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Spinal Cord Injury: Safety, Support and Community

Spinal Cord Injury: Safety, Support and Community

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament Spinal Cord Injury: Safety, Support and Community by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 20, 2022, 4:15 PM ESTJeff Papows, US Equestrian amateur jumper rider, President of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, former Marine and...

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Day Four Recap:  The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

Day Four Recap: The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament 2022 SOJT Show RecapDay Four Recap Saturday, September 11, 2022Agero Grand Prix Wrap Up The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament - Presented by The Davis McCullough FoundationAfter a whole week of being spoiled by edenic weather, the clouds...

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Day Three Recap:  The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

Day Three Recap: The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament 2022 SOJT Show RecapDay Three Recap Saturday, September 10, 2022 The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament - Presented by The Davis McCullough FoundationToday was a special day at the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. It marked the third annual...

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Day Two Recap:  The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

Day Two Recap: The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament 2022 SOJT Show RecapDay Two Recap Friday, September 9, 2022 Silver Oak Jumper Tournament - Presented by The Davis McCullough FoundationThe bright sun decided it would continue to grace the Flintfields show grounds as we ventured into...

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Day One Recap: The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

Day One Recap: The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament 2022 SOJT Show RecapDay One Recap Thursday, September 8, 2022 Silver Oak Jumper Tournament - Presented by The Davis McCullough FoundationThe bugler has sounded the call and events are officially underway for the 2022 Silver Oak Jumper...

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A Thank You Letter From Kim

A Thank You Letter From Kim

I am reaching out with the deepest heartfelt gratitude for the generous donations, texts, prayers, posts and calls from each of you. I wish I could connect in person to share how much your support and positive energy have meant to me. I am also so grateful that the...

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Safety: What Have We Learned In The Wake Of Tragedy?

Safety: What Have We Learned In The Wake Of Tragedy?

A Look Into Equine Safety Evolution & Advocacy Within The Community By Troy Anna Smith  The equestrian community, and more specifically, the hunter/jumper community, is a curious group to follow. A majority of the riders compete individually, representing...

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Kim Prince Needs Our Help

Kim Prince Needs Our Help

For those of you who might not know Kim well, over the years Kim has participated on 20 Nation’s Cup teams and 3 World Cup Qualifiers wins. Not that long ago she was the top American in the World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, finishing fifth. She has represented the United...

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Letter From Kevin Babington Feb 2022

Letter From Kevin Babington Feb 2022

It’s been a while sense I updated all my friends directly so at Jeff’s request here we go.  The last two months have been intense.  Physical Therapy at a new and more taxing, while at the same time rewarding level.  Boy I’m being pushed and it’s so great to feel and...

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Canine Support Teams

Canine Support Teams

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is proud to announce a new sponsor - Canine Support Teams Since 1989, Canine Support Team’s (CST) mission has been to provide specially trained dogs to persons with disabilities to support their personal, social, and occupational...

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Kevin Babington Foundation Benefit​ & Auction

Kevin Babington Foundation Benefit​ & Auction

Victoria McCullough will be hosting at her Mida Farm on February 22, 2022, a benefit for the Kevin Babington Foundation.  Details are below: An inviting 1.45m Grand Prix will run from 10:00 – 2:00 PM on Victoria’s world-class grass field.  A nominal entry fee will be...

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A Letter From Kevin Babington

A Letter From Kevin Babington

Hello supporters, friends, and fellow equestrians. I thought it would be a good time to update everyone with my progress. I’ve been continuing with my regular physical therapy and recently added a very good acupuncturist to my program, and I also have some exciting...

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SOJT Day Five Recap Sunday September 12, 2021

SOJT Day Five Recap Sunday September 12, 2021

It’s the last day of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament 2021, and once again we were blessed with what was about as close to the best weather for a horse show that you could ask for here at the pristine Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City. With plenty of events stacked up for the day, all seemed determined to enjoy this special horse show down to the last class. A lovely turnout of top horses and riders filled the arenas, and when it was finally time for that final class the whole horse show gathered together around the Grand Prix arena for the Agero Grand Prix.

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SOJT Day Four Recap Saturday September 11, 2021

SOJT Day Four Recap Saturday September 11, 2021

Today was a day of reverence for our country and remembering those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center two decades ago. Michigan’s bright sun dazzled all day and a comforting breeze made for a simply picturesque day at the horse show.

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SOJT Day Three Recap Friday September 10, 2021

SOJT Day Three Recap Friday September 10, 2021

Traverse City graced day three of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament with great weather once again; a perfect venue for the myriad of show jumping events set for the day. Of course, one that stood out among the crowd was the highly anticipated $36,000 1.45m GGT footing Welcome Stakes, and it definitely did not disappoint.

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SOJT Day Two Recap Thursday September 9, 2021

SOJT Day Two Recap Thursday September 9, 2021

A sunny day two has now come and gone, at the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, 2021! As promised, there was plenty of action and fun to be had in the day’s events, especially in the Grand Prix arena. The first featured event was the 1.45m Open Speed class, a ranked and high-class CSI 3* for a top prize of $36,000. This class, which was very graciously sponsored by Malvern Bank, truly generated a palpable hype and a fantastic bit of competition for all.

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SOJT Day One Recap Wednesday September 8, 2021

SOJT Day One Recap Wednesday September 8, 2021

We’re back and ready for more action here on day one of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, 2021, at the stunning Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse city Michigan. Among numerous and busy classes all day the Rood & Riddle sponsored event was the highlight of the day. In the feature 1.40m CSI 3* event, alongside talented and prestigious riders left and right, young rider Cathleen Driscoll clenched an early-week victory aboard the Belgian dark bay stallion Iceman de Muze.

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