The American Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious and iconic equestrian sporting events in the world of International Show Jumping. Now in its 46th year, the American Gold Cup will once again be held in the elegant country side of North Salem, New York at the historic Old Salem Farm. The event will be broadcast on NBC Sports.
The American Gold Cup brings together in an electric environment the elite equestrian athletes, discerning horse owners, excited fans and young hopefuls waiting to catch a glimpse of their idols. Set amongst a fanfare of family-friendly activities, competitions, shopping, entertainment and celebrity sightings, the American Gold Cup is a signature annual event that Westchester County is proud to call its own.
Held over five days, the American Gold Cup showcases world-class equestrian competitions and the sheer power, speed and excitement that attracts the best competitors in the world. The world governing body of equestrian sport, the FEI, has designated the American Gold Cup as a CSI 4*-W competition a Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping North American League qualifier. There are currently only a handful of competitions in the United States that have the privilege and the honor of having this designation.
The coveted $216,000 American Gold Cup Grand Prix on Sunday, September 18, is the primary goal. Carrying the prestigious designation of a World Cup Qualifier, makes this event most important to the sport and to those athletes in pursuit of making it to the World Cup Finals.
For national riders, the competition offers young jumper competitions as well as amateur and junior jumper competitions at a variety of skill levels. For the second year junior equitation riders will compete in the Region 1& 2 ASPCA/NHSSA Maclay Championship to earn their place in the ASPCA Maclay Finals.