The Wellington Turf Tour Heads Home to The Ridge For Third Week of Competition

Ben Maher and Diva captured the victory during the 2014 Wellington Turf held at The Ridge at Wellington on their grand prix turf field.
Ben Maher and Diva captured the victory during the 2014 Wellington Turf held at The Ridge at Wellington on their grand prix turf field.

Wellington, FL - January 19, 2015 -The Ridge at Wellington's Turf Tour is travelling to The Ridge for its third week of competition. This week's events will take place on Wednesday, January 21 and Friday, January 23.  This event will consist of two very exciting days of competition, with highlights including several Young Jumper Championship qualifying classes offered on Wednesday and a $15,000 1.40m Grand Prix on Friday.

Young horses will have the opportunity to compete this week at the Ridge at Wellington on the large Grand Prix field. In addition, The Ridge will be hosting a Young Jumper Symposium tomorrow from 4-6 p.m. that will talk about the training and proper course building for young horses. The Ridge at Wellington is proud to announce that Michel Ismalun, a member of the course design team from WEG 2014, will be presenting this clinic as well as designing this week's young jumper courses.

Wednesday will have just under $5000 in prize money up for grabs in the 1.30-1.35m jumpers and an additional $3000 available in the Young Jumper division. There will be $15,000 in prize money offered in Friday's 1.40m Grand Prix.

This Wednesday and Friday, The Ridge will welcome attendees to the third week of the Ridge at Wellington's Turf Tour, a unique series designed to provide a change of venue for all riders, and develop young talent in both horses and riders. The series allows for a fresh experience outside of WEF and excels at a relaxed atmosphere with unrivaled hospitality.

On Wednesday, the sand ring will see horses and riders competing in 1.30-1.35m jumpers with an open card running from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. The grand prix field will see low schooling and 5-year-old jumpers from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Medium schooling and 6 year-old jumpers will run from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. 7 & 8 year-old jumpers will run in the afternoon from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Each division has two classes running concurrently with open cards.

The Young Jumper Division will have one class run as optimum time and a second class that will be a qualifier for Young Jumper Championships. The 5 & 6-year-old qualifying classes have $500 in prize money and the 7 & 8-year-old class offers $2000.

Friday's events promise to be exciting, with the $15,000 1.40m Grand Prix running in the Grand Prix field from 8 a.m. through 4:30 pm. The sand arena will see low and medium schooling jumpers with two classes running concurrently offered at each height. These schooling jumper classes will continue to be offered on Friday throughout the remainder of the Turf Tour. 

The event is approaching quickly, so riders should get their entries in to avoid post-entry fees. Week three of the Ridge at Wellington's Turf Tour will take place at The Ridge. The physical address is 14415 Palm Beach Pt. Blvd Wellington.

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.

For more information about the Ridge at Wellington please go to www.theridgefarm.com. For up-to-date information please follow the Ridge at Wellington on Facebook.  

THE RIDGE AT WELLINGTON HORSE SHOW SERIES FAST FACTS

Events:
The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour offers their popular 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix for its third 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 27, 2015.

The Turf Tour also will host 1.30m-1.35m Jumpers every Wednesday beginning January 7, 2015 and running until March 18, 2015.

Young Jumper Classes and both Children's/Senior Jumper Classics will find their home intermittently throughout the Wellington Turf Tour, running concurrently with the 1.30-1.35m and 1.40m Jumpers.

The Ridge at Wellington offers Equitation Shows every Tuesday of the month from January 6 - March 23, 2015. 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 6, 2015 and March 20, 2015.

What: 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/Adult Classics, Masters Jumpers, Junior/Amateur Classics, two hunter derbies and the Pre-Green Incentive Stake.

Barn & Show Phone 561-791-1471 | Barn Fax 561-791-1543

Where:
The Ridge at Wellington 
14415 Palm Beach Pt. Blvd
Wellington, FL, 33414 

2015 Winter Schedule

Wellington Turf Tour: 

1.40 Ridge at Wellington Invitational Grand Prix
    Friday, January 9, 2015: Wolfstone Stables and Sales Inc.
    Friday, January 16, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Friday, January 23, 2015: The Ridge at Wellington
    Friday, January 30, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Saturday, February 7, 2015: TBA
    Friday, February 13, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Friday, February 20, 2015: TBA
    Friday, February 27, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Friday, March 6, 2015: TBA
    Friday, March 13, 2015: TBA
    Saturday, March 21, 2015: TBA
    FINALE - Saturday, March 27, 2015

1.30m-1.35m Jumpers:
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015: Wolfstone Stables and Sales Inc
    Wednesday, January 14, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015: The Ridge at Wellington
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015: TBA
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015: TBA
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015: TBA
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015: TBA
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Young Jumpers:
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015: The Ridge at Wellington
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015: TBA
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015: TBA
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015: TBA

Low Junior/Amateur, Masters, & Child/Adult Jumper Classics:
    Friday, January 16, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Friday, January 30, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Friday, February 6, 2015: TBA
    Friday, February 27, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach
    Friday, March 20, 2015: TBA

USHJA International & National Hunter Derbies/Pre-Green Incentive Stake:
    Friday, February 6, 2015: The Ridge at Wellington
    Friday, March 20, 2015: The Ridge at Wellington

PALM BEACH SERIES - Held at The Ridge at Wellington
December 13-14, January 10-11, February 14-15 and March 13-14

SATURDAY
Beginner Equitation
Beginner Hunter
Suitable Hunter Horse or Pony
Low Child/Adult Equitation
Low Child/Adult Hunter
M&S Bit O Straw Classic
Children's/Adult Equitation
Children's Pony Equitation
Children's Hunter Horse/Pony
Adult Hunter
Adequan Open Hunter

SUNDAY
$500 M&S Child Adult Classic
Itty Bitty Jumpers
Low Schooling Jumper
Medium Schooling Jumper
Children's /Adult Jumper
High Schooling Jumper
Open Jumper 

2015 USEF RATED EQUITATION HORSE SHOWS
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24

Equisport Insurance USEF Pony Medal
WIHS Pony Equitation
USEF Adult Equitation
Ariat Adult Equitation
Farnam (M&S) Adult Medal
T.H.I.S. National Children's Medal
Smartpak (M&S) Children's Medal
WIHS Equitation
Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search
M&S Junior Medal
Pessoa USEF Hunter Seat Medal
ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Class
Phelps Media Group Junior Medal
Cedar Street Advisors Adult Medal

Hours: 8:00am - 4 pm daily

Information:
Before Show - (561) 791-1471, Email: RidgeShows@aol.com
During Show - Telephone: (561) 791-1471, Fax: (561) 791-1543
Text: (908) 500-0996

Website: www.TheRidgeFarm.com 




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