Jump for the Children

Up and over, gracefully — that’s how a horse jumps, especially when he’s a champion.

See this Olympic-style show jumping and much more at the Jump for the Children Horse Show, a six-day event benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital.

Set for Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 8-13, this horse show is the longest continuously-held annual fundraiser for Duke Children’s Hospital, and has raised more than $1.7 million since its beginning in 1984.

In 2014, Jump for the Children Horse Show became one of just 19 shows nationwide to earn the Heritage Competition designation from the U.S. Equestrian Federation, for its substantial contributions toward the development and promotion of the sport.

Free admission

This year’s show highlights include the $10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake at 6 p.m. Thursday; the $10,000 U.S. Hunter Jumper Association International Hunter Derby at 6 p.m. Friday; and the $50,000 Duke Children’s Grand Prix at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, featuring the best riders on the East Coast.

Admission to the show is free except for Saturday night, when it’s $10; children under 10 will be admitted free.

The show takes place at Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex, located at 4601 Trinity Road in Raleigh, near the State Fairgrounds.

Find daily show schedules and more details at jumpforthechildren.org.

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