2007 Winter Equestrian Festival Fast Facts
EVENT: Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Florida
WHAT: Ten-week hunter/jumper and 3-week dressage horse show circuit produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc. The last two weeks of competition that are part of WEF are held in Tampa, FL, at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center.
WHERE: Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, 14440 Pierson Rd., Wellington, Florida 33414
Wednesday through Sunday 2007 Show Dates:
HOURS: Wednesday through Sunday, starting daily at 8:00 a.m.
MONEY: Over $4 Million in total prize money, including:
$200,000 FTI RIDER CHALLENGE: FTI Consulting of Annapolis, MD, is sponsoring the $200,000 FTI Rider Challenge. The FTI Rider Challenge will be held during the 2007 WEF, from January 25 to March 17 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL. The FTI Rider Challenge will be a rider bonus pool for $200,000. Riders will accumulate points from their performances in the WEF Challenge Cups Rounds I-VIII, the CN Jumper Classic, and each Sunday Grand Prix event. The rider with the most points on March 17 will be awarded $100,000. Second place will be given $50,000, third place will receive $30,000, and $20,000 will be given to fourth place.
General Admission Tickets are available at the gate. Wednesday: Admission
is free. *Children 12 & Under Free Everyday
PARKING: Parking is free Wednesday through Sunday
DIRECTIONS: From the Florida Turnpike, take Exit #93, Lake Worth Blvd., and travel west, crossing over 441. Travel five miles to South Shore Blvd., turn right on South Shore and proceed one mile to Pierson Road, then turn left at the light. Spectator Entrance is first left, on Equestrian Road.
From Interstate I-95, take Exit 49. Travel west on Forest Hill Blvd. 11 miles to South Shore Blvd. Turn left on South Shore and follow to Pierson Road. Turn right at the light on Pierson. Spectator Entrance is first left Equestrian Road.
THE FACILITY: The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club is the home of the Winter Equestrian Festival and the site of the first outdoor and only Nations Cup held in the United States. The competition areas include the 400 x 400 grass Internationale Arena, which is surrounded by bermed seating, chalets, and VIP areas; plus the deNemethy Arena and Grand Hunter Field, both with all weather footing. Amenities include The Jockey Club VIP area.
FOOD: A diverse menu of food and beverages is available at the vendor courtyard and at vendors around the Internationale Arena, and are open during show hours.
SHOPPING: The vendor courtyard and individual booths around the Internationale Arena both offer equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings.
ECONOMIC IMPACT: The Winter Equestrian Festival, produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc., is the largest and longest consecutively running sporting event in the world. It is also the largest equestrian event and major contributor to Palm Beach Countys $553+ million equestrian industry. (Courtesy of Palm Beach County Equestrian Commission, Inc.)
PALM BEACH POLO EQUESTRIAN CLUB: 14440 Pierson Rd., Wellington, FL, 33414; Tel: 561-793-JUMP; Fax: 561-753-0394; Website: www.stadiumjumping.com
STADIUM JUMPING, INC.: Corporate Office- 1301 Sixth Ave West, Suite 406, Bradenton, FL, 34205; Tel: 941-744-5465; Fax: 941-744-0874; Website: www.stadiumjumping.com
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