PBIEC to Host 2016 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty on February 5-6

Feb 4, 2016 - 6:45 PM
PBIEC to Host 2016 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty on February 5-6
 
For Immediate Release

Wellington, FL – February 4, 2016 – The 2016 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, will be held on February 5-6 at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Twenty-two top Eventing riders from four countries will compete in this three-phase competition for $75,000 in prize money.

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous at the 2015 event.
In the inaugural year of the event, Boyd Martin (USA) and Trading Aces took home top honors in what was then the $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase. This year, with increased prize money, the stakes are even higher for the 35 participating horse and rider combination, as many pairs will use the event as a first prep run for a spring CCI 4* event, the highest distinction of international eventing. Returning champion Martin will ride two horses in the event, Blackfoot Mystery and Welcome Shadow.
Laine Ashker and Anthony Patch at the 2015 event.
Competition will begin with a dressage test ride at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5; the first rider will enter the ring at 8:30 a.m. Dressage competition hosted in the Global International Ring will continue through 2:00 p.m.

Show jumping will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Global International Ring on Saturday, February 6, in the reverse order of standings from the dressage phase. The final phase, cross-country, will start at 1:00 p.m, with combinations riding in reverse order of standings after dressage and show jumping. They will be contesting a course designed by Captain Mark Phillips and built by Eric Bull.

Course builder Eric Bull stands next to one of the cross-country obstacles on course for the 2016 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty.
An autograph signing session with riders will be open to the public following the conclusion of competition on the vendor deck above the Global International Ring. The top three riders will join the session after the awards ceremony and press conference. Complimentary posters will be available for signing.

The 2016 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, will offer limited-edition merchandise available for purchase throughout the event, both on-site and online, including a bundle package with a t-shirt, baseball hat, and poster. Orders can be placed at https://pbiec.coth.com/page/eventing-merchandise#top.

Please find the full horse and rider combination entry list below.

Jennie Brannigan – USA – Aspire R
Jennie Brannigan – USA – Catalina
Hannah Sue Burnett – USA – Cooley Dream
Kyle Carter – CAN  – Madison Park
Kyle Carter – CAN – FR’s Trust Fund
Buck Davidson – USA – Carlevo
Buck Davidson – USA – Ballynoe Castle RM
Phillip Dutton – USA – Fernhill Cubalawn
Phillip Dutton – USA – Fernhill Fugitive
Liz Halliday – Sharp – USA – HHS Cooley
Sinead Halpin – USA – Grey Area
Sinead Halpin – USA – Manoir de Carneville
Daniel Jocelyn – NZL – Win the War
Daniel Jocelyn – NZL – Devil Munchkin
Alexandra Knowles – USA – Sound Prospect
Sara Kozumplik Murphy – USA – Catchascatchcan
Marilyn Little – USA – RF Demeter
Boyd Martin – USA – Welcome Shadow
Boyd Martin – USA – Blackfoot Mystery
Joe Meyer – NZL – Clip Clop
Joe Meyer – NZL – South Paw
Selena O’Hanlon – CAN – Foxwood High
Doug Payne – USA – Vandiver
Jessica Phoenix – CAN – Bentley’s Best
Jessica Phoenix – CAN – A Little Romance
Michael Pollard – USA – Boris O’Hara
Tim Price – NZL – Clasico Z
Tim Price – NZL – Novelle
Colleen Rutledge – USA – Escot 6
Colleen Rutledge – Covert Rights
Allison Springer – USA – Arthur
Allison Springer – USA – Cascani
Erin Sylvester – USA – Mettraise
Lynn Symansky – USA – Donner
Ryan Wood – AUS – Woodstock Bennett

For more information, ride times, and results for the 2016 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, please visit www.pbiec.com.

Photo Credit: ©SueStickle & ©MegBanks. These photos may only be used one time in relation to this press release.

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