Wellington, FL – January 4, 2014 – Equestrian Sport Productions LLC is proud to welcome Suncast® for its sixth year as a major sponsor of the world-renowned FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). Suncast® sponsors the 1.50m Championship Jumper Series, which runs throughout the 12 weeks of FTI WEF competition, held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on January 8 to March 30, 2014. The series offers fantastic prize money for its weekly classes and also awards a special $25,000 rider bonus at the end of the circuit.

All but two of the Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Series Classics will be FEI world ranking classes in 2014. Four of the classes, during FTI WEF weeks 5, 7, 9, and 11, will feature $84,000 in prize money each. During week 12, the $100,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Series Classic Final will be held on Saturday, March 29.
The total prize money in the Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Series Classics has increased by $200,000 from the 2013 FTI WEF.

A $25,000 rider bonus will also be awarded at the conclusion of the FTI WEF circuit, rewarding the performance of the top horse and rider combination throughout the Suncast® series. The bonus will be awarded following the completion of the final class.

Through their sponsorship of the FTI WEF, Suncast® now also supports the $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix, presented by Rolex. The one-of-a-kind event showcases 36 of the world’s top riders in an FEI world ranking competition held at the beautiful Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, FL, on January 5, 2014.

Suncast® Corporation manufactures home and outdoor storage products in the United States. It offers resin sheds, deck boxes, hose reels, and patio accessories as well as garden products, all sold through retailers across the country. The company was founded by Tom Tisbo in 1984 and is based in Batavia, Illinois.

Tom, his wife Jeannie, and their daughter, Lauren, are all very involved with the FTI WEF through their long-time sponsorship as well as their participation in the sport. The Tisbo family has been coming to Wellington for ten years and has been a very loyal supporter of the horse show. In addition to their sponsorship, Suncast® provides several of the structures that are used around the show grounds at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).

“Suncast® structures enhance the overall feel and look of the show grounds,” said Tom Tisbo. “They add a finished, professional look that provides visitors and participants shelter from the elements as well as a welcoming comfort. The Suncast® structures located at the PBIEC are of the same quality and features that are provided to homeowners and individual horse farms throughout the U.S. and Canada.”

“I founded Suncast® in 1984,” Tisbo noted. “Our initial product was the first all-plastic hose reel. Today we employee nearly 2,000 associates in three facilities utilizing over two million square feet. Suncast® supplies over 1,500 products to the largest retailers in the world, including Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Costco, Target, Amazon, Sears, and more. All Suncast® products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S.”

Suncast® and the Tisbo family look forward to a fantastic 2014 season at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. Be sure to check out the Suncast® structures around the show grounds and watch the Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Series classes each weekend to see who will be crowned the circuit champion. For more information, please visit www.Suncast.com.

Please visit www.equestriansport.com or call 561-793-5867 for more information on the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival.

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