Top Ten Things To Do After The Show

Top Ten Things To Do At Silver Oak Jumper Tournament AFTER the Show

Halifax, MA – June 16, 2015 – – The popular Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, presented by the Davis McCullough Foundation, returns to the Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax, MA on August 12 – 16, 2015 and this year’s show continues to build on the success of the last two years and promises to be the best yet. A world-class facility, the best show jumping footing in the nation, top notch course designers, TV coverage that reaches millions and a wonder management team that provides the most talked about hospitality in the industry. You’ll find it all at Silver Oak.

Because of those attributes, the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament has been recognized for three yearsNARG Logo in a row by the North American Riders Group (NARG) as one of America’s best horse shows.

Part of what makes the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament the success that it is, is the workable daily schedule which allows for an unhurried, yet full day of action. This is made possible because of the show’s willingness to limit entries so that the events can finish on time. That will be the case again this year, so anyone planning to attend this year’s event should get entries in to the office as soon as possible to avoid being shut out.

So, what to do with the extra time that streamlined show schedule allows? Here are some of our suggestions as the Best things to do AFTER the Silver Oak Tournament

On the Waterfront 

The most popular local attraction is the water and the miles of coastline. Why not try some deep sea fishing or better yet, enjoy an evening on a whale watching cruise! We suggest calling Captain John’s Whale Watching & Fishing Tours. New England’s largest fleet of ships guarantees whale sightings as you cruise Cape Cod Bay in comfort. It’s an experience that is educational, exciting and exhilarating. The excursions depart from Town Wharf in Plymouth and gives you the opportunity to view one of the primary feeding grounds for Humpback Whales, Finback Whales, Pilot Whales, Minke Whales and the endangered Right Whales.

If your preference is for deep sea fishing, Captain John can handle that as well. They have been fishing the waters of New England for more than 60 years. The crews of all Captain John boats also know the equipment and fishing techniques and we’ll share their knowledge so you’ll have a worthwhile experience. Cod, haddock, mackerel, pollack and flounder – they can find the fish. Again you can do your fishing in the early evening after your day with the horses is done.

Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours 

Town Wharf Plymouth

Plymouth , MA 02360

Phone: 508-746-2643

Golf, Anyone? 

Bay PointThere are any number of courses in the area, but we can suggest a couple that are close by. The Bay Pointe Club built in 1964, offers a unique collection of 18 championship golf holes designed by Geoffrey Cornish. Playing to a par 70 for the men, the course is rated 70.9 and sloped 122 from the  back tees. The overall yardage may appear comparatively short on the card (6201 from Blue Tees), but it plays substantially longer. From the red tees, the ladies are challenged by a par 72, 5,380 yard course. The terrain is generally gentle, apart from holes #1 and #2 which challenge golfers beginning their round on the hilliest portion of the grounds.

The Bay Pointe Club 

19 Bay Pointe Drive

Onset, MA 02532

Phone: 508-759-8802

Then, there’s D.W. Field Golf Course, the only public golf course in the city of Brockton. The 18-hole 70 par course meanders through the scenic beauty of D.W. Field Park and has a Tudor-style clubhouse.This course has gone through many renovations in the past few years, and will not only challenge and entice you, but also offers some of the most reasonable greens fees in the area. “Hole #13 is one of the eighteen toughest public golf holes in the state.” – Sports Editor, Boston Globe. D. W. Field Golf Course is open from 6am to sunset.

D.W. Field Golf Course 

331 Oak Street

Brockton, MA 02301

Phone: 508-580-7855

Water, water everywhere!

With hundreds and hundreds of miles of beautiful coastline we invite you to discover your own favorite beach as you spend the day touring the area. Here are just a few to get  you started. Each beach offers its own unique and gorgeous personality. Plymouth Beach, Green Harbor Beach, Scusset Beach, Onset Beach, Rexhame Beach, Nantasket Beach and Ellisville Harbor State Park, just to name a few.

If it’s water and fun you’re after without the sand, why not give famous Water Wizz a try! At e6cff476-1ebd-4792-a54c-ae4eb8b0011fSouthern New England’s only water park, surfs always up at the Muscle Beach Wave pool. Get wet ‘n’ wild at Captain Kid’s Island! Or relax on the Lazy  River. For the more adventurous, take the Pirates Plunge, challenge yourself on Squid Row or fly down Hurricane Hill. Located near Buzzards Bay.

Water Wizz 

3031 Cranberry Hwy

Wareham, MA 02538

Phone: 508-295-3255

Go ahead! Pamper Yourself!

7bfae671-4d68-4f28-80d1-b4dd544d0161Spas are plentiful in the area. One spa that we’ve heard great things about is the Beach Plum Spa at the John Carver Inn. Pamper yourself and enter a special place where your every need will be met, your body invigorated, your mind rested, and your spirit restored. New, full service spa features eight luxurious treatment rooms, innovative services and all natural and organic products. Ask them about the Beach Plum, a rose family fruit used in New England since colonial times and known to induce a sense of well-being, into our exclusive product line and unique treatments.

John Carver Inn 

25 Summer Street

Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: 508-746-7100

Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!

Seriously, do we need to tell you where to find the goodies? Who shops better than equestrians? This link might be helpful though. 

How about a little kayaking?

Try Billington Kayak, they’ll hook you up! Enjoy a few hours or a full-day kayaking or canoeing on one of New England’s most historic and sought after outdoor destinations. The beautiful Billington Sea in the heart of Plymouth, MA is only a five-minute drive from Downtown Plymouth and will take you to a picturesque environment featuring expansive shorelines, native wildlife, and an undisturbed eco-system.

Billington Sea Kayak 

41 Branch Point Road

Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: 508-746-5644

Brewski Anyone?

Beer! From start to finish. Visit the Mayflower Brewing Company, a craft beer microbrewery located in historic Plymouth. The company was founded in 2007 by a tenth great grandson of John Alden, beer barrel cooper on board the Mayflower. That’s why their beer celebrates the history and legacy of the Pilgrims by creating unique, high-quality ales for the New England market. The tours last approximately 20 minutes and provides an up-close view of our brewing facility and includes a discussion of our entire brewing process from grain to glass.

Mayflower Brewing Company 

12 Resnik Road

Plymouth, MA

Phone: 508-746-2674

American History Starts Here!

The Pilgrims knew this was the place to be all the way back in 1620!

You could stop by the Jabez Howland House, the only existing house in Plymouth where Pilgrims actually lived. Then, there’s the 1677 Harlow Old Fort House. The gambrel-roofed Harlow Old Fort House is one of the few remaining  17th century buildings in the oldest established town in the  Commonwealth. Or, how about the First Parish Church? Located in downtown Plymouth, the First Parish Church is the Pilgrims’ church – the birthplace of religious freedom in America. The 1809 Hedge House Museum is one of Plymouth’s finest examples of Federal period architecture, built by sea captain William Hammatt. There’s always the Daniel Webster Estate. Webster is best remembered as a statesman, orator, lawyer, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State.

Don’t forget to stop at the Old Oaken Bucket – Homestead and Well. Poet Samuel Woodworth’s poem “The Old Oaken Bucket” made The Old Oaken Bucket Homestead and Well one of the most popular local attractions in the late 1800s. His poem, a lament for the lost days of his youth, has been described as one of the most beautiful works in the English language. And finally, the Mayflower Society House is just across the street and around the corner from Plymouth Rock, in the heart of this quaint village’s historic district. And of course, there’s Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620. It is an important symbol in American history.

Visit the Mayflower

Come & visit the replica of the ship that carried The Pilgrims to the New World ! Mayflower II has many stories to tell and many people to tell them. You will meet staff, in modern-day clothing who speak from a present-day perspective. On board, you may also meet role players in period costume who will share their personal accounts of shipboard life, as they play the part of sailors or Mayflower passengers. Open until 7pm in July & August

Mayflower II 

Water Street

Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: 508-746-1622

Fine Dining Abounds

Again, there are so many great choices. We’ll give you a couple of our favorites, but it’s easy to find your own new favorite. You might want to try the superb East Bay Grille. Located on Plymouth’s Town Wharf, East Bay Grille offers signature New England dining with great water views. They offer fresh seafood, pastas and choice cut steaks, to salads, sandwiches and savory chowders. The menu strikes the perfect balance between classic and contemporary dishes to satisfy every palate. Complement your meal with the right atmosphere; choose from our spacious dining room, lively bar, or scenic outdoor patio.

East Bay Grille

(508) 746-9751

Monday through Sunday

Lunch: 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Dinner: 4:00 PM – 10:30PM

Sunday Brunch: 11:00AM – 2:00PM

The Henri-Marie restaurant at Mirbeau reflects an Art Deco style reminiscent of the 1920’s and 30’s and is located in the reproduction of a 19th century Family Chapel from a private estate outside of Paris. The unique building is located  immediately adjacent and connected to the Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills and overlooks the Village Green. In warm weather, guests may dine al fresco on the restaurant’s outside patio that features a recreation of the estate’s original workman’s hearth. Special features include a multi-course tasting menu and old world service with many offerings being finished tableside. Taking culinary cues from the La Belle Epoque – an era that saw Auguste Escoffier revolutionize French cuisine and Cesar Ritz do the same for hospitality – Executive Chef Stephen Coe has created French inspired cuisine with a fresh, light and modern touch.

Henri-Marie Restaurant

Fridays and Saturdays only.

To book a reservation please call 508-209-2324

How about Sabor? Translated from Spanish, Sabor means “flavor” and that’s the essence that infuses everything they do. As the Boston Globe glowingly wrote about Sabor “… you’d be hard pressed to find a finer dining experience in America’s Hometown.” Nestled in the heart of downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, Sabor is a contemporary and casual space, yet provides an elegant and intimate dining experience.


23 Court Street

Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: 508-746-0707

The Alden Park Restaurant is nestled into the village portion of Colony Place Shopping Mall. An independently owned modern American restaurant that focuses on our customers, quality of service, quality of food, exquisite atmosphere, and proud to be distinct and different in what they offer. Whether it be be a quick drink after work, a romantic dinner, a work function, or just wanting to enjoy the great food and drinks. Whatever the reason, they look forward to being able to host you in the near future.

Alden Park Restaurant 

160 Colony Place

Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: 508.830.6777

On Sunday, there’s only one place to be!

Kevin Babington and Shorapur were the winners of the $75,000 Agero Grand Prix in 2014 - photo by Anne Gittins

There’s no better option for a great Sunday than to be part of the festivities in the beautiful Silver Oak Jumper Tournament VIP Tent, conveniently located ringside with a perfect view of the competition arena.

You too can be a part of one of the few Olympic level show jumping events rated amongst the tops in this country year after year.

Thrill to the majesty, beauty, and power that is world class show Jumping.  Do it all, seated in a covered tent, ringside, on an elevated berm with a delicious first class luncheon, beer, wine and all the amenities one might imagine associated with the world’s most beautiful sport.

The luncheon menu will again be a delectable delight, the table side service will be superb and nonstop as will the action during the Agero $75,000.00 Grand Prix and D&G Ventures $15,000.00 Mini Prix.

“We want to match what we do for the riders for our spectators on Sunday, and the VIP Tent affords us the perfect venue and opportunity.” said Jeff Papows, Chairman of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. “Sunday, there’s no better place to be!”

To reserve your table, contact Sharon Ricci @ 781-710-4903 or through email at 

See you in Halifax in August!!