March 2, 2010--Stuck in a blizzard? Stranded in an airport? Or just can't make it to South Florida? Don?t miss a second of the best show jumping in the country this weekend.
The final two USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the Alltech 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) bookend the $75,000 FEI Nations Cup, presented by CN, from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. It all takes place March 5 and 7 on UniversalSports.com, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, and the preeminent multi-platform destination for Olympic and lifestyle sports programming. UniversalSports.com will offer free, live webcasts, along with full-length, on-demand videos, highlights, photos and recaps of each event.
Kicking off the broadcast, live from Florida, is the fourth of five USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Through 10 days, 44 horse/rider combinations have been vying for a spot on the Long List for this World Championship. These 15 long-listed riders will go to Europe to compete this summer before the final team is selected for the WEG in September. Tune in at 2 p.m. EST on Friday afternoon to watch this unfold.
At 7 p.m. EST on Friday evening, one of the most festive nights of the show jumping year gets rolling when four of the top U.S. riders will square off against superstars from Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Germany and Denmark.
At 1 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 7, all the action continues with the fifth and final USEF Selection Trial for the U.S. Show Jumping Team.
Watch the action at UniversalSports.com/Equestrian:
Friday, March 5, 2 p.m.--USEF Selection Trial #4
Friday, March 5, 7 p.m.--Nations Cup Show Jumping
Sunday, March 7, 1 p.m.--USEF Selection Trial #5
Information provided by the U.S. Equestrian Federation