The Summer Showcase Series Rides On

For the first time in our 52-year history, Special Olympics New York is celebrating the Summer Showcase Series. 

Centered around the fall season sport of equestrian, the Summer Showcase Series includes the Saratoga Horse Show in the Capital District Region, HITS Saugerties in the Hudson Valley Region, and the upcoming Hampton Classic in the Long Island Region. Though these are not Special Olympics competitions, they remain meaningful and high-profile events. 

But why is equestrian such a unique and rewarding sport for our athletes? New York City Region staff Lauren Reischer explains more in this video: 

@specialolympicsny NYC staff Lauren goes in-depth on Special Olympics NY equestrian. 🐎 #specialolympics #fyp #sportstok ♬ original sound – SpecialOlympicsNY

“We are proud to be offering our athletes this unique opportunity to showcase their talent at the most elite equestrian competitions in New York,” adds Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman. “Thank you to each venue for including Special Olympics in their respective events.” 

These competitions will serve as excellent preparation for our Fall Games on October 21 and 22 in Glens Falls. Wishing the best of luck to all our athletes!