Three US showjumping legends will be honoured with the dedication of the Hamilton Farm Stable Courtyard in Gladstone, New Jersey, later this year.
The courtyard will honor Frank D. Chapot, George H. Morris and William C. Steinkraus, and will be dedicated on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The dedication has been made possible through a gift made to the Gladstone Fund by Jane Forbes Clark, United States Equestrian Team Foundation President.
“No three people have ever done more for U.S. Show Jumping then Frank, George, and Bill,” said Clark.
“They are truly dedicated and gifted horsemen who have laid the foundation, and set the example, for excellence in this country. They are true legends and leaders in the sport of show jumping and it is wonderful to dedicate the courtyard at Gladstone, the home of the United States Equestrian Team, in their honor,” she said.
The dedication will take place at Hamilton Farm in Gladstone, in conjunction with the USEF Talent Search Finals – East where about 100 of the top young show jumping riders in the US will be competing. The importance of recognizing the trio in front of the country’s aspiring young talent will be a wonderful opportunity for the past, and the future, generations of show jumping to come together in honoring these iconic men and their accomplishments.
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Hamilton Farm Stable (2017), the USET Foundation established “The Gladstone Fund” to preserve this important legacy and historic facility.
The Hamilton Farm Stable is central to supporting the Foundation’s mission through providing a world-class facility for Olympic, Pan American and World Championship Selection Trials, National Championships, Training Sessions and special equestrian events and exhibitions. The USET Foundation’s headquarters and the High Performance division of the United States Equestrian Federation remain at the facility in Gladstone, NJ.