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Equestrian Sport Productions Announces 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival Schedule Highlights and Prize List Available Online

Wellington, FL – November 18, 2011 – Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) is pleased to announce the schedule highlights of the 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF), including the USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games along with the 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival Prize List availability online. The prize list is online at their website, www.equestriansport.com, under the “Horse Show” tab and “Prize List” link. The 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival is the world’s largest and longest-running horse show, combining hunter, jumper, and equitation competition for 12 weeks from January 11 to April 1.

There will be some changes to the upcoming year’s schedule, and all of the exciting classes from last year will return. Management company Equestrian Sport Productions welcomes equestrians to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida for the biggest and best FTI WEF yet.

Once again the show leads the country in prize money with over $6 million awarded, with the highlight class, the $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix, CSI 5*, moving to week 12 and running on Saturday, March 31.

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Equestrian Sport Productions Sends in Formal Expression of Interest to Host 2018 FEI WEG

Wellington, FL – November 17, 2011 – Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) is pleased to announce that they have sent in their formal Expression of Interest to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG). Their documentation was sent in through the United States Equestrian Federation for the United States to host the WEG at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.

The Expression of Interest documents are the first step towards submitting a bid to host the FEI World Equestrian Games.

“We are very excited for the bid,” said ESP President Michael Stone. “We believe it will be a great opportunity for the Village of Wellington, Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida. We believe that working on this bid will help bring ESP-produced events to the next level and will only help increase the quality of our shows and the exposure of equestrian sport.”

“We look forward to working with Equestrian Sport Productions on their bid as they consider all the requirements for a successful submission,” said John Long, USEF CEO. “The support of local and state government will be essential in this effort. The USEF is looking forward to sharing experiences learned from the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games held in Kentucky just last year.”

The world-class equestrian and support facilities in Wellington, and the prestige that Wellington holds in the equestrian world, provide an excellent framework from which to begin a pursuit of the bid for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games.

Please visit www.equestriansport.com or call 561-793-5867 for more information.

Equestrian Sport Productions to Host Dressage at Holiday and Horses Competition

Wellington, FL – November 4, 2011 – Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) is pleased to announce the addition of dressage to this year’s Fall Circuit at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Dressage at Holiday and Horses will be held November 18-20, 2011, at the main show grounds of the PBIEC.

Dressage at Holiday and Horses will be a USEF/USDF Level Two competition. The show will be a Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Qualifier and will host classes for the USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program.

Judges will include William Solynjes ‘S’ and Marlene Schneider ‘S’ with Technical Delegate Linda Lester ‘r’.

“Entries are now open and we look forward to welcoming our dressage friends back to the PBIEC,” said ESP President Michael Stone.

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Equestrian Sport Productions Spring 6 Horse Show: April 19-23, 2011

Victoria Colvin and Monsieur Reverdy. Photos © ManciniPhotos

Wellington, FL – April 26, 2011 – The Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) Spring Circuit held its sixth show on April 19-23 with a full schedule of hunter/jumper competition. The popular circuit featured three classes in the Spring 6 show: the $10,000 Pennfield Feeds Open Jumper Welcome Stake, the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Classic, and the $25,000 ESP Spring 6 Grand Prix.

Up and coming jumper stars ruled the International Arena this past week. In the $25,000 Spring 6 Grand Prix, 13-year-old Victoria Colvin of Loxahatchee, FL, scored her first grand prix win with Monsieur Reverdy, owned by Rivers Edge. She beat a field of 32 entries with a double clear finish in 36.755 seconds. Quentin Judge (24) and HH Sandor were second in 37.143 seconds, while 16-year-old Christina Kelly and Camirage, owned by Diamond Edge Farm, were third in 37.261 seconds.

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Equestrian Sport Productions Spring 5 Horse Show: April 13-17, 2011

Norman Dello Joio and Notre Star de la Nutria. Photos © ManciniPhotos

Wellington, FL – April 19, 2011 – The Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) Spring Circuit continued last week with week 5 on April 13-17. ESP was very pleased to see that exhibitor numbers at the show increased 25% from 2010. The horse show offered a full schedule of hunter/jumper competition, with three classes featured: the $10,000 Pennfield Feeds Open Jumper Welcome Stake, the $7,500 Reist Industries High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Stake at The Stadium, and the $30,000 ESP Spring 5 Grand Prix.

The winner of the $30,000 ESP Spring 5 Grand Prix was Norman Dello Joio (USA) on Notre Star de la Nutria, owned by La Nutria and Thelma Ramero Cloud. They beat out 40 entries in the class for the USEF Ranking Class victory with double clear rounds and a jump-off time of 45.960 seconds. Second place went to Traffic Boy, ridden by Shane Sweetnam (IRL) for Spy Coast Farm LLC. They were also clear in 46.637 seconds. The last double clear ride was by Aaron Vale (USA), who piloted Texola for himself and Joan Kalman. They stopped the timers in 47.378 seconds for third place.

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Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Presents “A Celebration of the Arabian Horse”, April 23, 2011 at 6:30 PM

6:30 pm – Performance by Hall of Fame Kristin Hardin jumping, National Champion Kit Hall western roping and reining, National Champion dressage, and performances by the Gold Coast Arabian HC horses and riders

7:00 pm – Cocktail Reception

7:30 pm – Film Premiere – “A Gift from the Desert: The Arabian Horse”

A soaring panorama of the horse that began in Arabia and went on to create Empires and champions today in every category.

Filmed on location in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Great Britain, Kentucky, California with the Saudi Equestrian riders, the Royal Oman Cavalry, National Jumping Champion, National Dressage Champion, National Working Cowhorse Champion

Written and Directed by award-winning filmmaker Jo Franklin. Named “One of the Top 100 Film Producers” in the US by Millimeter Magazine. Ms. Franklin is a rider and breeder of Arabian horses and a member of the Arabian Horse Association, the Pyramid Society and the World Arabian Horse Organization.

Order tickets online at www.celebratearabianhorse.com.

Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC
14440 Pierson Rd., Wellington, FL 33414
561-793-5867 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)

The 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Experienced Great Success, Awards Circuit Championships

Wellington, FL – April 14, 2011 – Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) is proud to congratulate all of the Circuit Champions for the 2011 season. ESP is also thrilled with the many accomplishments that were made throughout the 2011 season and look forward to continued improvements during the summer months to make the 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival one of the best horse shows in the world.

Throughout the twelve weeks of competition, more than $6 million was awarded in prize money, and over $1 million was raised for 32 charities in the FTI Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments.

The 2011 FTI WEF also saw increased numbers of horses, riders, owners, and trainers from last year. Almost 5,000 horses and more than 3,000 riders competed over the twelve weeks of competition. It is no surprise that these numbers increased this year, due to the world-class events that were offered throughout the circuit.

The 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Circuit Champion Awards were presented to the top finishers in every division, based on prize money and points won.

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Mahala Rummell and Stoney Creek Win the Blue Ribbon and a New Saddle in Beval Palm Beach Adult Medal Finals

Mahala Rummell and Stoney Creek win the Beval Palm Beach Adult Medal Finals during the twelfth week of the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Photo © Sportfot

Wellington, FL – April 3, 2011 – In a great ending to the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, the Beval Palm Beach Adult Medal held its circuit finals in the prestigious International Field. Sixteen entries competed for the win today, with the lucky blue ribbon winner being awarded a new saddle. Mahala Rummell came out the victor in the prestigious culmination of the circuit’s adult medal class.

Rummell, who rides with Stacia Madden, was aboard her own mount Stoney Creek, a twelve-year-old Royal Dutch Warmblood gelding, for the win. This being Rummell’s first season out of the juniors, she was lucky enough to still own her junior equitation horse, Stoney Creek, to ride in the class. “He’s so good at it,” beamed Rummell. “He does all the testing so well, and he’s beautiful on the flat. He’s super!”

Today’s course being in the International Arena gave riders an extra advantage with the added space and size of the ring. “I thought the course was nice,” said Rummell. “There was a lot of space to gallop, but there were also lines where you could leave out a stride or add a stride depending on your horse. There were a lot of nice single jumps too.”

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Horn and Lamotte Speed to Win Adult Modified and Masters Jumper Classes at The Stadium

Susan Horn and Phenix de Coquerie. Photos © Sportfot

Wellington, FL – April 2, 2011 – It was an exciting day at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s derby field, The Stadium. In a rare opportunity, Modified Adult Jumper riders and Masters Jumper riders were given the chance to show on The Stadium’s derby field over a course designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio from Red Hook, New York. Susan Horn rode the Kingsfield Farm entry Phenix De Coquerie to the win in the $1,500 Paddock Cakes Adult Modified Jumpers, and Elizabeth Lamotte rode her own mount, Katharine, to the win in the $1,500 Masters Jumpers.

Running through Sunday, April 3, the remaining feature events include the Finals for the Adequan Young Jumpers.

Besting a field of sixteen entries in the Table A Speed format class, Horn and Phenix De Coquerie flew through the timers with a clean round in 72.776 seconds. Of the sixteen entries, only five were clear, but none were fast enough to catch Horn, who hails from King City, Ontario, Canada.

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Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy Light Up the Night in $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy. Photos © Sportfot

Wellington, FL – April 2, 2011 – Jennifer Alfano and SBS Farms’ Jersey Boy have led the USHJA International Hunter Derby program since its inception, winning classes all over the country in the last few years and proving their expertise in the handy rounds and finesse over the jumps. Tonight was no different, as the pair jumped their way to victory in the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby during the twelfth and final “Saturday Night Lights” event at the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival.

Competition for the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby began on Friday afternoon in the E. R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring where sixty of the nation’s most talented horses and riders jumped the first round course. The top twenty five were invited back to compete under the lights in the International Arena this evening, coming back in reverse order from lowest to highest returning scores.

Presented by Dietrich Insurance and Hosted by Tailored Sportsman, the class was held in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The series is also generously supported by Charles Owen & Co., Dover Saddlery, The Clothes Horse, and Essex Classics.

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