Event: Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ – March 24, 2007
Where: Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. Grand Prix Field.
What: The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ raises money for Equestrian Aid, a foundation dedicated to helping all equestrians in their time of need. Last year’s event raised over $100,000. With the continued support of established sponsors and the addition of some new faces, we hope to raise this number significantly each season.
Highlights: There will be four teams with three top equestrian athletes, each comprised of one polo player, one dressage rider, and one jumper rider. The competition is run in three phases, and the expert of each sport does not compete in his specialty.
The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ has been a positive influence in our community and has forged some very solid friendships and created appreciation for horses and riders across the borders of the jumper, dressage and polo worlds.
General Information: The 8th Annual Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ has become the premier equestrian and social event during the early months of the Winter Equestrian Festival. It hosts some of the most successful equestrians in the world, including past Olympians, and is appropriate for spectators of all ages. The social scene is always in high gear at this unique venue. This year the featured VIP tent will be sponsored by LePeche with over two hundred attendees expected.
1:00 p.m. Gate opens
2:00 PB Sheriffs Posse Parade with all riders and horses
2:15 Dressage tests to music
(8 riders at 3 minutes)
2:45 Jumpers (60 second rounds)
(8 riders at 2-3 minutes)
3:15 Polo (4 chukkers at 5 minutes)
5:00 Awards presentation in VIP tent
5:30 Live Rider Auction
(Silent Auction throughout the day)
6:00 LePeche Dinner served in the VIP tent
General Admission: $10.00 Grandstand seating
Tickets may only be purchased by calling the EAF offices 1-800-792-6068 or purchased at the event.
VIP Seating: Dinner and cocktails are served on Saturday during and after the competition. Individual seats can be purchased for $175.00 in the VIP tent, which includes the live auction and dinner.
VIP Tables: VIP Tables (seats 8) in the front row are $1,200.00. Second row tables are $1,000.00, and third row are $900.00. Tickets are available by calling the EAF offices at 1-800-792-6068.
Directions: From the Florida Turnpike: Take Exit 93 – Lake Worth Road. Make a right onto Lake Worth Road and proceed west until the road ends (about 5 miles). Make a right onto South Shore Boulevard. Make a left at the first light onto Pierson Road. Make a left onto Equestrian Club Road, which is the first road on the left. The WEF Main Entrance is on the right-hand side.
From I-95: Take Exit 66 – Forest Hill Boulevard. Proceed West on Forest Hill Blvd. for about 11 miles. Make a left onto South Shore Boulevard. Make a right onto Pierson Road. Make a left onto Equestrian Club Road, which is the first road on the left. The WEF Main Entrance is on the right-hand side.
From Palm Beach: Go over the Southern Boulevard Bridge and proceed west on Southern Boulevard for about 14 miles. Make a left on to Route 441/SR 7. Make a right onto Forest Hill Boulevard. Make a left onto South Shore Boulevard. Make a right onto Pierson Road. Make a left onto Equestrian Club Road, which is the first road on the left. The WEF Main Entrance is on the right-hand side.
THE PALM BEACH POLO EQUESTRIAN CLUB 14440 PIERSON ROAD, WELLINGTON, FL 33414
Shopping: Vendors offering equestrian equipment, food, boutique apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings will be located adjacent to the Grand Prix ring. Vendors may call 1-800-792-6068 for more information and to reserve space.
Accommodations Hotels & Inns:
Hampton Inn – Mall at Wellington Green
2025 Vista Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL
The Royal Inn
675 Royal Palm Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL
The Holiday Inn-Turnpike
7859 Lake Worth Blvd.
Hampton Inn - Airport
1505 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL
The Gulf Stream Hotel
1 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
Trap & Skeet Club
2950 Pierson Rd.
RV Park RV Sales Of Broward
West Palm Beach Airport, recommended 25 minutes to competition grounds
Ft. Lauderdale Airport 1.5 hours to competition grounds
Miami International Airport 2 hours to competition grounds
General Transportation Services:
Wellington Cab - Convenient transportation from your hotels, the railroad station or the airport. (561) 333-0181
Global Limousine - South Florida’s only guaranteed limousine/airport transfer service covering West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando. Go to http://www.globallimousine.net
for information, prices, vehicles, discounts and bookings.
Tri Rail - Convenient rail shuttle service from West Palm Beach to airports in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale - Call 1-800-TRI-RAIL
We want to thank all our sponsors, participants, volunteers and organizers for their outstanding efforts. Without their help and funding, the Equestrian Aid Foundation would not have the proceeds from this wonderful event.
Great Event – Great Cause – Great Time!
Put us on your calendar and call for reservations 1-800-792-6068
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