The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament – August 16th – 20th 2017 Halifax, MA
Presented by The Davis McCullough Foundation
In keeping with our manic attention to the quality of your experience and as predicted we have sold out for 2017
Now clearly one of North America’s largest Jumper Only shows true to our word we have stopped accepting entries
It’s unfortunate and I know unusual, given the typical horse show’s understandable profit motives but we have been forced to turn away numerous entries over the past twenty four hours. The quality of footing, in particular the condition of the beautiful grass Grand Prix Field is our number one concern. Secondly, the integrity of more relaxed daily schedules ending with ample time to explore the sea coast and numerous fabulous restaurants drove us again to ignore the monetary incentive and close entries. “It breaks my heart to say no to people, truly, but I would be more troubled if we impacted people’s experience, it’s called the rider’s horse show for a reason, said Jeff Papows the show’s founder and Chairman.
My sincerest apologies to those we couldn’t accommodate. My deepest gratitude for those who entrusted their time and wonderful horses to our care and facility and who will be with us for this our fifth year and first as a Federal 501c3 not for profit. Rest assured we have worked feverishly down to every small detail, purchased an expanded jump inventory with more than twenty new world class jumps, and we are very excited with the depth and quality of the star studded field of Grand Prix athletes, horses and staffs who will be in attendance. For all within a reasonable distance reading this remember admission is free and opening ceremonies are at 10:30 EST on Sunday August 20th, all are welcome.
Jeff Papows, PhD
The Silver Oak Jumper Show is one of the country’s highest rated, USEF–five star Jumper only Shows. Featuring the country’s best grass and all weather GGT-footing, top course designers like Olaf Petersen, Jr., The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is true to its mission statement as “the rider’s horse show”. The SOJT is owned and managed by a rider, and executed based on a motive to provide the best in customer service and hospitality with utopian conditions for our horses. It is designed at every turn to have a different feel than other shows. Consistently rated in the NARG (North American Rider’s Group) top twenty five list for good reason. Join us and experience something truly different where the magnitude of awards, presentations, jump inventory and meticulous attention to detail offers you something unique. Be aware we sell out every year, limiting ourselves to 500 horses to ensure timely schedules and optimum conditions!
501c3 Non Profit
From the founding of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, we have endeavored to support important charitable organizations. Historically the MSPCA, various therapeutic riding programs and children’s charities that benefit those who are seriously ill. In October of 2016, after a long and appropriately tedious application process, we have now been named a registered 501 (c) (3).
This has serious tax advantages for our numerous and critical sponsors without whom we could not put on an event of this magnitude. As “The Rider’s Horse Show” we want you to enjoy not just top sport, but the good feeling that comes from supporting an organization designed to do good things.
We are happy to announce today that we will be supporting Danny & Ron’s Rescue, and The Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. This dove tails perfectly with the magnificent efforts of our perennial presenting sponsor, Victoria McCullough of the Davis McCullough foundation, who is singularly responsible for thousands of rescues and adoptions of horses otherwise destined for slaughter, and spearheading government efforts that have effectively banned horse slaughter in this country.
“The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is one of the Nation’s top jumper shows, complete with attention to detail, quality at every turn and top sport. It could easily be renamed the” Silver Heart Jumper Tournament, and I’m so proud to be involved. These are my very favorite charities,” said Victoria McCullough Chairwoman, Chesapeake Oil, and Chair of the Davis McCullough philanthropic foundation.
Become a Sponsor
We have numerous sponsors from equestrian centric companies, EquiFit, Farm Vet, Platinum horse supplements, CWD, World Equestrian Center, top Farms, Rood & Riddle Veterinary Clinics and the like, to top Corporate sponsors like Agero, the country’s leading telematics and road side assistance company, to Wealth management, Banks, technology companies and more.
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21 Plymouth St, Halifax, MA 02338