Wellington, FL – March 3, 2014 – The ninth week of the Ridge at Wellington series is here! This week’s events will take place this Wednesday, March 5, and Friday, March 7, 2014, at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC). 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 at IPC 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 the Young Jumper Championship (YJC) qualifying classes for essential points. This week’s riders in the Young Jumper classes will compete on the turf at IPC 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 at IPC, with the classes running concurrently.
Currently Jeffery Welles sit on the top of the ranks for the Leading Rider Bonus, sweeping Week VIII of the series will Bilion. The 1.40m Grand Prix will once again leave its mark at IPC this Friday, March 7, 2014. Ireland’s David Blake slid into second place last week, and the competition continued to heat up. Who will ride to the challenge for Week VIIII?
Attendees of Week VIIII of the 11-week series can look forward to a show filled with top-tier competitors and horses, and nearly $200,000 in prize money.
The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour was designed to develop young riders and young horses and provide a change of venue for all riders. The 2013 event was hailed as a highlight of the season with top riders, amateurs and juniors alike choosing to ride in the invitational series, challenging their young horses to a new experience during the Winter Equestrian Festival. The 2014 series returned to the Wellington show scene bigger and better than ever.
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 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 $15,000 Friday Grand Prix. 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.
International Polo Club Palm Beach
3667 120th Avenue South, 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)