The Holiday Season- when riders and trainers prepare for their annual migration to Wellington!
Our town comes alive this time of year with final preparations at farms and show facilities throughout Palm Beach County. At the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), the staff is eagerly anticipating another world-class season at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) & Global Dressage showgrounds.
Until the 2018 WEF season kicks off, many riders take advantage of the fall series to acclimate their less seasoned horses and to warm up for the winter series. This is a great time of year to take advantage of showing at WEF when there are fewer entries and a range of rated classes for all skill levels.
ESP Fall I, II & III (October 13-15, October 27-29, October 20-22) will offer National “A” competition for hunters and USEF Level 3 jumper classes and welcome the first $10,000 1.40m TackNRider Open Stake. ESP Fall II returns for a second week of National “A” competition and USEF Level 3 jumper opportunities, as well as a $10,000 1.40m TackNRider Open Stake.
The ESP Fall III, Fall Finale, ESP November, and the ESP Pre-Charity competitions will each host a $25,000 Grand Prix, and a $10,000 1.40m TackNRider Open Stake, alongside several jumper classics for junior, amateur, and adult jumper riders.
The final two weeks of the ESP Fall Series will welcome the ESP November (November 10-12) and ESP Pre-Charity show (November 17-19) featuring Regional “C” hunter competition and USEF Level 3 jumper classes, including a $25,000 Grand Prix and $10,000 1.40m TackNRider Open Stake.
2018 Season To Feature WEG Qualifying Competitions
The Winter Equestrian Festival Official Kicks Off January 10th, 2018. This year, PBIEC competition will be on fire, as top show jumpers and dressage competitors will be gunning to qualify for the 2018 World Equestrian Games to be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.
Set your calendars and make your plans to come out and spectate at WEF and Global during the winter circuit. As always, there will be rated competition for all levels in the hunter divisions, and top-shelf international competition for Grand Prix show jumping and dressage.
More specific details regarding the season will be released as Equestrian Sports Productions sends out their 2018 season press releases.