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Sharn Takes 2nd in U.S. Open FEI Grand Prix CSI 3* in The Big Apple!

This was the 3rd year celebrating the Central Park Horse Show and each year the event gets bigger and better.  It is a wonderful showcase of equestrian sport, highlighted by the backdrop of the breath-taking New York City skyline.  The show, which is the brain-child of Mark Bellissimo and International Equestrian Group, is located in the heart of Central Park and attracts competitors and spectators from around the nation and the world.

Sharn & Barnetta, Photo Jennifer Wood Media

Sharn rode The Sky Group’s Barnetta to a close 2nd, but clearly happy to be on the podium with fellow equestrians, Jimmy Torano and Conor Swail.  He took a bit of champagne to the eye as well!

A big congratulations goes out to Jimmy Torano for his late entry and magnificent win.  It’s great to see him on such a talented young horse.  Our client Phillip Dutton was also honored for his fantastic bronze medal in the Rio Olympics.  We just love this PR video produced upon the conclusion of this year’s event.

Press Release Below on the $216,000 U.S. Open FEI Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex
Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
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“September 23, 2016 – New York, NY – USA’s Jimmy Torano jumped to an exciting victory in the $216,000 U.S. Open FEI Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex, on a beautiful Friday night in New York City at the 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show (RCPHS). The fastest of only two double clear rounds in a ten-horse jump-off with some of the world’s best, Torano and Day Dream took the win in front of the one-of-a-kind backdrop of skyscrapers over Sharn Wordley (NZL), who finished in the number two position for the second year in a row riding Barnetta. Conor Swail (IRL) had the fastest four-fault round to place third riding Cita.

“Olympic course designer Guilherme Jorge (BRA) set the track for the $216,000 FEI Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex, on Friday night for 34 starters in Central Park’s Wollman Rink. Ten horse and rider combinations advanced to the jump-off, and only two were able to complete the short course without fault. Torano set the time to beat in the jump-off, with the first clear round in 37.05 seconds, and held on for victory. Wordley then went for a safer round to finish second on his time of 41.39 seconds riding the Sky Group’s Barnetta.”

About Rolex Central Park Horse Show
Launched in September 2014, Rolex Central Park Horse Show is the first-ever outdoor, multi-day equestrian sporting event in New York City, showcasing some of the best show jumpers and dressage riders in the world as they vie for top prizes against a backdrop of skyscrapers in one of the world’s most iconic venues. As the event founder, Mark Bellissimo is the CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions and International Equestrian Group LLC; Managing Partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners (WEF), Tryon Equestrian Partners and Colorado Equestrian Partners; and Publisher of The Chronicle of The Horse magazine. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will feature five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, ranging from Arabians and Dressage to Hunters and Show Jumping. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will also host the second annual U.S. Open in the following categories: Jumpers; Dressage; Hunters; U25 Jumpers; and Arabians. For more information, visit or Facebook at and follow @cphorseshow on Twitter and Instagram.