The Rolex Central Park Horse Show (RCPHS), the highly anticipated international equestrian competition is coming back to New York City’s Wollman Rink for the fourth year from Wednesday, September 20 to Sunday, September 24, 2017.
VIP and Olympic competitors including Georgina Bloomberg, Brianne Goutal and others are already confirmed for the multi-day show. We’ll keep you posted on additional riders – many of whom will be confirmed in the coming weeks – including Jessica Springsteen, Jennifer Gates, and Eve Jobs – all of whom have competed in previous years.
While the official program will be announced next week, RCPHS will once again feature the U.S. Open Arabian Horse Show, the U.S. Open FEI 3* Grand Prix (which will air on NBC Sports Network), Hunters Duchossois Cup, Puissance, Dressage and more. There will also be an opportunity on Sunday, September 24th as a FREE day for families, kids and equestrian enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy demonstrations and activities.
Rolex Central Park Horse Show will also work with various NYC not-for-profit organizations as part of their ongoing CSR. RCPHS Founder Mark Bellissimo wanted to collaborate with local organizations whose missions are dedicated to providing opportunities and advancement to kids, NYC’s law enforcement and the equestrian sport, and therefore, will continue their support to the Central Park Conservancy, City Parks Foundation, GallopNYC, Mounted Unit/NY Police Foundation, NYC Parks Enforcement Mounted Auxiliary Unit, Police Athletic League and the Mini Horse Heroes, which is home to two of the country’s smallest police horses, Hamlet and Honor.
Bellissimo is also the force behind building the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida as the international equestrian destination that it is today. He also announced Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina as the host venue for the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2018 and also operates Colorado Horse Park.