April 2021 - Mark your Calendars for Riders Cup
Written by by Brooke Goddard: photos: Julia B. Photography
Thursday, 01 April 2021 20:05

Innovative Riders Cup Brings European Style Competition to Los Angeles

by Brooke Goddard: photos: Julia B. Photography

Top level show jumping is returning to Los Angeles with West Palms Events’ Riders Cup (May 6-9, 2021) at LA Equestrian Center. The show will feature $265,000 in prize money, an all-inclusive entry system, and courses built by Olympic Course Designer Guilherme Jorge of Brazil.

Riders Cup was jointly designed by West Palms Events and Neil Jones Equestrian, modeled after European show jumping events. “We were very happy with the inaugural event in Del Mar last November and we really think the format works, it’s good for the future of the sport in California and exciting for the competitors,” commented Neil Jones. “I’m pleased Dale Harvey and his team secured the LA Equestrian Center and excited to be a part of Riders Cup at a new venue.”

West Palms Events is working closely with LEG Shows & Events and Los Angeles Equestrian Center to prepare for Riders Cup followed by a full calendar of competitions. “We are partnering with GGT Footing and continuing to enhance the entire facility,” explained Dale Harvey, CEO of West Palms Events. “We appreciate the continued support of GGT over the years and look forward to collaborating with them on a spectacular 2021 season.”

Riders Cup Highlights

•    $265,000 in Prize Money
•    All-Inclusive Entry System
•    Prize money paid at the competition

•    EQ International Real Estate Riders Lounge
•    Grooms Lounge
•    Leading Rider
•    Leading Lady Rider
•    $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
•    $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
•    Courses Designed by Guilherme Jorge

The prize list and entry forms are on www.westpalmsevents.com. Entries can be submitted through EquestrianConnect.com or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Stalls are limited and expected to sell out. Entries for Riders Cup are due by April 12.

Riders Cup kicks off a full schedule of hunter/jumper competitions in Los Angeles for the 2021 season, with events at both LA Equestrian Center and Hansen Dam Horse Park.

Make sure to follow Riders Cup on Instagram and Facebook @riderscup.westpalms to keep up with the latest Riders Cup related news. Visit www.westpalmsevents.com to view the entire 2021 West Palms Events Competition Schedule.