Will ROCK in 2018!

COTA will be taking a brief hiatus in 2017 to plan and expand, returning in March of 2018 to continue its fight against breast cancer.


The Challenge of the Americas, known throughout the equestrian world for its spectacular Grand Prix Musical Quadrilles and exciting Show Jumping exhibitions, will return in March of 2018 for its 14th Anniversary in Wellington, FL to continue its fight against breast cancer. This one-of-a-kind affair showcases the equestrian sports of Dressage and Jumping and includes the “Who’s Who” of top equestrian competitors from the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.


There are few, if any, places throughout the world where an audience can delight in the performances of such a large and distinguished group of riders and their magnificent partners. Then celebrate at the Challenge Gala! A truly spectacular event to be enjoyed by all!


Fast forward your calendars to 2018, circle the month of March, and once again plan to join the Breast Cancer Research Foundation & Play for P.I.N.K. as international riders perform to world-class music and choreography in their efforts to find a cure in our lifetime.


A huge THANK YOU to all our SPONSORS.

See you in 2018!


Photos by Phelps Media Group

About The Challenge Of The Americas

The Challenge Beneficiary

The Challenge of the Americas, having evolved over the past 14 years from an afternoon dressage exhibition/luncheon in 2003, has grown into an under-the-lights international equestrian extravaganza and gala. Its success and continued growth is due to its partnership in the fight against breast cancer, as well as its unique and highly entertaining format that includes not only the excitement of show jumping but the elegance of the musical freestyle quadrille forever to be recognized as "dancing for women and men around the world".

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than a half a billion dollars to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world.  BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. with an A+ rating from Charity Watch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 12 times since 2002.

In 2015-2016, BCRF awarded $48.5 million in annual grants to over 240 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. In addition, $5.4 million was committed to the international Founder’s Fund project focused on metastasis. Every hour of research we fund improves outcomes and saves lives. For more information, please visit: www.bcrfcure.org.




Play for P.I.N.K.® (Prevention, Immediate Diagnosis, New Technology, Knowledge) is a 501 (c)(3) grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds to fight breast cancer through lifestyle and sporting events. Play for P.I.N.K.’s commitment is to contribute 100% of all proceeds to their sole beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® in order to fund the world’s top researchers. Since 1996, our dedicated volunteers have raised $48.2 million for breast cancer research - one creative event at a time. Play for P.I.N.K. donated $4,800,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 2016 - which will fund at least 18 life-saving research projects next year. For more information, visit  www.playforpink.org.


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The Challenge Gala

The Challenge Gala, an elegant evening of dinner and dancing, gets underway immediately following the “The Challenge of the Americas” competition. An awards presentation is featured and guests have the chance to meet and socialize with riders and judges.


For 2018 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mary Ross at (561) 433-0988

Contact the Challenge

Program Coordinator


8067 Montserrat Place

Wellington, FL 33414

(561) 433-0988

(561) 251-7945

Email: Anglot@aol.com


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