Greenwich, Connecticut – October 04, 2022 – With sold out entries for a second straight year, CSI Greenwich will host an elite lineup of show jumping athletes for its second edition, Oct. 7-8 at the Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, CT.
A year ago, Nayel Nassar (EGY) won the inaugural $150,000 Grand Prix of Greenwich CSI 3*, and this year the veteran of both the 2021 Olympic Games (JPN) and FEI World Championships (DEN) will return to Greenwich looking to defend his title. Nassar claimed his 2021 victory in Greenwich with his championship mount, Igor van de Wittemoere, but this year, he will bring forward the talented 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding, Coronado for three-star competition. Partnered for just a few months at the time of last year’s event, in 2022, the two have now put together an impressive resume, with wins at Spruce Meadows (CAN) and Dublin (IRL) in the last six weeks.
Former World No. 1 Kent Farrington (USA) is at the head of the event’s Organizing Committee. Currently ranked eighth in the World, he has entered the exciting 9-year-old Zangersheide gelding Landon. Landon represented the U.S. in Nations Cup competition at both Vancouver (CAN) and Spruce Meadows this summer.
World No. 16 and two-time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward (USA) will bring forward new horsepower in the form of the 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding Lezaro. Partnered only since June, the pair got acclimated with a national standard win in the Old Salem Grand Prix before stepping up to FEI competition at the Hampton Classic, where they posted two top 10 finishes.
An exciting group of American riders on the rise will also join the lineup. Alex Matz and Carly Anthony finished third and fourth, respectively in the 2021 CSI3* Grand Prix of Greenwich and will be back with the same mounts, Jet Blue and Erdento van de Leeuwerk. Vanessa Hood will step up to the CSI3* division after jumping at the two-star level at Greenwich last year; and Evan Coluccio, Ailish Cunniffe and Mimi Gochman will all make their CSI Greenwich debuts.
They’ll be joined by Championship veterans Paul O’Shea (IRL), Daniel Bluman (ISR) and Beat Mandli (SUI), among a robust list of accomplished riders.
“We have received a tremendous response from athletes wanting to compete at CSI Greenwich, and I am grateful for their support,” Farrington said. “I’m looking forward to being a part of a weekend of top sport.”
For more information on CSI Greenwich, visit CSIGreenwich.com.
What’s Happening: CSI Greenwich 2022
- Greenwich Cars & Coffee, Presented by Lamborghini
- Enjoy your Saturday morning coffee with a different kind of horsepower. Presented by Lamborghini, this unique car show will feature an impressive collection of historic and modern luxury cars on display at the Greenwich Polo Club — Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8-10am.
- Custom Cocktails by The Cup Bearer
- Gourmet Food Trucks
About CSI Greenwich
Created to showcase the elite show jumping sport in the greater New York area, CSI Greenwich brings CSI3* and CSI2* competition to the famed Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, CT. After a successful 2021 debut, the event returns for its second edition with an expanded two-day show schedule.
CSI Greenwich is pleased to offer a variety of spectator ticket options for Saturday’s CSI2* Grand Prix and CSI3* Grand Prix of Greenwich. Quantities are limited.
A limited number of media credentials are also available for approved media members. To apply, click here.
Source: Press Release by Catie Staszak / Catie Staszak Media for the CSI Greenwich
Photos: © Ashley Neuhof