Twilight Jumpers returns to the arena for its 6th season with opening night on Friday, May 27, at Great Meadow, The Plains. The four-show invitational series features the traditional two-class format limited to 20 entries each in the $500 Children’s/Adult Amateur Classic and $5000 Mini Prix.
Based on Twilight Polo, it’s an exciting evening of show jumping action, followed by dancing under the stars.
Riders in the Children’s/Adult Amateur Classic tackle a course at 1.05meter while Mini Prix jumps are set at 1.30meter. The goal is a clear round – no jumping or time penalties – to qualify for the jump-off over an abbreviated course with a shorter “time allowed.”
Twilight Jumpers showcases up-and-coming riders and horses in both classes. It’s also a great opportunity to watch seasoned veterans, professional and amateur, from the Grand Prix circuit competing in the Mini Prix.
Twilight Jumpers serves as the primary fundraiser for the High Performance Equestrian Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, founded in 2009 by Alden Denegre. It continues today with administration handled by Alden and her professional rider-trainer husband, Gavin Moylan. Several years ago, they handed the reins of the Friday shows to Liz Billings so that they could focus on building their hunter, equitation horse and jumper sales, Gavin Moylan Stables.
The Friday night series continues through the summer months with Twilight Jumpers on June 24, July 29, and August 12. Great Meadow’s Gate 2 opens at 6:30 p.m. The first class begins at 7 and the Mini Prix starts about 8:30, followed by the dance party with a DJ. General admission is $40 per carload; $10 for one person.
For information and to reserve railside boxes, tailgate spots, and the larger entertainment decks, please visit: equestrianfoundation.org or call: 540-454-6673