Sonoma Horse Park and Split Rock Jumping Tour Announce CSI2* This September


Taking the next step in its evolution, the Split Rock Jumping Tour partners with Sonoma Horse Park on the latest addition to its FEI show jumping series. Sonoma International CSI2* will debut this fall at Sonoma Horse Park, September 5 – 9.

Now in its fourth year, the Split Rock Jumping Tour is revolutionizing the sport of show jumping in the United States. Offering an unparalleled show jumping experience for competitors, sponsors and spectators, the Tour pairs world-class venues with top prize money, extravagant awards and amenities not found at other horse shows.

Olaf Petersen, Jr. of Germany will course design the inaugural Sonoma International CSI2*. Featured classes include the $100,000 CSI2* Grand Prix 1.45m, $35,000 CSI2* 1.45m Welcome, $10,000 1.35m National Prix, $9,000 FEI Speed Cup 1.40m as well as National classes for all levels.

From the Tour’s European format, to the full-service rider hospitality experience, Split Rock is paving the way for a new era of show jumping competition. Signature amenities include:
•  Complimentary live streaming and video on-demand provided for all rounds
•  ‘Valet service’ to assist with unloading horses and equipment upon arrival
•  Welcome dinner and open bar for all riders, trainers, grooms and team
•  Formal attire for all classes (whites and jackets)
•  Formal award presentations for all classes
•  FEI Stabling Concierge provides complimentary ice for horses as well as snacks and beverages for riders, grooms and owners

Sonoma Horse Park’s Ashley Herman said, “We are thrilled to partner with Derek Braun and the Split Rock Jumping Tour. Derek has created a show jumping experience unlike any other horse show in the United States. Split Rock’s hospitality and attention to detail for the competitors and their horses is unrivaled. The two-arena schedule ensures the competition takes center stage and showcases our sport in the best possible way.”

Split Rock founder, Derek Braun said, “SRJT offers a fresh prospective on American show jumping by providing riders, spectators and sponsors with an experience that is above and beyond what they’re used to. Our attention to detail is what sets us apart and we look forward to welcoming some of the world’s best riders to California’s wine country.”