Rider List Announced for Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase

Boyd Martin and Trading Aces. Photos: ©SusanJStickle.

Wellington, FL – January 14, 2016 – The Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase, Presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, will be held at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), on February 5-6, 2016. Approximately twenty top Eventing riders representing the USA, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand are expected to attend this unique event that highlights the Olympic sport at a premier venue with $75,000 in prize money and VIP seating amenities.

The following riders have confirmed that they will be competing at the 2016 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty. All riders were invited to ride two horses each, but several have opted to bring only one horse. There will be approximately 35 horse/rider combinations in this competition. The final list of riders with their horses’ names will be released the week before the event.

Jennie Brannigan – USA
Hannah Sue Burnett – USA
Kyle Carter – CAN
Will Coleman – USA
Buck Davidson – USA
Phillip Dutton – USA
Liz Halliday-Sharp – USA
Sinead Halpin – USA
Daniel Jocelyn – NZL
Alexandra Knowles – USA
Marilyn Little – USA
Boyd Martin – USA
Joe Meyer – NZL
Selena O’Hanlon – CAN
Doug Payne – USA
Tim Price – NZL
Jessica Phoenix – CAN
Michael Pollard – USA
Colleen Rutledge – USA
Allison Springer – USA
Lynn Symanski – USA
Ryan Wood – AUS

Michael Pollard and Cyrano Z
Michael Pollard and Cyrano Z

Competitors will demonstrate the first phase of the three-part sport, focusing on the balance and fluidity of dressage on Friday, February 5. The competition then continues with the stadium jumping and cross-country portions of the sport the following day, Saturday, February 6. The event will run at the Advanced level.

Along with title sponsor Asheville Regional Airport and presenting sponsor Wellington Equestrian Realty, Equestrian Sport Productions thanks sponsors Rolex, Land Rover, Ariat®, and Adequan®.

VIP tables, which include lunch buffet and drinks each day, are available for the event for prime viewing of both the dressage and stadium jumping arena as well as the cross-country course. Please contact Shelley Spielman for details and order forms at shspielman@gmail.com.

As with all events at The Stadium at PBIEC, general admission and parking are free. The Stadium at PBIEC is located at 13500 South Shore Boulevard. For more information, please visit www.pbiec.com.

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