USA Dressage Olympic Short List Event to be Streamed from Palm Beach International Equestrian Center June 8-11, Spectators Permitted with Tickets

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Palm Beach International Equestrian Center pre-Covid-19 restrictions. Photo courtesy Equestrian Sport Productions

WELLINGTON, Florida, May 20, 2021–The U.S. Dressage Olympic Short List observation event will be streamed from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center June 8-11 and spectators will be permitted with tickets to see the event live.

The top 15 American rider and horse combinations will compete in the international arena at Wellington’s main show ground seeking selection to the team of three and one reserve to go to the Olympics in Tokyo at the end of July.

The horse inspection will be held Tuesday, June 8 but will not be open to the public.

The Grand Prix will be staged at night under lights in what is expected to be hot and humid weather similar to conditions forecast for the Tokyo Games. The U.S. is one of 15 nations that will compete in the Grand Prix seeking to earn one of eight spots for the Grand Prix Special to Music medal round.

The Grand Prix Special to Music will be at night on Friday, June 11. The musical version of the Special will be used in Tokyo for the first time at an Olympics.

The two days of competition will be streamed live on the USEF Network.

Tickets required to allow spectators admission will include food and beverages.

Equestrian Sport Productions that manages PBIEC has not permitted spectators on the show grounds during the past year of competitions. A requirement for face masks has been eased to allow vaccinated individuals to go without except in specific locations such as the show office.

A final decision on COVID-19 requirements will be made by ESP in about two weeks.