Wellington, FL – January 17, 2013 – The second session of the 11-week $175,000 Invitational Grand Prix Series at the Ridge at Wellington takes place on Friday, January 18, 2013. The 1.40m Grand Prix is the highlight of the season for Level 2 Jumpers, with $15,000 offered in prize money each Friday throughout the series.
Any members of the media that require special interviews of any special assistance, or wish to cover this event, please contact Phelps Media Group, Inc. International.
Mason Phelps – (561) 371-0118
Kendall Bierer – (561) 309-9873
The 1.40m Invitational Series allows riders the chance to compete on a horse they would not normally ride at the Wellington Equestrian Festival (WEF), or reserve a time to show their favorite mount after their simultaneous activities at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. With the additional higher stakes, this series is sure to become a hit for the winter season.
Riders who participate in eight out of the 10 Friday Grand Prix classes will have the opportunity to show in the $24,750 Grand Prix Series Finale on Saturday, March 23, 2013, with no entry fee. Riders are encouraged to get their entries in for this exciting event as soon as possible to let the event coordinators know they are participating and will be at the ring for their jumping times.
The line-up of entrants for the first week included Kevin Babbington, Lauren Hough, Candice King and Todd Minikus. They all agreed that the series is an exciting new addition to the Wellington show season. It was Andres Rodriguez and Elatrice who stole the show and rode to the top of the leader board with their double clear effort in only 39.852 seconds.
“It fit a niche,” King said of the first day of the series. “It did a good thing filling a void that some people need.”
1.40m Grand Prix Invitational Series Results Week One
1 ANDRES RODRIGUEZ ELATRICE 000 000 39.852
2 PETER LUTZ KENYON 000 000 40.007
3 KEVIN BABBINGTON MARK Q 000 000 40.034
4 SAMUEL PAROT MANDALAY 000 000 40.730
5 ANDRES RODRIGUEZ ABERDEEN 000 000 40.919
6 AMY MILLAR QUIDAM 13 000 000 42.811
7 ALEXA LOWE-WISEMAN DUBLINE 000 000 43.165
8 DECLAN ORPEN AMADEUS 000 000 43.347
9 HECTOR FLORENTINO STRANSKYS MISSION FARM 000 000 43.535
10 PENNY BRENNAN WANDA 000 000 43.993
11 CATHERINE PASMORE Z CANTA 000 000 42.102
12 TRACY FREELS KEEP IT SIMPLE 000 000 46.642
The Ridge still has available sponsorships for the Invitational Series. For more information, call (908) 500-0996 or download information at http://www.theridgefarm.com/documents/TheRidgea%20WellingtonWinterInvitationalGrandPrixSeries%20v4.pdf.
Sponsorships are available for the $25,000 Finale, $15,000 Weekly Grand Prix, $2,000 Weekly Hospitality Text, $3,500 Show Jump Sponsor for series, $1,500 Grooms Award Sponsor for series, $750 Ring Banner for the series, and $500 Weekly Class Presenter.
All checks should be made payable to the Ridge Farm LLC.
The Ridge at Wellington Grand Prix Series
c/o Eda Tordiff
110 Edwards Rd.
Parsippany, NJ, 07054
This premiere state-of-the-art facility offers the best of the equestrian sports with varying competition levels. Their shows offer a wide array of classes, as well as generous prize money and sponsorship opportunities. Located only two miles from the prestigious Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, the Ridge at Wellington offers one of the most centrally located horse shows in Wellington.
For more information about the Ridge at Wellington please go to http://www.theridgefarm.com. For up-to-date information please follow the Ridge at Wellington on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ridge-at-Wellington/219358376264.
THE RIDGE AT WELLINGTON HORSE SHOW SERIES FAST FACTS
The Ridge at Wellington offers Equitation Shows every Tuesday of the month from January – March 2013. There will also be a series of schooling shows at the Ridge at Wellington for all experience levels. New to the Ridge at Wellington is their all-new 1.40m Invitational Series.
The Ridge at Wellington will feature the first annual 2013 Grand Prix Invitational Series for Level 2 Jumpers.
The Ridge at Wellington
14415 Palm Beach Pt. Blvd
Wellington, FL 33414
Barn & Show Phone 561-791-1471 | Barn Fax 561-791-1543
8:30am – 5pm daily
From the Florida Turnpike: Take the exit for LakeWorth Road West. Continue on Lake Worth Road approximately 6 miles to South Shore Blvd. Make a left on South Shore Blvd. Continue to the stop sign at 50th Street. Make a Right on 50th Street. Continue to Stables Way and make a right. Continue to the end of Stables Way and make a right on Palm Beach Point Blvd. Driveway to farm is 50 feet on the left.
From Route 95: Take the exit for Forest Hill Blvd West. Continue on Forest Hill Blvd to South Shore Blvd. Make a left on South Shore Blvd. Once on South Shore Blvd, continue straight at light at Pierson Road and again straight through the intersection at Lake Worth Road, to the stop sign at 50th Street. Make a Right on 50th Street. Continue to Stables Way and make a right. Continue to the end of Stables Way and make a right on Palm Beach Point Blvd. Driveway to farm is 50 feet on the left.
Before Show – (561) 791-1471, Email: RidgeShows@aol.com
During Show – Telephone: (561) 791-1471, Fax: (561) 791-1543
14415 Palm Beach Point Blvd. East
Wellington, FL, 33414
(561) 791-1471 (show office)
(908) 839-3859 (show cell)
(561) 791-1543 (show fax)