Than 13 Countries to Compete at The 2003 Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, Florida January 8, 2003 -- With over $3 million
in prize money at stake, The 2003 Winter Equestrian Festival has
attracted horses and riders from more than 13 countries. Beginning
on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian
Club in Wellington, over 4,000 horses and over 6,000 riders, trainers,
owners and grooms will gear up for the seven-week Wellington competitions.
As the premier horse show venue in the United States, The Winter
Equestrian Festival, now in its 31st year, is regarded by equestrians
around the world as the place to horse show from January through
March of each year. In addition to the United States, the very best
horses and riders from countries such as Canada, Venezuela, Argentina,
France, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand,
Russia, Belgium and Denmark will be in Wellington competing. This
will include teams showing in the equestrian disciplines of hunters,
jumpers and dressage.
The international diversity of the competitors will add a special
dimension to the Festival. Spectators can expect to see many different
types of horses and a variety of riding styles.