"It has always been a goal to create a sense of charitable giving among the Fieldstone community," said President and CEO of Fieldstone Show Park, Scott Clawson, "We have done little things in the past to support local college equestrian teams and the greater equestrian community, but I wanted to take it a step further by going national with our efforts. There are so many passionate individuals who participate in our events and who value the benefits of giving."
FSP laid the groundwork for fundraising in May when the show hosted a book signing with local equestrian, Jeffrey Papows, Ph.D., author of the national award winning book, Unbridled Passion. All proceeds from book sales went to the WWP and CWFI, and winning riders were given the option to donate a portion of prize money earned.
"The book signing gave me a chance to speak firsthand with kids and parents, all of whom seem delighted with FSP's support of these worthy charities," Papows commented, "We are all so fortunate to have a special relationship with our horses, it's only fitting we give back to those who serve our country and the families of children with real life challenges."
Following the silent auction in June, Fieldstone plans to host additional fundraisers including a second auction during the fist Summer Showcase, August 15 - 19, and a Grand Prix Calcutta during the second Summer Showcase, August 21 - 25.
All three weeks of AA show jumping in June and August will offer the usual array of competition classes and spectator events at the Show Park. Several featured classes in August include a $5,000 Chronicle of the Horse Child/Adult Jumper Classic, $7,500 Harvest Group at UBS Welcome Stake, $10,000 Woodridge Farm Pony Hunter Derby Finale, $25,000 Staples Copy & Print 3'3 Hunter Derby Finale, and $25,000 Summer Showcase Grand Prix.
A few notable exhibitor/spectator events include the $100 Dog Puissance, held Saturday evening during the Deeridge Farm Steak & Rib barbeque, and the Bare Back Sit-A-Twenty, held Friday evening after the $10,000 Staples Copy & Print 3'3 Hunter Derby.
Fieldstone warmly welcomes exhibitors to enjoy the unique opportunity to compete at a picturesque show facility in New England, while also exploring America's hometown, Plymouth. In between show jumping events, FSP encourages exhibitors to check out Parker's Lake Beach where you can go for a swim, rent a canoe, or try your hand at fishing; satisfy your sweet tooth at Truffles and Tortes chocolate shop, or splurge on wine at 2011's Best Wine Shop in Plymouth, Vino 100.
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Fieldstone Show Park is an equestrian show jumping facility located 30 miles south of Boston, MA. For 25 years, the facility has provided the New England region with quality equestrian events rated by the United States Equestrian Federation. The second of four horse shows this year will kick off next week, June 19 - 24, followed by two additional events August 15-19 and August 21 - 26.