Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) announces the release of the official prize list for the 2020 ESP Holiday Series, which will host six weeks of competition on the main grounds of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, on Tuesday, November 24 through Sunday, January 3. Click here to view the 2020 ESP Holiday Series prize list, or click the photo below. For the first time, competition will include two weeks of FEI CSI4*-rated Jumper competition. All six shows offer a USEF-Ranked Grand Prix, M&S and NAL Classics, and a National USHJA Hunter Derby.
On November 24, the ESP Holiday Series will kick off with the ESP Holiday & Horses show, which is set to host Premier “AA” and Jumper 6* competition. Beginning Wednesday, competition will feature the $37,000 Dover Saddlery Holiday & Horses Opener CSI4*, while the highlight classes on Friday will be the $73,000 Premier Equestrian 1.50m Qualifier, and the $10,000 Bainbridge 1.40m Open Stake. For hunter riders, a $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Bainbridge will be hosted on Friday, November 27. The $37,000 Dever Golf Cars 1.45m Speed Class CSI4* will take place on Saturday, November 28. The week will conclude with the highlight $214,000 Holiday & Horses Grand Prix CSI4* presented by Palm Beach County Sports Commission in the International Arena, followed by the $25,000 Omega Alpha Holiday & Horses National Grand Prix on Sunday, November 29.
From December 4 – December 6, the ESP Year End Awards Show will take place, featuring Regional “B” & Jumper 4* national competition. Highlight classes on Friday include the $10,000 #1 Education Place 1.40m Open Stake and the $1,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. On Saturday, the $5,000 1.35m Stake will take place in the International Arena, while Sunday will feature the $25,000 Year End Awards Grand Prix presented by #1 Education Place.
On December 9-13, another week of CSI4* Jumper competition is featured during the ESP Holiday II show, which will also host Premier “AA” and Jumper 6* national competition. The $37,000 Holiday II Opener CSI4* presented by The Vogel Family will take place on Thursday, while the $73,000 Sweet Oak Farm 1.50m Qualifier and the $10,000 Bainbridge 1.40m Open Stake will be hosted on Friday. Also on Friday is the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Equiline to accompany top hunter competition during the show. The $214,000 Holiday II Grand Prix CSI4* presented by Spy Coast Farm will take place on Sunday in the International Arena, followed by the $25,000 Resilient Fitness Holiday II National Grand Prix.
Last year’s $209,000 Holiday & Horses Grand Prix CSI4* winners, Adrienne Sternlicht and Just A Gamble. Pictured with ringmaster Steve Rector, and Scott Glinski with his daughter of PBCSC. Photo by ESP.
Competition resumes with ESP Holiday III on December 15 and continues to December 17 with National “A” & Jumper 4* classes. On Tuesday, the $10,000 Elite Horse Transport 1.40m Open Stake will take place in the International Arena, ahead of Wednesday’s $5,000 Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health 1.35 Stake. Wednesday will also feature the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Thursday’s $25,000 Holiday III Grand Prix presented by ProElite will conclude the competition.
The ESP New Year’s Show will kick off later that week (December 18 – 20) with more National “A” & Jumper 4* classes. Friday will feature the $10,000 Score At The Top 1.40m Open Stake as well as the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Pilates Rocks. A $5,000 CCTV Agent 1.35m Stake will be held in the International Arena on Saturday, ahead of Sunday’s $25,000 Vita Flex Lactanase New Year’s Grand Prix.
The competitive circuit will conclude with the ESP Holiday Finale, featuring a week of Premier “AA” and Jumper 5* national competition. The $10,000 Equiline 1.40m Open Stake will take place on Thursday, December 31, while the final $5,000 Pilates Rocks 1.35m Stake will begin on Saturday, January 2. For hunter competitors, a $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Noltrex®Vet will be offered on Friday, January 1. The circuit will close out with the $50,000 Holiday Finale Grand Prix presented by Equiline in the International Arena on Sunday, following the Holiday Circuit Parade of Champions at 1 pm.
Last year’s $10,000 Holiday & Horses USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by #1 Education Place winners, Tiffany Morrissey and Sebastian. Pictured with ring master Steve Rector and Judy Blake of #1 Education Place. Photo by ESP.
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