Page 1


A S p otlight O n T he A rabian At T he

Rolex Central Park Horse Show SEP TEMBER

2 3 - 2 7,

2015

by Theresa Cardamone

Central Park is a national treasure. Surrounded by the glittering necklace of skyscrapers that identify New York City, it offers serenity, nature, and a sense of community to the citizens of one of the world’s most diverse cities. The eyes of the equine world will be focused on the park for the second annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show, September 23-27. Created as a showcase for many equine disciplines, this year the show has expanded to include an opening day devoted to one specific breed, the Arabian.

54 Halter | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES


Rolex CentRal PaRk

On August 3rd, invitations were sent out to Arabian owners around the world who have horses that have met the qualification criteria based on their prior show records. Due to limited stabling in the park, only 50 horses will perform at the U.S. Open. Set against the iconic background of, “The City That Never Sleeps”, the public will have the opportunity to see world-class Arabian horses in six halter and three performance divisions. During a week that includes visits from many foreign dignitaries to the United Nations, the U.S. Open will expose over seven million citizens to direct contact with the Arabian horse. In addition to showcasing Yearling Fillies and Colts, Junior Mares and Stallions, and Senior Mares and Stallions, attendees will see Arabian horses performing in Country English Pleasure, Western, and Native Costume, all to highlight the diversity of the breed. There really are no words to describe the splendor of this unique and oh, so potent venue. This writer was so impressed by last year’s event, I have volunteered to help this time around. After witnessing last year’s show, the world’s finest Arabian horses will surely make an impact. ■

Created as a showcase for many equine disciplines, this year the show has expanded to include an opening day devoted to one specific breed, the Arabian. Volume 46, No. 3 | Halter 55

2015 NYC Central Park Preview