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The Essex Horse Trials July 1-2; Featuring $10,000 Preliminary Division

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Far Hills, New Jersey — June 8, 2022 — The 2022 Essex Horse Trials will offer a $10,000 Preliminary Divison! The $10,000 purse will be distributed as follows: The winner will receive $5,000, second place takes home $3,000 and third place $2,000.
Set for July 1-2 with a new format, the event will take place at two locations. On Friday, dressage and show jumping will be held at Hamilton Farm, home of the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ. The next day, the exciting cross-country phase will return to historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills.
The Preliminary Division begins on Friday, July 1 at Hamilton Farm with Dressage from 12:00 - 4:00 followed by a course walk from 4:30 - 5:00 and Show Jumping from 5:30 - 6:30. On Saturday, July 2 the Cross Country begins at 12:00 and continues through 1:30 at Moorland Farm. The Prize Giving winds up the division at 3:30 at Moorland Farm.
"We are thrilled to offer $10,000 prize money for this year's Preliminary Division. It is our marquee event and we are expecting some of the top riders to take part with their preliminary horses," said Co-organizer Morgan Rowsell. "We are anticipating more than 150 competitors in all the divisions, which will make for an exciting two days!"
The other divisions offered at the Essex Horse Trials include Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training divisions. 
In addition to the competition, the Essex Horse Trials will also feature family-friendly activities, a spectacular car show and fun demonstrations for a fantastic start to the holiday weekend.
General admission is $10.00 per car. Tailgating spots will be available for the best viewing of the exciting cross-country course at Moorland Farm. Packages range in cost from $50-$300 depending on location. For more info on tailgate packages and ringside sponsorships, please call 908-581-0514 or email  
Proceeds from the Essex Horse Trials benefit the Greater Newark LifeCamp in nearby Pottersville, which provides an enriching day camp experience for approximately 300 Newark-area youths per day for six weeks during July and August.
Additional information on the Essex Horse Trials is available at
The Sport of Eventing
Eventing, often referred to as an "equestrian triathlon," combines the elegance of dressage, the thrill of cross-country, and the precision of show jumping. Eventing provides a rare opportunity for spectators of all ages and interests to witness a discipline that highlights the unique trust and bond between horse and rider.
About the Essex Horse Trials
For three decades, the famed Essex Horse Trials was a major highlight on the equestrian calendar, attracting top American and international competitors as well as thousands of fans who enjoyed its social aspects in addition to the thrilling