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International show benefits equine hospital

 

Sporthorse 2009For its seventh year, the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament will be held at the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, NY, from October 28-November 1, 2009. A not-for-profit organization, the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament donates proceeds from ticket sales and a silent auction to the Cornell University Equine Hospital and Vera House.

Drawing crowds of more than 18,000 in 2008, this year’s tournament will feature some of the highest ranked international riders, including Central New York’s Beezie Madden, Olympic Gold Medalist. Featuring the grand prix $100,000 FEI Budweiser World Cup Qualifier of Syracuse on Saturday night, the tournament also includes the Animal Planet Sporthorse Cup, TK99 Speed Derby, and National Horse Show ASPCA Maclay Championship, clinics, educational events, and vendors.

During the tournament, Cornell veterinarians will present educational demonstrations and lectures. In addition, there will be a silent auction that benefits the Cornell University Equine Hospital and Vera House.

Cornell’s Equine Hospital places donations from the tournament into the Cornell University Equine Health Advancement Fund, which enables Cornell veterinarians to investigate ways to identify and treat illnesses in the equine athlete.

Show your support for Cornell by attending the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament.

For further details, visit the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament web site at http://www.syracuseinvitational.com/.