Lunch & Learn and Ride & Learn Educational Series at WEF


Wellington, FL - January 12, 2011 - Equestrian Sport Productions is introducing an exciting new two-part educational component to the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). The two new series, the "Lunch & Learn" and "Ride & Learn," are designed to provide all FTI WEF participants and members of the Wellington community with creative and informative opportunities for further developing their skills and knowledge of the sport as a whole.

The Lunch & Learn series will begin on January 20, and will take place every Thursday starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Wellington Club throughout the circuit prior to the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup. Each segment of the series is hosted by a different sponsor that will hold a seminar to review industry topics relevant to the products and services about which they are passionate. The schedule includes a wide variety of topics that vary weekly. Please see below for a full schedule of topics.




Admission to the Lunch & Learn series is entirely free, and all attendees are treated to lunch, which is kindly provided by the weekly Lunch & Learn sponsor. No prior equestrian knowledge is required to attend the events, and all interested parties are welcome to attend free of charge.

Bruno Delgrange Saddles USA is the presenting sponsor of the FTI WEF Lunch & Learn Series. Every attendee will be entered to win the grand prize of a Bruno Delgrange Saddle. Every saddle is a unique and custom made creation. All saddles are handcrafted in France. For more information or to view their products, visit their vendor booth located beside the International Arena warm up ring.

This exciting new series would not be possible without the series' kind sponsors, including: Laura Hanson, The Sanctuary at PBIEC, Adequan, Spy Coast Farm, GenSpring Family Office, Draper Therapies, and Pennfield Feeds.


The second part of the educational component is the Ride & Learn series, which is composed of several mounted riding clinics conducted by some of the most well-known and experienced professionals in the business. These clinics will take place every Tuesday, starting the second week of the FTI WEF. Most of these clinics will take place in the International Arena.

This series was created to give equestrians of all levels and interests valuable opportunities to improve their riding skills in specific areas. The topics of the clinic offer unique opportunities to practice exercises that might not otherwise be possible for riders. There is a wide array of topics offered, varying from Equitation to Pony Hunter Riding.




Artisan Farms is kindly sponsoring clinics that are designed to give junior riders instruction that will be beneficial to them during the Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Series, including the topics "Riding Under the Lights" and "Maneuvering a Derby Course." The first of the two clinics will take place at night in the International Arena, and the second will take place at the Stadium on the corner of Southshore Boulevard and Pierson Road.

In conjunction with the Spy Coast Farm Young Sporthorse Show Series, Spy Coast Farm is offering a clinic educating participants on the topic of "How to Back a Young Horse." Spy Coast Farm's own Lisa Lourie will conduct this clinic in the Mogavero Arena during the seventh week of the FTI WEF. For a full schedule of topics and clinicians, please see below.

Space in each of the clinics is limited, so make sure to sign up in advance. For pricing, registration, and other information, please contact Rosemary Bertin at