Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Count Down to Derbycross!

Media Contact: Samantha Lendl 772 633-6129

Eventers. Jumpers. Polo Team Up & Take Over
(Wellington, FL) – The much anticipated PRO DerbyCross Team Competition returns to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, on Friday January, 20th at 7:00 PM. Team FarmVet/Cavalor, featuring Captain Buck Davidson, Bruce Davidson, Will Faudree, Aaron Vale and Kris Kampsen returns in full to defend their title against five other teams.

PRO DerbyCross is a team competition featuring riders from the three equestrian disciplines of eventing, show jumping and polo. Each team is composed of three event riders, a show jumper and polo player. Teams compete individually against the clock over a hybrid course that features cross country obstacles and show jumps. Olympic Gold Medalist and Canadian Eventing Team Coach, David O’Connor, will once again design the course in the International Arena.

2012 PRO DerbyCross Wellington Teams:

TEAM SMARTPAK:  Captain Phillip Dutton, Eventing Boyd Martin, Eventing Jennie Brannigan, Eventing Jeffery Welles, Show Jumping Nic Roldan, Polo

TEAM WINDSOR:  Captain Leslie Law, Eventing Sinead Halpin, Eventing Sharon White, Eventing Scott Smith, Show Jumping Luis Escobar, Polo

TEAM GUARDIAN HORSE BEDDING:  Captain Karen O’Connor, Eventing Clark Montgomery, Eventing Marilyn Little-Meredith, Eventing Benjamin Meredith – Show Jumping John Gobin, Polo

TEAM OMEGA ALPHA:  Captain Jessica Phoenix, Eventing Rebecca Howard, Eventing Selena O’Hanlon, Eventing Erynn Ballard, Show Jumping Martin Estrada, Polo

TEAM DEVOUCOUX:  Captain Hannah Burnett, Eventing Shannon Lilley, Eventing Jon Holling, Eventing SJ TBA
Doug Barnes, Polo

TEAM FARMVET/CAVALOR:  Captain Buck Davidson, Eventing Bruce Davidson, Eventing Will Faudree, Eventing Aaron Vale, Show Jumping  Kris Kampsen, Polo

The PRO DerbyCross Calcutta Welcome Reception will be held at The White Horse Tavern at The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on January 19th at 6:30 PM. The PRO DerbyCross Team Competition takes place at the International Arena at the PBIEC on January 20th at 7:00 PM. Tickets for both the Calcutta Welcome Reception and the PRO DerbyCross Patron’s Marquee are available and general admission is free. For further information on ticket packages please visit:

Proceeds from the PRO DerbyCross Team Competition benefit Operation Homefront, which is the Official Charitable Partner of the Professional Riders Organization. Operation Homefront provides emergency financial relief for U.S. Service Members and their families in times of need as well as Wounded Warriors during their recovery and transition. Equestrian Sport Productions and the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival will be hosting hot dogs and beer for 100 of our local U.S. Service Members and their families Friday January 20th at 5:30 PM at the Suncoast Pavilion adjacent to the International Arena at PBIEC.

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