2020 SOJT Show Highlights
The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament presented by The Davis McCullough Foundation
It has been an incredible week for the 2020 Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, at our new home, the stunning venue at the Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, Michigan. We have seen some truly impressive show jumping this past week with riders from all over the world and at all levels from amateur to the professional titans of the sport.
Day four here at the Flintfields Horse Park for the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament and though the day started off a little cool, by the afternoon the sun warmed the venue right up and it was spectacular. It was a stroke of serendipity because today Silver Oak hosted a very special event, the Babington Benefit Classic.
That’s a wrap for the third day of world class competition at Silver Oak in Traverse City’s Flintfields Horse Park. The first feature event from today actually took place just before the Welcome Stakes, and it was the Rood&Riddle 1.30m Open class. Rood&Riddle Equine Hospital has been a phenomenal sponsor for Silver Oak, we love when they help us create purse classes for all our riders, professional or amateur. Elise Oken aboard her mount Iraola del Maset strode into victory with an impressive ride leading by several seconds after a speedy jump off.
Day two has come and gone here at the Flintfields Horse Park for the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament and the classes across the property are bustling with competitors! This morning we were off to a wonderful start in all arenas, and the Turtle Creek International arena (the location for tomorrow’s GGT Welcome Stakes and other feature events this weekend) was no exception.
The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is BACK, and with proper social distancing and plenty of sanitizer on deck, we’re elated to be to be holding this year’s events in what will hopefully become the new home of SOJT in Traverse City, Michigan! A monumental and stunning venue, the Flintfields Horse Park is a marvel of the equestrian sport in this country, so impressive in size, beauty and functionality that even the strong winds off of the lake today couldn’t take away from the sheer enjoyment of being on the new grounds!