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Santiago Lambre and Mick Jagger Win $24,999 Score at the Top Grand Prix

Santiago Lambre and Mick Jagger. ©Anne Gittins Photography.

Wellington, FL – October 12, 2020 – The ESP Fall I show closed out on Sunday with the $24,999 Score at the Top Grand Prix in the Van Kampen Covered Arena. A total of 20 competitors challenged the track, designed by Jasen Shelley, before Santiago Lambre of Wellington, FL and Mick Jagger rode into the winner’s circle with a 33.794-second jump-off. Joao Eduardo Ferreira De Carvalho of Delray Beach, FL piloted Karina Rocha Mello’s Volt Du Thot through the timers in 34.247 seconds to claim second place. Juan Andres Rodriguez Silva of Wellington, FL captured the yellow ribbon aboard RMF Echo, owned by Rushy Marsh Farm, LLC, after they completed the jump-off in 34.687 seconds.

While several riders made it to the second round, only a few combinations were able to go double-clear. Lambre gave credit to his horse for the win, Mick Jagger, who is a newer mount. “He arrived just back in July from Mexico, and this is only his second Grand Prix with me. He’s a very good horse, very scope-y. I hope he’s going to be a good one for me this winter season.”

Although rain caused the Grand Prix to move into the Covered Arena, Lambre actually commented that he preferred that for the competition. “Mick Jagger jumped inside [the indoor arena] a few weeks ago, so for me it wasn’t an issue. I like the indoor because I can turn faster, especially with this horse. Sometimes when they’re out on the grass field they get too open and you can’t be as quick with the turns.”

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Santiago Lambre & Cetano Van Aspergem Z Win $24,999 Palm Beach Equine Clinic Grand Prix

Santiago Lambre and Cetano Van Aspergem Z. ©Anne Gittins Photography.

October 6, 2020 – The ESP October Show opened up the Fall Series at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Thursday October 1-4. The highlight of the week was Sunday’s $24,999 Palm Beach Equine Clinic Grand Prix on the Derby Field. After several competitive rounds, Santiago Lambre of Wellington, FL captured the win aboard his entry Cetano Van Aspergem Z with a 36.47-second jump-off. Very close behind with a jump-off time of 36.576 seconds was Kent Farrington of Wellington, FL and Kaprice, owned by Haity McNerney. Farrington also claimed the third-place ribbon with Jasper, owned by Tanma Corp and Farrington, after they crossed through the timers in 36.917 seconds.

A total of 23 combinations tried the course on the field, designed by Guilherme Jorge. Lambre, who was one of the final trips to compete, was able to secure the lead with the fastest track: “Cetano is one of my best horses. We won earlier this year at WEF during week 3, and then he was second in the four star [at WEF]. He’s a good horse, very fast.”

Lambre said he plans to give Cetano some time off before returning to top competition. “We’ll jump a few National [Grands Prix] before competing in some of the FEI competitions here in November.” When asked about the close times in the class, Lambre commented, “For me, PBIEC is a great place to prep for the other shows because the competition is not easy. If you can win here, I think you can win anywhere.”

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Farrington and Jasper Win $10k Bainbridge Companies Open Stake at Rita & Irish Flynn Memorial Show

Kent Farrington and Jasper. ©AnneGittinsPhotography.

September 28, 2020 – The ESP Summer Series wrapped up this Sunday with the Rita & Irish Flynn Memorial Show at Equestrian Village. Kent Farrington of Wellington, FL and Jasper, owned by Tanma Corp. & Farrington, continued their winning streak on the Derby Field in the $10,000 Bainbridge Companies Open Stake with a 37.715-second jump-off. Ronan McGuigan of Wellington, FL rode Blythe Masters’ Elvis to a second-place victory after completing the jump-off in 38.945 seconds. Luis Larrazabal of Wellington, FL claimed the yellow ribbon aboard American, owned by San Francisco Stables LLC, after the pair crossed through the timers in 39.762 seconds.

Sunday’s feature class challenged a total of 21 combinations, with seven returning for the jump-off course, designed by Hector Loyola. Farrington, who also placed fourth with Haity McNerney’s entry Kaprice, explained that he had two different plans going into the class. “With Jasper, I’ve been building him up and competing in all of these classes here. He loves the grass field so I’m taking advantage of that and getting him lots of mileage before season starts. I’m hoping this year, during the [WEF] season they use this grass field a lot more for the bigger classes. And then with Kaprice, I’m starting to build her up a little for the shows that are coming up in the Fall. She needs a lot of confidence, so to practice on a spooky field is actually great training for her. This series is really helping me produce my horses.”

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Kim Farlinger and Conreu Jump to the Top of the Leaderboard in $20k PBEC Grand Prix

Kim Farlinger and Conreu. ©Anne Gittins Photography.

August 31, 2020 – Wellington, FL – Kim Farlinger and Conreu jumped to the top of the leaderboard in the $20,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic on Sunday morning to close out the ESP Labor Day show at PBIEC’s Equestrian Village. Farlinger, a native of Canada, piloted Sher-Al Farm Inc’s entry around the jump-off in 41.774 seconds. The only other pair to go double-clear was Rebecca Conway of Wellington, FL and Stakkatisa, owned by HBC Sport Horses, who finished the jump-off in 42.863 seconds. Juan Manuel Gallego of Wellington, FL claimed third place with Carolina Ramelli’s Chopard Z after a 42.485-second jump-off and with four faults.

The class was originally scheduled to take place on the Derby Field, but heavy rainfall Saturday night forced management to move the competition to the Van Kampen Covered Arena. A total of 31 entries contested the track designed by Jasen Shelley, with only four pairs returning for the jump-off. After her win, Farlinger gave her thoughts on the class: “I thought the course was really nice and really fair. I think it’s hard for a lot of the horses to come from the Derby Field where it’s so big and beautiful and they can gallop around, into the indoor.”

However, the change of scenery seemed to work in favor of Farlinger and her young mount as she explained, “Conreu is a green Grand Prix horse. This is only his third or fourth Grand Prix and his first win. He can get away from me in the open space; he’s a very scopey and careful horse, so I think it might have actually worked to my advantage to be contained in the indoor today. He did everything I wanted and jumped absolutely unbelievable. I’m super happy with him.”

When asked about show plans, Farlinger mentioned that, “Wellington is home now,” and her team didn’t want to travel anywhere with the threat of COVID. “ESP has done such a fantastic job making us feel safe to horse show. It’s really been great for us to stay close to home and have a super show to come to every week. We’re having a good time.”

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Join Us for the Start of the ESP Summer Series

August 4, 2020 – Wellington, FL – The 2020 ESP Summer Series kicks off next week, Wednesday, August 12, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s Equestrian Village grounds. The series is set to host a variety of competition including five weeks of National “A” & Jumper 4* classes, one week of Regional “C” & Jumper 3* competition, three National Hunter Derbies, and the Region 3 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship. After much positive feedback, the Derby Field and Derby Annex will also continue to be utilized throughout August and September for both hunter and jumper classes.

The ESP show management team has been working tirelessly since the ESP Spring June Series to adapt and reinforce safety protocols to ensure the wellness of all exhibitors, spectators, and staff. Throughout the weeks of May Schooling and June competition, PBIEC had only one individual test positive on the grounds and the situation was handled within 24 hours. An exhibitor survey completed at the end of June reported that 100% of the individuals who came on-site felt comfortable with the protocols and would return. ESP Management is in constant communication with local and regional health officials as well as the United States Equestrian Federation in order to make any necessary changes as quickly as possible.

Click here to view the Prize List.

The series begins with National “A” & Jumper 4* competition on Thursday, August 13 and continues through Sunday, August 16 (schooling will take place on Wednesday, August 12). Highlights of the week include the $5,000 JTWG, Inc. 1.35m Stake on Thursday, the $10,000 Bainbridge Companies Open Stake 1.40m on Friday, and the $20,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix on Sunday. The $2,500 Equiline Medium and Low Junior/Amateur Owner Classics will also be held on Sunday following the Grand Prix. All highlight classes are set to take place on the Derby Field, weather permitting.

The competition continues the following week (August 20-23) with more Hunter and Jumper classes. On Thursday, the $5,000 Vita Flex/Lactanase 1.35m Stake will be held, followed by the $10,000 Bainbridge Companies Open Stake 1.40m on Friday. The first $2,500 National Hunter Derby presented by Score At The Top will take place Friday afternoon on the Derby Annex before the weekend wraps up with the $20,000 Resilient Fitness Grand Prix on Sunday on the Derby Field, weather permitting.

The week of August 27-30 follows a similar show schedule, with Thursday’s $5,000 Premier Equestrian 1.35m Stake, the $10,000 Bainbridge Companies Open Stake 1.40m, and the second $2,500 National Hunter Derby presented by Score At The Top on Friday, and a $20,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic Grand Prix set for Sunday, August 30 on the Derby Field.

The National “A” & Jumper 4* competition continues during the week of September 10-13. The $5,000 1.35m Stake on Thursday is followed by the $10,000 Bainbridge Companies Open Stake 1.40m and the final $2,500 National Hunter Derby presented by Score At The Top on Friday. Sunday will showcase the $20,000 ProElite Grand Prix on the Derby Field.

September 17-20 will feature the ESP Florida State Fall & Region 3 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship show with more National “A” & Jumper 4* competition. On Thursday, the Derby Field will be set for the $5,000 1.35m Classic, while Friday will offer the $10,000 Bainbridge Companies Open Stake 1.40m. Sunday competition will include the $20,000 1.45m Grand Prix on the Derby Field and the Region 3 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship in the Van Kampen Covered Arena.

The Summer series concludes with the Rita & Irish Flynn Memorial show on September 25-27 with Regional “C” & Jumper 3* competition. Friday will feature the $5,000 1.35m Classic on the Derby Field, while Saturday is set to host the Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumper class on the field. The $10,000 Bainbridge Companies Open Stake 1.40m will close out the show on Sunday on the Derby Field, weather permitting.

Entries are now open online for all weeks of competition. Please note that you will not be allowed to enter until an ESP Spring/Summer back number is assigned. Visit PBIEC.com now to begin your entry form online. Stall space is very limited; please send all stabling requests directly to stabling@equestriansport.com.

Please review ALL Safety Protocols before arriving to Equestrian Village HERE. As a reminder, outside spectators and media will NOT be allowed on-site. Only those that match the following criteria will be permitted:

  • ESP Staff & Officials
  • Essential Personnel (Vets, Farriers, etc. actively treating horses on the grounds)
  • Trainers (that have exhibitors competing that day)
  • Grooms (that have clients competing that day)
  • Riders (that are competing that day)
  • One Guest per Rider (One family member or one friend of the rider)

Live streaming will be available HERE for each arena so friends and family can safely watch from home.

For more information, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Lillie Keenan Captures First and Second in $24,999 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix

Lille Keenan aboard Cazaan. ©Anne Gittins Photography.

Wellington, FL – June 22, 2020 – The ESP June Spring Series concluded with a final day of Equitation competition on Wednesday, June 17, and four days of USEF “A” National & Jumper 4* competition. The feature class of the weekend was the $24,999 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix, which took place on the Derby Field Annex and saw a total of 36 exhibitors contest the track, designed by Andy Christiansen. Ultimately, it was New York, NY’s Lillie Keenan who came out on top, capturing both first and second place. Wearing the blue ribbon was Chansonette Farm LLC’s eight-year-old Cazaan who stopped the jump-off timers at just 41.674 seconds. Earlier in the class, Keenan piloted Agana Van Het Gerendal Z, also owned by Chansonette Farm LLC, to a 43.52-second finish for second place, while Hilary McNerney of Lake Forest, IL and her mount Captain Cooper secured third in 49.595 seconds. The only other pair to put in a double clear effort was Alejandro Karolyi of Wellington, FL aboard Monica Carrera’s Lincourt Gino.

“I got Cazaan a little less than a year ago,” commented Keenan after her double win. “He is phenomenal, but we’ve never gone fast, so that’s something I’ve really tried to work on in these last three weeks. Sometimes I’m too much of a perfectionist, so I rarely really give the horses a chance to jump out of a gallop in the jump-off, I’m always trying to set them up too much. So, I really tried to use these few weeks here to push myself out of that comfort zone. Today I really asked everything of [Cazaan] and he completely delivered, so I couldn’t be happier. I’m very grateful for the ESP staff for making this happen because it’s an amazing setting for us to get a great experience with young horses and try some things.”

Originally, Keenan planned to return to her home state of New York after the winter season in Wellington, but had to change plans once the pandemic began. “We were going to go back so I could continue training with McLain Ward, but my home up there is right in New York City so it was a tumultuous time to go back there, and I’m glad we stayed. This series at PBIEC gave me the opportunity to grow in my own riding and push my younger horses. Normally these horses would never have had the opportunity to jump at this level on a grass field, so I think that’s a silver lining to all this and having these shows. I think it’s something we’ll consider for next year’s competition schedule as well.”

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Paul O’Shea Pilots Squirt Gun to Victory in $24,999 HorseLinc Grand Prix at ESP June I

Paul O’Shea and Squirt Gun. ©Anne Gittins Photography.

Wellington, FL – June 8, 2020 – The long-awaited ESP June Spring Series officially kicked off last week. It started with the ESP June Equitation Day on Wednesday, June 3, followed by four full days of USEF “A” National & Jumper 4* competition. The weekend culminated with the $24,999 HorseLinc Grand Prix (plus $3,800 in add back money) on the Derby Field during which 59 competitors contested the track, and Paul O’Shea aboard Squirt Gun came out on top. O’Shea of Wellington, FL piloted Eye Candy Jumpers, LLC’s mount around the jump-off course to victory in just 44.726 seconds. “The field was fantastic. After all those rounds, the footing was still perfect,” commented O’Shea after the class. “It’s actually incredibly to get to jump out here. The horses always learn a lot out here because there’s just so much to look at. So, it’s a great opportunity.”

O’Shea and his team will continue competing in Wellington next week for the ESP June II show and then travel north: “After next week we’ll go up to Kentucky for Split Rock and then Tryon for the summer. That’s the plan at the moment. We’re certainly glad to be back competing again.”

Claiming second place was Wellington, FL’s Alberto Michan and his entry Cosa Nostra after crossing through the timers in 45.677 seconds. Emily Ward of the United Kingdom rounded out the top three once she completed the jump-off in 45.695 seconds aboard Millioninmind, owned by Stephen Barnes. The track was designed by Puerto Rico’s Hector Loyola and proved tough for many, as only 13 competitors made it to the second round.

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

A Recap of the First ESP Shows with New Safety Protocols

What to expect at ESP June Show Series

Wellington, FL – June 1, 2020 – The first two weeks of schooling shows at Equestrian Village have wrapped up, after a successful reopening of the facility following the COVID-19 closures in mid-March. While the situation continues to evolve daily, the ESP staff was hard at work to ensure the safety of all its exhibitors, trainers, and staff during competition. New protocols were put into place, including specific points of entry complete with thermal scanners, an online system for show entries, and social distancing across the grounds.

A total of fifteen security guards, five dedicated cleaning personnel, two paramedics, and two Palm Beach County fire rescue crew members were stationed at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center to assist with these protocols. Another fifty-six ESP staff members were on-site to operate the competition and oversee social distancing. Approximately seven gallons of hand sanitizer, one thousand pairs of gloves, and six hundred masks were utilized over the past two weeks.

Although public sentiment for attending public events varies across the country, the first two weeks of ESP competition showed that equestrians are ready to get back in the show ring. During the May Schooling I Show (May 22-24), a total of 412 horses were entered, while Schooling II (May 29-31) had 473 horses compete. Entries are expected to rise for the upcoming June Show Series, which will feature Equitation Days, USEF “A” National, and Jumper 4* level competition. CLICK HERE to view the ESP June Spring Series Prize List.

“Overall, everyone was very respectful of our new policies and obeyed the rules for wearing masks and staying 6 feet apart,” stated David Burton Jr., Show Manager and COO of Equestrian Sport Productions. “I think everyone was just happy to be back and showing again and returning to some sort of ‘normal’. However, it’s very important that all exhibitors continue to help us with these protocols so we can continue operating.”

Here’s what to expect if you are planning to compete at PBIEC in the coming weeks:

  • Come prepared with your own face mask and gloves. If you forget yours, packs of both are available for purchase in the show office for $10, with proceeds going to charity.
  • Enter the show grounds at Checkpoint D for thermal camera detection.
  • All ESP Staff will be wearing yellow vests, reminding you to stay 6 feet apart and wear your mask properly (covering nose and mouth).
  • Mounted riders do not need to have a mask on, but must wear one as soon as they dismount.
  • Hand sanitizing stations and newly installed temporary sinks have been placed around the grounds for continued cleansing.
  • Refrigerators with free, individual water bottles have been placed by each arena for exhibitors.
  • Prepare to stand in designated positions when entering the show office and only entering when capacity is under 6 people.
  • Only 2 people are allowed at each jump in the warmup ring (one person per jump standard).
  • Course maps are uploaded online HERE the night before competition to reduce congregating by the in-gates.
  • Live streaming will be available HERE for each arena so friends and family can safely watch from home.
  • For a full list of all safety protocols, CLICK HERE.

Trainers – As we prepare for larger entry numbers and on-site stabling to be at full capacity, please remember that it is YOUR responsibility to uphold the safety protocols within the barns at PBIEC. This area is very difficult for ESP Staff to monitor, so we need you to maintain your barn area to the same standards that ESP is applying to the rest of the show grounds. One picture of incorrect behavior in the barns could be catastrophic for the whole sport.

Equestrian Sport Productions is also working on ways to keep its competitors updated in real time while on-site, with a new texting service. Those who opt-in will receive texts regarding impending weather alerts, safety reminders, links to course maps, and more. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

Remember, the only people allowed on-site are the following:

  • ESP Staff & Officials
  • Essential Personnel (Vets, Farriers, etc. actively treating horses on the grounds)
  • Trainers (that have exhibitors competing today)
  • Grooms (that have clients competing today)
  • Riders (that are competing today)
  • One Guest per Rider (One family member or one friend of the rider)

As entry numbers grow in June, it is essential to our industry’s continuation that everyone follow these rules to control our numbers and ensure social distancing and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please do not enter the grounds if you are not allowed. We look forward to welcoming you all back when it is safe to do so. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Sign Up for Ride Times Now with ShowGroundsLive

Wellington, FL – May 21, 2020 – Exhibitors participating in the ESP May Schooling Shows and June Spring Series may now sign up online for their order-of-go via ShowGroundsLive on PBIEC.com. Beginning May 21, competitors may select their ride times between 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. EST for the following day’s competition. To learn how to select ride times online, please click here. The decision to offer online sign-ups was made in an effort to reduce in-person contact at the in-gate and to allow riders a more accurate way to plan their schedule while showing at PBIEC’s Equestrian Village.

We are planning to use this sign-up system at least through the month of June, so we encourage trainers to learn this optional process during the schooling shows. It is our intention to have orders-of-go for all sections that are open in the schedule. After 7:00 P.M., the rest of the unselected rounds will be ordered by the in-gate personnel to establish a final order-of-go. This is a new process for ESP as well, so we appreciate your patience in advance while we work out the kinks together over the next few weeks. Course maps for all classes will also be posted online at PBIEC.com the day prior to competition by 7:00 P.M. in order to reduce large gatherings for course walks.

As previously stated, exhibitors must fill out all (4) four forms online prior to entering the show grounds: Schooling Show Entry Blank, Schooling Show Waiver, the Spring & Summer Show Entry Blank, and the USEF Waiver & Release of Liability Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement. These forms and the revised ESP June Spring Series Prize List are now available on the homepage under the ‘Competitors’ tab.

Thanks to the great efforts of a local charity, ESP will also be able to provide $10 packs of protective supplies. Each kit includes ten (10) 3-ply masks and two (2) pairs of nitrile gloves, and will be available at the show office for purchase. All proceeds will go towards XPI Emergency Relief Fund to continue providing critical supplies to those in need. To contact the show office, please contact Jenn Glosson at jglosson@equestriansport.com or 561-313-5133.

Please take the time to read through the ESP COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Procedures so you have a full understanding of what to expect here. To answer just a few questions that have been asked:

Yes, we will be taking temperatures of everyone entering the property. We ask everyone to get in the habit of checking your temperature in the morning to avoid surprises. We will have multiple places where your temperature will be checked either with a touch-less thermometer or a thermal camera system. Please allow a little extra time for this process.

Yes, everyone on the show grounds will require a facial covering. Riders while mounted will not be required to wear a facial covering, but should have access to one after getting off their horse. If a rider chooses to wear a mask in any class, there will be no point deductions from the judges.

Yes, we will be enforcing all of these protocols at the schooling shows in May. These two practice shows will also allow our staff to better enforce these rules and make modifications if necessary. This is new to all of us and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding in advance.

Yes, braiding is optional in all classes. Judges will be asked not to add or deduct any points for braiding choices. Braiders have taken a huge financial hit with the shut down and we did not want to exclude braiding for this reason.

No, we have no official answers on the 24-hour rule, jogging, confirmation, or model classes. We expect that information to be released soon and we will update our Prize List and COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Procedures by announcements and edition date on PBIEC.com.

A Letter from Equestrian Sport Productions COO and Show Manager David Burton, Jr.

As many of you have heard, Florida Governor DeSantis announced that he is allowing Palm Beach County to enter “Phase 1” of reopening businesses. After reviewing our extensive protocols and the WHO mitigation score classifying Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) horse show operations at a very low risk, the Village of Wellington stated early this week that they would support our shows starting back in “Phase 1.” We appreciate your patience and understanding that we have been reluctant to put out much information regarding our planned events until we had this level of assurance that we could move forward. We are actively finalizing our updated ESP Spring Prize List to publish online as soon as final USEF license approvals have been issued.

We are currently planning to run two schooling show events on May 22-24 and May 29-31, followed by three straight weeks of USEF “A” Rated competitions along with three USEF Local Rated Wednesday Equitation days. A link to all of the schedule drafts can be found HERE.

All of these schedules have been modified to the best of our ability to limit the amount of time exhibitors will spend at the show grounds. We will update the SGL software to the best of our ability to allow for more precise information on when exhibitors will show. “Show and Go” is a large part of our new normal. This includes orders of go for all rings. We will also be utilizing sign up capabilities in the SGL software that will allow for individual requests for time slots to be selected before the finalized order of go is established. Information and tutorials will be announced shortly.

Please note that open schooling days will have times designated by time and height. We will not be allowing for show jumps to be touched during these open schooling times and limitations on horses allowed in the rings will be enforced. If your horse requires ring time before showing, we strongly suggest that you consider entering one of the schooling show days because open schooling will be limited in June.

Next week we will put out a full prize list and entry blanks and we will notify everyone by e-blast as well as posting on the PBIEC.com website and our social media pages. The first step will require that all entry forms, releases, and methods of payments be established. Once all forms are received and processed, you will be assigned a back number that can be used to enter all shows in May and June. The entry process will be opened up on May 18th. Please note that you will not be allowed to enter until a back number is assigned. (Online back numbers of 10,000 or 20,000 are not a back number assignment.)

We strongly suggest that if you are planning to show at any of these shows to fill out the proper forms and establish a payment method. No charges will be made until stall reservations and entries are accepted and processed. Entries will be limited by maximums allowed per ring per day. We strongly recommend that you enter the classes that you plan to show in for all days and all shows. Please do not expect for ring capacity to allow for adds to be accepted the day before. More than ever, your accuracy on entries will allow us to give you more precise information on when you will show.

Stalls will also be limited to those who have accepted entries and processed back numbers. Please note that by request of our local authorities, we will be limiting entries to barns and exhibitors that are not traveling from distances that require overnight housing. Once hotels open up in our area, we will announce that this restriction has been lifted.

Most of you received the “USEF announcement of COVID-19 Competition Action Plan,” and we have created a modified version of this document listing how ESP will adapt these requirements and recommendations to our horse show operation. We ask you all to take the time to read through this document so you can prepare for our “New Normal.” There is a lot of information to absorb in this document, so please read through this carefully. The ESP COVID-19 Competition Action Plan can be found HERE.

Trainers PLEASE read carefully through your responsibilities and bring all of the materials for your staff and clients to operate safely in the areas you control. We have been preparing our own list of protocols since early March with constant changes and adaptions based on USEF and local mandates. We are confident with enforcing these protocols, along with your cooperation, we can restart the sport we all love SAFELY.

As always, your safety and well-being is our number one priority. We sincerely look forward to getting our excellent show staff working again while seeing you all safely competing. We ask in advance for your patience, understanding, and support as we all learn to navigate these uncharted waters. Thanks in advance for your patronage.

David Burton, Jr.
Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC
Show Manager/ Chief Operations Officer

For more information, please visit www.PBIEC.com.