As predicted both jumping phases proved influential at the $50,000 Mars Eventing Showcase. Five combinations withdrew overnight, leaving 33 horses coming forward to show jump over a big track designed by Andy Christiansen. Of those, only 11 jumped clear within the time allowed which saw some significant re-shuﬄing on the leaderboard.
After a few days of record-breaking rain, wind, and storms that have left huge swathes of the country, and the eventing community in Aiken in particular reeling, it’s slightly surreal for eventers to find themselves in the midst of the Wellington Equestrian Festival in South Florida for the $50,000 Mars Equestrian Eventing Showcase.
The eventing community descended on Wellington, Fla. this weekend for the annual Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase. Boyd Martin pulled of a hat trick winning for a third consecutive year, this time with Welcome Shadow. This event provides an avenue for the dressage and jumper riders and enthusiasts to get a taste of eventing, and the $100,000 purse made it extra exciting. Watch below for the highlights, courtesy of Land Rover.
The jumping phases proved to be especially influential today at the 2017 $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase. Poles in the show jumping and time penalties on the cross-county lead to a major leaderboard shakeup, but it was ultimately Boyd Martin who finished as the winner with Craig and Gloria Callen’s Welcome Shadow followed by Buck Davidson and Petite Flower in second and Doug Payne in third with Vandiver.
Clear rounds were few and far between for the competitors this morning at the 2017 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase as falling poles shuffled the leaderboard considerably. Marilyn Little used her show jumping background to her advantage leaving all the rails in their cups after a trip around with RF Scandalous (Carry Gold x Richardia).
Now in its third year, the Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase has become a must-see spring competition as the best of the best are invited for their chance at a piece of the impressive $100,000 prize. Held over two days, these top riders give the dressage and show jumpers in Wellington, Fla. a peek at eventing.
Combinations intending to compete at the 2017 $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase have been announced by event organizers, Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP).
The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) will welcome back the $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase from Friday, February 3, to Saturday, February 4, hosting renowned international eventing athletes in Wellington, FL. General admission to the event is free.
While it may have seemed like déjà vu with Boyd Martin standing on the top of the podium once again at the $75,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase, he thought that the 2016 event was a whole new ballgame.
Only eight horses of the 35 who show jumped today were clear in the $75,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase. With the rails flying the standings jumbled quite a bit and Boyd Martin and Blackfoot Mystery have moved into the lead.
The last time that Allison Springer’s Arthur ran a full event was at the 2015 Wellington Eventing Showcase exactly a year ago.