Wellington, FL - January 20, 2012 - The PRO DerbyCross Team Competition will be live streamed on the USEF Network presented by Smartpak on January 20 at 7 PM. Film production is being provided by CatchRide. "We are very happy to team up with the USEF Network presented by Smartpak, who will be hosting the live stream broadcast," said Samantha Lendl, Executive Director of the Professional Riders Organization. "DerbyCross is so much fun and we hope that this allows people all over the world to see what this extreme sport is all about."
Kelly Plitz, a member of the 1984 Canadian Three-Day Event Team, is the featured artist for PRO DerbyCross and has created a unique painting, which is acrylic on board. The painting will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefitting Operation Homefront Florida. Kelly is married to Canadian Eventer Ian Roberts and with their son Eventer Waylon Roberts operate Dreamcrest Equestrian near Port Perry, Ontario.
Hannah Sue Burnett, Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Pan American Games Team Gold and Individual Silver Medalist, will open the evening with the National Anthem. Hannah is also Captain of Team Devoucoux, which added U.S. Show Jumping rider, Candice King, to the team line up this week.
2012 PRO DerbyCross Wellington Teams:
TEAM SMARTPAK TEAM GUARDIAN HORSE BEDDING
Captain Phillip Dutton, Eventing Captain Karen O'Connor, Eventing
Boyd Martin, Eventing Clark Montgomery, Eventing
Jennie Brannigan, Eventing Marilyn Little-Meredith, Eventing
Jeffery Welles, Show Jumping Benjamin Meredith, Show Jumping
Nic Roldan, Polo John Gobin, Polo
TEAM WINDSOR TEAM OMEGA ALPHA
Captain Leslie Law, Eventing Captain Jessica Phoenix, Eventing
Sinead Halpin, Eventing Rebecca Howard, Eventing
Sharon White, Eventing Selena O'Hanlon, Eventing
Scott Smith, Show Jumping Erynn Ballard, Show Jumping
Luis Escobar, Polo Martin Estrada, Polo
TEAM DEVOUCOUX TEAM FARMVET/CAVALOR
Captain Hannah Burnett, Eventing Captain Buck Davidson, Eventing
Shannon Lilley, Eventing Bruce Davidson, Eventing
Jon Holling, Eventing Will Faudree, Eventing
Candice King, Show Jumping Aaron Vale, Show Jumping
Doug Barnes, Polo Kris Kampsen, Polo
Proceeds from the PRO DerbyCross Team Competition benefit Operation Homefront, which is the Official Charitable Partner of the Professional Riders Organization. Operation Homefront provides emergency financial relief for U.S. Service Members and their families in times of need as well as Wounded Warriors during their recovery and transition. Equestrian Sport Productions and the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival will be hosting hot dogs and beer for 100 of our local U.S. Service Members and their families Friday, January 20 at 5:30 PM at the Suncast Pavillion adjacent to the International Arena at PBIEC.
General admission is free. For further information on hospitality packages please visit: www.derbycross.com.