The 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show Seeking Riders for $50,000 Puissance Class


New York, NY – June 8, 2016 – Want to jump to new heights in the Big Apple? The 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show, one of the most highly anticipated equestrian events of the year, is seeking interest from competitors for a potential $50,000 Puissance class to be hosted in the iconic Wollman Rink on Thursday, September 22.

An additional $50,000 Rider Bonus will be offered to the combination who can break the international outdoor Puissance record. The 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show will begin on Wednesday, September 21, and continue through Sunday, September 25, featuring U.S. Open competition for Show Jumping, Dressage, Hunter, and Arabian disciplines.

Central Park Horse Show Jumper NationThe 2015 Rolex Central Park Horse Show. ©MegBanks/ESP

The Puissance is a special opportunity for riders to compete in Central Park and be a part of the Rolex Central Park Horse Show. A favorite class with spectators for its entertaining and electric atmosphere, the Puissance starts with a wall set at 4 feet, 6 inches high. As horses clear it, the wall is raised, and the thrilling competition continues with each round, showcasing the versatility and athleticism of the horse. Fans hold their breath to see who can clear the towering jump as horses gallop down to the wall.

The Rolex Central Park Horse Show has amassed a significant global media presence since its inception in 2014 and is highlighted by the impressive backdrop of the New York City skyline. The event showcases numerous equestrian disciplines, while the addition of specialty competition opportunities this year will bring an intriguing element of excitement for spectators and participants.

Those interested in participating in the $50,000 Puissance class at The 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show, please contact Michael Stone at

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About Rolex Central Park Horse Show

Launched in September 2014, Rolex Central Park Horse Show is the first-ever outdoor, multi-day equestrian sporting event in New York City, showcasing some of the best show jumpers and dressage riders in the world as they vie for top prizes against a backdrop of skyscrapers in one of the world’s most iconic venues.

As the event founder, Mark Bellissimo is the CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions and International Equestrian Group LLC; Managing Partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners (WEF), Tryon Equestrian Partners and Colorado Equestrian Partners; and Publisher of The Chronicle of The Horse magazine.

The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will feature five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, ranging from Arabians and Dressage to Hunters and Show Jumping. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will also host the second annual U.S. Open in the following categories: Jumpers; Dressage; Hunters; U25 Jumpers; and Arabians.

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