Jump for the Children Horse Shows

Horse Show Benefitting Duke Children's Hospital in Raleigh

horse show benefitting duke children's hospital in raleigh

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The JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN Horse Show, commonly referred to as the DUKE SHOW, is arguably the largest Hunter/Jumper show in North Carolina and a favorite of competitors and spectators alike.

Last year was the 34th year hosting the benefit show for the Duke Children's Hospital spotlighting a $50,000 JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN Grand Prix. The 2017 show had an exciting addition of Jump for the Children II. Jump for the Children takes place November 7-11, 2018. Jump for the Children II will run November 14-18, 2018.  To date, this fabulous show has raised over $1.8 million for the Duke Children's Hospital.  Thank you to the wonderful sponsors who have given so generously to Duke Children's Hospital.

Both shows this year will bring back all the favorites from previous shows, such as the lead line class, the stick horse race and the crowd pleasing $50,000 Grand Prix.  Returning this year is the Welcome Jumper Stakes with added prize money totaling $10,000 as well as, the USHJA sanctioned International Hunter Derby during the first week. Jump for the Children II will host a USHJA National Hunter Derby.  These are just some of the many featured favorites at the Duke Show.  Both shows will run classes all day each day in two different rings with varied levels of fence heights and skill levels for riders of all ages, both amateurs and professionals.

Gorgeous ponies and horses being shown by professional riders as well as up and comers offer the spectator wonderful entertainment throughout the show.  If that is not enough, the show also provides many shopping opportunities with some of the finest and varied vendors found anywhere.  The JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN Horse Show is thrilled to have some of the very best tack stores in North Carolina and surrounding areas join us again this year.  But, if shopping for the horse enthusiast is not your thing, there are many other vendors offering everything from accessories, clothing, pottery, artwork {oils, acrylics, pastels, gouache} and even more.  To top it all off is the famed JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN Silent Auction that closes just prior to the "jump off" during Saturday night's featured Grand Prix (11/10/18).  Many local service and retail shops are very generous and donate items for the sole purpose of helping the Duke Children's Hospital.  (All money collected from the Silent Auction goes directly to the cause ....the Children's Hospital.)

The JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN Horse Show is an annual favorite for all that have attended in the past.  Make plans now to join us for the shopping, the fun, the pageantry of this great event, but most of all ......for the CHILDREN!

‚ÄčAbout The Horse Show

Every day at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center, we meet brave children and their families who are in need of hope, answers-and, above all, care. For us, meeting the needs of these children and families serves as the driving force behind every one of our missions-from clinical care and laboratory research to medical education and children's health advocacy.  

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center is dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients we serve today-and discovering treatments that will help the next generation.  

At Duke Children's, we work hard to provide the most advanced, comprehensive care available for infants, children, and adolescents-and the support system that will help every one of our young patients get off to a positive start in life.

From an in-hospital school to a summer camp for the chronically ill children, we offer a wide range of programs and services to meet the unique need of the children we serve and provide stability and comfort in the midst of tremendous challenge.  


Whether it's be delivering care in bright, child-friendly environments, offering pre-admission tours and fun activities to east children into medical settings, or providing emotional and practical support to help parents cope, Duke Children's is dedicated to making sure everyone we serve feels special-and truly cared for.  



About Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center