Dear HIPICO Family,
We are profoundly disappointed to announce that the State of New Mexico will not allow our 2020 Santa Fe Summer Series to take place. While we had received positive feedback from government officials in recent weeks about our site-specific COVID-19 Safe Practices Plan, we were informed today that our event will not be approved.
Our team worked diligently this past year to prepare for our Summer Series and we were not deterred from our efforts when the COVID-19 pandemic began. As a low-risk event for transmission of the virus, according to the World Health Organization Risk Assessment for Sporting Events, we crafted a COVID-19 Safe Practices (SP) Plan that addressed all areas of competition, stabling, RV park and show office spaces using the strategies recommended by the CDC and required by USEF. We have been persistent in our outreach to our state government, made changes to our COVID-19 SP Plan based on feedback from local and state government officials and believed we were on track for approval. At all times, we have been transparent about our event and site in order to secure the confidence of the state government. We are confident our plan would have allowed for a safe and successful competition.
We are sorry to inform our HIPICO family of this unfortunate outcome. We know the effort required by all who attend and work at horse shows and that this news will have consequences for everyone involved.
All RV online payments have been refunded and customers will see a credit back to their credit card within 5-10 business days. All stall, entry and RV checks will be shredded and any credit card numbers provided through HorseShowsOnline.com or Equestrian Connect will be deleted along with the associated entries.
HIPICO Santa Fe will explore strategies to make the most of our summer and will continue to serve as the venue for other smaller events coming up in the summer and fall. As always, we will provide ongoing updates about the status of all scheduled events on our website calendar and Facebook page. The organizers of Split Rock Jumping Tour Santa Fe International CSI2*, scheduled for August 12-16, are reviewing the situation in New Mexico and will be making a determination about their show in the near future.
Thank you again for your efforts and planning and for your support in this endeavor. We appreciate all of you and we look forward to seeing you on the grass for the 2021 Santa Fe Summer Series.
The McElvain and Gonzales Families
Santa Fe Summer Series Horse Show includes 4 weeks of world-class hunter/jumper equestrian competition. Fun-filled special events fill the show, be sure and join us!
• FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL
• Top equestrian competition Friday–Sunday afternoons
• Heart of the Horse fine art show with fine art and monumental sculptures Wednesdays through Sundays
• Farm-To-Table inspired meals, local food trucks, handcrafted beer & wine, coffee, smoothies and specialty drinks
• Shopping including jewelry, art, equine merchandise at the carefully curated HIPICO Market Place and Casino HIPICO
• Competitor and sponsor parties
• Pueblo of Pojoaque Youth Hoop Dancers
• Champagne brunch Sundays for HIPICO VIP patrons
• Spectators are free to walk around the barns and meet the horses and riders!
2019 HIGHLIGHTS & SPECIALTY CLASSES
ALL-IN-ONE JACKPOT JACKPOT GRAND PRIX
This challenge is structured in a way that allows riders umping at 1.00m to compete against riders jumping 1.20m, 1.30m and 1.40m. The class is handicapped and for each .10 meter increase in height a full seond is deducted from the time.
SANDIA BMW/MINI RIDE-AND-DRIVE
This exciting class is open to Professionals, Juniors, and Amateurs. Riders will enter the ring on their horse and complete a course of jumps set at 1.20m Table III. After completing the course, the rider will hand their horse off to a handler in the designated area.
Riders will then enter a waiting Sandia BMW-MINI Cooper (fasten seatbelt!) where provided driver will take rider for a thrilling ride through the course.
At end of vehicle course, the rider will exit the car and complete an obstacle course that includes:
-Jumping a liverpool
-Completing a pool shot
This class is open to horses that have entered and shown in at least 1 other nominated jumper class during the show.
And—to add to the fun, try to guess what “AOHCJI” stands for! An additional prize will be offered to the competitor who guesses the meaning of this acronym.
Don’t miss out on this year’s Fiesta Auction, sponsored by Electronic Vet, designed to make horse buying easy, highlighting New Mexico’s sport horses. Open and welcome for all to enter and bid, the auction offers the opportunity for the horse community to buy and sell top quality horses with an auctioneer and bidding paddles.
SALE HORES EXHIBITION
This is the perfect opportunity to show your horse over a course with the means to sell. Don’t miss out on this opportunity at our Sale Horse Exhibition during the Santa Fe Sonrisa Week and Santa Fe Fiesta weeks of the Santa Fe Summer Series.
Presentation of horses offered for sale over a hunter or jumper course to be set at various heights.
PROFESSIONAL EQUITATION CLASS
We know they can teach it, but can they do it?
Join us for HIPICO Santa Fe’s Profesional Equitation Class and watch some amazing professionals show off their skills! This class is open to professional riders and judged on a combined flat and fence score in the BMW/MINI Hunter Arena.
CHORIZO WEINER DOG RACES
Join us in this hilarious and adorable tradition every Saturday afternoon of the HIPICO Santa Fe Summer Series!
Open to professional, junior, and amateur dogs! There will be two races: a mixed-breed race and a Dachshund race. Racers must check in with Chorizo Race Coordinator for the competition details.
The proceeds of this race benefit the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding.
Join us for the keynote event of the HIPICO Santa Fe Summer Series, which brings together the top riders of the circuit. Aside from the amazing show of height and speed in the competition, don’t miss out on the pre-Prix events in the Grand Prix arena.
USHJA NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL HUNTER DERBYS
Judged on performance, hunter pace, style, movement, and brilliance—this event is sure to showcase the best hunter riders as they soar to top scores in their shadbelly coats.
HORSE SHOW FACTS
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HIPICO LOUNGE VIP EXPERIENCE
Join us as a sponsor the HIPICO VIP Lounge for a unique VIP experience for those who wish to watch the horse show in comfort and luxury. Available for exhibitors and spectators alike!
Whether you are interested in corporate entertaining or gathering with family and friends – HIPICO Santa Fe is a spectacular place to enjoy the exciting sport of Show Jumping! Dine ringside in our exclusive VIP setting and let us entertain you with local music, farm-inspired cuisine and a big Santa Fe welcome!
THE GRAND PRIX DE SANTA FE
The Grand Prix de Santa Fe, Inc., (GPSF) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting, advancing and showcasing the equestrian community of New Mexico. Since it’s inception in 2004, the GPSF has raised more than $150,000 for New Mexico non-profits. Learn more.