Wellington, FL – November 5, 2013 – After nearly 18 months of legal battles and turmoil in Wellington and in the equestrian industry, Equestrian Sport Productions is pleased to announce that it has conditionally accepted the Equestrian Village Resolutions approved by the Wellington Village Council on October 22, 2013. The only conditions to the acceptance are slight modifications to the language of two conditions to reflect the language clarified and voted on by the Council at the meeting.
The Master Plan Amendment approves the additional ingress and egress access off Pierson Road, allowing for access to the Equestrian Village by exhibitors, horse trailers and others. The Compatibility Determination grants approval for the site to operate as a permanent Commercial Equestrian Arena, with year-round uses of the facilities approved by the Council in a conceptual site plan that lays out in detail what the proposed configuration and uses of the property will be. ESP’s acceptance of the Resolutions is one of the final steps in the settlement agreement with the Village.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the litigation between ESP and the Village will be dismissed and the legal battles will be over. The end result is one that is a benefit to the Wellington community and allows the parties to move forward with a positive and fruitful working relationship. The 2014 Global Dressage Festival will operate at the Equestrian Village property under a Special Use Permit as the permanent improvements approved through the new Resolutions phase in. ESP is looking forward to providing the best dressage venue in the world.
Wellington Equestrian Partners managing partner, Mark Bellissimo, commented, “The resolution as clarified is a great victory for the Village of Wellington, the Equestrian Community, and our Partnership. I thank the council for its leadership in passing the Master Plan and Conditional use resolutions and their concern for safety in allowing us to modify the current Special Use Permit to allow for use of the Pierson Road for the upcoming season. I hope that the parties on all sides of these issues will now focus their energy on continuing to build this great community.”
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.”
Wellington, FL – Mark Bellissimo, Managing Partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners, announced today that WEP has acquired the commercial building and the 18 acre commercially zoned property that lies opposite the Old Polo Stadium on South Shore Blvd. The property currently has a 20,000 sq ft building and it is being made immediately available for the upcoming circuit. Within golf cart distance to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) Showgrounds, the location is perfect for a local office suite or the relocation of your equestrian enterprise. The WEP partnership would like to enhance the local economy by creating an equestrian initiative that will work collaboratively with the village, the county, and the state to provide incentives for equestrian related or complementary companies to relocate their businesses and corresponding jobs to Florida/Palm Beach County/Wellington. If you have an interest in relocating your business or in interest in an office suite please contact Paul Regal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WEP Partnership’s vision is to transform Wellington into the premiere Equestrian Lifestyle Destination in the world while creating an economic and philanthropic engine that integrates and enhances the local community. This vision is centered around the appreciation and love of the Horse. The Partnership is actively targeting new equestrian disciplines and events which it believes will broaden the equestrian season and enhance the equestrian experience for all.