USEF Network to Live Stream PRO DerbyCross in Wellington


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: