The Home Stretch: Wellingtons Final Week Hosting The 2003
Winter Equestrian Festival
Florida February 28, 2003 The 2003 Winter Equestrian
Festival will be in Wellington for just another week before moving
on to Tampa. So, if you havent made it to The Palm Beach Polo
Equestrian Club quite yet, there is still a week of exciting horseshowing
Sunday, March 2, the top jumper horses and riders from around the
world will be competing for World Cup points, as well as hefty prize
money, in The $75,000 Tommy Bahama Florida Open Grand Prix. The
World Cup Finals will take place in Las Vegas in April.
week, March 5-9, is The Cosequin Wellington Finale. On Friday, March
7, the featured competition will be The Samsung Nations Cup in which
4-member teams from the U. S., Canada and Ireland square of against
one another. Competing for the U. S. will be Lauren Hough, Beezie
Madden, McLain Ward and Margie Goldstein-Engle; Schuyler Riley is
the team alternate.
Festivals final Wellington grand prix will take place on Sunday,
March 9 with The $100,000 Cosequin U.S. Open Jumper Grand Prix.
then the Festival goes on to Tampa and The Bob Thomas Equestrian
Center for 3 weeks of showing from March 13-29. The events on Saturday
evening, March 29 at The Raymond James Stadium will bring the Festival
to an exciting conclusion with The Tournament of Champions, where
presentations will be made to the Festivals division champions,
and with The 31st Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational
April 2, the jumper horses and riders will return to Wellington
and The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club for 5 days of competition
sponsored by The American Grandprix Association.
to the Winter Equestrian Festival are available by phone at 793-JUMP
or at the gate. Admission is free on Wednesdays. Children 12 &
under are free all days. Senior admission is $5 every day. Adult
admission is $5 on Thursday and Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $15
on Sunday. Parking is free.
Equestrian Festival Dates:
(Each week runs Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 8:00 AM)
Bahama Palm Beach Open February 26 March 2
Cosequin Wellington Finale March 5 9
Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic March 13
March 9, competitors move to Tampa to continue the Winter Equestrian
for Tampa Winter Equestrian Festival
(Each week of competition runs Wed - Sun beginning at 8:00 AM)
Internationale March 13-16
Tampa Bay Classic March 19-23 CSI***/W
Tournament of Champions March 25-29 CSI**/W
American Invitational March 29 in Raymond James Stadium
for Winter Equestrian Festival at Tampa Fairgrounds are Wednesday
through Friday $5. Children under 12 years are free. Saturday and
Sunday Adult tickets are $10. Seniors and Students are $5 all days.
For schedule, directions and information visit www.stadiumjumping.com.
for the Budweiser American Invitational, March 29 at Raymond James
Stadium are available at Ticket Master (813) 287-8844 or at Stadium
Jumping (877) 909-9436.