Entries are due on Friday, July 28

WOODSIDE, Calif. – West Palms Events is heading back to Northern California for the Silicon Valley Equestrian Festival 1 (Aug. 23-27) and Silicon Valley Equestrian Festival 2 (Aug. 30-Sept 3).

“We are thrilled about the addition of the Pickwick Medal Finals during the first week,” commented Horse Show Manager Caroline Jones. “The following week, we welcome back the CPHA Medal Finals. There is going to be great competition for hunters, jumpers, and equitation riders.”

Week one features the $30,000 Bay Area Grand Prix, Pickwick Medal Finals, and a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. The second week highlights the 20,000 Speed Derby of Silicon Valley, a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, the Northern Style of Riding Championship, CPHA Child/Adult Medal Final, and CPHA Horsemanship Medal Final. 

Entries are due Friday, July 28, and can be submitted online through ShowGroundsLive

Best of luck to all! We look forward to seeing you at the beautiful Horse Park at Woodside.

Biosecurity Protocols

We have some important information to share with you regarding our protocols to promote safety for all horses. Please note that there are inherent risks when traveling and competing with horses. It is critical to mitigate these risks by following Best Practices.

Our Equine Health Coordinator is available to answer any questions related to our horse health policies at equinehealth@westpalmsevents.com. Our policies are available on our website, www.westpalmsevents.com, under the “Biosecurity and Horse Health” button. You can also click the buttons below to download and print forms. 

An Important Reminder from the USEF

USEF thanks you for participating in this competition and your support of USEF’s continuous efforts to provide the safest environment possible for our athletes and other participants. Strategies for safeguarding athletes continue to evolve, and we are fully committed to keeping pace with best practices.

The purpose of this letter is to remind you that you are bound by the U.S. Center for SafeSport Code, USEF Safe Sport Policy, and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies, also known as the MAAPP. This includes the SafeSport Training requirement for adult members and participants who have regular contact with minor athletes. Additionally, please be reminded about reporting obligations. Any concerns that are non-sexual in nature, please use the USEF Safe Sport Incident Reporting Form available on the USEF website. Concerns or suspicions regarding sexual misconduct must be reported to https://safesport.i-sight.com/portal and the authorities if a minor is involved. All of this information can be found in the USEF Safe Sport Policy.

Please take a moment to review the new USEF Safe Sport web pages on the USEF website to find comprehensive resources regarding USEF Safe Sport efforts. You can also contact Sarah Gilbert, USEF Safe Sport Program Coordinator, at [email protected] for any questions or concerns relating to the USEF Safe Sport program.

Thank you for your support and for helping us bring the joy of horse sports to as many people as possible!

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