00 p.m., competition begins 1:30 p.m.

U.S. Open $50,000 CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Axel Johnson Group
Gates open 6:00 p.m., competition begins 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 24
Family Day – FREE General Admission–12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.