For Immediate Release
Parker, CO – May 17, 2018 – The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) has announced the publication of the 2018 Summer in the Rockies Prize List, now available for viewing at www.coloradohorsepark.com
The highlight competition series of the CHP calendar year, beginning onWednesday, June 6, and continuing through Sunday, July 22, will feature seven weeks of world class hunter, jumper and equitation competition, featuring some of the nation’s most talented horses and riders and offering more than $1,000,000 in prize money throughout the duration of the circuit.
SIR I (June 6-10) will host the first weekly $20,000 Marshall & Sterling Welcome Stake along with the first weekly Grand Prix, the $35,000 Osphos® Grand Prix. Week one of competition will also be the first of four to host a $5,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Classic.
|The Saturday evening grand prix competitions offer free general admission and free parking with competition beginning at
5:00 p.m. MST.
The Berm Pavilion, formerly the VIP Pavilion, will be open to all competitors and spectators during the week and will offer hospitality including shaded viewing of the International and Olson Family arenas, as well as a variety of food and beverage, for purchase. Picnic basket packages are also available for purchase, filled with an assortment of fruits, cheese and crackers, and a beautiful Colorado Horse Park blanket.
The 2018 SIR series is anticipated to be the venue’s best year of competition. Under the management of Marion Maybank, Director of Operations at CHP, competition organizers have developed a circuit that will be both fun and competitive in staying true to the traditional Colorado horse show experience. The 2018 show season is set to offer top competition in a laid-back and welcoming environment.
“We have listened to our competitors’ comments and have made changes to the 2018 show series that reflect their opinions and valued advice. While the health and safety of our riders and equine competitors remain our paramount concern, you will also notice that much is done to also ensure their happiness. We look forward to hosting new and returning competitors, and we hope they love their experience at CHP,” said Maybank.
The 2018 season at CHP began in the early spring with the Spring in the Rockies hunter/jumper competitions, and will transition to the Summer in the Rockies Series in the summer months. Dressage competition is set to begin in late spring and the venue will welcome the 2018 United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships (AEC) in late August.
For more information on The Colorado Horse Park please visit www.coloradohorsepark.