Equestrian Sport Productions confirmed to EN that the Wellington Eventing Showcase, held during the Winter Equestrian Festival at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida for the past three years, will not run in 2018.
“Schedule and location changes to show jumping classes at the Winter Equestrian Festival will prevent the Wellington Eventing Showcase from running this year at PBIEC. The management team is looking forward to adding the Wellington Eventing Showcase back to the calendar for the 2019 season.”
First held in 2015, the showcase is an unrecognized three-phase competition that has offered one of the largest prize pots on the North American eventing circuit, with $100,000 awarded in 2017. In addition to the top riders in North America, the showcase attracted big names like William Fox-Pitt, Mark Todd, Tim Price and Dan Jocelyn from across the pond.
Boyd Martin has won the showcase each year since it began — 2015 with Trading Aces, owned by the Trading Aces Syndicate; 2016 with his Rio Olympic mount Blackfoot Mystery, owned by the Blackfoot Mystery Syndicate; and 2017 with Welcome Shadow, owned by Craig and Gloria Callen.
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