The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament – Horse Jumper Only Show
June 8-14, 2020 in Darien, CT
Presented by The Davis McCullough Foundation
Dear Trainers, Exhibitors and Owners
In 2019 marked the eighth instantiation of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. We have endeavored for the very beginning to field a unique product focused on a more gracious exhibitor experience and utopian conditions for our human and equine athletes. We appear to have succeeded based on the turn out which has grown steadily over the years forcing us to limit entries these past two seasons. The SOJT is also one of a very few “Jumper Only” USEF five-star events focused solely on Jumpers with no dilution from the equitation or hunter ranks. We attract so many of our sport’s top horse and rider combinations.
Importantly from my personal perspective we also have been recognized by the federal government and the state of Massachusetts as a sanctioned 501c3 charity. In that regard we have dedicated out efforts to animal rescue specifically The Omega Horse Rescue organization and Danny and Ron’s Dog Rescue. I know both of these organizations are near and dear to your hearts. We have succeeded in raising tens of thousands of dollars, work we continue all year, not limited to the week of the horse show. Further as it’s been televised by N.E.S.N. for five years now the publicity and exposure for our sport through the SOJT reaches millions of homes each year.
Everything from the quality of our course designers, such as Olaf Petersen Jr., and Alan Wade, to the costly and unique jump inventory, to the effort that we make to honor our athletes with awards, and podium ceremonies commensurate with your efforts and sacrifices mark our efforts emblematically.
So, for all these reasons please join us in 2020 and register early as we will once again curtail entries at the right point to ensure relaxed schedules, optimum conditions and the Unique experience we are known for.
Chairman & Founder Silver Oak Jumper Tournament
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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 companies such as EquiFit, Farm Vet and Platinum horse supplements. We have every major saddle manufacturer, to top Corporate sponsors like Agero, the country’s leading telematics and road side assistance company, to UBS Wealth management one of the country’s top banks. Sam Adams, our official beer, Boston Harbor Distillery and numerous other partners are all involved annually. Check our track record as our sponsors with very rare exception return every year as we make participation affordable and we work diligently to ensure our sponsors receive the best value. As one of the only televised Show Jumping events filmed and produced by NESN (New England Sports Network), we reach more than five million homes. We also feature thousands of spectators and VIPs who enjoy a white-linen gourmet luncheon served ringside in the beautiful UBS VIP tent on Sunday.