The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament Announces Davis McCullough Foundation as Title Sponsor
Sponsors of all shapes and sizes flocking to support “the Rider’s Horse Show”
Halifax, MA – May 4, 2015 – The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, scheduled for August 12 through the 16, 2015 at the Fieldstone Show facility in Halifax, MA, has rapidly become one of the nation’s favorite jumper only horse shows. Consistently rated among the country’s top shows by the North American Rider’s Group (NARG), the show, year after year, garners rave reviews by the riders who’ve come from around the world to compete there.
The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is also gathering a groundswell of dramatic support from new sponsors and this year continues its critical partnerships with a large and very loyal group of supporters who have returned each and every year.
Today we are announcing the expanded involvement of the Davis McCullough Foundation, now on board as the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament title sponsor.
“Victoria McCullough has been a sponsor of the show from day one, and a source of thoughtful counsel, leadership and guidance. What she has done personally for horses in this country is simply stunning,” said Jeff Papows, Silver Oak Founder and Chairman. “She has saved thousands from slaughter, rescued and placed thousands more in loving homes. I can think of no more selfless person and no one better suited to assist our efforts to create something truly special, for the love of the horse and sport”, said Papows.
“The decision to sponsor the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament came three years ago, firstly just wishing to assist Jeff in any way possible because of his devotion to horses and the sport,” smiled Victoria McCullough. “Jeff does not “produce” shows, rather, he “hosts” them as if you were a guest at his home for the weekend.”
“Perfect footing, relaxed and friendly and perhaps most beautifully, designed to benefit others entirely make this the perfect sponsorship opportunity,” she continued. “And this year’s charity, The BINA Farm Center, is a choice that overwhelmingly spoke to me and to The Davis McCullough Foundation.”
“With the expanded financial support of the Davis McCullough Foundation, we can do more for our chosen charity, the BINA Farm Center therapeutic riding program and the critical work the program does for so many children and veterans with special needs,” added Papows.
The Davis McCullough sponsorship also ensures that Silver Oak remains truly unique, focusing on the best jumping surfaces, a freshly painted and distinctive jump inventory, bringing in the best course designers, creating the best rider comfort and amenities and continuing the NESN television coverage. “In short, promoting our sport in a manner consistent with the best interests of our horses, exhibitors,” Papows said.
In mentioning other vital supporters of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, Papows said, “Agero, the country’s leading Telematics, Road Side Assistance, safety and security leader continues its pivotal support as the sponsor of the $75,000.00 Agero Grand Prix. We could not have succeeded without their continuous support,” he noted. “These two core organizations are joined by dozens of corporate entities that ensure the success of this unique equestrian event. All in all there are simply too many to list here,” smiled Papows.
“My Foundation’s mission statement is ‘To Enrich The Lives of Children and Animals’ and to support The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament not only satisfies this criteria, but is doubly enhanced by the blanket approach the Bina Farm Center possess by inclusion of all family members into equestrian participation therapies. Therapeutic opportunities as well as my favorite, Character Education, a project to promote ethical, responsible, and caring young people by assisting in various therapies, make this a wonderful sponsorship,” McCullough said.
“So why is this important to riders, trainers, and owners?” Papows asked. “It’s simple. Something very special and frankly different from so many horse shows which operate principally with profit motives is in place in beautiful Halifax, Massachusetts. All of this sponsor support makes it possible for the multitude of details to be managed in a manner that produces the most utopian experience for riders and horses, from schedules, to stabling, to entertainment, to comfort for all and all captured through our partnership with New England Sports Network (NESN) who will broadcast to more than five million homes,” he said.
“Come and be part of The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, presented by The Davis McCullough Foundation. Watch and ride with the best. There is now more than $200,000.00 in prize money to be awarded in a single week. As we have said repeatedly, unlike so many shows we will stop accepting entries at five hundred horses to preserve the integrity of our ring schedules and ensure the best in world class grass Grand Prix footing as well as in the CMJ sport horse all weather GGT ring,” he concluded.
“The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament and The Davis McCullough Foundation are made for each other and hopefully we will announce a “Silver Oak South” on my Grand Prix field at Mida this coming winter,” McCullough revealed.
For more information, visit www.silveroakjumpertournament.com and register online, early to ensure your participation.
Prize Lists for this year’s show are available online now. To view this year’s prize list, visit: https://silveroakjumpertournament.com/show-info/2015-prize-list/
See you in Halifax in August for the 2015 Silver Oak Jumper Tournament!
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Prize Lists for this year’s show are available online now and print editions will be coming out shortly. To view this year’s prize list, visit: https://silveroakjumpertournament.com/show-info/2015-prize-list/
See you in Halifax in August for the 2015 Silver Oak Jumper Tournament!
Silver Oak Jumper Tournament Exhibitor Entertainment & Hospitality
Making one of North America’s Best Jumper Shows
even more fun and exciting
Halifax, MA – July 28, 2015 – There are obvious and well document points of focus or as Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, presented by Davis McCullough Foundation, Show Chairman, Jeff Papows, calls them critical success factors that come first every time. He’ll get a chance to work that formula again this year as the tournament returns on August 12 through the 16, at the beautiful Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax, MA.
That list includes world class footing, both grass and all weather, the world’s best course designers, excellent prize money, Steve Stephens’ best jump inventory, rider amenities, food and serious customer service, from cold water bottles at every in gate, Olympic caliber awards commemorating your efforts and making the week memorable, to a fully automated show office staffed by real professionals. A schedule that makes sense, runs smoothly, and ends by 5:00 p.m. every day rounds out that list.
Our efforts are aided substantially by the hundreds of thousands of dollars that Fieldstone Show Park has invested in drainage; footing, floral and plant details, improved tent pads, clear span stabling options, expanded irrigation systems, lighting, shade and elevated viewing areas. That list goes on, but it’s all pivotal to our success.
This year, in fact, it’s been taken up yet another notch by adding outdoor lighting to the CMJ Sport Horse Jumper Annex ring.
In addition, we’re taking the hospitality up a gear too, throwing a world class barbeque with steak and an actual full-sized pig roast, with beer, wine, and yes, one of the country’s newest and top micro distilleries will be on hand for free tastings of their latest creations. Rhonda Kallman, after many years in the beer industry, in fact, she is one of the principals that helped Jim Koch make Samuel Adams the industry hit it is today. Her newest venture is Boston Harbor Distillery and as one of our newest sponsors they will be featured at our Friday night festivities.
But this year, in addition to the fabulous food and drink, the first ever Silver Oak Jumper Tournament Volleyball Championships will be held with farms and friends fielding teams of six in an exciting round robin single elimination tournament, ending with fun prizes for our winning team.
We have hired one of Boston’s best DJ’s, 5 Star Events Disc Jockey Dave Hodges. There are even rumors going around thatour own, Mr. Party Central, Darren Graziano, might make a guest appearance.
Our much heralded Rider’s tent, sponsored through the generosity of Victoria McCullough and the Davis McCullough Foundation, will again feature comfortable leather couches and chairs, with tables and furnishings, along with free breakfast daily, afternoon snacks and beverages to include beer and wine, all offering our busy owners trainers, and rider’s an oasis from the heat of competition.
As was the case in each of the past two years, we had a lot of fun where each of the champions in our major divisions such as Open Jumpers, A/O Jumpers, the Master’s and Adult Jumpers were given a key to a Vespa Scooter provided by our official Auto and Truck partner, Herb Chambers. One lucky key, for one lucky winner starts the Vespa. This ultimate horse show vehicle comes with all the bells and whistles. Past winners include Alan Griffin of Ox Ridge fame and Alexandra Cherubini of EquiFit, who in both cases literally drove off with a new Vespa Scooter to commemorate their Championship. That draws takes place Sunday August 16th with only one key starting the motor scooter. It has and will create some great fun and laughs.
We started a new tradition with a Silver Oak Jumper Tournament Kids tent where all the smaller children and their parents or care
providers can congregate and enjoy toys, games, movies and a safe and logical space, freeing their equestrian parents to ride and compete with one less worry. This year’s children’s tent, sponsored by D&G Ventures and the Graziano family, will once again be something different. Last year, the kids had a ‘decorate the dogs’ contest launched at their own impetus that was hilarious.
Our VIP tent, an enormous and elevated three hundred and fifty feet long and forty plus feet wide, sponsored by UBS Wealth Management, the Harvest Group, will feature a white linen fantastic lunch on Sunday, all with a ringside and elevated view of the Unicorn Landing Farm Grand Prix Field. The very best in food, beer and wine, and by the way we are down to a handful of remaining VIP tables for any farm wanting to reserve one contact Sharon Ricci at: Sharon@silveroakjumpertournament.com
Further enhancing the total experience on Sunday we have “The Nor Easter’s champion accapella group to sing our national anthem as well as popular tunes during intermission. You have to hear these young people to believe it.
We will continue our Saturday 4:30 p.m. tradition of a meet and greet panel (above) with prizes, free copies of Jeff Papows’ award winning book Unbridled Passion, along with free posters and items for our top riders to autograph for all our young and aspiring super stars in the making. Our Meet and Greet panel is a rare opportunity for young riders, children and parents to get up close and personal with the stars of their sport. As always prizes will be awarded for the best questions so start making notes. Our Meet and Greet Panel is sponsored by Dover Saddlery, who also happens to be the title sponsor for our 1.40m Open Jumper division.
For those of you who would like an extra week of action, why not plan on staying for the Fieldstone Summer Showcase?
Fieldstone’s AA-rated Summer Showcase horse show immediately follows the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament and offers impressive prize money from August 18-22, 2015. Highlighting the show week is the $50,000 Fieldstone Show Park Grand Prix plus additional $40,000 in supplementary prize money offered in other highlight classes. The week of competition offers events across jumper, hunter and equitation disciplines.
Generally expect a level of attention to detail, customer service, gratitude for your trust that well as Jeff says is missing at some more “coin operated” horse shows. Word to the wise, stalls remain, but hotels are filling up for those looking for accommodations contact: Sharon Ricci by email Sharon@silveroakjumpertournament.com, or by phone at 781-710-4903 and she will assist and guide you through the process as many are filling up.
For entries contact Julie Agar our show secretary @ 248-892-6806 as we are still expecting a sell out
For 30 years, Fieldstone Show Park has stood as New England’s principal horse show venue, employing the finest terrain New England has to offer with all-weather draining base arenas with GGT Geo-Textile footing to create an environment conducive to top-tier equestrian competition. One hundred and six acres of arenas and beautiful grass fields make Fieldstone a truly world-class facility, and a perfect host for the summer’s events, culminating with the Fieldstone Summer Showcase.
See you at Fieldstone Show Park in August!!
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