Venezuela Dominates as Emanuel Andrade Captures 1.40m Victory at Valiente Polo Club

Chloe Field and Luxtria Van T Gelutt Z.

Wellington, FL – March 14, 2014 – At only 17 years old, Venezuela’s Emanuel Andrade has amassed a string of highly sought after victories across the western globe. Today, he added another notch to his belt with his win in the 2014 Wellington Turf Tour 1.40m Grand Prix victory held at Valiente Polo Club in Wellington, FL. Andrade piloted Walter 61 to the blazing time of 35.986 seconds to vault to the top of the ranks and seal his victory as one of only six double clear efforts.

For Week 10 of the Wellington Turf Tour, Valiente Polo Club opened their gates for the first show jumping event to ever be held on their well-manicured fields. Valiente, the 2013 U.S. Open runner-up, is one of the top polo teams at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) this season, with an amazing roster of riders including 10-goaler Adolfo Cambiaso, ranked No. 1 in the world; Santi Torres; and Sapo Caset. The polo team is owned by Denver businessman Robert Jornayvaz, and has shown nothing short of success in the realm of polo, recently winning the 26-goal C. V. Whitney Cup, and currently competing in the USPA Piaget Gold Cup at IPC. Valiente has become increasingly more involved with the community, not only opening their facility up for the 2014 Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour, but also hosting a polo tournament for kids that had well over 70 children in attendance.

The morning was alive with excitement as the top riders in the nation gathered on the stadium field at Valiente Polo Club. The course tested both horse and rider alike, seeing only 15 ride to the jump off round. Throughout the course of the day The Wellington Turf Tour saw 41 horse and rider combinations, but Eric Hasbrouck designed a technical track for the penultimate week of the series.

Emanuel Camilli, of Norfield Stables LLC, was the first rider of the day to traverse the track and move into the short course. He took a conservative approach with Rogue de la Rouche, riding to a clean effort in 46.899 seconds.

Young talent Chloe Fields was the first to jet around the jump off, clearing each obstacle in a timely pace of 38.173 seconds. She continued to hold the lead, with Sarah Segal and Tilghman slipping in just behind in 38.322 seconds.

Pablo Barrios and Ambosell
Pablo Barrios and Ambosell

Pablo Barrios was the first to blow Fields’ time out of the water, blazing through the course in 37.317 seconds. He kept a strong gallop from start to finish, shaving the seconds as he consumed the open distances with the 9-year-old gelding Ambosell.

“I did the 8-year-old career track with him, and he really came along very well,” Barrios explained. “I brought him here, because I had the feeling that he would be better with the grass than the sand footing. I basically haven’t jumped him the whole winter, but I am very excited about today because I am going to take him to Calgary. I know I am going to use him as my grass horse.”

Barrios continued, “I am going to keep doing this next week. This was my first time coming out for this show. I am very happy with this. The course was great, and the footing was nice. I like this course, and I think the horses like this better. You need to be able to show your horse at other venues during the winter so they are not seeing the same things over and over.”

Although it seemed that Barrios had the win, Emanuel Andrade soon added his name to the jump off roster. Guiding Walter 61, Andrade erupted into a gallop like a bat out of hell, taking aim at the top time. He had seen Barrios post his remarkable round, and followed a similar path, but at a much more accelerated pace. He made a dash for the cash in a time of 35.986 seconds, more than a second ahead of Barrios.

“I saw Pablo go, and he is a really fast rider – the fastest in the world. I think I went faster just because my horse is really fast,” Andrade smiled. “He is a nice horse, not a difficult ride. He can sometimes be a little hot, but he is a great horse. I am very happy with how he went today. The course was really difficult, but it was nice. It gave good distances, and it wasn’t too full of twists and turns, so I was able to make up time through the distances.”

Andrade continued, “I am definitely going to come back next week for the finale event. I think that this series is a very good chance for horses and riders to experience the turf. It offers more money, and it has difficult courses. I had never been here before, but I am really happy to be here and show him different jumps and a different scene.”

Andrade claimed the victory with no others able to touch his time. Barrios was awarded the second place, while Fields finished third. Segal captured the fourth place with Tilghman, while Oliver McCarthy navigated Ramses du Lavillon to the fifth place. Camilli rounded out the top six as the last of the double clear efforts.

The final week of the Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour will conclude at the prestigious Deeridge Farms. This event is one of the highlights of Wellington’s winter circuit with $4,000 up for grabs on Wednesday, March 19, in the 1.30m-1.35m Jumpers, and qualifying points at stake in the Young Jumper Championship (YJC) Division with three times as much prize money on the table. On Saturday, March 22, the $24,995 Wellington Turf Tour 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix Finale will take center stage with an unprecedented amount of money at stake for Level II Jumpers.

Jeffery Welles continues to sit on top of the Wellington Turf Tour Leading Rider Bonus standings with $17,705 earned throughout the series. Ireland’s David Blake sits in second place with $10,825. Although Welles has what appears to be an insurmountable lead, next week’s finale event will tell all. The winner of the finale event will walk away with $8,000, possibly also claiming the coveted Leading Rider Bonus.

The final week of competition is sure to be filled with top-tier competitors and horses, unparalleled hospitality and unrivaled footing. Beverley Bryant, of Bryant Portraits, will be on site for the finale event. Her artwork has been seen throughout the 11-week series, with magnificent portraits on display at the varying venues each week. The rider in second place for the series rankings will receive a one-of-a-kind horse head drawing by Bryant.

Meadowbrook Horse Transport will provide transportation to and from the horse show and other locations throughout Wellington for both the Wednesday and Saturday 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 events will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Riders are encouraged to get their entries in as soon as possible for the approaching $24,995 Grand Prix Finale. Turning in entries early will ensure that they get the time that they desire.

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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, Junior/Amateur-Owner, Child/Adult and Senior Jumper Classics will find their home intermittently throughout the Wellington Turf Tour.

The Ridge at Wellington offers rated Equitation Shows every Tuesday from January – March 2014. 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.

Deeridge Farm
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Wellington, FL 33414

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 – 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, January 10, 2014 – 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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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.

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