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Inaugural Spring Steeplechase Set for Wellington's PBIEC Stadium

WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 5--An inaugural Spring Steeplechase to be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center's Stadium in Wellington on Saturday, Apr. 4 was announced Thursday by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC.

Six races--four over fences and two on the flat--will offer total prize money of $125,000. The gates will open at 11 a.m. and the first race is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. A family entertainment extravaganza is being prepared for the event.

Tickets for the Spring Steeplechase went on sale on Thursday, Mar. 5.

The Spring Steeplechase has been scheduled following the huge success of the inuagural Palm Beach Steeplechase at the Stadium last Thanksgiving which drew several thousand spectators. The spring event will be held after the conclusion of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival and is sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association.

Improvements being implemented for the Spring Steeplechase include:

-21 ft. x 27 ft. Jumbotron so everyone can view the entire race;

-More shaded areas, with seating;

-Elevated seating options, and

-Improved food options

Entertainment includes sky divers, a children's carnival, jugglers, face painters, balloon artists, a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, dog agility, a pre-Easter bonnet contest, live music and dancers, equestrian demonstrations, a car show and street performers.

Reservations and ticket information:

- Stadium General Admission - $20 in advance ($25 day of the event)

- Stadium VIP Parking - $25

- Stadium onsite parking - $10.

- Stadium general admission free for children under 12.

Premium Ticket Options: First come, first served for tailgating and table positioning. Tailgate and carless tailgate spaces are likely to sell out quickly. Limited ticketing available for all premium options.

-Stadium Tailgate/Inside Rail (4 tkts) - $295 per car

- Stadium Tailgate/Outside Rail (4 tkts) - $295 per car

-Stadium Carless Tailgate (8 tkts) - $395 per 10ft. x 10 ft. tent

-Stadium Terrace Table (8 tkts) - $1,000 per table (open bar and buffet)

-Stadium Tiki Terrace 2nd Floor Table (6 tkts) - $1,500 per table (open bar and buffet)

-Stadium Turf Club (8 tkts) per table - $600 a la carte catering menu

-Stadium Home Stretch Rail Chalet (40 tkts) - $3,000

-Players Club Individual (1 tkt.) - $150 per person (open bar and buffet)

-Players Club Terrace 2nd Floor Table (10 tkts) - $2,000 per table (open bar and buffet)

Sales tax will be applied to the ticket prices.

Reservations and tickets can be ordered by telephone to Annette Goyette at 561.793.5867 or online at http://.equestriansport.com.

PBIEC INFORMATION & TICKETS: http://equestriansport.com or 561.793.5867

DIRECTIONS: From the Florida Turnpike south, take Exit #93, Lake Worth Blvd., and travel west, crossing over US 441. Travel five miles to South Shore Blvd., turn right on South Shore and proceed one mile to Pierson Road. PBIEC Stadium is on the corner of Pierson Rd. and Southshore Blvd.

From Interstate I-95, take Exit #49. Travel west on Forest Hills Blvd. 11 miles to South Shore Blvd. Turn left on South Shore and follow to Pierson Road. PBIEC Stadium is on the corner of Pierson Rd. and Southshore Blvd.


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