The Jumper Classic® is the premier social sporting event and one of New England's only Show Jumping competition. Save these dates for 2013: Wednesday, July 10 through Sunday, July 14. It all takes place at our new home at Maplecroft Farm in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
The nation's—and some of the world's— most recognized equestrian athletes will be competing in the sport of show jumping at The Jumper Classic®— Audi of America®— in picturesque of Ipswich on Boston's North Shore.
One of the key competitions on the east coast show jumping circuit, The Jumper Classic brings the equestrian sport of Olympic-style show jumping to New England each year. It is a favorite outdoor sporting event for devoted fans, horse enthusiasts, and families. More than 500 horses, 100 corporate sponsors, and 10,000 spectators converge for what the Boston Globe dubbed "the Social Sporting Event of the Season." It is always a gala entertainment event where spectators enjoy the unique combination of top notch competition, boutique shopping, gourmet dining, and family entertainment on the grounds of one of the best equestrian centers in New England.
Thousands of spectators flock to The Jumper Classic on the weekend for the two most spectacular days of the show.
At a show of this caliber, over $125,000 in prize money is at stake as athletes compete in over 50 classes designed to challenge horse and rider at various levels, and the spectators get the closest view possible of the all the action in the show rings.
The five-day show traditionally opens on Wednesday, when horses and riders, known as exhibitors, compete in the first of many classes in three rings on the 100-acre show grounds. For the next five days, the competition increases in difficulty as the jumps become higher and wider.
New England Equine Rescue - North is an all-volunteer 501c non-profit rescue helping horses and horse owners throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. NEER North also offers support and help to other rescues in New England. The rescues Emergency feed fund was started to help owners who are struggling in today's tough economy. NEER North relies on fundraising, donations, and public support to provide for horses in need. Visit www.neernorth.org for more information.
Welcome Stake — A qualifying class for exhibitors who will compete in the Grand Prix on Sunday.
Masters Classic — A series of classes specifically for advanced exhibitors over 45 years of age.
The Speed Stake — Where exhibitors reserve their fastest horses for the Speed Stake, demanding great agility and top speeds over a specially-designed course.
The Grand Prix — Brings out the elite, high performance equestrians and their horses. The class offers the largest purse as well as additional sponsor gifts.