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ESP Spring Series – Five Weeks of Top Sport Highlighted by Two CSI 3* Shows at Wellington International

Wellington, Florida, USA – March 17, 2022 – The 2022 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) is nearing its close, but there is still plenty of equestrian action scheduled in Wellington! The 2022 ESP Spring Series will begin April 6, just a few days after WEF ends, and will conclude on May 15. Featuring two weeks of CSI3* competition, enhanced prize money, and new prizes such as airbag vests from Freejump and rounds of golf from Wellington National Golf Club, the 2022 ESP Spring Series promises to be better than ever!

The ESP Spring Series will feature five weeks of competition, two of which will once again offer FEI classes at the CSI3* rating. Hunter competitors will enjoy their chance to compete in the International Ring at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), while high-level jumpers will also get to ride on the expansive grass Derby Field during four of the five weeks. A series of Jumper Classics will be available for all levels, providing significant chances for prize money. Additionally, all five weeks of the circuit will offer a USHJA National Hunter Derby and a $1,000 2’6”- 2’9” Hunter Derby. Three National Derbies will feature $10,000 in prize money.

Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) is pleased to welcome a distinguished list of new sponsors, as well as welcome back a roster of long-time horse show sponsors. New sponsors that have pledged support are Wellington National Golf Club, Freejump, Schneiders SaddleryAcutePlus, and QBS Equestrian and M. Michael Meller Sport Horses.

A sincere round of appreciation goes out to valuable returning sponsors that include Bainbridge CompaniesPalm Beach County Sports CommissionCCTV AgentResilient FitnessIDA DevelopmentPremier EquestrianJTWG Inc.Noltrex®VetNutrenaEquine Tack & NutritionalsPalm Beach Equine ClinicHorseware Ireland, and ShowPlus.

Click here to view all of our valued partners!

Thanks to the support of these sponsors, exhibitors can continue to expect superior quality and experiences at the ESP Spring Series!

ESP SPRING I: April 6-10, 2022 – Premier “AA” & Jumper 4*

All classes will be on the main grounds at PBIEC. There will be TWO National Grand Prix classes, plus a $10,000 National Hunter Derby.

Featuring an evening class! Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. watch the $35,000 Wellington National Golf Club Spring I Grand Prix in the International Arena. Click here for hospitality options.

Highlight classes will include:

  • $1,000 2’6’’ – 2’9’’ Hunter Derby
  • $2,500 NAL Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Stake, sponsored by Equiline
  • $2,500 NAL Medium Junior/Amateur Jumper Stake, sponsored by Palm Beach Equine Clinic
  • $2,500 Noltrex®Vet High Junior/Amateur Jumper Stake
  • $5,000 Omega Alpha 1.35m Classic
  • $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Score At The Top
  • $10,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Open Stake Class
  • $25,000 Laura King The Power to Win Spring Welcome Grand Prix
  • $35,000 Wellington National Golf Club Spring I Grand Prix

ESP SPRING II: April 12-16, 2022 – CSI3* Premiere “AA” & Jumper 6*

*Please note this show will be from Tuesday to Saturday to accommodate Easter Sunday.

All hunters and equitation classes will be on the main grounds of PBIEC. The main hunter ring will be the International Ring, and there will be a $10,000 National Hunter Derby. Jumpers will compete at Equestrian Village and PBIEC. FEI classes and high level jumpers will be on the grass field.

Highlight classes will include:

  • $1,000 2’6’’ – 2’9’’ Hunter Derby
  • $2,500 NAL Low Jr/AO Stake, presented by Equiline
  • $2,500 NAL Medium Jr/AO Stake, presented by Palm Beach Equine Clinic
  • $2,500 Elite Horse Transport 1.30m Jumper
  • $5,000 Omega Alpha 1.35m Classic
  • $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m CSI3*
  • $10,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Open Stake
  • $10,000 USHAJ National Hunter Derby, presented by Perfect Products
  • $35,000 Resilient Fitness Spring 2 Grand Prix
  • $37,000 Dever 1.45m CSI3*
  • $37,000 FreeJump Qualifier CSI3*
  • $140,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3*

ESP SPRING III: April 20-24, 2022 – CSI3* Premiere “AA” & Jumper 6*

All classes will be at Equestrian Village.

Highlight classes will include:

  • $1,000 2’6’’ – 2’9’’ Hunter Derby
  • $2,500 National Hunter Derby, presented by Equiline
  • $2,500 NAL Low Jr/AO Stake, presented by Equiline
  • $2,500 NAL Medium Jr/AO Stake, presented by Palm Beach Equine Clinic
  • $5,000 CCTV Agent 1.35m Classic
  • $10,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Open Stake
  • $25,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic Spring IV Grand Prix

ESP SPRING V: May 12-15, 2022 – National “A” & Jumper 4*

*National rating pending USEF approval

All classes will be at Equestrian Village.

Highlight classes will include:

  • $1,000 2’6’’ – 2’9’’ Hunter Derby
  • $2,500 National Hunter Derby
  • $2,500 NAL Low Jr/AO Stake, presented by Equiline
  • $2,500 NAL Medium Jr/AO Stake, presented by Palm Beach Equine Clinic
  • $5,000 Omega Alpha 1.35m Classic
  • $10,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Open Stake
  • $25,000 IDA Development Spring V Grand Prix

Source: Press Release from PBIEC – Palm Beach International Equestrian Center

Photo: © PBIEC