Team USA Olympians to Be Honored at Central Park Horse Show

The United States Show Jumping team of Lucy Davis, Kent Farrington, McLain Ward, and Beezie Madden won the Team Silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo copyright Shannon Brinkman.

New York, NY – September 18, 2016 – The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will hold a special ceremony on Friday evening, September 23, to honor the equestrian Olympians from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show is held September 21-25, 2016, at Wollman Rink in Manhattan.

The Rolex Central Park Horse Show congratulates the United States Equestrian Federation and the United States Equestrian Team on a successful Olympic Games.

The U.S. Show Jumping team will be recognized for their Team Silver medal. Team members McLain Ward and Kent Farrington will represent the team, which also included Beezie Madden, Lucy Davis, reserve rider Laura Kraut, and Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland.

The U.S. Dressage team, led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover, won the Team Bronze medal with riders Steffen Peters, Laura Graves, Kasey Perry-Glass, and Allison Brock, along with reserve Shelly Francis.

From the U.S. Eventing team, Phillip Dutton rode Mighty Nice to the Individual Bronze medal in Rio. Also on the Eventing team were Lauren Kieffer, Boyd Martin, and Clark Montgomery, with Maya Black as the reserve rider and David O’Connor as Chef d’Equipe.

This Olympic ceremony is part of a special Friday night at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show, which will feature the $216,000 FEI Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex, a performance by Frederik the Great: The World’s Most Handsome Horse, and the Junior/Amateur 1.20m Jumper class.

The $216,000 FEI Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex, and Friday night ceremonies will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, September 25, from 9-10:30 p.m. EST

Want to see high-flying jumpers, dancing dressage horses, stunning Arabians, and elegant hunters? Tickets are selling fast! To get yours, go to

The official hotel is the JW Marriot Essex House and special rates are available for a limited time at In the “Please Select Guest Type” box, select “Attendee” when making a reservation.

About Rolex Central Park Horse Show
Launched in September 2014, Rolex Central Park Horse Show is the first-ever outdoor, multi-day equestrian sporting event in New York City, showcasing some of the best show jumpers and dressage riders in the world as they vie for top prizes against a backdrop of skyscrapers in one of the world’s most iconic venues. As the event founder, Mark Bellissimo is the CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions and International Equestrian Group LLC; Managing Partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners (WEF), Tryon Equestrian Partners and Colorado Equestrian Partners; and Publisher of The Chronicle of The Horse magazine. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will feature five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, ranging from Arabians and Dressage to Hunters and Show Jumping. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will also host the second annual U.S. Open in the following categories: Jumpers; Dressage; Hunters; U25 Jumpers; and Arabians. For more information, visit or Facebook at and follow @cphorseshow on Twitter and Instagram.

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