Kick off your spring show season with the Garden State Horse Show, New Jersey' s US Equestrian Premier, AA-rated horse show held annually at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta. Offering a full range of classes from lead line to equitation, hunters and jumpers, it features classics, hunter derbies, including a USHJA National Hunter Derby and is a USHJA World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) event. The Garden State Horse Show is home to the Ted Grant Welcome Stake, the John H. Fritz Challenge and the Junior Essex Troop Garden State Grand Prix. The Sussex County Fairgrounds offers multiple rings for competition and schooling with natural, all-weather footing.
The Garden State Preview Show, a two-day US Equestrian Regional II event on Saturday and a US Equestrian Local event on Sunday, is held the weekend before the Garden State Horse Show, April 28-29. and provides an opportunity to warm up on the grounds with a full complement of divisions, including multiple hunter classics and wild-card classes for the John H. Fritz Challenge and the Junior Essex Troop Jumper Derby.
Feature classes include:
$25,000 Garden State Grand Prix | $5,000 Ted Grant Welcome Stake | $5,000 Friday Special Jumper Stake
$5,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Prix | $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby | $5,000 TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunters/Jumpers