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AUGUST 2020 Vol. 1, Issue No. 9

Split Rock Jumping Tour’s Fort Worth International CSI4*-W Canceled for 2020

Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Indoor FEI World Cup™ Event for This Year

Lexington, KY –August 14, 2020–The Split Rock Jump- ing Tour’s new Fort Worth International CSI4*-W has been canceled for 2020. One of eight events in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Series’ North American League (NAL), the Fort Worth International CSI4*-W will return with a full schedule in 2021. “We made every effort

to find a way to hold the event this year in a way that would be safe for every- one,” said Split Rock Jump- ing Tour (SRJT) Founder and CEO Derek Braun. “We have held numerous discus- sions with the FEI and the USEF but unfortunately, hosting an event of this cal- iber indoors under the cur- rent circumstances presents too many challenges. After investigating every possibil-

ity, we came to the realiza- tion that it really makes the most sense to postpone our plans till next year when we will be able to put this event on in the spectacular way we have planned.” Now in its sixth year,

the SRJT has been revolu- tionizing the way the sport of show jumping is pre- sented in the U.S. and has been creating a truly “unpar- alleled show jumping expe- rience” for competitors, sponsors and spectators alike. Competing in the SRJT is unlike any other American horse show expe- rience. SRJT competitions offer top prize money, ex- travagant awards, and nu-

merous first-class amenities not typically found at any other horse show. “I want to thank Erin

Davis-Heineking for all her efforts and her strong belief in the way we produce Split Rock events,” added Braun. “Her support is incredible and I look forward to work- ing with her next year in producing what I know will be one of the greatest horse shows this country has ever seen!” The 2020 Split Rock Jump- ing Tour schedule is now as follows.

1. New! August 26-30 - Sonoma

International CSI2* - Sonoma Horse Park

– Sonoma, CA 2. September 2-6 - Sonoma International CSI2* - Sonoma Horse Park – Sonoma, CA 3. New! September 23-27 - Columbus International I CSI2* - Brave Horse Show Park – Johnstown, OH 4. September 30-October 4 - Columbus International II CSI2* - Brave Horse Show Park – Johnstown, OH 5. November 4-8 – Aiken International CSI2* - Aiken Horse Park – Aiken, SC SRJT would like to thank the corporate partners and advertisers who are making the 2020 Split Rock Jump- ing Tour a truly unparalleled experience!

• Animo • CWD • Dalman Jump Co • EquiFit • Far- mVet • HorseFlight • Human Touch • Hyaluronex • John Deere/NTRA • PonyApp • Restylane • Roeckl • Vitalize Alimend • In 2020, SRJT has

adopted Green is the New Blue operating standards to prioritize green practices at all Split Rock Jumping Tour events.

Additional informa-

tion – including prize lists, schedules, news, entry, and ticket information – is avail- able at the Split Rock Jump- ing Tour’s website at www.SplitRockJumping-

USET Foundation Exceeds Giving Games Goal

Gladstone, NJ – Through the Giving Games, and with the help of incredible eques- trian sport fans, the USET Foundation and US Eques- trian raised more than $72,000 to support and sus- tain U.S. athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, which have been postponed to the summer of 2021. Held on the original

2020 Olympic Games dates on July 24 through August 9, the Giving Games brought US Equestrian to- gether with 20 other Na- tional Governing Bodies (NGB) in a unique, cross- sport fundraising initiative. The money raised for USET Foundation, the philan- thropic partner of US Equestrian, will support the needs of America’s interna- tional, high-performance horses and athletes. The initial goal of

$50,000 was far exceeded by the total of $72,480 raised, and all donors were

eligible for the Giving Games “Medal of Giving” awards program, which rec- ognized the top three cumu- lative donors based on donations received by Au- gust 9. The gold “Medal of

Giving” was presented to an anonymous donor in appre- ciation of their donation of $36,240. The Ziegler Family

Foundation won the silver “Medal of Giving” thanks to their donation of $10,000. Karen Long Dwight

earned the bronze “Medal of Giving” in recognition of her $5,100 donation. “USET Foundation

was pleased to be a part of the Giving Games and to join with other Olympic sports in helping all athletes on their path to Tokyo and the medal podium for the United States,” said USET Foundation Executive Di-

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Shannon Burwash Memorial Fund Scholarships awarded for 2020

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