Lexington, KY – Equestrian enthusiasts have been given a special gift by the CBS Sports Network this holiday season with another chance to watch top show jumpers in action at the 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida. CBS Sports Spectacular will offer encore viewing of their US Equestrian Festival Nations Cup 2012 and US Equestrian Festival Championships programs on Christmas day from 3:00-5:00pm ET.
In the first hour of the two hour equestrian block, viewers can marvel at top combinations from throughout the world as teams go head-to-head in the $75,000 FEI Nations Cup presented by G&C Farm. Ten nations lined up to stake their claim on coveted honors in one of the most prestigious classes held on U.S. soil. This is also a unique opportunity to see many of the best competitors in the game including the American team of Lauren Hough, Mario Deslauriers, Margie Engle and Beezie Madden, as well as international stars such as Canada’s Eric Lamaze, Germany’s Johannes Ehning, Great Britain’s Nick Skeleton, Ireland’s Cian O’Connor and many more. The US Equestrian Festival Nations Cup 2012 program will air at 3:00pm ET.
While at 4:00pm ET, the US Equestrian Festival Championship program will feature an hour highlight package of many of the best combinations in the United States. The USEF National Show Jumping Championship hosted top contenders from throughout the country as they vied to be crowned National Champion for the first time since 2008. World renowned veterans of the sport battled against rising stars over four testing rounds of competition where the best way to assure a spot atop the leaderboard was with immaculate jumping.