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Palm Beach Open
March 22, 23 and 25

The Palm Beach Open is a new addition to the Palm Beach Masters Series at Deeridge Farms, Wellington-FL.

The Palm Beach Open is a USEF rated Jumper 2 show featuring courses ranging from .95 to 1.40 meters. Designed to give young horses experience at a world-class venue, the Palm Beach Open features classes on the Classic Champions Tour.  

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TOM HOLDEN - Course designer for the Classic Champions Tour 

Competed in show-jumping and eventing as an amateur for many years before he got involved in course design with a local riding club at the age of 18. Since then, show jumping course design has become Tom’s vocation in life. A Horse Sport Ireland Level 2 coach and tutor, he became involved with assisting several senior course designers in Ireland, including the highly respected Sgt Major Steve Hickey, Paul Duffy Snr and Gerry Byrne, progressing through the course design examination process, earning FEI level 3 status in 2006. Considered to be amongst the elite in his field has designed at the highest level in major events around the world including Dublin Horse Show (Young Horses Final), Estonia (World cup Qualifier), Croatia, Slovenia (World cup Qualifier), Portugal, England, and Canada (Spruce Meadows) and has collaborated with many of the world’s top course designers. Classic Champions Inc. is truly grateful to be able to count Tom among us.


In addition of the general results, the judges of Classic Champions Tour will reward one horse per generation for jumping style, quality of canter and rideability in addition to performance.


For the youngest, more significance will be assigned to the style than to the performance and for the oldest the ratio style/performance will be inversed. Judges will grade out of 10 for each criteria to get a maximum total of 30. The total on each day of competition will be added to produce the ranking. Only horses competing in all classes offered for their generation will be eligible.