Wellington, Florida – January 18, 2019 – The fourth annual Palm Beach Masters Series ® is excited to welcome back Canadian Pacific (CP) as the title sponsor of the Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W Presented by Suncast ®, featuring the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington. Held at the spectacular Deeridge Farms in Wellington, FL, the show runs January 31–February 3 and is the first event of the 2019 Series, which hosts three prestigious competitions with more than $1 million in prize money.
Canadian Pacific (CP) is renowned for its transportation services and supply chain expertise, with access to eight major ports and key markets across North America. The late Hunter Harrison, former CEO of CP and owner of Double H Farm, was one of the Palm Beach Masters’ first sponsors, and the winner of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup ™ Wellington now receives the Hunter Harrison Trophy, named posthumously in his honor. Keith Creel, the newest CEO of Canadian Pacific, continues CP’s historic dedication to the CP Palm Beach Masters Series Presented by Suncast. The $35,700 CP Welcome Stake will be held Thursday, January 31 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
“The continued support from Canadian Pacific to provide a world class equestrian event has been incredible,” said Lou Jacobs, series co-founder along with siblings Charlie Jacobs and Katie Robinson. “We are immensely grateful for their support and could not achieve our goals of hosting such world class events at our facility without their involvement.”
The 2019 Palm Beach Series features three world-class events:
CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W Presented by Suncast, featuring the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup ™ Wellington
January 31–February 3
The CP Palm Beach Masters Winter Classic CSI4*-W Presented by Suncast ® will showcase exhilarating competition from start to finish. The week’s featured event is the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington , one of the final two East Coast qualifiers in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup ™ North American League (NAL). Many of the sport’s biggest names will vie for top prize money and a chance to qualify for the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup ™ Final in Gothenburg, Sweden. Click here for the Schedule.
CSIO5* Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of the United States of America
The Palm Beach Masters Series has been selected to host the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of the United States of America , a CSIO5* competition which will be hosted annually at Deeridge Farms through the year 2021. The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup ™, celebrating its 110th year in 2019, features international teams made up of the world’s most talented horses and riders. The Nations Cup at Deeridge Farms will be the only qualifier in the U.S. for the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final that matches the top qualifying teams from around the world. The Nations Cup at the Palm Beach Masters Series ® will also include FEI Jumping Nations Cup ™ Youth competition for Young Riders, Juniors, and Children, showcasing the next generation of elite show jumping talent.
February 28–March 3
Returning for its third year is the Deeridge Derby , a USEF nationally rated show where the nation’s most elegant show hunters take will center stage. They’ll compete in prestigious classes, highlighted by the highly competitive $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.
The best viewing for the exciting 2019 Palm Beach Masters Series is from the Berkshire Bank VIP Club, an exquisite two-story venue for watching the top-level competition in either competition arena. Club members are treated to special amenities and a one-of-a-kind culinary experience; hospitality packages include a reserved table for six seated guests with the option to add up to four additional tickets. Gourmet food is provided throughout the day, along with a complimentary open bar and table service. For more information and to reserve a table, click here.
The Showgrounds at Deeridge Farms
Events are hosted at the spectacular 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 series, which include two masterfully-created competition arenas – a Grand Prix turf arena and an all-weather sand arena. Additionally, there are two Bermuda grass schooling arenas—one designated for FEI and the other for non-FEI competitors—along with an all-weather schooling arena adjacent to the competition arena and another located near the stables. New in 2019, the grounds will feature a boardwalk lining the sand ring, which will feature boutique shopping and a restaurant open to the public.
The Palm Beach Masters Series ® invites spectators to take in the excitement of world-class equestrian sport free of charge. Parking and general admission seating in the grandstands are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup ™ Qualifier, Nations Cup USA and Deeridge Derby. Click here for information and directions.