Melissa Jackson and Wellington Capture Grand Prix Win

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Posted by bossmare


Class Sponsored By The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center at Autumn Challenge of Champions




West Palm Beach, FL (October 28, 2009) – Melissa Jackson and her 12-year-old Hanoverian Wellington captured the win in the Grand Prix at the Wellington Classic Dressage’s Autumn Challenge of Champions show, held in conjunction with the USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships. The Grand Prix was sponsored by The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center and Jackson won a beautiful Sanctuary signature orange embroidered polar fleece cooler and a $250 gift certificate for services at The Sanctuary. “Wellington was really good and he was right there for me,” Jackson said, following her win. “We started him in Prix St. Georges and then took him to Europe for a while and he has been back about a year.” Jackson, who is a trainer out of Bradenton, Florida, said Wellington is in a different place after returning from Europe. “He’s really solid in the Grand Prix now so I have to figure out how to ride him to get him to peak in the ring as opposed to just doing the movements,” Jackson said, adding that she was really excited about her win.







Jackson was also pleased with her orange cooler from The Sanctuary and the $250 gift certificate. “Orange is our signature color at The Sanctuary as it is associated with the sun, health, healing and is a vibrant color that represents energy,” said Brenda McDuffee, General Manager of The Sanctuary. “The Sanctuary is always pleased to support the horse community and we want to congratulate Melissa and Wellington on their win.”

The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, located on 30 pristine acres in Ocala, Florida, is a world-class, multi-million dollar facility dedicated to the healing, conditioning and well being of all equine athletes. The Sanctuary features some of the most advanced conditioning and rehab equipment in the world and their staff is committed to excellence.

High performance competitors, including top dressage horses, are using The Sanctuary’s facilities for rehab, post-surgery rehab, conditioning, fitness and training. “The Sanctuary is well-suited for treating medical conditions that often face dressage horses,” McDuffee said. “The conditions we have seen the most in dressage horses have been hind end problems or weaknesses and suspensory injuries and The Sanctuary has many therapies that address these injuries and targets specific problems.”

For more information on The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, visit their website at www.sanctuaryequinerehab.com.

Melissa Jackson and Wellington captured the Grand Prix win sponsored by The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center at the Wellington Classic Dressage Shows Autumn Challenge of Champions. Show Manager Noreen O’Sullivan presents Jackson with an orange embroidered polar fleece from The Sanctuary and a gift certificate for $250 for services at the world-class facility in Ocala.