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Jump for the Children Horse Show

November 15 - November 19

‘Jump for the Children’ Horse Show,  benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital

http://www.jumpforthechildren.org

The 34th annual ‘Jump for the Children’ Horse Show, benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center, is thrilled to be hosting TWO WEEKS of Premier rated hunters and international level show jumping at the Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh NC: Jump for the Children I, Nov. 8-12 and Jump for the Children II, Nov. 15-19.

Jump for the Children is the longest continuously-held, annual fund raiser for Duke Children’s, raising over $1.9 million for the hospital and health center to date. While Jump for the Children has always supported research and patient treatment at Duke Children’s, 10% of show proceeds in 2017 will go to research seeking empirical proof that therapy dogs reduce anxiety and the need for sedation in child patients.

2013 $10,000 Welcome Stake and 2016 $50,000 Duke Children’s Grand Prix winner, Brooke Kemper- with her thirteen year old American bred Holsteiner/Thoroughbred cross, Classified- plans to return this fall to defend her titles. The daughter of a professional horsewoman, Kemper started her riding career as a toddler on ponies in Harrisonburg Va. In addition to North Carolina, Kemper’s career include wins in Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky,  Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Her Shadow Pond Stables in Culpepper VA boasts 15 show horses belonging to Kemper and her clients.

Her first year competing at Jump for the Children in 2013, she received the Max Bonham Sportsmanship trophy, a much coveted honor bestowed by fellow competitors.

Show highlights include:

$10,000 Duke Welcome Jumper Stake, Thurs. Nov. 9, 6:00 p.m.

KID FUN & Stick Horse Race:  Fri. Nov. 10, 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby Fri. Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

$50,000 Duke Children’s Grand Prix I, Sat. Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m Watch the best riders on the East Coast compete for $50,000 in prize money in international caliber showing jumping.  Admission $10 per person, children under 10 free.  Box office opens at 4:30 p.m.

$10,000 Duke Welcome Jumper Stake, Thurs. Nov. 16, 6:00 p.m.

KID FUN & Stick Horse Model:  Fri. Nov. 17, 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) National Hunter Derby Fri. Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

$50,000 Duke Children’s Grand Prix II, Sat. Nov. 18, 7:00 p.m Watch the best riders on the East Coast compete for $50,000 in prize money in international caliber showing jumping.  Admission $10 per person, children under 10 free. Box office opens at 4:30 p.m.

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Start:
November 15
End:
November 19