Silver Oak Jumper Tournament & NESN Collaborate to Highlight World Class Show Jumping
TV home to Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, New England Sports Network will feature the $75,000 Agero Grand Prix
Halifax, MA – April 22, 2014 – The management team at the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, now permanently established at the new and improved Fieldstone Show Park in beautiful Halifax Massachusetts, has reached a coverage agreement with NESN. As a result of this landmark agreement, there will be a featured broadcast, “World Class Show Jumping in New England,” a program featuring The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament and its horses and riders.
“This is something every organizer only hopes to achieve, big-time TV coverage of an equestrian event,” said Show Chairman Jeffery Papows. “It is always hard for equestrianism to break through the mainstream sports’ lock on programming to find any airtime. We are thrilled that this agreement with NESN will not only secure broadcast time for our featured event, the $75,000 Agero Grand Prix, but will also offer some wonderful pre-event coverage as well.”
NESN will be onsite taping all week long during this year’s Silver Oak Jumper Tournament on August 13 – 17, 2014. Much of the featured footage will be captured on Sunday August 17, when the D&G Ventures Mini Prix and Agero Grand Prix will take center stage as the two main events.
The program will air at 4:30pm on Saturday, August 23rd, immediately following the conclusion of Red Sox postgame coverage.
NESN will be promoting the event during the summer leading up to the program and NESN’s directors, and producers are working with Silver Oak Jumper Tournament Chairman Jeff Papows. “We’ll try hard to capture this highly dramatic, visual and beautiful sport so it can reach the wide audience NESN has captured for Boston sports, including the Bruins and Red Sox for the past thirty years,” Papows said.
Part of the numerous awards at last year’s
Silver Oak Jumper Tournament.
The New England Sports Network, or NESN [NESS-en], is a regional television network that covers the six New England states. It is available on New England cable systems, and nationally as NESN National (in both standard definition and high definition) through select cable and satellite TV providers.
NESN is the primary broadcaster of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins – serving as the exclusive home for all games not aired by a national broadcaster. NESN also features sports news coverage on NESN Sports Today, as well as minor league baseball, regional college sports, outdoor shows, sports talk shows, and Premier League soccer games.
At the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, they will have a chance to highlight some of the world’s best equestrians, including many Olympic medalists, competing daily in hard-fought, nose to nose competitions in a beautiful setting.
The tournament, voted one of the best horse shows in America, according to the latest rankings by the North American Riders Group (NARG), is known as ‘the rider’s show,” but also offers tremendous amenities for spectators as well. Sunday has always become the most popular day at Silver Oak, with tremendous shopping opportunities and fun for the entire family, including the youngsters. In addition, the VIP champagne brunch has become one of the “must do” events in the New England area. The brunch offers up close seating and fantastic food that, over the years, has received rave reviews across the board. “The food is great and the location is perfect,” added Papows. “The show jumping is right there in front you. You can almost reach out and touch the horses in our prime VIP location,” he laughed. A limited supply of tables for the Sunday festivities are on sale right now. You can reserve yours now by visiting the show’s website at www.silveroakjumpertournament.com/
The Silver Oak dinner cruise is scheduled for Friday, August 15, 2014 from 7-9 p.m.
Also on this year’s agenda is an all-new dinner cruise for all competitors, families and friends. The entire evening is complimentary, courtesy of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. A buffet dinner will be served with music and a cash bar. The boat will cruise Plymouth Harbor past some scenic historical sites including Plymouth Rock and includes a beautiful sunset while onboard.
The cruise is scheduled Friday, August 15, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Transportation will be provided from your hotel to and from the dock at no cost.
If you are interested in attending this wonderful dinner cruise, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in Halifax this August, but word to the wise register early we are expecting a sell out and will limit entries to ensure a utopian experience.
NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. Celebrating 30 years in 2014, the network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 5 million homes nationally as NESN National. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 8th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the world. NESN.com is the most visited regional sports network website in the country. NESN also produces a number of distinctive programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN’s social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in our communities (NESN.com/Connects). NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).
Fast Facts – Silver Oak Jumper Tournament
Date: August 13 – August 17, 2014
Silver Oak Jumper Tournament at Fieldstone Show Park
21 Plymouth Street
From Route 3: Heading south or north, take Exit 9 (Rte. 3A, Kingston, Plymouth). Top of the ramp turn right on Rte 3A (towards Kingston). Through two sets of lights to a blinking light, bear left on to Rte 27-106. Travel about one mile toset of lights and fork. Take left at fork onto Rte 106. Fieldstone Farm is approximately 5 miles on the right in Halifax, MA.
From the West: Rte 495 to Rte 24 North. First exit Rte 104 and head east. Rte 104 merges with Rte 106. Cross over Rte 58 in Halifax Center. Fieldstone Farm is 1.2 miles on the left.
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Silver Oak Jumper Tournament Media Contact:
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