Silver Oak Jumper Tournament 2014 Winner
Kevin Babington atop the podium with Mario Deslauriers (left) and Paul O'Shea (right). Photo by Nancy Blaydes

Quotes From Our 2014 Riders

As a rider and a trainer I have to say the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament will be my top choice in 2015 when planning my schedule for next season.  Right across the board I was very impressed with all aspects of the show from the competition surface, schooling surface, course design, prize money, stabling, jump inventory, hospitality and management.”, said Kevin Babington.

Last year’s champion Paul O’Shea commented, “Everything about The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is special. The fact it’s jumpers only by itself sets it apart.  The management attention to awards, ceremonies, owners, rider comfort, food and importantly one of the most well-conceived class schedules make it spectacular.  The TV coverage, another first in my experience, was extraordinary.  The property was amazing in every respect.  It’s my owner’s favorite horse show and one of the few they will get on a plane for and if we had more shows like the SOJT we would have more owners.”

Read What Our Riders Say About SOJT

  • “It’s beautiful. It’s really an amazing venue, We’re really lucky to be here.” Nicole Bellissimo, winner of the SJHOF Junior/Amateur Classic.
  • I love this place. I think it’s the nicest show I’ve ever been to, really,” said Ireland’s Paul O’Shea  “It’s a beautiful setting. It’s a dream for any horse or rider. The ground is absolutely fantastic and they have everything for us"
  • "I’ve won there yes but I go because of the way we are treated, it’s truly a special week, I wouldn’t miss it“ Candice King, World Cup Grand Prix athlete –
  • “The ground was fantastic today, there was a super crowd, they had a great band, there was great food and they thought of everything for the horses and the riders. I know the crowd had a great time!" Paul O'Shea on Sunday main event.
  • “It’s great. It’s amazing. There are not many places like this in the entire world. It’s my favorite horse show in North America.” Olaf Petersen, World renowned course designer
  • "I wish there were more shows in America like this one. They they have fabulous footing. We don’t get to jump on grass very much anymore. It’s really just a pleasure to be here. I wish they had more weeks at this facility.” Amateur rider Allyson Shryoc.
  • Jeff runs one of my favorite horse shows, there are big crowds of spectators, top course designers and I love the way he caters to all of us. McLain Ward, Two time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • “I’ve worked with Jeff on this show for quite a while, it is true to its mission statement as the rider’s horse show, I wish there were more shows like this, it’s a favorite” Peter Leone, Olympic Silver medalist -
  • “Jeff is a friend and the bottom line is it’s one of this country’s best run horse shows, we look forward to it every year.” Kevin Babington, Olympian
  • "This place is amazing. It’s the Spruce Meadows of the East.” United States Olympian Leslie Howard of Connecticut."