Location & travel
The popular New York retreat of Governors Island has an average of 24,000 visitors during average September weekends and spectators will be able to access the public grandstand to get up close to the high calibre sporting action on a first come, first served, basis. And in the lively Exhibitors Village next to the main arena visitors will also be able to enjoy great views of the competitions or watch on the big screen while soaking up the atmosphere.
The show ground is only around 800 yards from the tip of Lower Manhattan with an eight minute ferry ride across the harbour with boats leaving from either Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan to Soissons Landing. Ferries will also bring visitors to Governors Island from Brooklyn’s Pier 6 on Saturdays and Sundays. The ferry over to the Island is $3 and return ferries are not ticketed back to the city. During the three day event visitors can simply walk in and enjoy what will be world class equestrian sporting action every afternoon. Ferries are free for children under 12 years of age and senior citizens, as well as IDNYC holders and current and former military service members.
Please see the Public Ferry Service Schedule here.