It’s been a wet past week in Wellington and the torrential rains are still taking their toll on the Winter Equestrian Festival show schedule. Here are the latest changes.
Wellington, FL – January 27, 2016 – 9:35 a.m. EST – WEF Competition Cancelled for Wednesday, January 27
Equestrian Sport Productions announces that all classes at the main grounds of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center for the Winter Equestrian Festival are cancelled due to the deterioration of weather since today’s previous announcement.
All rings are closed for the foreseeable future today.
The 1.45m Classic scheduled to take place in the International Arena at 1pm may run as planned.
An official announcement regarding its start time will come at 11am.
ESP appreciates the cooperation of everyone involved.
UPDATE: January 27, 2016, 10:46 a.m. – Rescheduled Classes Require Re-Entering at Show Office or Online
Due to cancellation of classes today, Wednesday, January 27, at the Winter Equestrian Festival, and rescheduling of classes for Thursday, January 28, the horse show office requires exhibitors to re-enter certain divisions and classes.
These are the classes that exhibitors will need to re-enter if they planning on showing tomorrow:
High Performance Hunter
3’6′ Performance Hunter
3’3′ Performance Hunter
WEF Open Hunter both 3′ and 3’3″
Take 2 Thoroughbred Hunter
Low Hunter 2’6″
Baby Green Hunter
Low Hunter 2’9″
Class 1009- 1.30 II.2.1
Class 1006- 1.35 II.2.1
Class 1004 1.40 II.2.1
These adds must take place in the Horse Show Office or online by 4PM. No exceptions.
Equestrian Sport Productions apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks exhibitors for their cooperation.
UPDATE: January 27, 2016, 11:56 a.m. – 1.45m Classic Cancelled – Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 3 to Start 11 am on Thursday, Jan. 28
Equestrian Sport Productions management and the FEI ground jury have convened and made the decision not to run the $35,000 FEI 1.45m Classic, which was originally scheduled to take place in the International Arena today at 1pm at the Winter Equestrian Festival. Conditions have not improved enough to hold the class.
Weather is anticipated to improve tomorrow and classes will resume as previously scheduled with the exception of the $35,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup, which will start at 11 a.m. in the International Arena.
Entries and adds for Thursday, January 28, must be completed in the show office or online by 4pm today. Exhibitors are advised to check schedules at www.PBIEC.com after 4pm in the event of changes due to entry numbers and future weather conditions.
Equestrian Sport Productions apologizes for the number of alerts today, but hopes to keep everyone informed and thanks exhibitors for their cooperation.
UPDATE: January 27, 2016, 8:16 p.m. – Competition Cancelled for Thursday, January 28
Equestrian Sport Productions has made the decision to cancel all competition for Thursday, January 28. With no expected improvement for the weather conditions on Thursday, horse show management has cancelled Thursday classes and will resume on Friday, January 29.
Management has asked that all exhibitors please contact the horse show office in the morning or revise their entries online as soon as possible so that estimates for the number of competitors in classes will be accurate.
For this week of WEF, all professional hunter divisions have been removed from the show schedule.
The International Club will be closed, but the Lunch & Learn, held at The Wellington Club at 11:30 am, will still continue. At The Stadium at PBIEC, the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival will continue at 8 am in the Van Kampen Covered Arena and the Global Pavilion will be open.
Please see below for the revised show schedule for Friday, January 29, through Sunday, January 31, or click on this link: http://bit.ly/1PTOQUf.
Equestrian Sport Productions thanks everyone for their cooperation and understanding in this difficult situation.