For Immediate Release
Wellington, FL – March 12, 2019 – Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) is pleased to welcome the return of the Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) Spring Series, beginning Wednesday, April 3. Click here to view the 2019 ESP Spring Series Prize List! Following the twelve-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), the five-week ESP Spring Series will continue to offer top hunter, jumper, and equitation competition to riders of all levels. The circuit will be hosted at the Main Grounds of PBIEC for the first three weeks and then will transition to Equestrian Village, home of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), located at 13500 South Shore Boulevard, for the final two weeks of competition.
The first three weeks of the ESP Spring Series will host Premier “AA” hunter competition and USEF Level 4 jumper classes. Two National Standard Grand Prix classes are offered weekly during the first three weeks of the series, as well as a $10,000 Equine Tack & Nutritionals 1.40m Stake and a $5,000 Omega Alpha1.35m Stake. Alongside top-level jumper opportunities, hunter and jumper classics will be offered throughout numerous divisions, creating a fun and competitive atmosphere for all levels of competition. The Kelk Phillips Leadline Division will be held prior to the start of the Sunday Grand Prix, in the International Arena during 2019 ESP Spring 1, 2 and 3. Special prizes will be awarded to all participants.
ESP Spring I (April 3-7) will begin jumper competition with the $10,000 ProElite® 1.40m Open Stake on Thursday, April 4, followed by the Osphos® $25,000 Spring Grand Prix on Friday, April 5. Also offered on Friday, April 4, is a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Equiline for top hunter competitors, which will take place in the Rost Arena. The $35,000 ProElite® Grand Prix will conclude an exciting first weekend of the Spring Series on Sunday, April 7, in the International Arena. ESP Spring II (April 10-14) offers a second week of Premier “AA” competition and USEF Level 4 jumper classes, alongside a $10,000 The Fit Equestrian, LLC 1.40m Open Stake and $25,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix. A $35,000 The Fit Equestrian, LLC Grand Prix will end the week again with top-level jumper competition on Sunday, April 14.
During its third week of competition, ESP Spring III (April 17-21) will continue to offer USEF Level 4 jumper opportunities and Premier “AA” hunter divisions. A $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Equine Tack & Nutritionals will be offered for a second time in the series on Friday, April 19. The $10,000 Triple Crown Nutrition 1.40m Open Stake Class will once again be featured, followed by the two final National Grand Prix classes. The $25,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic Grand Prix will take place on Friday, April 19, and the $40,000 Triple Crown Nutrition Grand Prix will conclude the ESP Spring Series’ third week at PBIEC on Sunday, April 21.
During the final two weeks of the ESP Spring Series, competition will be hosted by Equestrian Village. ESP Spring IV (May 3-5) will feature National “A” hunter competition and USEF Level 3 jumper opportunities. The concluding week of the series, Spring V (May 10-12) will offer Regional “C” hunter competition and USEF Level 3 jumper classes. ESP Spring IV and ESP Spring V will continue to feature $10,000 Semican Equine 1.40m Open Stakes during both weeks of competition, continuing the excellence of top competition through the final week of the series.