Sarah Segal and Tilghman.
Wellington, FL – February 18, 2014 – Week seven is upon us, and the Ridge at Wellington’s Turf Tour is alive with jumper excitement as the leading rider standings are announced. For the past six weeks, professional, junior and amateur jumpers alike have enjoyed the classes at The Ridge at Wellington and the grass fields at venues across Wellington. For weeks, these riders have been competing not only for ribbons each week, but to be named as the Leading Rider in the series finale on Saturday, March 22 at Deeridge Farms. It is Sarah Segal who has ridden to the top of the standings.
This week the Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour will return to the illustrious Deeridge Farms facility for Week VII. This week’s events will take place this Wednesday, February 19, and Saturday, February 22, 2014. This event is one of the highlights of Wellington’s winter circuit with $4,000 up for grabs this Wednesday in the 1.30m-1.35m Jumpers, and qualifying points at stake in the Young Jumper Championship Division. This Saturday the $15,000 Wellington Turf Tour 1.40m Grand Prix will take center stage with an unprecedented amount of money at stake for Level II Jumpers.
Wednesday marks the third of five opportunities The Ridge at Wellington will offer this season for riders to compete in a Young Jumper Championship (YJC) qualifying classes for essential points. This week’s riders in the Young Jumper classes will compete at Deeridge Farms with their up-and-coming jumpers, giving them an opportunity to expose their young horses to different show conditions and locations.
From 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. riders will have the opportunity to rack of points in the $500 5 Year Old Jumper YJC Qualifying Class. The $500 6 Year Old YJC Qualifying Class will run from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The $500 7 and 8 Year Old YJC Qualifying Class will take place from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Riders will have the chance to partake in a warm up round with an open card in order to prepare for the qualifying classes. The 1.30m-1.35m Jumper classes will continue to run on the grass field, with the classes running concurrently.
It was Jeffery Welles and Antaris S that took the 1.40m Grand Prix victory at the International Polo Club Palm Beach for week six of the series, but Segal leads the ranks with the Leading Rider Bonus at stake. The Leading Rider of the Wellington Turf Tour Grand Prix Series will gain access to one of the most highly sought after, and beautiful clubs in the nation. The club was created by players for players, and was born out of the dream to build a facility to showcase the incredible skills of the ponies and players that dominate the sport. The arenas of play include three state-of-the-art playing fields and a stick and ball field.
Other amenities include the Mallet Grille, The 7th Chukker, Spa and Fitness Center, Croquet Lawn, Tennis Courts, the Sports House, the Polo Library and numerous retail outlets with exclusive merchandise. Members and their guests will have the luxury of enjoying the panoramic views of the action from field side box seats or lawn and terrace seating. Sponsors and fans convene at The Winners Circle to congratulate the players during the awards presentation following the games. Gourmet brunches, après polo celebrations and the prerequisite charitable events will take place in the climate controlled Grand Marquee, the most sought-after Sunday brunch in town.
This Wednesday and Friday, Deeridge Farms will welcome attendees to the seventh of an 11-week series filled with top-tier competitors, horses and nearly $200,000 in prize money. This is a rare opportunity for jumper riders to compete on the immaculate turf. The event is approaching quickly, so riders should get their entries in to avoid post-entry fees. The stakes are increasing each week as top riders, amateur and professional, vie for their invitation into the $24,750 Invitational Grand Prix Series Finale Saturday, March 22, 2014, and the Leading Rider Bonus.
Meadowbrook Horse Transport will provide transportation to and from the horse show and other locations throughout Wellington for both the Wednesday and Friday events. The transportation is a nominal fee of $50 per horse, and will be calculated into the final show fees. To make a reservation for one of the three pickup times: 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. please call Peter Tufano of Meadowbrook Horse Transport at (954) 415-7217, or call Nona Garson at (908) 500-0996.
The Wednesday and Friday events will run from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Riders are encouraged to get their entries in as soon as possible for the approaching events. Turning in entries early will ensure that they get the time that they desire.
The Ridge still has available sponsorships for the Invitational Series. For more information, call (908) 500-0996 or download information at www.theridgefarm.com.
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The Ridge at Wellington Horse Show Series Fast Facts
The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour offers their popular 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix for its second year, with an open in gate format taking place once a week at beautiful venues throughout Wellington. The Ridge at Wellington Grand Prix Finale will take place March 22, 2014.
The Turf Tour also will host 1.30m-1.35m Jumpers every Wednesday beginning January 8, 2014 and running until March 19, 2014.
Young Jumper Classes and both Children’s/Senior Jumper Classics will find their home intermittently throughout the Wellington Turf Tour.
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.
Two USHJA International Hunter Derbies will take place February 7, 2014 and March 21, 2014.
The Ridge at Wellington series includes several weeks of competition throughout the Winter Season with USEF Rated Equitation Shows. This winter will also feature five two-day schooling shows. The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour will offer 1.30m-1.35m Jumpers, 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix, Young Jumpers, Children’s/Senior Classics, and two hunter derbies.
3655 Middleburg Dr,
Wellington, FL 33414
Barn & Show Phone 561-791-1471 | Barn Fax 561-791-1543
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 – 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, January 10, 2014 – 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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
Text: (908) 500-0996
14415 Palm Beach Point Blvd. East
Wellington, FL, 33414
(561) 791-1471 (show office)
(908) 839-3859 (show cell)
(561) 791-1543 (show fax)