American Grand Prix Association Announces 2005 Series Schedule

Wellington, FL - January 7 -

The American Grand Prix Association today released the official 2005 schedule of events for this year's tour, the nation's richest and longest running series of equestrian show jumping events.

In its twenty seventh year of equestrian excellence, the AGA tour includes thirty two events in twenty two different equestrian markets and offers over $2.5 million dollars in prize money

When The American Grand Prix Association debuted in 1978 there were sixteen events on a tour that stopped in eight different states. In 1978, most individual events offered a total purse of only $25,000.

For the 2005 season, the average prize money is over $75,000 per event.

The AGA Triple Crown features three of the nation's premier events, The American Gold Cup in Devon, Pennsylvania, The AGA National Championships in Wellington, Florida and the Budweiser American Invitational at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Florida.

The 2005 AGA tour lifts off in Jacksonville, Florida, with the $35,000 Green Cove Springs Grand Prix-CSI* on Sunday, January 23, 2005 and concludes in December, 2005 in Wellington, Florida with the AGA National Championship CSI-3*.

2004 AGA Rider of the Year, Beezie Madden on "Authentic".
Photo: Randi Muster

AGA GRAND PRIX SERIES OF SHOW JUMPING 2005 AGA Season
Sun, January 23, 2005 $35,000 Green Cove Springs Grand Prix CSI*, Jacksonville, FL
Sun., February 13, 2005 $50,000 Kilkenny/ICH Internationale Cup, CSI 3*, Wellington, FL
Sun., February 20, 2005 $50,000 Lincoln Idle Dice Classic, CSI-W, Wellington, FL
Sun., February 27, 2005 $75,000 Zada Masters LLC Masters Cup, CSI 3*, Wellington, FL
Sun., March 6, 2005 $75,000 Cosequin Florida Open, CSI-W, Wellington, FL
Sun., March 13, 2005$100,000 US Open Jumper Championship presented by CN CSIO 4*, Wellington, FL
Sun., March 27,2005 $75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa, CSI-W, Tampa, FL
Sat., April 2, 2005 (Night), $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, CSI 3*, Raymond James Stadium, FL
Sun. April 10, 2005$150,000 Grand Prix of Charlotte, CSI 3*, Charlotte Coliseum, NC
Sun., April 24, 2005 $25,000 Grand Prix of Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA
Sat., May 7, 2005 (Night) $75,000 HBO Grand Prix of Del Mar, Del Mar, CA
Sat., May 7, 2005 $50,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, Lexington, KY
Mon., May 30, 2005 $35,000 Lexus of Glendale Grand Prix, Burbank, CA
Thurs., June 2, 2005 $75,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of Devon, Devon, PA
Sun., June 12, 2005 $35,000 Oaks Classic, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Sun., June 12, 2005 $100,000 Budweiser Upperville Jumper Classic, Upperville, VA
Sun., July 3, 2005 $60,000 Lake Placid Grand Prix, CSI, Lake Placid, NY
Sat., July 9, 2005 $75,000 I Love New York Grand Prix, CSI, Lake Placid, NY
Sat., July 16, 2005 $40,000 Rocky Mountain Grand Prix, Parker, CO
Sun., July 17, 2005 $40,000 Cleveland Grand Prix, Moreland Hills, OH
Sat., July 23, 2005 $60,000 Grand Prix of Denver, Parker, CO
Sun., August 7, 2005 $50,000 Kentucky Summer Classic, Lexington, KY
Sun., August 14, 2005 $25,000 Evergreen Classic Grand Prix, Monroe, WA
Sat., August 13, 2005 $50,000 Sussex County Grand Prix, Sussex, NJ
Sun., August 14, 2005 $50,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Zionsville, IN
Sat., Sept 10, 2005 $50,000 Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic, South Hamilton, MA
Sun., Sept 18, 2005 $75,000 Budweiser American Gold Cup, CSI-W, Devon, PA
Sun., Sept 16, 2005 (Night) $40,000 World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix CSI, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Sat., Sept 24, 2005 $35,000 L.A. International, CSI-W, Burbank, CA
Sat., Oct. 22, 2005 $65,000 Budweiser Grand Prix De Penn National, CSI-W, Harrisburg, PA
Sat., Nov. 19, 2005 (N) $40,000 LA National, CSI-W, Burbank, CA

2005 AGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Dec. 2005
AGA Championship CSI 3* (Final) Palm Beach, Polo Equestrian Club, Wellington, FL

Televised Events will be broadcast on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN) Eastern Standard Time - check local listing

AMERICAN GRAND PRIX ASSOCIATION
1301 Sixth Ave West, Suite 406, Bradenton, FL 34205 941-744-5465 fax
941-744-0874

For more information on the American Grand Prix Association, please
visit the website at: www.stadiumjumping.com

 

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