NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Central Park is jumping into the equestrian business.
Donald Trump and event organizers announced Tuesday that the first Central Park Horse Show will be held Sept. 17-21 at Trump Rink, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.
“It’s intended to sort of restore the magic of New York City as the hub, the pinnacle, of equestrian sport,” show organizer Mark Bellissimo, told WCBS 880. “In the late 1800s through 2001, the National Horse Show was in Madison Square Garden, and left. It left a big void in the market, and we’re trying to sort of restore that in a different venue.”
This year’s show is the first in a planned seven-year commitment signed between event organizers and The Trump Organization.
One of the equestrians riding int the inaugural event will be former New York City first daughter Georgina Bloomberg. In addition to competiting in the event’s grand prix, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s daughter will captain a team of New Yorkers in an NYC vs. the World competition.
“She will be out there championing her team and recruiting a group of other New Yorkers to challenge the world,” Bellissimo said.
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