Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hi all it's a horse kinda day: Hermès Returns to 2019 American Gold Cup at Old Salem Farm, New York

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Elaine Wessel
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Hermès Returns to 2019 American Gold Cup at Old Salem Farm, New York
North Salem, N.Y. - Sept. 9, 2019 - Hermès will return to the 2019 American Gold Cup (AGC), presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, with the $35,000 Hermès Sellier Cup taking place Saturday, September 14, on the Grand Prix Field at Old Salem Farm. 

Kristen Vanderveen and Bull Run's Prince of Peace won the 2018 $35,000 Hermès Sellier Classic.
As a multi-year supporter of the CSI 4*-W horse show, Hermès will continue to enhance the AGC with its presence as a maker of high-quality equestrian products crafted for horse, rider and barn. As U.S. President & CEO Robert B. Chavez comments, "Hermès is delighted to support equestrian sports at leading events around the world, such as at the American Gold Cup. Our products are made to meet the demands of competition at the highest level to ensure the highest possible quality. We are proud to celebrate a long-standing relationship with this very special event thanks to the excellent caliber of riders and beautiful scenic setting." 

An expert in leathercraft since 1837, Hermès continually seeks to perfect the technical performance of its equestrian equipment. Its master saddlers work in close collaboration with riders and their horses to customize each new saddle to the exact measurements of the horse that will wear it. At the 2019 AGC, Hermès is proud to present Hermès Vivace, a close-contact jumping saddle perfectly accommodated to the specificities of the American riding style. 

Shop with Hermès at the 2019 American Gold Cup.
"We are thrilled to be working with Hermès for another year at the American Gold Cup. The company is renowned for excellence and elegance, two values we strive to uphold at our own event and is an ideal partner for our horse show thanks to its rich equestrian history as a saddle maker," said show organizer Matt Morrissey of Morrissey Management Group. 

This year Hermès will be joined by newest partner riders, Karen Polle and Lucy Deslauriers, who will host invited guests in the Hermès lounge between their competition performances. The Hermès boutique located on the first floor of the two-story tent at the northwest corner of the Grand Prix Field will offer a comprehensive collection of equestrian products as well as silk and other accessories. 

For ticketing and more information, visit
About the 2019 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W:

Held over five days, the American Gold Cup, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, at Old Salem Farm brings together a diverse crowd of elite equestrian athletes, discerning horse owners, excited fans and young hopefuls waiting to catch a glimpse of their idols set amongst a fanfare of family friendly activities, competitions, shopping, entertainment and celebrity sightings.

About Old Salem Farm:

Old Salem Farm, located an hour north of New York City, boasts a state-of-the-art stabling facility, a historic and pristine grass grand prix field and outstanding competition and schooling arenas, all of which are surrounded by one of the world's most quaint and picturesque competition venue settings. For more information on Old Salem Farm, including its year-long competition schedule, prize lists, clinics, boarding, lessons and training, visit
49th American Gold Cup CSI4*-W Fast Facts:

What: The American Gold Cup CSI4*-W, featuring the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ New York

When: Sept. 11-15, 2019

Where: Old Salem Farm

Wednesday, Sept. 11
$10,000 Douglas Elliman 1.40m Jumper CSI4*
Thursday, Sept. 12
$35,700 Welcome Stake CSI4*

Friday, Sept. 13
$75,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier CSI4*-W

Saturday, Sept. 14
$35,000 Hermès Sellier Cup
$71,200 Fidelity Investments® Classic CSI4*

Sunday, Sept. 15
$210,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ - New York CSI4*-W

Entertainment: Family entertainment begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, including pony rides, face painting and shopping on Boutique Row featuring custom riding apparel, antiques, jewelry, pet accessories, home accents and much more!

Hospitality: Taylor Harris Club VIP high-top tables of four or six and tables of eight are available. For reservations, click here or contact Nicky Meyer at
Ticket information:

Admission is free to the public.

Saturday and Sunday
$20 per adult; $15 per senior 65+ and military members; children 12 and under are free.

Purchase tickets here!

Directions: From Interstate 84 or Interstate 287, take Interstate 684 to Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) and turn right. Old Salem Farm is on the right.

Parking: Available on the grounds including overflow parking with shuttles.

Sponsorship opportunities:
Nicky Meyer

Advertising opportunities:
Mary Silcox
Phone: 800-237-8924
Charity partner:

Official hotel:
Danbury Crown Plaza 
Phone: 203-794-0600

Morrissey Management Group
PO Box 1375
Bradenton, FL 34206
Phone: 941-744-5465

Media contact:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Phone: 561-753-3389

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