Mountain Meadow Equine Rescue & Rehab Center, evolved from a long history of saving animals from neglect and abandonment. It started as the Animal Trust Foundation which was founded May 16, 1973 by Patrica Woodbridge Nelson. Donate special gift today to help provide veterinary care, rehabilitation and adoption efforts horses in need. N estled in the heart of Virginia’s Piedmont countryside in the village of the Plains, Great Meadow is a 250-acre field events center and steeplechase course operated under stewardship of the Meadow Outdoors Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of open space for community use. Great Meadow has become a valued member of the Virginia charitable and national.
The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia, is rich in history and an adaptable event space. Located just minutes from Richmond and Fredericksburg, an easy drive from Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach and a straight shot from the D.C. area, The Meadow Event Park attracts guests from throughout the commonwealth.
Thoroughbred racing legend Secretariat was born here in 1970. Three years later he blazed his way into Triple Crown history. Today his birthplace is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. Narrated tours have been suspended at this time.
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This year's event has been designated an FEI CSI 4*-W, with Sunday American Gold being an East Coast League World Cup qualifying event for the 2012/2013 show jumping season.
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With over $30 million dollars in improvements, Old Salem Farm, in New York's Westchester County, is a premier equestrian venue, offering state-of-the-art facilities, surrounded by 120 gorgeous acres.
Highlighting the roster of riders scheduled to compete are four of the five members of the 2012 London Olympic team, including starters Beezie Madden, Reed Kessler and McLain Ward and first alternate, Charlie Jayne.
Madden and Ward are both two-time Olympic Gold medal winners.
Interestingly, while Madden is the defending champion, having won the event when it was last held in Cleveland in 2010, the American Gold Cup is one of the few major American show jumping events that McLain Ward does not include on his long list of victories. He will try and add that elusive Gold Cup title to his impressive resume in September. Madden, by the way, also won the American Gold Cup in 1989 in Philadelphia.
Madden will choose from an outstanding array of mounts, including Cortes C, Mademoiselle and Vanilla. Ward has four of his top horses entered for the Gold Cup. Led by veteran campaigner Rothchild, Ward will also have Zander, Vocas and Pjotter van de Zonnehoeve to choose from.
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'I'm thrilled that the American Gold Cup is getting new life,' said Ward. 'It's one of the great competitions of our country and it's one I've never won. It is an event I'd really like to put on my resume at some point.'
Ward, who is based in nearby Brewster, NY, added, 'I'm very excited that the show is coming to our hometown. The Hakim family has invested a tremendous amount of money in the facility at Old Salem which is really first-rate now. I think what's happening, with the Old Salem show in the spring and now, having the Gold Cup here in our area, which really is the true original horse capital of the United States, just adds to that excitement,' he said.
Kessler, who became the youngest show jumper to ever compete in an Olympic Games last month, has two mounts, Mika and Onisha. Meanwhile, Jayne has Urbanus entered at Old Salem.
The American Gold Cup is a title that has also eluded America's winningest grand prix rider, Margie Engle. Engle will try and change that when she comes to North Salem with her top two mounts, Indigo and Royce.
Christine McCrea, the 2011 Pan Am Games Individual Gold Medalist is also on this year's roster of world-class riders.
Candice King, the winner of this year's Fidelity Jumper Classic will be there with Campbell VDL and so will Molly Ashe-Cawley, a winner at Devon this year. Ashe-Cawley brings Executive Privilege and Carissimo, who she rode to victory earlier in the year at Old Salem in the $25,000 North Salem Grand Prix. Charlie Jacobs will have two horses at Old Salem, including Flaming Star, winner of the $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix just a week ago.
Also on the list, Quentin Judge, who will compete with HH Carotino and Cara Raether, from nearby Bedford, NY, who brings three horses to this year's class. Georgina Bloomberg, summer-based in North Salem, just recently returned to grand prix action following back surgery and will compete at this year's American Gold Cup with three of her top mounts.
Internationally, the British Isles will have great representation in North Salem with Richie Maloney and Shane Sweetnam of Ireland and Tim Gredley of Great Britain scheduled to compete. Sweetnam comes off a win in Lexington just weeks ago while Maloney had a clutch ride that keyed the exciting Irish victory in the FEI Nations Cup competition at Dublin, Ireland, recently. Also competing is Brazil's Paulo Santana with Taloubet.
The American Gold Cup will feature a full array of jumper classes, including sections for Children and Adult Jumpers, Low and High Junior/Amateur Jumpers, plus Young Jumpers. A $25,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classic will take center stage on Saturday and the day will also include $10,000 NAL Classics for Children, Adults and Low Junior/Amateurs.
Highlight events for Open Jumpers include the $7,500 Hallway Feed & KER Sport Horse Nutrition Open Jumpers on Wednesday, $10,000 1.45m Speed class on Thursday, the $50,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier on Friday, the $35,000 Double H Farm American Gold Cup Jumper Classic on Saturday and of course, Sunday's main event, the 42nd edition of the $200,000 American Gold Cup.
This year's event in September will be much more than an equestrian competition, but rather a family destination, offering the non-equestrian enthusiast a children's fair, a petting zoo, live musical entertainment and a trade fair. The famous Just World International Horseless Horse Show, always an exciting attraction for children attending the event, will also be held.
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The official prize list for this year's event is now available on line at: www.stadiumjumping.com and www.theamericangoldcup.com.