January 18, 2012--The PRO DerbyCross Team Competition will be live streamed on the USEF Network presented by Smartpak on January 20 at 7 PM. Film production is being provided by CatchRide.
"We are very happy to team up with the USEF Network presented by Smartpak, who will be hosting the live stream broadcast," said Samantha Lendl, Executive Director of the Professional Riders Organization. "DerbyCross is so much fun and we hope that this allows people all over the world to see what this extreme sport is all about."
Kelly Plitz, a member of the 1984 Canadian Three-Day Event Team, is the featured artist for PRO DerbyCross and has created a unique painting, which is acrylic on board. The painting will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefitting Operation Homefront Florida. Kelly is married to Canadian Eventer Ian Roberts and with their son Eventer Waylon Roberts operate Dreamcrest Equestrian near Port Perry, Ontario.
Hannah Sue Burnett, Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Pan American Games Team Gold and Individual Silver Medalist, will open the evening with the National Anthem. Hannah is also Captain of Team Devoucoux, which added U.S. Show Jumping rider, Candice King, to the team line up this week.
2012 PRO DerbyCross Wellington Teams
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
Captain Leslie Law, Eventing
Sinead Halpin, Eventing
Sharon White, Eventing
Scott Smith, Show Jumping
Luis Escobar, Polo
TEAM OMEGA ALPHA
Captain Jessica Phoenix, Eventing
Rebecca Howard, Eventing
Selena O'Hanlon, Eventing
Erynn Ballard, Show Jumping
Martin Estrada, Polo
Captain Hannah Burnett, Eventing
Shannon Lilley, Eventing
Jon Holling, Eventing
Candice King, Show Jumping
Doug Barnes, Polo
Captain Buck Davidson, Eventing
Bruce Davidson, Eventing
Will Faudree, Eventing
Aaron Vale, Show Jumping
Kris Kampsen, Polo
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 Suncast Pavillion adjacent to the International Arena at PBIEC.
General admission is free. For further information on hospitality packages please visit: www.derbycross.com.