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Charles Owen To Sponsor Inaugural Central Park Horse Show

Tuesday 16th September 2014

It has been over 10 years since the top riders in the country have competed in the heart of New York City and Charles Owen is delighted to be a part of the event that is bringing them back to the Big Apple. The First Ever Central Park Show will take place at Trump Rink this weekend, September 18-21.

"Charles Owen applauds the efforts of the Central Park Horse show to bring competitors back to New York, a city with a long tradition of equestrian history," said Roy Burek, Managing Director of Charles Owen. "Charles Owen is passionate about maintaining heritage and tradition and looks forward to working with the Central Park Horse Show to establish a long running event."

Several Charles Owen riders will be competing in the $200,000 Central Park Grand Prix includingLaura Kraut, Conor Swail, Todd Minikus, and Darragh Kenny. Charles Owen looks forward to cheering them on as they compete amid the skyscrapers of New York City.

In the Central Dressage Challenge Caroline Roffman will be flying the flag for Charles Owen as the best of the best perform their tests at 6:30 on Saturday.

If you aren't able to make it to New York City this weekend, you can still watch all of the action as the Central Park Grand Prix will be live on NBC Sports from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, September 18. Visit to find the channel for NBC Sports Network in your area.

About The Central Park Horse Show 

The Central Park Horse Show presented by Rolex will return Olympic-caliber athletes to NYC for the first time since the National Horse Show left Madison Square Garden in 2001, and will showcase some of the best show jumpers and dressage riders in the world as they vie for top prizes against a backdrop of skyscrapers at Trump Rink in New York City. 

Matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday will include Australian horseman Guy McLean, thrilling Shetland Pony steeplechase, Pony Club mounted games, and dressage and vaulting demonstrations.

Highlights of the event will include:

  • Thu Sept 18th at 6:30 p.m. - Central Park Grand Prix
  • Fri Sept 19th at 6:30 p.m. -  NYC v. The World 1.45m Speed Class
  • Sat Sept 20th at 9 a.m. - Morning Matinee
  • Sat Sept 20th at Noon - Afternoon Matinee
  • Sat Sept 20th at 6:30 p.m. - Central Park Dressage Challenge presented by Axel Johnson Group
  • Sun Sept 21st at 9 a.m. - Morning Matinee
  • Sun Sept 21st at noon - Afternoon Matinee
  • Sun Sept 21st at 3 p.m. - Sunday Polo in The Park