Articles: Press Release
Garden State Horse Show Draws Top Caliber Athletes
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Smith, (908) 234-1251, email@example.com
AUGUSTA, NJ—January 4, 2002— New Jersey’s state animal is the horse and
nowhere else is it more celebrated than at the Garden State Horse Show.
Presented by the Junior Essex Troop, Inc., the Garden State Horse Show is
the largest horse show in New Jersey, and will be held this year from May
1-5 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. The show features five
rings of exciting equestrian competition daily and culminates with the
$50,000 Garden State Grand Prix, a member event of the Cosequin U.S. Grand
The Garden State Horse Show draws top equestrians, making the show their
first stop in the northeast after wintering in Florida. The prestigious
event marks the start of the spring circuit, enticing hunters and jumpers
with top prize money. Some noteworthy events include the $15,000 Junior
Amateur-Owner Jumper Division, part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper
Classic Series, and Marshall & Sterling Children’s & Adult League, presented
As it did in 2001, the Garden State Horse Show will make a donation this
year to Centenary College and its scholarship fund intended for qualifying
equine studies majors residing in the state of New Jersey. Last year, the
Horse Show presented a check for $25,000 and will make a second donation to
the scholarship fund upon the conclusion of this year’s show.
Centenary College, located in Hackettstown, NJ is a higher education
facility that offers students the opportunity to pursue an equine studies
major. Many graduates have pursued careers with the American Horse Shows
Association, created riding programs and established equine businesses
throughout New Jersey. It is these ambitions that the members of Junior
Essex Troop wish to support.
The Garden State Horse Show is rated "AA" by USA Equestrian (formerly known
as the American Horse Shows Association). As one of the largest shows of its
kind in the country, the Garden State Horse Show attracts the nation’s best
riders, including U.S. Equestrian Team and Olympic veterans such as Peter
Leone and Nona Garson.
In addition to witnessing top athletes, spectators can enjoy the numerous
shopping and dining opportunities available at The Country Fair. Admission
to the horse show is free except for Grand Prix Saturday. Saturday’s
admission is $10.00 per carload. All gate proceeds go to the Sussex County
The Garden State Horse Show will host its 51st annual edition, May 1-5, 2002
at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. For more information on
the Garden State Horse Show, please call (508) 698-6810.