AGA Announces 2005 Show Jumping Schedule

The American Grand Prix Association's 2005 show jumping season includes 32 events in 22 different equestrian markets and offers over $2.5 million in prize company. Check the schedule to see when the series is in your area.
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The American Grand Prix Association's 2005 show jumping season includes 32 events in 22 different equestrian markets and offers over $2.5 million in prize company. Check the schedule to see when the series is in your area.
2004 AGA Rider of the Year, Beezie Madden on Authentic. | Photo by Randi Muster

2004 AGA Rider of the Year, Beezie Madden on Authentic. | Photo by Randi Muster

Jan. 7, 2005 -- The American Grand Prix Association (AGA) 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 27th year, the AGA tour includes 32 events in 22 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, Penn., the AGA National Championships in Wellington, Fla., and the Budweiser American Invitational at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Fla.


The 2005 AGA tour lifts off in Jacksonville, Fla., with the $35,000 Green Cove Springs Grand Prix-CSI* on Jan. 23 and concluded in December with the AGA National Championship CSI-3* in Wellington, Fla. Dates, prize money and locations are subject to change. Televised events will be broadcast on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN).


AGA Grand Prix Series of Show Jumping, 2005 Season

CSI-W = World Cup Qualifier, CSI = FEI Sanctioned Event

• Jan. 23 - $35,000 Green Cove Springs Grand Prix CSI*, Jacksonville, Fla.

• Feb. 13 - $50,000 Kilkenny/ICH Internationale Cup CSI 3*, Wellington, Fla.

• Feb. 20 - $50,000 Lincoln Idle Dice Classic CSI-W, Wellington, Fla.

• Feb. 27 - $75,000 Zada Masters LLC Masters Cup CSI 3*, Wellington, Fla.

• March 6 - $75,000 Cosequin Florida Open CSI-W, Wellington, Fla.

• March 13 - $100,000 US Open Jumper Championship presented by CN CSIO 4*, Wellington, Fla.

• March 27 - $75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa CSI-W, Tampa, Fla.

• April 2 - $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational CSI 3*, Raymond James Stadium, Fla.

• April 10 - $150,000 Grand Prix of Charlotte CSI 3*, Charlotte Coliseum, N.C.

• April 24 - $25,000 Grand Prix of Bakersfield, Bakersfield, Calif.

• May 7 - $75,000 HBO Grand Prix of Del Mar, Del Mar, Calif.

• May 7 - $50,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, Lexington, Ky.

• May 30 - $35,000 Lexus of Glendale Grand Prix, Burbank, Calif.

• June 12 - $100,000 Budweiser Upperville Jumper Classic, Upperville, Va.

• July 3 - $60,000 Lake Placid Grand Prix CSI, Lake Placid, N.Y.

• July 9 - $75,000 I Love New York Grand Prix CSI, Lake Placid, N.Y.

• July 16 - $40,000 Rocky Mountain Grand Prix, Parker, Colo.

• July 17 - $40,000 Cleveland Grand Prix, Moreland Hills, Ohio

• July 23 - $60,000 Grand Prix of Denver, Parker, Colo.

• Aug. 7 - $50,000 Kentucky Summer Classic, Lexington, Ky.

• Aug. 13 - $50,000 Sussex County Grand Prix, Sussex, N.J.

• Aug. 14 - $25,000 Evergreen Classic Grand Prix, Monroe, Wash.

• Aug. 14 - $50,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Zionsville, Ind.

• Sept. 10 - $50,000 Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic, South Hamilton, Mass.

• Sept. 16 - $40,000 World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix CSI, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

• Sept. 18 - $75,000 Budweiser American Gold Cup CSI-W, Devon, Penn.

• Sept. 24 - $35,000 L.A. International CSI-W, Burbank, Calif.

• Oct. 22 - $65,000 Budweiser Grand Prix De Penn National CSI-W, Harrisburg, Penn.

• Nov. 19 - $40,000 LA National CSI-W, Burbank, Calif.

• Dec. 4 - AGA Championship CSI 3* (Final), Wellington, Fla.