For the third consecutive year, the North American Riders Group (NARG) has named The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day the top Specialty Equestrian Event in North America.

Established in 2010, NARG’s mission is to unite professional riders, trainers and owners to make show jumping in North America the best in the world. The Classic was named the #1 Specialty Equestrian Event among an impressive field that includes the Trump Invitational at Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, The American Invitational at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida,  and the Central Park Horse Show in the heart of New York City.

“To be recognized by the North American Riders Group for the third year in a row is such an honor,” said Abigail Wexner, founder and host of The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day. “The entire New Albany Classic team works year-round to ensure that our event is a thrill for guests and riders alike, as well as an excellent platform from which to highlight the work of The Center for Family Safety and Healing. The fact that some of the world’s top riders approve of the work we are doing will only push us to make this year’s event that much better.”

The 2015 New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day will be held on Sunday, September 20th at the Wexner residence in New Albany.

Calling The Classic a “truly special day,” NARG praised the variety of activities offered at last year’s event, remarking that “the Wexners have found a brilliant way to draw in new (show jumping) fans, produce a nice event and raise money for charity.” In discussing the “outstanding” grand prix, NARG noted that the “grass field was pristine. The course was both challenging and beautiful and all technical aspects were first-class.”

More information on the award can be found at Click to view a slideshow of Horse & Style’s favorite moments from the 2014 New Albany Classic:

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