Tickets for the 7th Annual Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament featuring the 126th National Horse Show are now on sale to the public and available at the Oncenter Box Office and through Ticketmaster. Dates for this year's five-day event are Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 at the War Memorial and Oncenter Complex.
One of the nation's premier international equestrian events, the Syracuse Invitational features top-ranked riders from around the world competing for $400,000 in total prize money and World Cup qualifying points. This year also marks the second year that the Syracuse Invitational will host the National Horse Show, adding to the depth of competition and excitement.
There are many free events open to the public that do not require ticketing. For times and dates of those events, please visit www.syracuseinvitational.com.
2009 Schedule of Ticketed Performances:
Wednesday, Oct. 28
"How It's Done -- Dressage and Jumping with George Morris, Ian Millar and Courtney King-Dye," presented by Practical Horseman Magazine.
Thursday, Oct. 29
The Pasmore Stables Horseman's Cup
The Atlas Fence Challenge
Friday, Oct. 30
The Syracuse Corporate Challenge
The CN Gambler's Choice
Saturday, Oct. 31
TK99 Speed Derby
Empire Tractor Ride and Drive
National Horse Show ASPCA Maclay Championship
FEI Budweiser World Cup Qualifier
Sunday, Nov. 1
The Animal Planet Cup
Tickets for featured tournament competitions (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m.) range from $10 to $25 and are available through Ticketmaster, ticketmaster.com, and the Oncenter Box Office, 435-2121. Competitions not listed above as ticketed are free.
In addition to the competition in the arena, the Tournament offers a free Equestrian Expo with shopping, dining, exhibits, children's activities, live entertainment, and a host of educational demonstrations and lectures.