GALLERY ALERT – Rewind to 2015’s Wellington Event with only two weeks to go for 2016’s extravaganza

At the inaugural event in 2015, more than 2,000 spectators enjoyed a spectacular view of the cross-country phase from the hill beside the derby field, as many were introduced to eventing for the first time. Captain Mark Phillips, one of the sport’s most renowned course designers, was responsible for creating a difficult track for competitors that accurately showcased the adrenaline-pumping excitement of the cross-country phase through the polo and derby fields adjacent to The Stadium arena.

Enjoy the gallery below well we patiently wait for this year’s event in two weeks.

Capt. Phillips returns in 2016 with a new course to challenge the riders. Many of the combinations enter the showcase event as preparation for spring CCI 3* and 4* events and the course proved to be perfect.

This year, the Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, will be held at The Stadium at PBIEC .

Approximately thirty of the world’s top horse/rider combinations in the sport, including Olympians, Pan American Games participants, and members of World Equestrian Games teams from several countries will compete this winter. Inspired by the success of last year’s event, and the reception by the riders, Bellissimo has decided to up the ante and increase the prize money to $75,000.

Competitors will demonstrate the first phase of the three-part sport, focusing on the balance and fluidity of dressage on Friday, February 5. The competition then continues with the stadium jumping and cross-country portions of the sport the following day, Saturday, February 6. The event will run at the Advanced level.

Along with title sponsor Asheville Regional Airport and presenting sponsor Wellington Equestrian Realty, Equestrian Sport Productions thanks sponsors Rolex, Land Rover, Ariat®, and Adequan®.

VIP tables, which include lunch buffet and drinks each day, are available for the event for prime viewing of both the dressage and stadium jumping arena as well as the cross-country course.

As with all events at The Stadium at PBIEC, general admission and parking are free. The Stadium at PBIEC is located at 13500 South Shore Boulevard.

To get your tickets:
Contact Shelley Howerton Spielman for details and order forms.

More information:
Visit PBIEC website

 

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