Teams Confirmed for $50'000 Central Park Arena Eventing

Lynn Symansky, see here on Donner at Burghley, set to ride in Central Park
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Thursday 21 September - 19h05 | Edited Press release

Teams Confirmed for $50'000 Central Park Arena Eventing

The Fite Group Luxury Homes, a market-leading luxury real estate firm serving the South Florida region, has announced their title sponsorship of the U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing competition during the 2017 Rolex Central Park Horse Show at Wollman Rink on Saturday, September 23, at 8:00 p.m. The competition will feature some of the world's top event riders, the completed list of which has just been confirmed.

 - Teams Confirmed for $50'000 Central Park Arena Eventing

Oliver Townend, Ballaghmore Class, winners at Burghley
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The Arena Eventing competition will include elements of both the show jumping and cross-country phases of traditional Three-Day Eventing in an electrifying and exciting course set by Captain Mark Phillips, which will incorporate several never-before-seen jumping efforts referencing prominent New York City features and structures.“The Fite Group is an emerging sponsor of equestrian sport and we welcome them to the Rolex Central Park Horse Show, as their first year sponsorship will coincide with the inaugural U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing competition,” said Mark Bellissimo, CEO of International Equestrian Group (IEG). “This class has allowed us to present some of the top athletes in the sport of Eventing in a unique team relay format.”
The Saturday evening Arena Eventing competition will feature an elite class of twenty-four top riders organized into twelve teams. Each team, named after a famous New York City neighborhood, will race against the clock with faults converted into time with their score being based on the cumulative time of both riders’ rounds. The top six teams will return for the second and final round of competition, which will crown the first-ever U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing champions

Teams Announced

Teams Announced - Teams Confirmed for $50'000 Central Park Arena Eventing

Boyd Martin.
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The teams have had a couple of minor adjustments through injury but the final list is below.

Team Wall Street
Ryan Wood (AUS) / Kate Chadderton (AUS)
Team Upper West Side
Clayton Fredericks (AUS) / Domm Schramm (AUS)
Team West Village
Jessica Phoenix (CAN) / Lisa Marie Fergusson (CAN)
Team Upper East Side
Waylon Roberts (CAN) / Selena O’Hanlon (CAN)
Team Times Square
Oliver Townend (GBR) / William Fox-Pitt (GBR)
Team Midtown
Phillip Dutton (USA) / Julie Richards (USA)
Team Soho
Hannah Sue Burnett (USA) / Holly Payne-Caravella (USA)
Team Chelsea
Boyd Martin (USA) / Caroline Martin (USA)
Team Tribeca
Marilyn Little (USA) / Matt Brown (USA)
Team Hell’s Kitchen
Jennie Brannigan (USA) / Lynn Symansky (USA)
Team Greenwich Village
Will Coleman (USA) / Erin Sylvester (USA)
Team East Village
Buck Davidson (USA) / Doug Payne (USA)
Tickets are $50/person for General Admission and VIP Seating is still available. CLICK HERE to purchase general admission tickets or click here to inquire about VIP seating.
The Rolex Central Park Horse Show is in its fourth year of operation at the iconic Wollman Rink in the heart of New York City’s Central Park, and will take place from Wednesday, September 20, through Sunday, September 24. The week will feature U.S. Open competition for the Arabian, Show Jumping, and Hunter disciplines, as well as host the immensely popular Central Park Family Day presented by Mars, Incorporated on Sunday, September 24, beginning at 12:00 p.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m.

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