This equestrian triathlon presents a prime opportunity for top eventing riders to kick start their competition season, and to welcome the public to an exciting fast-paced equestrian event.
The Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Grand-Prix Eventing committee would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to everyone in Aiken, the Eventing community and beyond who have been involved and supported the Eventing Showcase in Aiken.
Our Vision for Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field is to showcase the best of the sport of eventing. It will demonstrate the highest quality and innovation in competition, attracting top horses and riders Internationally. Its prestige and format will make it the ideal venue to provide an engaging event drawing a wide variety of spectators from all over. Highlighting the history and character of Aiken throughout the event and involving many local charities of Aiken will exhibit our pride in our community, and fulfill the mission of making the horse park a central fixture which “promotes Aiken’s equestrian way of life” and supports the community's civic, educational and charitable endeavors.
We feel showcase events like this have an important role in the sport of Eventing, allowing for greater visibility and sponsorship opportunities outside of the equestrian world. Our goals for the future include our desire to help grow the sport as a whole as well as growing this event so that the Grand-Prix Eventing showcase, Bruce’s Field and the Aiken community remains the destination that equestrian riders and supporters come to visit, train, and enjoy during the winter months.
Again we really appreciate everyone’s support.
Chair - Organizing Committee
When is the $50,000 LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce's Field (GPE)?The competition will be held Friday, March 5 - Saturday, March 6, 2021
Where is the GPE?The Aiken Horse Park Foundation (Bruce's Field) in Aiken, SC is home to the showcase. The address is 931 Powderhouse Rd, Aiken, SC 29803.
How do I purchase tickets? Both General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased on our website or at the Aiken Horse Park Foundation office. The address is 931 Powderhouse Rd, Aiken, SC 29803.
What time is the event? Once we have a finalized competition schedule it will be uploaded to the website. Dressage will take place Friday morning, March 5. Showjumping will be the evening of the 5. Cross-Country will be held on Saturday, March 6.
Is there seating? There are a limited amount of bleachers. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or even a blanket to watch from the many vantage points throughout the park.
Where do I park? General Admission and VIP guests should enter the Horse Park off Audubon Dr. There will be volunteers to direct you once you are on grounds.
Are there handicap services? Guests should be aware that Bruce's Field is an outdoor venue. The following is provided for spectators with special needs:
-Close-in parking for persons with valid Disabled Parking Permit
-Courtesy golf cart shuttle from the parking area
***If special accommodations to participate or special seating arrangements are needed, please contact Kate Boggan email: email@example.com at least 72hrs ahead of the event.
Where can I stay? While Fairfield Inn and Townplace Suites are our official accommodation providers and offer a discount for event attendees, Aiken has a variety of charming and convenient accommodations. Please visit the Visit Aiken site for more info.
Can I bring my dog? Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash at all times. Please remember to pick up after your dog. There are doggie bag stations set up throughout the venue.
What do I wear? Comfortable, weather-appropriate attire is recommended, comfortable shoes are a must! If you like bring along a blanket or portable seat.
Is there food on site? Food vendors will be located along Vendor Village. Feel free to bring along food and non-alcoholic beverages for your enjoyment. Please be courteous and use the trash cans located throughout the park.
How can I become a sponsor? Sponsorships are essential to the success of the event.
***If you are interested in becoming a valued sponsor please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Click HERE for the 2021 Sponsorship Package
The Aiken Horse Park Foundation is proud to host our Ride for Charity in conjunction with Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce's Field. Riders competing in the showcase will be paired with and represent a participating charity. The top three finishers earn a check for their respective organization.
The Aiken Horse Park Foundation would like to extend its thanks to all our sponsors, riders, officials, volunteers, and spectators. Your attendance of this incredible event makes it possible for us to continue supporting and promoting our local charities
Phillip Dutton (Chair)
Joanie Morris (Event Director)
Shelley Page (Competition Manager)
Boyd Martin, Doug Payne, Ryan Wood, Amy Borun, Evie Dutton, Candace Garrett, Fernanda Kellogg, Mike Laver, Jack Wetzel, Tara Bostwick, Kate Boggan