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PRO Partners with Southern Pines to Launch Series
Raeford, NC, USA

The Professional Riders Organization have announced that they are to partner with the Carolina Horse Park to kick-off the first event in the 2010 PRO Tour Event Series at the Southern Pines II Horse Trials. PRO will offer prize money in the Advanced Division at this event.

The Southern Pines II Horse Trials are held over three days from March 19th to 21st at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, North Carolina. In its 10th year of competition at the Carolina Horse Park, the Southern Pines II Horse Trials showcases the top international event riders and offers many activities for spectators and families as well.

The 2010 PRO Tour Event Series is held at the Advanced and Three-Star levels throughout the United States. Event Riders and their horses will be vying for prize money at each event with the ultimate goal of being on top of the end of year PRO Tour Riders Leader Board for a chance to win the PRO Tour Event Series Trophy and a cash bonus pool award.

2010 Dates:

  • March 19-21 - Southern Pines II, Advanced Division (Raeford, NC)
  • May 5-9 - Jersey Fresh, CCI3* (Allentown, NJ)
  • August 5-8 - The Millbrook Horse Trials, Advanced Division (Millbrook, NY)
  • November 5-7 - Galway Downs CCI3* (Temecula, CA)

It is expected that other events will be added to this list.

"This series is the first tour of its kind in the US, created by the sport's most recognized riders with the objective of bringing the excitement of renowned international competitions to US riders and spectators, " said Phillip Dutton, Olympic Gold Medalist and PRO Founder. "We know how demanding and unique this sport is and we want to show new generations of spectators how exciting competitions can be when riders are given a stake in the process."

"We are thrilled to have the support of PRO this year, " said Jane Murray, Executive Director of the Carolina Horse Park. "We are excited to have been selected as the kick off event for the inaugural PRO Tour Event Series. This competition will showcase the key improvements we have made at CHP, energizing the Southern Pines community with such high quality competition and most importantly, to have the opportunity to continue our support of the Cancer Care Fund."

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Foundation of FirstHealth's Cancer Care Fund.

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