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Astorino Welcomes Equestrian Event To Westchester

County Executive Robert Astorino, along with Kamran Hakim of Old Salem Farm, rider Brianne Goutal and Michael Morrissey of Stadium Jumping Inc. were on hand at the 43rd annual American Gold Cup.
County Executive Robert Astorino, along with Kamran Hakim of Old Salem Farm, rider Brianne Goutal and Michael Morrissey of Stadium Jumping Inc. were on hand at the 43rd annual American Gold Cup. Photo Credit:

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino kicked off the weekend events for the 43rd annual American Gold Cup, one of the most iconic equestrian competitions in the world of International Show Jumping, Friday at Old Salem Farm in North Salem.

The highlight of the event was Sunday's $200,000 American Gold Cup Grand Prix. The Federation Equestre Internationale, which is the international governing body of equestrian sports, has designated the competition as a CSI 4*-W World Cup Qualifier, making the event of utmost importance for riders aspiring to compete at the 2014 World Cup Finals in Lyon, France.

The event, which started Sept. 11, attracted 6,000 people during the weekend.

NBC Sports Network will broadcast the event at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

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