Combine a five-star resort with five-star show jumping, and you get Dan Carr’s brainchild, the ArenaMend Classic, which is set for Oct. 13-17 at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Carr announced Feb. 22 that this fall he will put on a Fédération Equestre Internationale CSI5* and CSI2* at the 18th century resort’s Meadows Golf Course. The idea to host a competition there grew after Carr traveled to West Virginia in search of a location for the 2020 Pennsylvania National and Washington International Horse Shows. And while the Greenbrier didn’t fit the bill for those two shows, which were relocating because of COVID-19, he also didn’t discard the idea of hosting a horse show there that would cater to the elite level of show jumping. “No one’s done this before,” said Carr. “No one’s put a five-star resort together with a five-star horse show [to] bring everybody together for one week.”
The show is limiting the number of horses on the grounds to 200, with 50 five-star riders and 60 two-star. Total prize money will be $711,200. On Friday five-star riders will compete in a class, with all entries invited back for the big Sunday event.
Source: The Chronicle of the Horse
Photo courtesy of the Greenbrier Resort.