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. Get your entries in now by clicking here.
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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