Show Jumping Trials for 2008 Olympics to be Held During the CN Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL

January 2, 2008 Lexington, KY -

The USEF has announced the location and dates for the USEF Show Jumping Trials for the 2008 Olympics. The trials will be held during the Zada Enterprises, LLC CSI***- W (February 27-March 2) and the CN Open CSIO***** (March 5-March 9) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. The trials will take place over five classes. Please see the schedule below.

Thursday, February 28th Trial #1 (embedded in Class 100, $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup - Round VI)

Sunday, March 2nd Trial #2 (embedded in Class 101, $100,000 Zada Enterprises, LLC Grand Prix & FEI World Cup™ Qualifier)

Wednesday, March 5th Trial #3 ($20,000 class, open only to Olympic applicants)

Thursday, March 6th Trial #4 (embedded in Class 102, $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup - Round VII)

Sunday, March 9th Trial #5 (embedded in Class 106, $150,000 CN U.S. Open CSIO)

For further information regarding the 2008 Show Jumping Selection Trials or the 2008 Show Jumping Athlete Selection Procedures, please contact Lizzy Chesson, USEF Director of High Performance Show Jumping Programs, at: or (908) 234-9608

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