The FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival is entering its seventh week of competition, and decisions have been made to keep all jumper divisions as usual at the FTI WEF showgrounds. Three highlight classes – the $30,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 7, the $25,000 Suncast 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic, and the $50,000 Hermès Jumper Derby – will be held on the grass derby field at The Stadium this week.

Due to safety issues, only these three classes can be held at The Stadium this week. After no response from the Village of Wellington to requests to open the Pierson Road entrance to the property, it was decided to move the jumper division classes back to the FTI WEF showgrounds so that horses would not have to use South Shore Boulevard.

Equestrian Sport Productions is looking forward to hosting three top classes on the scenic derby field this week.

Additional classes that will be held there during the remainder of the FTI WEF include:
The Sam Edelman Equitation Championship – Saturday, March 9
$15,000 Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix – Sunday, March 24
$100,000 Pennfield Grand Feeds Grand Prix, CSI 4* – Sunday, March 24
$50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Round 2 – Sunday, March 31

Hunter competition planned for FTI WEF 9 at The Stadium will now be held at the FTI WEF showgrounds as well, but the Sam Edelman Equitation Championship will still be held on the grass derby field at The Stadium.

For more information and updated schedules, please visit www.equestriansport.com. Printed updated schedules are also available in the horse show office and Exhibitor’s Services.

About the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival
The 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival has 12 weeks of top competition running from January 9 through March 31. The FTI WEF is run by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC, and Wellington Equestrian Partners and held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. All 12 shows are “AA” rated and Jumper Rated 6, and more than $7 million in prize money will be awarded.

About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,800 employees located in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The company generated $1.56 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2011. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.

Please visit www.equestriansport.com or call 561-793-5867 for more information.