Equestrian Sport Productions Set to Host Six Shows in Holiday Series

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Posted by Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.


Wellington, FL - November 12, 2014 - Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP), management company of the world-renowned Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), looks forward to hosting six competitions in its Holiday Horse Show Series leading up to the 2015 winter circuit in Wellington, FL, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). The prize list for the Holiday Series is available online at www.equestriansport.com.

The Holiday Series runs November 26 through January 4 featuring top hunter/jumper competition at PBIEC. The competition serves as a precursor to the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival, which begins January 7 and runs through March 29, featuring 12 weeks of competition and awarding over $8 million in prize money.

Prior to the start of the Holiday Series, PBIEC will also host the South Florida Hunter Jumper Association's (SFHJA) Annual Charity Horse Show on November 19-23, 2014. The charity show features a $35,000 Sweet Oak Farm Grand Prix on Saturday, November 22. Other highlights include the $10,000 Summerfields Equine LLC USHJA Hunter Classic Derby, $10,000 Palm Beach Aggregates/Siboney Ranch High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, $10,000 Child/Adult Jumper Classic sponsored by John and Monika Preston, $5,000 RC Stables Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic, and $5,000 Sweet Oak Farm Pony Classic.

The Holiday Series kicks off the following week with the Holiday & Horses CSI 2*-W on November 26-30, 2014, featuring premier "AA" hunter and 5-star jumper classes. Jumper competition includes a FEI World Cup qualifier and two FEI World Ranking classes.

The week begins with the $34,000 Holiday and Horses Opener on Wednesday, Nov. 26. The $34,000 G&C Farm 1.45m will be held on Friday, Nov. 28. The $50,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix will be the the highlight event on Saturday evening, Nov. 29. Sunday, Nov. 30 will feature a $5,000 National Hunter Derby as well as a $10,000 Open Jumper Stake. Hunter champions will also be awarded throughout the week.
The Holiday Series continues through the first week of January before the start of the 2015 WEF circuit. A $10,000 Welcome Stake and USEF Computer List Grand Prix will be featured at all Holiday Series shows.

Holiday dates include:
Holiday & Horses CSI2*-W: November 26-30, 2014
Premier (AA) 5* Jumper Rated
Closing Date - November 19th
Wednesday, November 26: $34,000 Holiday and Horses Opener
Friday, November 28: $34,000 G&C Farm 1.45m
Saturday, November 29: $50,000 World Cup Grand Prix
Sunday, November 30: $5,000 National Hunter Derby and $10,000 Stake
Year End Awards Show: December 6-7, 2014
Regional 2 (C) 4* Jumper Rated
Closing Date - November 28th
Saturday, December 6: $10,000 Open Stake
Sunday, December 7: $25,000 Year End Awards Grand Prix

Holiday Festival I: December 12-14, 2014
National (A) 4* Jumper Rated
Closing Date - December 5th
Friday, December 12:$10,000 Open Stake
Sunday, December 14: $25,000 Holiday I Grand Prix
Holiday Festival II: December 16-18, 2014
National (A) 4* Jumper Rated
Closing Date - December 8th
Tuesday, December 16: $10,000 Open Stake
Thursday, December 18: $25,000 Holiday II Grand Prix

Holiday Festival III: December 19-21, 2014
National (A) 4* Jumper Rated
Closing Date - December 12th
Friday, December 19: $10,000 Open Stake
Sunday, December 21: $25,000 Holiday III Grand Prix

Holiday Finale: December 31 - January 4, 2015
Premier (AA) 5* Jumper Rated
Closing Date - December 22nd
Thursday, January 1: $10,000 Open Stake
Saturday, January 3: $25,000 Holiday Finale Grand Prix

To view the prize list and for more information, please visit www.equestriansport.com.