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Wellington Equestrian Festival to feature Stoneman Douglas choir, memorial at Rolex Grand Prix

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Wellington Equestrian Festival to feature Stoneman Douglas choir, memorial at Rolex Grand Prix
The Wellington Equestrian Festival and $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix will host a memorial for victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The event will be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington on Saturday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. The MSDHS choir will be performing in memory of the 17 lives lost during the February 14 mass shooting on their campus.

To represent each victim, seventeen horses and riders will stand in the ring while the choir of students sings.

The event marks the final Saturday competition of the circuit (WEF 12) and will welcome the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*, the most prestigious international class of the 2018 season.

According to their website, WEF concludes its twelfth week of competition, sponsored by Rolex, on April 1. The highlight event is the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5* in the WEF International Arena. Additional featured classes are the $15,000 International Hunter Derby Hunt & Go and $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby starting at 9:30 a.m. on the grass derby field at Equestrian Village (13500 South Shore Blvd.) on Friday, March 30. WEF wraps up with the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Round Two on the grass derby field at 1 p.m., and the $50,000 Wanderers Club Grand Prix CSI 2* and $50,000 CP 1.50m National Grand Prix in the WEF International Arena, on Sunday, April 1.

The event begins Saturday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Choir performance taking place during the memorial at approximately 7:45p.m.

Palm Beach International Equestrian Center is located at 3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL.

The event is free to attend, parking is $20 per car, or $30 for valet parking. For more information, visit www.PBIEC.com or call 561-793-5867.

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