From September 20-24, you see a collection of competitive athletes in the equine world at one of the most famous horse shows. There are many reasons you should take the time to check out the Rolex Horse Show while enjoying your Central Park rental bike. Here are five just to get you started.
U.S. Open Arabian Horse Show
Perhaps one of the best reasons to take your Central Park rental bike over to the Rolex Horse Show is for the U.S. Open Arabian show, which is taking place on Sept.21. Here you can see the most exceptionally bred Arabians from all over the world competing in a variety of classes. Arguably one of the oldest breeds of horses, the Arabian is known for its delicate features, dished face, and elegant movement. Bring your family to watch the competition and see if you can pick the winners before the judges do! The show starts at 6:30 p.m. and is $50 a ticket.
U.S. Open Grand Prix Jumpers Class
If you haven’t seen a Grand Prix jumper class, you don’t know what you’re missing. Pedal your Central Park rental bike over to the stadium and watch majestic horses and their athletic riders clear fences that can be 6 feet tall, give or take a few inches. Learn how they get points and faults, and what it takes to win the top prize of $25,000.
U.S. Open Dressage Grand Prix
Dressage is a school of training that started with refining horses for going into battle. Some of the upper-level movements were taught as defensive measures. You will get a glimpse of history while watching these elegant horses put through their paces. You will feel like you’re watching a ballet when you see how quiet and in sync the horses and riders are. Many of the teams compete for the Olympics, as well. Bring the family over to the arena on your Central Park rental bikes and enjoy some time watching these athletes.
Educational Family Fun
New York may not provide many opportunities to witness livestock or performance animals. However, Rolex brings you the top performers in the equine world. You and your family have a chance to learn about the world of riding competitions, horse breeds, and equestrians. Spend the day with the family learning about this fascinating sport!
Perhaps you’re a horse enthusiast who doesn’t compete or care much for the competitions. You may also love horses but don’t have one and just want to go to see all the gorgeous animals. Whichever is the case, the vendors are another reason you should make it over to the Rolex Horse Show with your Central Park rental bike.