Universal Sports to Broadcast Top Show Jumping Action
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Lexington, KY – Stuck in a blizzard? Stranded in an airport? Or just can’t make it to South Florida? Don’t miss a second of the best show jumping in the country this weekend!
The final two USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the Alltech 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) book end the $75,000 FEI Nations Cup, presented by CN, from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. It all takes place March 5 and 7 on UniversalSports.com, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, and the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic and lifestyle sports programming. UniversalSports.com will offer free, live webcasts, along with full-length, on-demand videos, highlights, photos and recaps of each event.
Kicking off the broadcast, live from Florida, is the fourth of five USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Through 10 days, 44 horse/rider combinations have been vying for a spot on the Long List for this World Championship. These 15 long-listed riders will go to Europe to compete this summer before the final team is selected for the WEG in September. Tune in at 2 p.m. ET on Friday afternoon to watch this unfold.
At 7 p.m. ET on Friday evening, one of the most festive nights of the show jumping year gets rolling when four of the top U.S. riders will square off against superstars from Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Germany and Denmark.
At 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 7, all the action continues with the fifth and final USEF Selection Trial for the U.S. Show Jumping Team.
Watch every horse, every jump at UniversalSports.com/Equestrian:
Date - Events - Start Time (all times (ET)
- Friday, March 5 - USEF Selection Trial #4 - 2 p.m.
- Friday, March 5 - Nations Cup Show Jumping - 7 p.m.
- Sunday, March 7 - USEF Selection Trial #5 - 1 p.m.