Week 8 of The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour Kicks Off Wednesday at IPC

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sharn Wordley and Popstar Lozonais, winners of the Week 7 1.40m Grand Prix at IPC.
Sharn Wordley and Popstar Lozonais, winners of the Week 7 1.40m Grand Prix at IPC.

Wellington, FL - February 23, 2015 - The Ridge at Wellington's Turf Tour is traveling back to the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) for its eighth week of competition. This week's events will take place on Wednesday, February 25 and Friday, February 27. In addition to the ever-popular 1.30-1.35m classes, Wednesday will also offer the Low and Medium Schooling Jumpers. Friday's wide variety of classes, including Children/Adult, Junior/Amateur-Owner and Schooling Jumper options in addition to the Grand Prix is sure to be popular with amateurs and professionals alike.

Wednesday will have just under $5,000 in prize money up for grabs in the 1.30-1.35m jumpers, with two classes running concurrently. There will be $15,000 in prize money offered for Friday's 1.40m Grand Prix.

The Tour is a unique series designed to develop upcoming talent in both horses and riders and provide a change in venue for all riders. The series offers unrivaled hospitality with a relaxed atmosphere as a fresh experience. On Wednesday, the polo field at IPC 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 second ring will see low schooling jumpers from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and medium schooling jumpers from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Each division has two classes running concurrently with open cards.  

Friday's events promise to be exciting, with the $15,000 1.40m Grand Prix running from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on the turf field. The second ring will begin at 8 a.m., with the Children/Adult Jumper classes, offering a classic round for the division, running with an open card until noon.  In addition, there will be a Low Schooling Jumper division with two classes running alongside one another, offered at this height. The $2,000 Child and Adult Classic is pointed from Marshall & Sterling, NAL & WIHS. The Junior/Amateur-Owners will start at 12:30 p.m. and run until 4:30 p.m., with both the regular class and classic card open concurrently. The $3,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic is NAL pointed. Medium schooling jumpers will also be offered with cards running concurrently.
The event is approaching quickly, so riders should get their entries in to avoid post-entry fees. Week 8 of the Ridge at Wellington's Turf Tour will take place at The International Polo Club, located at 3667 120th Avenue South in Wellington, FL, 33414. The show entrance will be off 120th Street between Lake Worth Road and Pierson Road. 
Show Net will be onsite for both Wednesday and Friday events posting live results, as well as videoing rounds in both rings. For results and videos please visit www.shownet.biz

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.