Pro Derbycross Occupies Wellington January 20th

RELEASE: January 11, 2012
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Equestrian Sport Productions

Eventers. Jumpers. Polo Team Up & Take Over


Wellington, FL - January 11, 2012 - The much anticipated PRO DerbyCross Team Competition returns to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, on Friday January, 20 at 7:00 PM. Team FarmVet/Cavalor, featuring Captain Buck Davidson, Bruce Davidson, Will Faudree, Aaron Vale and Kris Kampsen returns in full to defend their title against five other teams.

Buck Davidson at last year's PRO DerbyCross
Buck Davidson at last year's PRO DerbyCross
PRO DerbyCross is a team competition featuring riders from the three equestrian disciplines of eventing, show jumping and polo. Each team is composed of three event riders, a show jumper and polo player. Teams compete individually against the clock over a hybrid course that features cross country obstacles and show jumps. Olympic Gold Medalist and Canadian Eventing Team Coach, David O'Connor, will once again design the course in the International Arena.

2012 PRO DerbyCross Wellington Teams:

TEAM SMARTPAK 
Captain Phillip Dutton, Eventing 
Boyd Martin, Eventing 
Jennie Brannigan, Eventing 
Jeffery Welles, Show Jumping 
Nic Roldan, Polo 

TEAM GUARDIAN HORSE BEDDING
Captain Karen O'Connor, Eventing
Clark Montgomery, Eventing
Marilyn Little-Meredith, Eventing
Benjamin Meredith, Show Jumping
John Gobin, Polo

TEAM WINDSOR 
Captain Leslie Law, Eventing 
Sinead Halpin, Eventing 
Sharon White, Eventing S
Scott Smith, Show Jumping 
Luis Escobar, Polo 

TEAM OMEGA ALPHA
Captain Jessica Phoenix, Eventing
Rebecca Howard, Eventing
elena O'Hanlon, Eventing
Erynn Ballard, Show Jumping
Martin Estrada, Polo

TEAM DEVOUCOUX 
Captain Hannah Burnett, Eventing 
Shannon Lilley, Eventing 
Jon Holling, Eventing 
SJ TBA 
Doug Barnes, Polo 

TEAM FARMVET/CAVALOR
Captain Buck Davidson, Eventing
Bruce Davidson, Eventing
Will Faudree, Eventing
Aaron Vale, Show Jumping
Kris Kampsen, Polo 

The PRO DerbyCross Calcutta Welcome Reception will be held at The White Horse Tavern at The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on January 19 at 6:30 PM. The PRO DerbyCross Team Competition takes place at the International Arena at the PBIEC on January 20 at 7:00 PM. Tickets for both the Calcutta Welcome Reception and the PRO DerbyCross Patron's Marquee are available and general admission is free. For further information on ticket packages please visit: www.derbycross.com.

Proceeds from the PRO DerbyCross Team Competition benefit Operation Homefront, which is the Official Charitable Partner of the Professional Riders Organization. Operation Homefront provides emergency financial relief for U.S. Service Members and their families in times of need as well as Wounded Warriors during their recovery and transition. Equestrian Sport Productions and the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival will be hosting hot dogs and beer for 100 of our local U.S. Service Members and their families Friday, January 20, at 5:30 PM at the Suncoast Pavillion adjacent to the International Arena at PBIEC.