Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What's Coming Up In Wellington Next Week

What You Should Know for Week 8 of the FTI WEF

$75,000 FEI Nations Cup presented by G&C Farm - Friday, March 4 at 6:00 PM in the International Arena. This is a must-see event in which countries compete against each other over two thrilling rounds of show jumping. Teams will consist of four riders of the same nationality, and only the top teams from round one are allowed to return for the final round. This is an exciting opportunity
for spectators of all ages to show their patriotism by dressing up in their native colors and cheering on their home country. Nation's Cup competitions are held worldwide throughout the year, and this event is the only Nation's Cup offered in America. Come out to watch as last year's champions, Team Canada, try to defend their title. Teams scheduled to compete in this year's competition are: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, USA and Venezuela. Tickets are going fast, so to purchase a stadium seat, a table in the Wellington Club, or a VIP Box Seat, please go to www.equestriansport.com and click "Buy Tickets".

PRO Derby Cross - Saturday, March 5 at 5:30 PM in the International Arena. For the first time ever, PRO DerbyCross is coming to Wellington! This unique competition features five teams of five riders who compete individually over a three-minute course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist David O'Connor. The teams consist of top level eventers, jumpers, and polo players, and are captained by international three-day eventing riders. The eventers and jumper riders will compete over the course, and the guest polo rider on each team will jump a challenge jump to earn bonus points for the team. Teams include world famous riders such as Phillip Dutton, Katie Prudent, Nic Roldan, Aaron Vale, Kris Kampsen, David O'Connor, Laura Kraut, Georgina Bloomberg, Sinead Halpin, Jennie Brannigan, and more! Operation Homefront, which provides morale boosting programs and financial assistance to US Mlitary families and wounded soldiers, is the charitable beneficiary of PRO DerbyCross.

$35,000 Herm├Ęs Puissance - Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM, following the PRO Derby Cross in the International Arena. Watch riders compete over the high jump of the equestrian world as they try to break the world record of clearing a 7'10" wall! You won't want to miss this ever-popular event.

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