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Bayer And USET Foundation Sponsor Week 2 At Winter Equestrian Festival

WELLINGTON, FL - February 2, 2004 - The second week of the 32nd annual Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Florida, is entitled the Bayer/USET Foundation Gold Coast Jumper Classic CSI***. It runs February 4-8.

The five-day show is co-sponsored by the Bayer Corporation Agriculture Division, Animal Health, and the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation, the organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel, and educational needs of America's elite and developing International High Performance horses and athletes in partnership with the US Equestrian Federation (USEF).

The horse show culminates with the $50,000 Bayer/USET Foundation Wellington Cup CSI*** for the Village of Wellington Trophy. This Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI)-sanctioned Grand Prix is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, in the Internationale Arena at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club.

Bayer has been a sponsor of the USET Foundation since 1996. Its multi-faceted sponsorship program has traditionally centered on the Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, held most years at the USET Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ. Bayer is also the Presenting Sponsor of the USEF Four Star Eventing Championship held each April at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. Bayer also serves as Presenting Sponsor of the USEF's Reining program in addition to serving as title sponsor of two Show Jumping Grand Prix events - one held at the Desert Circuit in Indio, CA, and the one held at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

As a world leader in animal health, Bayer is committed to providing effective and dependable products that enhance and maintain the health of animals. Visit the Bayer website at for a variety of information on health tips, disease treatment and other topics relating to animal health. Bayer recommends consulting a veterinarian for any animal health question. Your veterinarian is your best resource for all topics relating to animal health.

Show days for the 2004 Winter Equestrian Festival are Wednesday through Sunday. Gates open at 8:00 am. Ticket Prices: Wednesdays are free to everyone; Children 12 and under are admitted free every day; Young Adults 13 to 18 and Seniors are $5 on Thursday through Sunday; Adults are $5 on Thursday and Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday. The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club is located on Pierson Road off South Shore Boulevard. For additional information, visit or call 561-793-5867.

February 4 - 8 Bayer/USET Foundation Gold Coast Jumper Classic CSI***
February 5 - 8 Wellington Dressage (Qualifier for Olympic Selection Trials)
February 11 - 15 Kilkenny/ICH Internationale CSI***
February 18 - 22 Florida Classic/WCHR Spectacular CSI-W/Y CSI-Ch
February 19 - 22 Zada Enterprises, LLC Florida Dressage Classic
February 25 - 29 PDP Capital Wellington Masters CSI***
March 3 - 7 CN Wellington Open CSI-W
March 10 - 14 CSIO United States Cosequin Finale CSIO***
March 18 - 21 Zada Enterprises WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y
(Qualifier for Olympic Selection Trials)
March 24 - 28 Tampa Bay Classic CSI-W (Bob Thomas Equestrian Center)
March 30 - April 3 Tournament of Champions CSI-W (Bob Thomas Equestrian Center)
April 3 Budweiser American Invitational (Raymond James Stadium)

February 8 $50,000 Bayer/USET Foundation Wellington Cup, CSI***
February 15 $50,000 Kilkenny/ICH Internationale Cup, CSI***
February 22 $60,000 Idle Dice Classic, presented by Palm Beach Post, CSI-W
February 29 $75,000 PDP Capital Masters Cup, CSI***
March 7 $75,000 CN Wellington Open presented by Estates of Wellington Green, CDI-W
March 12 $50,000 Samsung Nations' Cup, presented by CN, CSIO****
March 14 $100,000 Cosequin U.S. Open Jumper Championship, CSIO****
March 28 $75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa, presented by Kilkenny/ICH, CSI-W
April 3 $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, presented by The Tampa Tribune


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