The official prize list is now available.
The 2023 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) is nearing its close, but there is still plenty of action scheduled in Wellington! With the new USEF Channel I system equating point values at National and Premier Shows, the Wellington International Annual Spring Series presented by Florida Coast Equipment is this season's best-kept secret! WEF amenities, lower show fees, relaxed schedules and competitions in the Wellington International feature show rings are a great value! The 2023 Spring Series will get underway on Wednesday, April 5.
During the Annual Series, competitors will have the opportunity to experience all that WEF offers at a discounted price! The point system will remain the same as during the Winter Equestrian Festival and there will be a 50% increase in prize money for juniors and amateurs. The Spring II and Spring III Shows will feature FEI CSI3* competition on the prestigious Derby Field at Equestrian Village. During these two weeks, the hunters will compete in the International Arena at Wellington International.
The Spring Equitation Championship is a new annual Equitation Final introduced to the Annual Spring Series and will be held during Spring II. Riders will have the opportunity to show in the International Arena and be judged on their execution and style. Invitations are automatically extended to any ribbon winners before April 2, 2023, of any 2022 ESP Holiday, 2023 Winter Equestrian Festival or Spring 1: USEF Hunt Seat Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Talent Search or WIHS Overall, Hunter Phase or Jumper Phase equitation classes. This championship is open to junior members only and offers a prize incentive for trainers.
Trainer Prize Money:
1 - $5,000
2 - $2,500
3 - $1,500
4 - $1,000
We are excited to announce that the Annual Spring I Horse Show will be an inaugural Charity Show benefiting the A-T Children's Project. Highlight classes include the $10,000 1.40m Open Welcome Stake sponsored by Bainbridge and the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by Score at the Top to kick off the competition starting on Thursday. The $5,000 1.35m Classic sponsored by Barnwalkers, the $1,000 2'6"- 2'9" Hunter Derby sponsored by SAS Equestrian, as well as the Medium and High Jr/Am Jumper classes will all go on Friday. The capstone event, a $35,000 Grand Prix sponsored by Wellington Equestrian Realty, will close out competition for the week on Saturday. Due to the Easter holiday, no classes will take place on Sunday, April 9.
The prize list is now available for the 2023 Annual Spring Series. Click here for more info, schedules, and entry blanks.
2023 ESP Spring I Charity Horse Show Highlight Classes Include:
- $10,000 1.40m Welcome Stake sponsored by Bainbridge Companies
- $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by Score at the Top
- $5,000 1.35m Classic sponsored by Barnwalkers
- $1,000 2'6" - 2'9" Hunter Derby sponsored by SAS Equestrian
- Medium and High Jr/Am Jumper classes
- $35,000 Spring I Charity Grand Prix sponsored by Wellington Equestrian Realty and benefitting the A-T Children's Project
About A-T Children's Project:
The A-T Children's Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to support and coordinate biomedical research projects, scientific conferences and a clinical center focused on finding life-improving therapies and a cure for ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T). A-T is a rare genetic disease that affects multiple body systems, including the immune, nervous, and respiratory systems, in children and young adults, shortening their lives. Children with A-T are typically wheelchair users before age ten and are predisposed to fatal cancers.
The A-T Children's Project's mission is to encourage and support excellent laboratory research which will accelerate the discovery of a cure or possible therapies for ataxia-telangiectasia by sponsoring and organizing workshops and symposiums to promote cooperation among laboratories, award competitive research grants to top scientists and work with Congress and the National Institutes of Health to encourage the funding of active research on A-T. If you are interested in being a donor, click here.