Wellington, FL - February 8, 2014 - McLain Ward and Dulien Van De Smeets returned to the Ridge at Wellington's 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix to defend their turf, but they were met with a challenger as the fifth week of the series got underway.
Miami, FL - February 10, 2014 - One of the longest running and most prestigious of all American show jumping events, the American Invitational, a Tampa fixture for over forty years, is moving from the West coast of Florida to Sun Life Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins, in Miami on the East coast. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Wellington, FL - February 7, 2014 - The top riders from across the nation gather at the Ridge at Wellington today for the inaugural Hunter Derby Days, part of the Ridge at Wellington's Turf Tour. Under sunny skies and beautiful conditions the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby commenced this afternoon, featuring derby sensation Jersey Boy with Jennifer Alfano in the saddle riding to the top of the ranks.
Wellington, Fla. - February 6, 2014 - The action-packed FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (FTI GCC) raised more than $2.25 million for local charities Saturday at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, smashing a fundraising record for the event and topping last year's amount of $1.5 million. One-hundred per cent of the proceeds will be distributed to Palm Beach County charities, impacting many thousands of lives.
Halifax, MA - February 7, 2014 - The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, which met with rave reviews from competitors across the country was rewarded for its first year efforts with a top ranking from the NARG, the North American Riders Group, at their annual meeting this week in Wellington, Florida. Silver Oak came in as the 13th ranked best horse show in North America.
Wellington, Florida – Olympic team gold medalist Ben Maher of Great Britain rode away $3,000 richer thanks to the SSG Gloves “Go Clean for the Promotion”. Maher wore SSG ‘Digital’ riding gloves on his way to victory in the $125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Series Round V on February 6 at the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, to claim a $3,000 bonus in from the Canadian manufacturer.
Wellington, Florida – Vancouver’s Tiffany Foster and Victor claimed victory in the $125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round V – Section B held Thursday, February 6, at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. Two weeks earlier, the pair enjoyed the exact same placing, winning the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round III – Section B on January 23.
Wellington, FL - February 6, 2014 - The first of two February Tuesday afternoon Citrus Series Horse Shows at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center at Okeeheelee Park got off to a brisk start. The jumps were set at 2'3" and by the end of the show were raised to 1.40m, accommodating all levels of horses and riders.
Wellington, FL - February 6, 2014 -Lars Petersen (DEN) and Mariett have become familiar faces in the winner's circle at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), and Thursday evening was no exception. Petersen topped the FEI Grand Prix 4* presented by The Dutta Corp. with Marcia Pepper's 16-year-old Danish Warmblood mare with a score of 70.960%.