June 21 - June 23$10.00
Exciting equestrian competition returns this summer with the third running of the Mars Essex Horse Trials Country Weekend, June 21-23 at historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills, New Jersey. The event features the nation’s top horses and riders along with a host of family friendly events making Essex the perfect way to spend a weekend in the country.
Spectators can stroll through the picturesque surroundings experiencing the thrill of the Olympic sport of eventing while enjoying a variety of activities including a classic car show, demonstrations, children’s activities, a farm stand offering fresh farm-to-table food from local markets, and specialties from artisan vendors.
The Essex Market will feature a wide range of shopping from saddles and riding boots to jewelry and artwork. The Children’s Activity Center, sponsored by The Willow School, will offer younger spectators and their parents a fun and creative way to spend the day.
Proceeds from the event 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.
TICKETS: General Admission purchased in advance: $10 per person for 2-day pass. General Admission purchased at gate: $10 per person for 1-day pass. Children age 14 and under admitted FREE. Parking is FREE. General Admission provides entry to the Moorland Farm grounds and access to all competition venues, the Essex Market, the Edible Jersey Food Court, the children’s activity tent and most other weekend activities.
TAILGATING: There are three options for tailgating. Bring a picnic or purchase all the fixings, on-site, at the Edible Jersey Food Court and enjoy a truly unique summer outing in the beautiful New Jersey countryside. Waterside Tailgating: $300 Package. Offers up-close viewing of the always exciting Cross-Country water complex. Water View Tailgating: $200 Package. Located just beyond the front row of the water complex. Hillside Tailgating: $100 Package. Overlooks most of the Cross-Country course and affords panoramic views of the entire event. All packages include: 1 reserved parking space, 4 admission tickets
VIP EXPERIENCE: The Hoopstick Club offers an unlimited-access VIP experience, with ringside seating adjacent to the Show Jumping arena – situated at the center of all the competitive, shopping and entertainment action that Essex has to offer. Saturday, June 22 – $100 Ticket Includes: Lunch 11:00am-3:00pm. Cocktail Party 5:00pm-7:00pm (wine, beer and Hoopstick specialty cocktail with light hors d’oeuvres).
For additional information, please visit www.essexhorsetrials.org.