Every year, in late September a four-day equestrian competition takes place at Central Park’s Wollman Rink. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show features a diverse program of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, ranging from Arabians and Dressage to Hunters and Show Jumping. One day of the competition usually offers free admission. The family-friendly celebration includes face-painting and educating equestrian exhibitions.
The Rolex Central Park Horse Show was launched in September 2014. It was the first-ever outdoor, multi-day equestrian sports event in NYC, showcasing the world's top show jumpers and dressage riders against an iconic background of skyscrapers. The competition was founded by Mark Bellissimo, the CEO of Equestrian Sports Productions and International Equestrian Group LLC.