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35 YEARS AND OVER $2.1 MILLION RAISED FOR DUKE CHILDREN’S

September 25, 2018 By: maryhaley Category: General

Triangle Farms, Inc. will host the 35th annual ‘Jump for the Children’ Horse Shows, benefiting Duke Children’s, November 7-11 and November 14-18, 2018.  Begun in November 1984 as a two-day fundraising event, ‘Jump for the Children’ has grown to back-to-back weeks of premier-rated hunter and jumper competition.  It is the longest, continuously-held annual fund raiser for Duke Children’s and has raised over $2.1 million to date.

Duke Children’s is one of only five Level 1 pediatric surgical centers in the United States, with neonatal intensive care that outperforms comparable international centers in survival rates.  On a local level, Duke Children’s Bull City Fit program, run in collaboration with Durham Parks and Recreation, teaches healthy lifestyle habits to children and families at risk for obesity-related health problems.  Bull City Fit has received grant funding to expand and replicate it’s program in communities across North Carolina

Horses are not the only four-legged connection to Duke Children’s.  Duke Children’s is conducting research on the use of therapy dogs to reduce the cost of, and need for, sedation in pediatric patients undergoing cardiac scans and tests.  A portion of the show proceeds are dedicated to funding this research.

A silent auction will be held during ‘Jump for the Children’ I, and a raffle will be held during ‘Jump for the Children’ II.  All proceeds from both go directly to Duke Children’s.

Where: Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr. Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road in Raleigh, NC 27607

When: starting at 8:00 a.m. each day.

Show highlights include:

$10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake, Thurs. Nov. 8 & 15, 6:00 p.m.

KID FUN & Stick Horse:  Fri. Nov. 9, 5:00 – 6:30 pm., Fri. Nov, 16, TBA

$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby Fri. Nov. 9 & Weds. Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.

$50,000 Duke Children’s Grand Prix, Sat. Nov. 10 & 17, 7:00 p.m.  Watch the best riders on the East Coast compete for $50,000 in prize money in international caliber showing jumping.  Admission $10 per person, children under 10 free.  Box office opens at 4:30 p.m.

$10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, Fri. Nov. 16, 6:30 pm

Admission to the show is free except for Sat. night.  Proceeds from the horse show benefit Duke Children’s in Durham, NC.  Visit www.jumpforthechildren.org for more information on tickets, daily schedules and more.

34th annual “Jump for the Children’ hosts two weeks of show jumping competition and raises funds for therapy dog research

August 29, 2017 By: maryhaley Category: General

2016 GP winner- Brooke Kemper riding Classified, courtesy of Anne Gittins photography

The 34th annual ‘Jump for the Children’ Horse Show, benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center, is thrilled to be hosting TWO WEEKS of Premier rated hunters and international level show jumping at the Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex, 4601Trinity Road, Raleigh NC 27607: ‘Jump for the Children I, Nov. 8-12 and ‘Jump for the Children’ II, Nov. 15-19, 2017.  ‘Jump for the Children’ is the longest continuously-held, annual fund raiser for Duke Children’s, raising over $1.9 million for the hospital and health center to date.  While ‘Jump for the Children’ has always supported research and patient treatment at Duke Children’s, 10% of show proceeds in 2017 will go to research seeking empirical proof that therapy dogs reduce anxiety and the need for sedation in child patients.

“Duke Children’s could not continue its mission of providing world-class care for children without the support of events like ‘Jump for the Children,’” stated Amy Deshler, senior executive director of Duke Children’s Development. “Proceeds from the event will aid our physicians and researchers in their work to treat and understand the medical conditions our young patients are fighting.”

2013 $10,000 Welcome Stake and 2016 $50,000 Duke Children’s Grand Prix winner, Brooke Kemper- with her thirteen year old, American bred Holsteiner/Thoroughbred cross, Classified- plans to return this fall to defend her titles.  The daughter of a professional horsewoman, Kemper started her riding career as a toddler on ponies in Harrisonburg Virginia.  In addition to North Carolina, Kemper’s career include wins in Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky,  Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Her Shadow Pond Stables in Culpepper VA boasts 15 show horses belonging to Kemper and her clients.

Her first year competing at ‘Jump for the Children’ in 2013, she received the Max Bonham Sportsmanship trophy-  a much coveted honor bestowed by fellow competitors.  In addition to her love of the show for the charity work it supports, its extraordinary community involvement, its exemplary hospitality, and its coliseum full of cheering jumper fans, Kemper has a sentimental and personal reason that ‘Jump for the Children’ holds a favorite place on her show calendar.

Kemper says, “I decided to show that first year in 2013 in part because my uncle and aunt lived in Chapel Hill.  My aunt was in the hospital with a serious illness.  When I inquired about the possibility of accommodations for them at the Saturday night Grand Prix, show officials Ralph Alfano and Vinnie Card went all out to welcome them.  They provided car-to-coliseum golf cart transport and seated my uncle and aunt in the most comfortable seats, with the best view of the arena, at a table reserved only for show officials.  That night was the only time my aunt ever got to see me ride and the last time she left the house before passing away.”

Show highlights include

$10,000 Duke Welcome Jumper Stake, Thurs. Nov. 9, 6:00 p.m.

KID FUN & Stick Horse Race:  Fri. Nov. 10, 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby Fri. Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

$50,000 Duke Children’s Grand Prix I, Sat. Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m.  Watch the best riders on the East Coast compete for $50,000 in prize money in international caliber showing jumping.  Admission $10 per person, children under 10 free.  Box office opens at 4:30 p.m.

$10,000 Duke Welcome Jumper Stake, Thurs. Nov. 16, 6:00 p.m.

KID FUN & Stick Horse Model:  Fri. Nov. 17, 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) National Hunter Derby Fri. Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

$50,000 Duke Children’s Grand Prix II, Sat. Nov. 18, 7:00 p.m.  Watch the best riders on the East Coast compete for $50,000 in prize money in international caliber showing jumping.  Admission $10 per person, children under 10 free.  Box office opens at 4:30 p.m.

 

Jump for the Children Horse Show benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital

September 14, 2015 By: Editor Category: General

HOMETOWN HORSEMEN RETURN FROM NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS TO DEFEND TITLES AT JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN, NOV. 3–8, 2015

The 2014 Jump for the Children Horse Show saw all three of its major classes—worth $70,000 in prize money—won by hometown favorites. All three of those horsemen will return to defend their titles at the 2015 USEF Premier–rated horse show, which benefits Duke Children’s Hospital.

The 2014 $10,000 Welcome Stake was won by New Hill equine veterinarian Dr. Fernando Cardenas Jr. on his family-bred stallion—and local favorite in his own right—Quincy Car. Longtime Moore County resident Harold Chopping and Camaro, owned by Caroline Russell Howe, won the $10,000 USJHA International Hunter Derby. And Kyle Timm on Apex Equestrian Center’s Platinum won the $50,000 Duke Children’s Grand Prix.

Kyle Timm

Kyle Timm, photo courtesy of Jump for the Children

All three teams have seen big success on the national and international stage since the 2014 show!

Cardenas, Welcome Stake winner, will come to the November show fresh from the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, where he represented Colombia. Cardenas and Quincy Car finished 5th with team Colombia in team show jumping and tied for 11th in individual competition. These results qualify him and Quincy Car for the show jumping competition at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hunter Derby winner Chopping and Camaro finished 5th out of 64 horses at the $500,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix on Sept. 6, 2015, in Saugerties, NY. In the unique competition format, 3 rounds were held over a 3-day period; scores from the first 2 rounds were combined and the top 25 moved on to the third day with a clean slate. Chopping also shows 2 young jumpers that he expects to compete in the Duke Children’s Grand Prix—9-year-old Basje and 7-year-old Contefino 6.

Grand Prix winners, Timm and Platinum, have gone on to their most successful season to date, including a big win at the Tryon (NC) Equestrian Center 1.50m international grand prix in July 2015. But, Timm admits, Platinum’s schedule has been built around defending her Jump for the Children title. He also plans to show several jumpers in the other Jump for the Children jumper’s classes.

It promises to be an exciting and intense week of competition at the Governor James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex in Raleigh, NC. Spectators are welcome, and admission is free except for the grand prix Saturday night. Don’t miss a minute of the fun!

What: USEF Heritage Premier–rated hunter and show jumping competition
Where: Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex, 4601 Trinity Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
When: Tues.–Sun., Nov. 3–8, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m. each day

Admission to the show is free, except for the $50,000 Duke Children’s Grand Prix on Saturday night. Visit www.jumpforthechildren.org for more information on tickets, daily schedules, and more.

Highlights:
$10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake
Thurs. Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Sponsor ~ Dover Saddlery
Admission: Free

Duke Children’s Stick Horse Race
Nov. 6, 6:15 p.m.
Admission: Free

$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby
Fri. Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Sponsor ~ Dr Betsee Parker & Huntland
Admission: Free

$50,000 Duke Children’s Hospital Grand Prix
Sat. Nov. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Watch the best riders on the East Coast compete for $50,000 in prize money in international-caliber showing jumping.
Admission: $10 per person, children under 10 free
Box office opens at 4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the horse show benefit Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham, NC.