Wellington Eventing Showcase Will Not Run in 2019

Boyd Martin and Welcome Shadow, winners of the 2017 Wellington Eventing Showcase. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Equestrian Sport Productions confirmed to EN that the Wellington Eventing Showcase will not run for a second consecutive year at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida. Officials had hoped to hold the competition on Feb. 1-2, 2019.

“Due to our team’s commitment in managing and operating the (World Equestrian Games) earlier this year, we collectively agreed that we did not have ample enough time to suitably prepare for the Eventing Showcase in Wellington in 2019,” Michael Stone, president of Equestrian Sport Productions, said.

“We understand that it is a fantastic opportunity for the eventing discipline and are disappointed that we will not be hosting the event this year.”

First held in 2015, the Wellington Eventing Showcase is an unrecognized three-phase competition that offered one of the largest prize pots on the North American eventing circuit, with $100,000 awarded in 2017. Boyd Martin won the showcase all three years it ran, from 2015-2017.

Fans of the showcase format can still look forward to the $50,000 Aiken Eventing Showcase on March 1-2, 2019, at Bruce’s Field in Aiken, South Carolina. Invitations will be extended to the top 40 riders in the world. Click here for more details.