- Press Release

Palm Beach Masters Series ® Welcomes Berkshire Bank as Title Sponsor of VIP Club

Wellington, Florida – January 23, 2019 – The 2019 Palm Beach Masters Series ® is pleased to welcome Berkshire Bank as title sponsor of its renowned VIP Club. The Palm Beach Master Series ® , held at the spectacular Deeridge Farms in Wellington, FL, will showcase elite, high performance equestrian sport as riders from across the globe compete for more than $1 million in prize money throughout three prestigious events.

Recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture,Berkshire Bank is one of Massachusetts’ oldest and largest independent banks and the largest banking institution based in Western Massachusetts. The company provides personal and business banking, insurance and wealth management services through its 113 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Its wealth Management division also offers dedicated wealth advisors, portfolio managers, certified financial planners and skilled support personnel.

The best viewing for the 2019 Palm Beach Masters Series ®will be from the Berkshire Bank VIP Club, a luxurious two-story destination to watch the competition in both the grass jumping field and all-weather sand arena. The Club will feature exquisite culinary creations crafted by Delaware North’s renowned Patina Restaurant Group, a complimentary bar and table service. Hospitality packages include a reserved table for six seated guests, along with an option to add up to four additional guests each day and preferred parking. For more information and to reserve a table, click here .

“The Berkshire Bank VIP Club offers unparalleled and stylish accommodations for spectators during the 2019 Palm Beach Master Series ® ,” said Lou Jacobs, series co-founder along with siblings Charlie Jacobs and Katie Robinson. “Berkshire Bank’s support will give our attendees an unforgettable experience during the Series. We are very grateful for 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
February 14–17
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.

Deeridge Derby
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 .

VIP Experience
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.