Dear Trainers, Exhibitors and Owners
The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is happy to announce we will continue in 2021 at the Traverse City, Michigan location after a fabulous event in 2020. Our collaboration with the Morrissey Management Group found a perfect partnership. Both management teams are focused on first promoting the sport and for a gracious staff conducive to a unique experience on the circuit; as well as our mission of promoting our charitable causes such and animal rescue and support of Kevin Babington’s recovery. The SOJT, now entering its ninth consecutive year, has always endeavored to elevate the sport, the quality of service and a more gracious philosophy core to its unique operation. As it happens it is also emblematic of the Morrissey Management Group.
The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament was founded nine years ago by Jeff Papows on the premise of something different, more gracious, with quality in everything from footing to course designers to relaxed schedules and hospitality being of great importance. The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is a registered 501c3 charity. Silver Oak’s support of animal rescue efforts have been a mainstay of its mission, as well as The McCullough Davis Foundation–its long-time presenting sponsor.
“There is simply nobody I have more faith in or find myself more ideologically aligned with than Michael and Matt Morrissey; and there is no facility in the country that can rival Traverse City.”, said Jeff Papows, Chairman and Founder of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament.
There will be two weeks of FEI jumping competition at Traverse City in September 2021. The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament CSI 3*, September 8 – 12 and week II with a Traverse City CSI 4* presented by CaptiveOne Advisors featuring the American Gold Cup, September 15 -19, 2021.
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501c3 Non Profit
From the founding of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, we have endeavored to support important charitable organizations. Historically the MSPCA, various therapeutic riding programs and children’s charities that benefit those who are seriously ill. In October of 2016, after a long and appropriately tedious application process, we have now been named a registered 501 (c) (3).
This has serious tax advantages for our numerous and critical sponsors without whom we could not put on an event of this magnitude. As “The Rider’s Horse Show” we want you to enjoy not just top sport, but the good feeling that comes from supporting an organization designed to do good things.
We are happy to announce today that we will be supporting Danny & Ron’s Rescue, and The Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. This dove tails perfectly with the magnificent efforts of our perennial presenting sponsor, Victoria McCullough of the Davis McCullough foundation, who is singularly responsible for thousands of rescues and adoptions of horses otherwise destined for slaughter, and spearheading government efforts that have effectively banned horse slaughter in this country.
“The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is one of the Nation’s top jumper shows, complete with attention to detail, quality at every turn and top sport. It could easily be renamed the” Silver Heart Jumper Tournament, and I’m so proud to be involved. These are my very favorite charities,” said Victoria McCullough Chairwoman, Chesapeake Oil, and Chair of the Davis McCullough philanthropic foundation.
Become a Sponsor
We have numerous sponsors from equestrian companies such as EquiFit, Farm Vet and Platinum horse supplements. We have every major saddle manufacturer, to top Corporate sponsors like Agero, the country’s leading telematics and road side assistance company, to UBS Wealth management one of the country’s top banks. Sam Adams, our official beer, Boston Harbor Distillery and numerous other partners are all involved annually. Check our track record as our sponsors with very rare exception return every year as we make participation affordable and we work diligently to ensure our sponsors receive the best value. As one of the only televised Show Jumping events filmed and produced by NESN (New England Sports Network), we reach more than five million homes. We also feature thousands of spectators and VIPs who enjoy a white-linen gourmet luncheon served ringside in the beautiful UBS VIP tent on Sunday.