Santa Anita Park. (Benoit Photo)
1/ST’s Santa Anita Park to Host 2024 Los Angeles CSI5* – W/2* and New FEI Jumping World Cup™ Qualifier in November 2024
Tiffani Steer, VP Communications, 1/ST
ARCADIA, Calif.- Continuing to bring an unparalleled experience to the top level of international show jumping, the Lugano Diamonds Split Rock Jumping Tour (SRJT) is pleased to announce an exciting expansion in its 2024 tour with a CSI5* event and new FEI Jumping World Cup™ qualifier. In partnership with 1/ST , North America’s leading Thoroughbred racing, pari-mutuel wagering, content and entertainment company, the newly unveiled Los Angeles CSI5*-W/2* will head to 1/ST’s iconic Santa Anita Park , November 20-24, 2024, offering a full national schedule and CSI2* competition alongside the inaugural Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Los Angeles CSI5*-W qualifying event.
Located in Southern California, Santa Anita Park is one of the world’s preeminent Thoroughbred racing facilities. The illustrious venue has played host to equestrian events at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles, California, and this year will present the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the record-breaking eleventh time. Speaking to its caliber, SRJT Founder and President Derek Braun noted, “In partnership with 1/ST, we are beyond excited to bring such a high-level show jumping event to Santa Anita Park, an already historic facility in the equine industry.”
SRJT holds prestige of its own, selected by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) to host Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ qualifying events for more than half of its existence. The tour has successfully managed CSI3*-W competition in Columbus, Ohio, and brought the CSI4*-W level to Fort Worth, Texas, which will also host the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final and FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final in 2026, thanks in large part to the collaborative effort between the SRJT, City of Fort Worth, Dickies Arena, the Fort Worth Sports Commission, and Visit Fort Worth.
“1/ST is thrilled to be partnering with the Split Rock Jumping Tour for 2024. While our equestrian disciplines may be different, horses are at the heart of everything we do and our respective brands are synonymous with excellence. We look forward to hosting the Los Angeles CSI5*-W/2* and Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Qualifier event and welcoming a new audience to Santa Anita Park,” said Aidan Butler, Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST RACING & GAMING.
Earning its allocation for four consecutive years, the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Los Angeles CSI5*-W is one of only 8 events selected to be part of the 2024 FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League (NAL). The competition will offer valuable points in determining rider qualification for the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Finals set in Basel, Switzerland for 2025.
Spectators of this inaugural event can also expect a world-class hospitality experience with a multi-tiered VIP area featuring many different levels of experiences with lavish food and drink options.
Since its 2015 inception, each year following has continued to bring monumental change to SRJT. The tour continues to enjoy its role in Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ competition as it looks toward its biggest year yet in 2024 with the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Los Angeles CSI5*-W, continuing to build excitement for the tour on its way to hosting the 2026 FEI World Cup Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. For full press release click HERE . Visit Split Rock Jumping Tour HERE.