Wellington, Florida – January 2, 2018 – The Palm Beach Masters, the thrilling equestrian event that showcases the sport’s leading jumping horses and riders, is delighted to welcome back Canadian Pacific (CP) as the title sponsor of its third annual event. The 2018 CP Palm Beach Masters CSI3*-W Presented by Sovaro® will take place February 1-4 at magnificent Deeridge Farms in Wellington, Florida.
“CP has been proud to support the Palm Beach Masters since its inaugural tournament in 2016. This year, our sentiment has increased even further, as we honor the legacy of E. Hunter Harrison, and his passion for supporting the development of equestrian athletes across North America,” said Keith Creel, CP President and CEO. “We are thrilled to be a part of this prestigious event and celebrate the talent of both horses and riders.”
“CP has played a vital role in the success of the Palm Beach Masters since our debut in 2016 and we are thrilled to welcome them back as the title sponsor of our 2018 event,” said Lou Jacobs, event co-founder along with siblings Charlie Jacobs and Katie Robinson. “CP has a long history supporting the sport of show jumping and we are proud to have them as a partner.”
The 2018 CP Palm Beach Masters Presented by Sovaro® offers nearly $400,000 in prize money and features the $220,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Wellington, one of the final two East Coast qualifiers in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North American League. Many of show jumping’s top names will be competing in this featured event, seeking valuable points to qualify for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Final in Paris, France in April. In addition to its title sponsorship, CP is also the sponsor of the Masters’ opening international class, the $35,000 CP Welcome Stake on February 1 at 2:00 p.m. General Admission tickets ($20 per ticket) are now available through Eventbrite for the Palm Beach Masters at https://palmbeachmasters.com/event/palm-beach-masters.
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, CP is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Further information is available online at www.cpr.ca.
Best viewing for the exciting 2018 CP Palm Beach Masters Presented by Sovaro® is from the two-story Taylor Harris VIP Club, which features incredible views of the jumping field, luxurious amenities and unrivaled hospitality. Access to the Taylor Harris VIP Club includes a 6-person table located ringside for watching events while enjoying a world-class VIP dining experience, with breakfast and lunch included, each competition day. Club members are invited to VIP events and receive tickets to all competitions along with preferred parking. Tables sell out quickly, so make sure you reserve your table now! Click here for reservations: https://palmbeachmasters.com/vip-club/.
About the Palm Beach Masters Series and Deeridge Farms
The Palm Beach Masters Series is hosted at Deeridge Farms, situated in the heart of North American equestrian sport in Wellington, Florida. Award-winning landscaping surrounds the custom-built show grounds and the facilities that host the Palm Beach Masters Series. There is perhaps no location more intimate or stunning to host the highest levels of equestrian competition.
In addition to the CP Palm Beach Masters CSI3*-W Presented by Sovaro®, the Palm Beach Masters Series also includes the Deeridge Derby, a USEF nationally-rated show where the nation’s most elegant hunter horses and ponies take center stage by invitation to compete in prestigious classes including the $5,000 USHJA National Open Hunter Derby, $5,000 USHJA Junior/Amateur Hunter Derby, $2,500 USHJA Pony Derby and the highly competitive $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Young jumping horses also have the opportunity to compete during the first two days of the show in the non-rated Classic Champions Tour. General Admission tickets ($20 per ticket) are now available through Eventbrite for the Deeridge Derby at https://palmbeachmasters.com/event/deeridge-derby/.
Further information on the Palm Beach Masters Series is available on line at www.palmbeachmasters.com.