STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The Jersey Fresh International Three Day Event has drawn a record number of entries including riders from seven other nations.
Aside from many of the top riders from the United States, entries are coming from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and Brazil. U.S. riders will be vying for a spot on the team for the World Equestrian Games to be held in September.
Horses will undergo their first inspection on May 9. Dressage will take place May 10 and 11 and admission is free both days.
The cross-country takes place on May 12 and the winner will finally be decided on May 13 after the show jumping.
For dressage or show jumping, spectators should bring a chair or blanket. There is plenty of room to get a good view of the newly renovated grand prix ring from the hillside.
A limited number of discounted ticket for Saturday and Sunday are available at www.jfi3d.com at $5 for adults. Otherwise, tickets are $10 at the gate for adults. Seniors over 65 are $5, and children under 12 as well as Pony Club, 4-H, FFA, and Military with ID are free.
For the first time, preferred parking is offered to Horse Park of N.J. members. Show a current active or above membership card, and volunteers will point you to the VIP Parking area after admission.
There will also be a trade fair, food for sale and a few tailgate spots may still be available for cross-country day. A beer garden will makes its debut on Saturday.
A 50/50 raffle will benefit the Jersey Fresh International. Watch for ticket sellers who will be roaming the course. The drawing is on May 13.
For a complete schedule and other information see www.jfi3d.com
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