Palm Beach Masters Series Welcomes Top Sponsors to New 2018 Palm Beach Open
Wellington, Florida – March 21, 2018 – The Palm Beach Masters Series is delighted to welcome top sponsors to its new Palm Beach Open, the third event in its 2018 show series, which is a USEF rated Jumper 2 show that offers classes in a wide range of course heights from .95m to 1.40m, horse age-specific classes, and offers nearly $100,000 in prize money. The event will be held March 22-25 at the beautiful Deeridge Farms in Wellington, Florida, a premier world-class venue for horse, rider, sponsor, and spectator.
“We are overwhelmed by the support of our sponsors for our new Palm Beach Open,” said Lou Jacobs, event co-founder along with siblings Charlie Jacobs and Katie Robinson. “We’d like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make our show so successful.”
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Engel & Völkers Wellington is located in the heart of South Florida’s largest equestrian community and represents a distinct brand of exceptional real estate service and international reach. Owners Amy Carr & Carol Sollak, have over 20 years of experience working with clients who are buying, selling, or leasing properties in the area.
The event also features Classic Champions Inc. Tour classes which are specifically for 5, 6, and 7 year-old horses and are based on European principles which modernize the show experience for young horses in North America. The classes will feature age-appropriate courses that will be designed by Ireland’s Tom Holden, an FEI level 3 course designer who has designed courses at some of the world’s top events. The classes take place Thursday, March 22, Friday, March 23, and Sunday, March 25, and offer nearly $20,000 prize money.
Turkish Airlines is one of the most preferred leading European air carriers with global network coverage thanks to its strict compliance with flight safety, reliability, product line, service quality, and competitiveness while maintaining its identity as the flag carrier of Turkey. The $15,000 Turkish Airlines 1.40 meter jumper class, the thrilling culminating class of the event, which takes place Sunday, March 25 in the Horse Network Grass Grand Prix ring.
Horse Network, title sponsor of the grass Grand Prix Ring, is a leading U.S. digital media company dedicated to equestrian sport, will be providing live stream video in collaboration with ShowNet from the Palm Beach Open. All competition can be seen on the Palm Beach Masters website, the Palm Beach Masters Facebook page, and on the Horse Network website. Horse Network’s 2017/2018 Season spans $4 million in prize money, 5,000 world-class riders, 150 hours of live broadcast competition and 70 days of live streaming from over 20 premier events – including exclusive coverage of all 14 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League qualifiers.

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Rood & Riddle, sponsor of the Rider’s Lounge and the Official Equine Hospital of the Palm Beach Masters Series, is a state-of-the-art full-service equine hospital, providing services in ambulatory, diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine and surgery, internal medicine, laboratory, podiatry, reproduction, sport horse medicine and surgery. Rood & Riddle own three different hospitals in Lexington, KY, Saratoga, NY, and Wellington, FL.
EquiJet, sponsor of the FEI Grass Schooling Ring, is one of the leading equine transport companies. Offering a vast network of partner companies throughout the world to ensure safe shipping for equines across the globe, the EquiJet team prides themselves on offering clear logistical solutions to riders and owners anywhere in the world.
Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports and sports tourism destination.  The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the County, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (with a focus on the off-season), and maximizes utilization of County facilities.
Saratoga Stalls offers premium horse stalls for custom, new build or existing barns. Their stalls are uniquely designed and customizable for any project, and their expert staff will help you with all of your needs and questions, from concept to completion.
Knowing how important the supporting staff is for every rider and how hard they work,
CMJ Sport Horse is providing food vouchers for the grooms! Food vouchers can be picked up at the Show Office from Susie Morrissey, Show Secretary of the Palm Beach Open.
Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States, Akerman LLP is a client-driven enterprise, recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking law firms in the industry.
Vendor sponsor, Abba Vet Supply, focuses on caring for the health, well-being and success of your equine athlete. Because of this unique focus, built around over 30 years of experience in treating thoroughbred and standardbred horses by Dr. Kevin Brophy, D.V.M. and his colleagues, they have created an innovative approach to selecting and offering a range of performance horse treatments and supplement supplies.
The World Equestrian Center will have a mobile boutique for onsite shopping. The World Equestrian Center is home to America’s largest indoor/outdoor equestrian sports complex with premiere footing, new permanent stabling, and on site accommodation at its two locations in Wilmington, Ohio and Ocala, Florida.
The Palm Beach Open VIP Club
Competition in the Deeridge Jumper Ring that boasts all-weather footing begins at 8:00 a.m. each day, while action in the immaculate grass Horse Network Grand Prix Ring starts at 9:00 a.m. each day, except on Sunday, March 25 when it begins at 10:00 a.m. For more information visit:
Thursday, March 22
Deeridge Jumper Ring – 8:00am
Variety of classes 1.0m – 1.25m
Horse Network Grand Prix Ring – 9:00 am
Classic Champions 5 Year Old Jumper II
$2,000 Classic Champions 6 Year Old Jumper II 2d
$3,000 Classic Champions 7 Year Old Jumper II 2d
$3,000 1.30m Jumper II 2b
$3,500 1.35m Jumper II 2b
$10,000 1.40m Jumper II 2b
Friday, March 23
Deeridge Jumper Ring – 8:00 am
Variety of classes 1.0m – 1.25m
Horse Network Grand Prix Ring – 9:00 am
$1,000 Classic Champions 5 Year Old Jumper II 2d
$2,000 Classic Champions 6 Year Old Jumper II 2.1
$3,000 Classic Champions 7 Year Old Jumper II 2.1
$3,000 1.30m Jumper II 2c
$3,500 1.35m Jumper II 2c
$10,000 1.40m Jumper II 2.1
Saturday, March 24
Deeridge Jumper Ring – 8:00 am
Variety of classes .95m – 1.15m
Horse Network Grand Prix Ring – 9:00 am
$2,000 1.20m Jumper II 2b
$5,000 1.25m Jumper II 2b
$7,500 1.30m Jumper II 2b
$10,000 1.35m Jumper II 2b
Sunday, March 25
Deeridge Jumper Ring – 8:00am
Variety of classes .95m – 1.10m
Horse Network Grand Prix Ring – 8:00am
$2,000 1.15m Jumper II 2b
$1,000 Classic Champions 5 Year Old Jumper II 2a
$2,000 Classic Champions 6 Year Old Jumper II 2a
$4,000 Classic Champions 7 Year Old Jumper II 2a
$15,000 Turkish Airlines 1.40m Jumper II 2a
Palm Beach Open VIP Club
The Palm Beach Open VIP Club at the Palm Beach Masters Series offers an exquisite venue for watching the classes in either competition area. Visitors experience world-class culinary delicacies with an ample variety of beverages with thoughtful, attentive service tailored to meet every need, while enjoying top level competition. Access to the VIP Club includes a 6-person table located ringside for watching events while enjoying the finest complimentary food and beverages. Club members are invited to VIP events and receive tickets to all competitions along with preferred parking. For more information and to reserve a table visit:
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About the Palm Beach Masters Series and Deeridge Farms
The 2018 Palm Beach Masters Series kicked off with the third annual CP Palm Beach Masters CSI3*-W Presented by Sovaro®, February 1-4, which featured the prestigious $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. Ireland’s Daniel Coyle claimed victory with U.S. Olympic veterans Laura Kraut and Margie Engle taking second and third places respectively.
The Palm Beach Masters Series also featured the second annual Deeridge Derby on February 28-March 4, a USEF premier-rated show that showcased elegant hunters and young jumpers in Deeridge Farms’ magnificent grass Grand Prix Ring. The hunter courses were designed by Steve Stephens, course designer at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong. Victoria Colvin, one of the nation’s premier hunter riders with a multitude of victories under her belt, clinched both the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and the $5,000 SBS Farms International Hunter Derby Welcome Stake aboard Private Practice.
The Deeridge Derby also featured the Classic Champions Inc. Tour classes specifically for 5, 6, and 7 year-old jumpers. The young horse classes offered $40,000 in prize money and were also held in the grass Grand Prix Ring with age-appropriate courses designed by Frédéric Cottier of France, an Olympic bronze medalist and course designer at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, France. The horse show also held a range of other jumper classes in the Deeridge Jumper Ring.
All Palm Beach Masters Series 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 Palm Beach Masters Series. There is perhaps no location more intimate or stunning to host the highest levels of equestrian competition.
Further information on the Palm Beach Masters Series is available on line at
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