Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
Wellington, FL – February 17, 2015 – Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) is proud is welcome Suncast® as the title sponsor of week seven at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL, WEF 7 runs February 18-22, 2015, featuring CSI 5* jumper and “AA” hunter competition.
The highlight event of week seven is the $372,000 Suncast® Grand Prix CSI 5* on Saturday, February 21 at 7 p.m. The week also features the $127,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 7 on Thursday afternoon, $34,000 FEI 1.45m speed classes on Wednesday and Friday, and the $85,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic on Sunday. Thursday’s WEF Challenge Cup, Saturday night’s grand prix, and Sunday’s 1.50m class will all be livestreamed atwww.COTH.com.
One of the biggest supporters of the Winter Equestrian Festival, Suncast® is now in its seventh year of sponsorship. In addition to their weekly title sponsorship during the circuit, Suncast® presents the 1.50m Championship Jumper Series, always an exciting and competitive division throughout the winter season. In 2015, the series will offer a total purse of $661,000 with 10 FEI world-ranking classes.
“Suncast® has greatly enjoyed our relationship with WEF and the Bellissimo family through our sponsorship of the 1.50m championship series as well as various other Grand Prix events during the winter circuit,” said Suncast® President and CEO Tom Tisbo. “It is rewarding to know, that while we use these opportunities to build awareness of the Suncast brand, we are helping to grow this wonderful sport. I admire the hard work and dedication that the rider athletes and their supporting teams exhibit to continually raise the level of competition. These are the same attributes that I see daily in the 1,600 Suncast associates that work tirelessly to ensure that each Suncast product exceeds the expectations of our consumers.”
The Leading Rider of the Series will now have a fantastic prize – a pre-paid two-year lease on a beautiful new 2015 Range Rover Evoque. Tisbo added, “We feel that this prize will create additional excitement and enthusiasm among the participating riders and elevate the prestige of the 1.50m class. By offering the Evoque, we are taking the 1.50m class to another level and creating more interest in the series concept,” Tisbo stated.
The Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Series will be live streamed at www.COTH.com, and starting with WEF 7, the class will be held with a permanent start time of 10:30 am. During WEF 12, the Range Rover Evoque will be on display at the Spectator Entrance of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and will be on course in the International Arena during the$100,000 Suncast® 1.50m Jumper Championship Series Final (Round 2) to be held on Saturday evening, March 28, 2015, which is when the Evoque will be awarded to the series’ leading rider.
Series specifications and rankings can be found in the WEF Horse Show office. The top riders in the series will be recognized on the new Suncast® 1.50m Jumper Championship Series leaderboard by the PBIEC Exhibitor Entrance and will also be included in the WEF Weekly Wire, the printed newsletter available on the show grounds and online at www.PBIEC.com.
Tisbo added, “It is Suncast’s goal to use our sponsorships to help promote our brand. Just as important, however, is to continue to be a factor in growing the sport and supporting the riders. We are proud to continually look for ways to improve our events and be associated in a positive way with WEF and Land Rover.”
The leading riders in the Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Series through six weeks are as follows:
1 Darragh Kenny (IRL): 182
2 Emanuel Andrade (VEN): 149
3 Conor Swail (IRL): 145.5
4 Eric Lamaze (CAN): 144
5 Samuel Parot (CHL): 127
Suncast® Corporation manufactures home and outdoor storage products in the United States. It offers resin sheds, deck boxes, hose reels, and patio accessories as well as garden products, all sold through retailers across the country. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Batavia, IL. Learn more at www.suncast.com.