For Immediate Release

Wellington, FL – March 24, 2014 – Equestrian Sport Productions looks forward to hosting its upcoming Spring Horse Show Series featuring five weeks of top hunter/jumper competition April 2 through May 11, 2014. Week one of the spring series, running April 2-6, will host the unique FEI Group IV Challenge for the second year in a row.

The FEI Group IV Challenge is open to a total of 22 riders between the ages of 12 to 18 years of age. Riders are invited by the horse show through their National Federations. Twelve riders will be invited from Canada and the USA, and 10 riders will be invited from foreign countries who are part of Zone 4 of the FEI. Each USA/CAN rider provides two horses, one of which will be ridden by him/herself and the other by a foreign rider.

Riders from last year's FEI Group IV Challenge. Photo © ManciniPhotos.

Riders from last year’s FEI Group IV Challenge. Photo © ManciniPhotos.

These is no entry fee for these classes, which provide a fantastic opportunity for riders from different countries to compete at the world-renowned Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). The closing date for entries is Friday, March 28.

Anyone who is currently at PBIEC and is interested in participating can visit Leanne Gamboa in Exhibitor Services for more information through March 30.

Tentative Timetable for Week

Wednesday, April 2 Morning, Vet inspection, Riders Meeting and Draw for horses

Wednesday, April 2 Afternoon Training session

Wednesday, April 2 Evening Welcome Reception

Thursday, April 3 Warm up competition

Thursday, April 3 Evening BBQ

Friday, April 4 Morning Flat work and training session

Friday, April 4 Afternoon – free (FEI Group IV Meeting Noon)

Friday, April 4 Evening Special outing/Clinic for riders

Saturday, April 5 Group IV Classic Competition

Saturday, April 5 Evening Visit to Dressage CDIO and PBIEC Farewell reception

Sunday, April 6 Group IV Group IV Friendship Championship Competition

For the ESP Spring Horse Show Series prize list and more information, please visit