The Big Apple! Welcome to NYC and the host of the Central Park Horse. This was the first time, in a long time, which the horses were back in their pomp and glory at Central Park.
The event heralded in the return of the sport to New York City, a former home of the National Horse Show.
To ensure that the event would be successful, the International Equestrian Group, poured in 3 million dollars and collaborated with the Trump Association. Additionally, booths were setup for the spectators to purchase horse-related memorabilia and equestrian equipment.
The spectacle began on Thursday, September 18 ,in which Ms. Georgina Bloomberg, the daughter of Mr. Michael Bloomberg, won the Central Park Grand Prix. Her horse, Juvina, leaped over enormous fences in front of the NY media and celebrities.
The seats for Thursday’s spectacle were well over 200 USD and notable VIPs were present at the event.
On Friday, Ms. Jessica Springsteen competed with her horse. She leaped over jumps, which were shaped like NY’s historic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building.
Although some famous horse enthusiasts and celebrities competed in the show, it was very difficult for some of the horses to compete in the show. A few of the horses were not used to Central Park and the bright light. As a result, some of them could not complete their usual routine.
Despite the setbacks, everyone enjoyed the show. This show indicated that there is a strong interest in NY for equestrian shows and could spark the return of this once noble sport.
Time will tell whether most New Yorkers and Americans will fall in love with the sport and become impassioned spectators and riders.
NYC will become the capital for equestrian riders and you may be able to catch next year’s epic horse show.