Wellington, FL — September 4, 2019 — The Palm Beach Masters Series®, home of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington since 2016, will continue to host the event through at least 2023.
The Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) has announced the named Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final qualifiers for the next three seasons of the North American League, which is being restructured for the 2020/2021 season. The NAL will be reduced from 14 events, separated into east and west coast leagues, to one singular league with eight elite events across Canada, Mexico and the United States.
The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington, part of the Palm Beach Masters Series®, will bring the NAL season to an exciting close starting in 2021, when the world’s best athletes will battle it out for the final available points toward qualifying for the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final, in which qualified riders from 15 other leagues across the globe will compete for a place in history. The newly formatted NAL seasons will kick off in Sacramento (USA) and continue to Washington, D.C. (USA), Lexington (USA), Toronto (CAN), Las Vegas (USA), Fort Worth (USA) and Guadalajara (MEX) before heading to Deeridge Farms.
“We’re honored to be awarded a World Cup qualifier in the newly formatted North American League,” said Lou Jacobs, who co-founded the Palm Beach Masters Series alongside siblings Charlie Jacobs and Katie Jacobs Robinson. “The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington was the inaugural event of our Series in 2016, and since then, it has grown by leaps and bounds. We look forward to continuing to host it at Deeridge Farms. It means a lot to us.”
The current NAL season will continue in its existing format. The 2020 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington will kick off the 2020 Palm Beach Masters Series® on February 2, 2020 as the penultimate east coast qualifier of the 2019/2020 North American League.
The Palm Beach Masters Series® is a trio of high-performance show jumping competitions graciously hosted by the Jacobs Family at the spectacular Deeridge Farms in Wellington, FL. The beautifully landscaped facility is renowned for its elite competition and unrivaled hospitality. There is truly something for everyone—competitor, spectator, sponsor and beyond.
The 2020 Palm Beach Masters Series® kicks off Jan. 28—Feb. 2, 2020, with the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington, one of seven east coast qualifiers for the prestigious Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final in Las Vegas, NV. From Feb. 11-16, 2020 the Palm Beach Masters hosts the only qualifier in the country for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final. The Nations Cup is show jumping’s oldest and most celebrated team challenge, and the Palm Beach Masters Series® is one of the only venues in North America to host both Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ and Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ events.
The CSI5*/CSI2* Palm Beach Open is the newest event on the Series calendar. Taking place March 10-15, 2020, the event will feature show jumping’s most elite level of international competition. Coupled with a CSI2* division, the 2020 Palm Beach Open will host the world’s best athletes, along with the sport’s rising stars, with more opportunities than ever to both compete at and visit one of the world’s most prestigious venues in Deeridge Farms.
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