Tickets on sale now for 7th Annual Syracuse Sporthorse Invitational

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

7 p.m.

"How It's Done -- Dressage and Jumping with George Morris, Ian Millar and Courtney King-Dye," presented by Practical Horseman Magazine.

Thursday, Oct. 29

7 p.m.

The Pasmore Stables Horseman's Cup

The Atlas Fence Challenge

Friday, Oct. 30

7 p.m.

The Syracuse Corporate Challenge

The CN Gambler's Choice

Saturday, Oct. 31

2 p.m.

TK99 Speed Derby

Empire Tractor Ride and Drive

National Horse Show ASPCA Maclay Championship

7 p.m.

FEI Budweiser World Cup Qualifier

Sunday, Nov. 1

2 p.m.

The Animal Planet Cup

Ticket information

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.

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