It’s nearly go time for the $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida taking place Saturday, February 8 through Sunday, February 9. After taking the last two years off, the popular condensed format event makes its return with a strong roster of invited horses and riders ready for the challenge.
The action for the Eventing Showcase begins tomorrow with the dressage phase in front of judges Jame Hamlin (USA) and Nick Burton (GBR). The event will be a first big test of the new season for many of the pairs entered as they look ahead to their spring goals.
SATURDAY, FEB 8
8:30am – 2:30pm: Dressage phase
SUNDAY, FEB 9
10:30am – 12:00pm: Stadium Jumping phase – Live Stream here
1:30pm – 4:00pm: Cross-country phase – Live stream here
There will be a free live stream available thanks to Equestrian Sport Productions, although the dressage on Saturday will not be streamed. Viewers can access show jumping beginning at 10:30 am ET on Sunday, followed by cross country at 1:30 pm ET on Sunday.
Admission is free to the public. For those wanting a true hospitality experience, Wellington style, there are VIP tickets and packages up for grabs at this link. Options are available for both single seats/single days as well as tables and full-spectrum VIP experiences. The Showcase could also use a couple more volunteers, which is a truly great opportunity for someone to experience an entirely different style of eventing — sign up at EventingVolunteers.com.
It’ll be a meeting of the EN minds this weekend as both Leslie Wylie and Tilly Berendt will be in Wellington all weekend long. Expect much ridiculousness to follow. We are thrilled to see the return of this remarkable event, and we’d like to give a special thanks to sponsors MARS Equestrian, Adequan, Ocala Horse Properties, and Horse Boxes USA for their generous support in bringing the Showcase back. Keep it locked right here on EN for all of the latest, greatest action yet to come. Go Eventing!
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Can’t wait! #Repost @esp_wef ・・・ #WEF2020 rider spotlight: #Eventing edition. 😎 Say hello to Doug Payne, one of the sport’s most decorated eventing athletes! 👋🏻 Doug will be competing in the exciting $50,000 @marsequestrian Eventing Showcase at #PBIEC this Saturday and Sunday, February 8th-9th. 🏇🏻 Visit the link on our story to hear about how he’s preparing, what he’s most excited about, the horses he’s bringing with him, and more! 😊 📸 1st photo: @susanjstickle