Wellington, FL - November 7, 2007 - The National Horse Show and Family Festival (NHS) is as well-known for its exquisite social events as it is for its high caliber horses and riders. One of the most recognized social soirees of the season is the "Jumping Under the Stars" Gala, held at the 124th National Horse Show and Family Festival. The horse show will be held from December 5-9 at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, FL.
Scheduled for Friday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m., guests at "Jumping Under the Stars" will dine ringside in the Diamond Horseshoe Club and enjoy watching the first phase of the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship presented by Equine Motorcoach. Opening ceremonies for this event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Internationale Arena.
VIP Gold Member Front Row and Silver Member Second and Third Row tables are now available in the Diamond Horseshoe Club, and table holders have access to the VIP club and its luxurious amenities throughout the five day horse show. Catering will once again be provided by La Peche Catering.
The menu for the gala includes such hors d'oeuvres as caprese skewers, chilled sliced filets on pumpernickel bread with horseradish cream and fried garlic, carrot-ginger soup, and seared sashimi. Main entrees include beef tenderloin, chicken with brown sherry sauce and caramelized Chipoline onions, and fresh flounder stuffed with spinach, crab meat, and goat cheese. Cocktails and desserts will also be served.
After the "Jumping Under the Stars" Gala, guests are invited to attend the after party, held in the Special Events Tent near the Internationale Arena. The after party, which is sponsored by Equine Motorcoach, has the theme "Dancing With the Equestrian Stars." Professional dancers will be dancing competition style with equestrians, who will change into sequined ball gowns. The pairs will perform such ballroom dances as the fox trot, tango, and waltz for a panel of judges. NHS Chairman Mason Phelps will emcee the occasion, and Equine Motorcoach's Julie Calazone will present the awards. Guests can dance the night away, enjoying great music and cocktails.
As the winter season rounds the corner, the 124th National Horse Show and Family Festival welcomes equestrians back to Wellington, drawing the calendar year of 2007 to a close and celebrating the beginning of the 2008 circuit. While horses and riders showcase their talent, spectators and community members can enjoy a wonderful weekend at the horse show and watch the very best horses and riders in the nation compete for incredible prizes.
For more information on "Jumping Under the Stars" or to purchase a table in the Diamond Horseshoe Club, please contact Phelps Media Group, Inc. at 561-753-3389.
To learn more about "Dancing With the Equestrian Stars," please contact Elizabeth Hedley at firstname.lastname@example.org
124th NATIONAL HORSE SHOW & FAMILY FESTIVAL FAST FACTS
WHAT: 124th National Horse Show & Family Festival
WHEN: December 5-9, 2007
HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, Wellington, Florida
- The $5,000 Palm Beach Post National Welcome Stake, CSI (December 5)
- The $15,000 NHS Speed Classic, CSI (December 6)
- The Zada Enterprises, LLC 6th Annual Dressage at the National (December 7-9)
- The $25,000 NHS Jumper Classic for the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship, presented by Equine Motorcoach, CSI (December 7- evening competition)
- The $25,000 National Horse Show Hunter Championship (December 8)
- The $10,000 NHS Speed Stake, CSI (December 8)
- The $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series Junior and Amateur-Owner Jumper National Finals (December 9)
- The $80,000 Young Jumper Championships(R) International Finals (December 9)
- The $100,000 NHS Grand Prix FEI World Cup(TM) for the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship, presented by Equine Motorcoach, (December 9)
Exhibitions and Special Events:
"Jumping Under the Stars" Gala (December 7, evening)
Children's Fair (December 8-9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Wellington Chamber Business Showcase 2007 in Grand Hunter Ring (December 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
SPONSORED CLASSES & PRIZE MONEY:
$155,000 FEI International Jumper section
$125,000 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship, presented by Equine Motorcoach
$80,000 Young Jumper Championships(R) International
$20,000 Palm Beach Daily News Amateur-Owner Jumper division
$20,000 ASPCA Junior Jumper division
$11,000 Pasmore Stables Adult Amateur Jumper division
$11,000 Martha Jolicoeur P.A. Illustrated Properties Children's Jumper division
$11,000 Bainbridge Farm Adult Amateur Working Hunter divisions
$5,500 Reflection Farms Green Conformation Hunter division
$5,500 Moxie Equestrian Inc. Regular Conformation Hunter division
$5,500 Tara Management Amateur-Owner 18-35 Working Hunter division
$5,500 Kilkenny Amateur-Owner Over 35 Working Hunter division
$5,500 William Barlow Redfern Regular Working Hunter division
TICKETS: 561-793-JUMP, or visit http://www.stadiumjumping.com
ADMISSION: General Admission Tickets are available at the gate.
Adults: $10 Wednesday through Saturday (including $10 for Friday evening performance), Sunday- $15
Seniors/Children 13 and up: $7 all performances
Children 12 and under: Free
VIP SEATING: Box Seats Tickets may be purchased at the gate. (Limited availability)
Location: Internationale Arena
Prices: $25 every day (plus $25 for Friday evening performance), per person
Box of 4 seats for entire week, including Friday night: $500
Box Seats are available for purchase through Stadium Jumping, Inc. Please call 800-237-8924 for more information.
VIP tables in The Diamond Horseshoe Club (located at the Internationale Arena):
Gold Member Front Row- $5000 for six seat table, luxury amenities provided for all performances including Friday evening. Silver Member Second and Third Rows- $3500 for six seat table.
Tables in The Diamond Horseshoe Club are available for purchase through Phelps Media Group, Inc. Please call 561-753-3389.
The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club is also the home of the Winter Equestrian Festival and the site of the first outdoor Nations Cup held in the United States. The competition areas include the 400' x 400' grass Internationale Arena, which is surrounded by bermed seating, chalets, and VIP areas; plus the Bertalan DeNemethy Arena and Grand Hunter Field, both with all weather footing. Amenities include the Diamond Horseshoe Club VIP area.
Approaching the show grounds from the Florida Turnpike, take Exit #93, Lake Worth Blvd., and travel west, crossing over 441. Travel five miles to South Shore Blvd., turn right on South Shore and proceed one mile to Pierson Road, then turn left at the light. Spectator Entrance is first left, on Equestrian Road. Approaching the show grounds from Interstate I-95, take Exit 49. Travel west on Forest Hill Blvd. 11 miles to South Shore Blvd. Turn left on South Shore and follow to Pierson Road. Turn right at the light on Pierson. Spectator Entrance is first left - Equestrian Road.
PARKING: Parking is free Wednesday through Sunday.
FOOD: A diverse menu of food and beverages is available at the vendor courtyard and at vendors around the Internationale Arena, and are open during show hours.
SHOPPING: The vendor courtyard and individual booths around the Internationale Arena offer equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings.
*Hampton Inn and Suites Wellington
2155 Wellington Green Drive, Wellington, FL 561-472-9696
*Hampton Inn at Emerald Dunes
2025 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 561-682-9990
*Hampton Inn Lake Worth
8205 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 561-472-5980
Use Enterprise Rent-a-Car for your car rental needs at the National Horse Show and Family Festival! Call 1-800-593-0505 and use the National Horse Show reference number 41W0080 for a discount.
PALM BEACH POLO EQUESTRIAN CLUB:
14440 Pierson Rd., Wellington, FL 33414
STADIUM JUMPING, INC.: Corporate Office-
1301 Sixth Ave West, Suite 406, Bradenton, FL 34205
NATIONAL HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, LTD
P.O. Box 386, Greenvale, NY 11548
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
13833 Wellington Trace
Unit E-4 #221
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3386 (fax)email@example.com http://www.phelpsmediagroup.com
Photo Credit: VIP Diamond Horseshoe Club decorated for "Jumping Under the Stars." Photo (C) 2006 Jennifer Wood.
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