Wellington, FL – July 10, 2012 – Mark Bellissimo, Managing Partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners (WEP), is pleased to announce that show jumper Georgina Bloomberg has joined the Wellington Equestrian Partners. With over 60 career grand prix placings, Georgina Bloomberg is one of the nation’s top riders and has represented the United States in international competition. She is known for her philanthropic ventures and is also the author of a teen book series based on the equestrian world.
Bellissimo stated, “Georgina has a great background, interest, and enthusiasm for equestrian sport. I am confident she will make contributions throughout our business and the industry. We are actively evaluating a number of initiatives, including a jobs program that will focus on increasing the awareness, training, and access to equestrian jobs within the community; increasing our involvement with Wellington schools; and broadening the FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge which has raised over $2.7 million dollars for Palm Beach County over the last three years. We are excited to have her as part of our team.”
“We are thrilled to have Georgina join the Wellington Equestrian Partners,” said Michael Stone, President of ESP. “We are looking forward to working with her and having her input while we continuously work to improve our competitions, the facility at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, and equestrian sport in general.”
Wellington Equestrian Partners is comprised of equestrian families whose investments are dedicated to transforming Wellington into the premiere Equestrian Lifestyle Destination in the world. WEP has invested over $30 million dollars enhancing the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) over the last five years as part of its $200 million dollar investment in the community.
PBIEC has two core facilities with 18 competition arenas, one derby field, and the largest covered riding surface in the world. It comprises two facilities: the Main Showgrounds at 14440 Pierson Road, and the Stadium, primarily focused on Dressage, located at the corner of Pierson Road and South Shore Boulevard. WEP also owns Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) which operates 42 weeks of USEF rated horse shows from September through June at PBIEC in Wellington, Florida.
ESP produces two of the largest equestrian festivals in the world. The FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) is the world’s largest and longest running equestrian competition. The 12-week event awards over $6 million dollars in prize money and hosts 5,000 horses and 2,800 riders from 50 States and 31 Countries in the jumper, hunter, and equitation disciplines. It also operates The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (GDF) which was launched in 2012 as a 10-week festival and hosted some of the best dressage competition in North America, including a CDIO 3* and CDI 5*.
Please visit www.equestriansport.com or call 561-793-5867 for more information.