2014 Weekly Wire-No. 1 - Winter Equestrian Festival



2014 Weekly Wire-No. 1 - Winter Equestrian Festival
JANUARY 8-12, 2014
ESP Hosts Opening Press Conference
for 2014 FTI WEF and AGDF
Rodrigo Pessoa, Michael Stone, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Gérard Manzinali, Mark
Bellissimo, Havens Schatt, David Marcus, and Thomas Baur. Photo © ManciniPhotos.
Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP)
hosted an opening press conference on
Tuesday at the Palm Beach International
Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington,
FL, to kick off the start of the 2014 FTI
Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival
(FTI WEF) as well as the Adequan®
Global Dressage Festival (AGDF).
The press conference panel included
Equestrian Sport Productions’ CEO
Mark Bellissimo and President Michael
Stone, Show Jumping Olympians
Eric Lamaze, Meredith MichaelsBeerbaum and Rodrigo Pessoa,
Dressage Olympian David Marcus,
and WCHR Leading Hunter Rider
Havens Schatt, along with Thomas Baur,
Sport Director of Dressage for AGDF,
and Gérard Manzinali, President of
Jumping Chantilly.
Mark Bellissimo welcomed everyone
and spoke about the exciting growth and
expanding support of both shows. “FTI
Consulting has been very supportive with
the Winter Equestrian Festival,” Bellissimo
acknowledged. “We also now have a
new relationship with Rolex that is going
to take us to a different level. Adequan
has been phenomenal for the Global
Dressage Festival. I think this will be a
turning point in Wellington across all of
the disciplines that we have here. We
will continue to work hard and invest in
those things that will make us better as
an operation, and we look forward to a
great season.”All in all we are very excited
about where we are, and the future.”
Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist
Eric Lamaze spoke about how the
FTI WEF circuit has become a worldclass competition with many great
opportunities for horses and riders.
“We used to come to WEF to prepare
for our seasons in Europe or wherever
we were going next and this used to
be, in my opinion, a great facility to
train your horses for the summer tour,”
Lamaze said. “Now, this equestrian
festival has become world-class show
jumping, so we actually arrive here and
train all summer and make a plan to
compete our best horses here and to
expect the very best in the sport.”
Three-time FEI World Cup Finals
winner Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum
agreed that the competition has grown
greatly and that riders are now able
to compete in Wellington with more
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here.
I’ve come here for many years,”
Michaels-Beerbaum noted. “It has
been a fantastic tool for me to ride
here and bring along my young horses.
Shutterfly started here as a seven-yearold. Checkmate as well started here as
a seven-year-old and is returning as a
19-year-old. This has been a wonderful
place to bring along horses, but it is not
only that now. It is an amazing event
with tremendous prize money. We can
do two things at one time as riders. We
can bring along our young horses, and
we can compete against the best in the
world and get world ranking points and
prize money, so it is absolutely ideal
for all of us.”
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Welcome to the FTI Consulting
Winter Equestrian Festival!
On behalf of the Wellington
Equestrian Partners and Equestrian Sport
Productions, I would like to welcome
you to the 35th annual FTI Consulting
Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF).
We look forward to another fantastic
season at the Palm Beach International
Equestrian Center (PBIEC) with 12
weeks of outstanding equestrian sport
for everyone in the community to enjoy.
Heading into the 35th year of FTI WEF
competition, FTI Consulting returns as
our title sponsor this year, and we must
thank them for their continued support
of our event as well as their endless
enthusiasm for equestrian sport.
We are also welcoming Rolex to the ESP CEO Mark Bellissimo.
Palm Beach International Equestrian Photo © Elena Lusenti.
Center with an unprecedented
sponsorship. We are honored to be partnered with one of the most respected
brands in the world. Through this partnership, we will provide the resources
to elevate the level of Show Jumping for the Americas and expose PBIEC to a
broader international audience.
The 5th annual FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity
Investments® (FTI GCC) will be the main event on Saturday, February 1, under
the lights of the International Arena at PBIEC. This year’s fifth anniversary marks a
milestone for the event as it will exceed $5 million donated in Palm Beach County
alone. The goal this year is to raise over $1.5 million with 100% of all proceeds
being donated to 34 local Palm Beach County charities.
After its hugely successful debut in 2013, the $125,000 Trump Invitational
presented by Rolex made its return to the stunning grounds of The Mar-a-Lago
Club in Palm Beach, FL, on January 5. The one-of-a-kind event welcomed a
star-studded list of spectators and competitors for an FEI-rated show jumping
competition to help raise money for the FTI GCC.
This year’s circuit will be bigger and better than ever with the world’s top
horses and riders competing for over $8 million in prize money. The popular
$75,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by G&C Farm returns on Friday,
February 28, during week eight’s CSIO 4* competition. The only FEI Nations
Cup in the United States, the exciting competition brings horses and riders
from around the globe to compete on Wellington’s international stage in an
impressive night of top sport.
The invaluable support of our sponsors as well as the riders, trainers, exhibitors,
and owners that participate at the FTI WEF each year is what makes this event
possible. I also have to thank the fantastic staff that continues to help the show
grow and improve each year with their countless hours of hard work and dedication.
Mark Bellissimo, CEO, Equestrian Sport Productions
and the Wellington Equestrian Partners: Mark Bellissimo and Katherine Bellissimo,
Georgina Bloomberg, Kimberly Boyer and Frederic Boyer, David Burton, Jr. and Julie Burton,
Marsha Dammerman, R. Bruce Duchossois, Howard Dvorkin and Gwen Dvorkin, Kelley
R. Farish and William Farish, Stuart Goldstein and Susan Goldstein and Danielle Goldstein,
Hunter Harrison and Jeannie Harrison, Timothy Hooker, Nancy Hooker, S. Craig Lindner
and Frances Lindner, Robert Lourie and Lisa Lourie, Caroline Moran, Charles Phillips and
Candace Phillips, Justin Sandrian and Lee Kellogg Sandrian, Roger Smith and Jennifer
Smith, Ludwig Sollak and Carol Sollak, Andy Ziegler and Carlene Ziegler
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In the spirit of excellence and
competing for a personal best, Donald J.
Trump and Trump International are proud
to sponsor the FTI Consulting Winter
Equestrian Festival.
In its second year, the partnership
has given world-class riders the
opportunity to compete on the lawns
of the beautiful Mar-a-Lago Club with
views of the Intracoastal during the Trump
Invitational grand prix event, which helps
raise money for the FTI Consulting Great
Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity
East meets West as Mar-a-Lago
members mingle with international horse
riders and owners and have the chance
to visit the Palm Beach International
Equestrian Center in Wellington, the
epicenter of the luxury equestrian lifestyle.
And for those who haven’t experienced
the historic Mar-a-Lago, an invitation is
considered one of the greatest privileges
in Palm Beach.
Mar-a-Lago, the crown jewel of the
island, is the iconic embodiment of
elegance and enjoyment, one of the
most sought after private clubs in the
world. Donald J. Trump brings his careful
curatorial eye to present the architectural
masterpiece in its regal glory with
unsurpassed amenities and first-class
service. Whether it is for a bucolic retreat
or impressive entertaining, Mar-a-Lago
opens its gilt doors to entice you into a
magical and opulent ocean front lifestyle,
a grand complement to the equestrian
excitement in Wellington.
Palm Beach’s dowager queen of the
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on the east coast for what is considered
one of the greatest golden age mansions
ever built. Mar-a-Lago, under Trump’s
guidance, is the only private club worldwide to attain the prestigious 6-Star
Diamond Award from the American
Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Twenty
lusciously landscaped acres extend from
lake to the sea, crowned by the ocean
front Beach Club with its 50’ x 100’ pool,
comfortable cabanas, private beach, and
full-service beach front bistro.
Balmy breezes and soothing seaside
sounds mix with sophisticated socializing
in this stylish setting with royal guest
suites. Members and their guests can
enjoy 5 championship red clay tennis
courts, croquet, and a state-of-the-art
fitness facility with pilates, yoga, and
stretching classes as well as workouts
with professional trainers. Trump’s
tradition of excellence extends to an
award-winning beauty salon, tranquil
spa - able to customize treatments
especially after a week of horse show
competition, and retail shops. Dine in
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timeless splendor in the gilded historic
main dining room, teahouse, or alfresco
patio. Along with haute cuisine and
an extensive wine list, members enjoy
special themed dinners, champagne
fashion show luncheons and exciting
Mar-a-Lago also provides the
unforgettable setting for private and
charitable affairs, weddings and
celebrations in some of the most beautiful
gardens and royal ballrooms to be found.
The Trump International Golf Club of
Palm Beach is another jewel in the crown,
hosting the LPGA championships for 8
years. Florida Magazine rates the 27-hole
premium course as the #1 course in the
state of Florida, and it is ranked nationally
by GOLF Magazine in the “Top 100 in
the country.”
Uniquely designed by renowned
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hills which contrast to the level Florida
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For members it is the perfect place to host
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For the proverbial 19th hole, members
relax in the Grill Room offering breakfast,
lunch, and dinner while enjoying the
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FTI WEF 1 Upcoming Events:
Adequan Global Dressage
Festival “Friday Night Stars”
New for 2014, “Friday Night Stars”
showcases the world’s best dressage
riders as they perform at the top level
of competition. The inaugural week of
FEI World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix
musical freestyle competition begins
at 7:00 pm with gates open at 6:00
pm at The Stadium at Palm Beach
International Equestrian Center. In
addition to world-class equestrian
competition, spectators will be treated
to exclusive performances by the Frost
School of Music from the University
of Miami, one of the best and largest
music schools at a private university in
the United States. Week one of “Friday
Night Stars” will feature three sopranos
from the program. Food and drinks will
be available throughout the night.
$75,000 Nespresso® Battle of the
The women have won the last six
years straight of this three-phase
competition. Watch them take on the
men again in another thrilling evening
of competition on Saturday January
11 at 7:00 pm with gates open at
6:00 pm. Wear pink or blue to show
support for your team of choice! In
addition to show jumping, there will
be entertainment for all ages as the
first week of “Saturday Night Lights”
kicks off. Live entertainment from the
band Wonderland will get the evening
started when doors open at 6:00 pm.
The 4th Annual Jump for
HomeSafe Event
During the $75,000 Nespresso®
Battle of the Sexes, enjoy a night of
family fun and support a great cause!
Jump for HomeSafe will take place
at 6:00 pm in The Wellington Club
overlooking the action on the Main
Grounds of PBIEC on Saturday night.
There will be a buffet dinner, open bar
and a silent auction. All proceeds from
the event support HomeSafe’s efforts
to help victims of child abuse and
domestic violence.
Opening Night of the Gallery
The first “Saturday Night Lights”
after party kicks off the 2014 season
of the FTI WEF on Saturday January
11. Join the party following the $75,000
Nespresso® Battle of the Sexes for a
few drinks and plenty of dancing thanks
to live entertainment from Wonderland
and a fantastic DJ.
$30,000 Mar-a-Lago Club Grand Prix
Watch show jumping elite face off in
the first Grand Prix of the 2014 WEF.
The class begins at 2:00 pm on the
Main Grounds of the PBIEC on Sunday
January 12.
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2014 Semester
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Tuesday & Friday evening classes 5:30-7:00 PM
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
11:30am to 1:00pm in the Wellington Club.
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Animal Scientist
sponsored by Nutrena and Pennfield Feeds
For more information please contact (561) 793-5867.
Admission is free for riders, trainers, and owners.
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January 8 - 12, 2014
Kent Farrington and Blue Angel Win
$125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix CSI 2*, Presented by Rolex
Kent Farrington (USA) and Robin
Parsky’s Blue Angel added another
victory to their roster of recent wins
with a top finish in Sunday’s $125,000
Trump Invitational Grand Prix, presented
by Rolex. Held at The Mar-a-Lago Club
in Palm Beach, FL, the second annual
event brought together many of the best
in equestrian show jumping for a day of
great competition and charity fundraising,
set on the lawn of Mr. Donald Trump’s
scenic estate. Despite substantial rain, the
grass footing that was newly replaced after
last year’s event held up well throughout
the day’s competition to give Farrington
his second consecutive victory. He won
the inaugural competition in 2013 aboard
Amalaya Investments’ Dynamo.
International course designer Anthony
D’Ambrosio, of Red Hook, NY, set the
track for Sunday’s highlight competition
with twenty-eight horse and rider
combinations, eight of which cleared
the course without fault to advance to
the jump-off. Seven entries returned over
the short course with three double clear
efforts. Kent Farrington and Blue Angel,
a 2002 Anglo European mare by Luidam
x Ascendant, led the victory gallop with
a time of 36.85 seconds.
Candice King (USA) and Bellissimo
LLC’s Kismet 50 finished second with a
clear jump-off round in 38.76 seconds,
and Todd Minikus (USA) and Legacy
Stables LLC’s Uraguay were third in
38.88 seconds. Lauren Hough (USA)
and The Ohlala Group’s Ohlala had the
fastest four-fault round in 38.30 seconds
for fourth place.
Following an exciting class, Equestrian
Sport Productions CEO Mark Bellissimo
praised the event and its many
contributors, including the addition
of new turf footing installed by Mr.
Trump. “I think this event was amazing,”
Bellissimo acknowledged. “To see the
riders take very significant horses into
the ring and ride in this condition is a
testament to the great investment that
Donald had in this class. Congratulations
to Kent - another great job and a gutsy
ride. I also want to reach out to all of
the sponsors and all of the phenomenal
contributors to this event. I am very
excited about this class, and I think
that this will grow in stature each year.”
Donald Trump had another great year
hosting the event and looks forward to
2015. “I just want to congratulate Kent
and our great champions,” Trump smiled.
“They are amazing athletes. As a novice, I
think the weather made it more exciting.
Last year we had the sun beaming down,
and it was hot. I had no idea that these
athletes could even perform in this kind
of weather. I was very surprised by it,
and it was amazing. I think it really made
it quite exciting.”
After back to back wins, Farrington
expressed his gratitude for another
victory, as well as the improved conditions
this year. “I think all of the riders want to
applaud Donald and Mark for redoing the
footing,” he stated. “I think that is a huge
effort for them to undertake, and part
of making this a really top-notch, high
level event so that we can bring our best
horses here and know that we can count
on great footing even in conditions that
aren’t ideal, like today. I think it is really
exciting having Donald get involved in our
sport. I think that raises not only the level
of competition, but also the exposure
here in Florida. Also thank you to Rolex
for getting involved, I think that is huge for
show jumping in North America.”
Commenting on his success with Blue
Angel, Farrington noted, “That horse was
already a winner before I started riding it.
Lauren Hough had a lot of success with
it, and it continues to be a great horse.
It’s great to win two in a row (here). A
big win is always exciting and for this
event, to be part of it and to win it, is
really special for me.”
A $5,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper
Speed Exhibition class, sponsored by
EnTrust Capital, was also featured on
Sunday afternoon following the main
event. The exhibition class gave junior
and amateur riders a special opportunity
to compete at this unique venue and saw
an exciting win for Cloe Hymowitz and
Rose Hill Farm’s Bon Vivant. The pair had
the fastest of three clear rounds with a
time of 53.42 seconds. Heather Hooker
and her longtime partner Perle finished
second with a time of 56.83 seconds.
Kira Kerkorian placed third aboard Lisa
Kerkorian’s Rashmo Z in 59.46 seconds.
Hymowitz explained that she had not
ridden in a month before Sunday’s class
and was very happy with her ride. “I didn’t
expect much, but I have confidence in
my horse and myself,” she remarked.
“With the conditions, it is definitely more
challenging. With the rain, you want to
be more careful and cautious when you
make turns, but I went out there and rode
my hardest and did my best, so I’m very
happy and excited.”
“It is an amazing opportunity,” she said
of showing at The Mar-a-Lago Club. “This
is probably the nicest horse show I have
ever been to. I was really excited when I
heard that I was invited to compete. It was
nice to see all of the top grand prix riders
compete first and be able to watch how
they executed their course and learn from
them. It is definitely an honor to come and
ride here with all of these great riders.”
The second annual Trump Invitational,
presented by Rolex would not be possible
without the generous sponsors that
support the event. Equestrian Sport
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Kent Farrington and Blue Angel. Photo © Sportfot.
Productions would like to recognize
Mar-a-Lago Club; Rolex; Suncast®
Corporation; The Bainbridge Companies;
Gucci; Nespresso USA; EnTrust Capital;
Salamander Resort & Spa; Carol A Sollak
PA, Engel & Völkers; Braman Motorcars;
Perrier-Jouët; Rosebaum Mollengarden,
PLLC; Remarkable Partners; Debbie
Burrows; and Gut Einhaus.
Lauren Fisher
Final Results: $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix
CSI 2*, Presented by Rolex
1. BLUE ANGEL: 2002 AES mare by Luidam x Ascendant
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), Robin Parsky:0/0/36.85
2. KISMET 50: 2001 BWP mare by Kannan x Furioso II
CANDICE KING (USA), Bellissimo, LLC: 0/0/38.76
3. URAGUAY: 2001 KWPN gelding by Nairobi x Colino
TODD MINIKUS (USA), Legacy Stables, LLC: 0/0/38.88
4. OHLALA: 2003 Swedish Warmblood mare by Orlando x Cardento
LAUREN HOUGH (USA), The Ohlala Group: 0/4/38.30
5. SOUTHWIND VDL: 1999 KWPN gelding by Baloubet du Rouet x Ahorn
TIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Artisan Farms, LLC: 0/4/41.79
6. APARDI: 2005 KWPN stallion by Corland x Kannan
DANIEL BLUMAN (COL), Daniel Bluman: 0/8/36.92
7. UNEX CHAMBERLAIN Z: 2001 Zangersheide gelding by Chellano Z x Peter Pan
TIM GREDLEY (GBR), Unex Competition Yard Ltd: 0/RT
8. CORAL REEF VIA VOLO: 1998 BWP mare by Clinton x Heartbreaker
BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Coral Reef Ranch: 0/WD
9. LISONA: 2001 Irish Sporthorse mare OBOS Quality 004 x Porsch
LAURA KRAUT (USA), Stone Hill Farm: 1/76.04
10. MAN IN BLACK: 2002 KWPN gelding by Gentleman x Calvados
JACK HARDIN TOWELL (USA), Jennifer Gates: 4/70.38
11. VINDICAT W: 2002 KWPN gelding by Guidam x Libero H
JESSICA SPRINGSTEEN (USA), Stone Hill Farm: 4/71.55
12. CARMENA Z: 2000 Zangersheide stallion by Carthago Z x Irco Mena
SAER COULTER(USA), Copernicus Stables LLC: 4/71.60
January 8 - 14, 2014
Trump Invitational presented by Rolex
Topiaries at the entrance to the covered walkway were modeled after Laura Kraut’s
Olympic gold medalist mount Cedric.
The VIP tent overlooked the competition arena.
Brianne Goutal and Zernike K performed admirably during the worst of the rain.
Second place competitors Candice King and Kismet 50 approach the final fence in the jump-off.
Top Left:
Margie Engle watches from
the in-gate.
Top Right:
Heather Hooker, Cloe
Hymowitz, and Kira Kerkorian.
Bottom Left:
Clementine Goutal, musical
performer Hunter Hayes, and
Jessica Springsteen.
Photos © Elena Lusenti
Bottom Right:
Blue Angel’s owner, Robin
Parsky, and winner Kent
Farrington, joined by Peter
Nicholson of Rolex USA,
ESP’s Mark Bellissimo, and
Donald and Melania Trump.
Photo © ManciniPhotos.
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January 8 - 14, 2014
Equestrian Sport Productions Exhibitor Alert
New Formal Attire Requirements
for Jumpers
New formal attire requirements will
be enforced in the jumper divisions
in 2014, so please make sure you are
dressed according to what class you are
entered in.
Classes requiring Formal Attire
are any Grand Prix or special class
offering at least $25,000 in prize
Classes requiring Proper attire
are any classes in the International
Arena where Formal attire is not
required and also any Classic.
All other classes will require
Standard attire. Standard Jumper
Attire: Coats are not required. Breeches
of any color are permitted. Shirts (polo
shirts are permitted) must have collars
and sleeves (sleeves may be either long
or short), and must be tucked into the
breeches. Sleeveless shirts and shirts
with exposed hoods are prohibited. Boots
are required. Half chaps are permitted as
long as the color matches the paddock
boots being worn.
In extreme weather conditions the
use of jackets, sweaters or raincoats
can be allowed by management and/
or permission from the jumper jury.
Permission must be granted before
entering the competition ring.
In cases where the above requirements
are not followed, the penalty will be
either a possible warning (for the first
offense) or elimination. Please note that
competitors are responsible for their
own clothing. A wardrobe malfunction
(eg. magnets, zippers, buttons) is not an
excuse for improper attire. Please consult
the USEF Rule Book or FTI WEF Prize
List for full descriptions of Formal and
Proper attire.
TAKE2 Thoroughbred Competition
Returns to 2014 FTI WEF
The TAKE2 Second Career
Thoroughbred Program, launched in
2012 to promote second careers for
retired Thoroughbred racehorses, will
feature classes throughout the 2014 FTI
Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival.
The TAKE2 program highlights the
success of Thoroughbreds in the show
ring and rewards those who compete
on Thoroughbred hunters and jumpers
with prize money and awards in restricted
classes. TAKE2 classes were offered at
50 “A”- and “AA”-rated horse shows in 17
states in 2013 and presented high-point
awards to the nation’s top competitors.
The program has grown immensely and
hopes to have even more success in
TAKE2 classes will be offered during
eight weeks of the 2014 FTI WEF circuit
during FTI WEF 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and
11. Both hunter and jumper classes will
be held, giving a great opportunity for
exhibitors to showcase their off-the-track
Thoroughbreds in exciting new careers.
The TAKE2 Hunter division at the
FTI WEF will include two classes over
fences and an under saddle class. Fences
will be set at 3’0.” Prize money will be
handed out in full classes of three or more
competitors. All points count towards
year-end high score awards and cash
TAKE2 Classes will be open to all
Thoroughbreds eligible for registration
with The Jockey Club, verified by
Jockey Club registration papers or lip
tattoo numbers. Raced and unraced
Thoroughbreds are considered eligible.
Worship Services to be Held Each
Walk or ride to the Ring 7 Pavilion
each Sunday during FTI WEF competition
from 6:30-7:00 a.m. for a casual worship
service hosted by staff of St. Peter’s
Methodist Church. People of all faiths or
no faith are welcome; the time will include
traditional and contemporary hymns,
Bible readings and a brief message of
God’s love. You are welcome to come
and go as your schedule allows, and of
course dogs and horses are welcome too.
(La gente de todas las religiones o sin fe
son bienvenidos. Le invitamos a entrar y
salir cuando su horario lo permite.)
Need someone to talk to in confidence?
Contact St. Peter’s at 561-793-5712 to
speak to clergy or call 561-622-5423
to earn about the Community Christian
Counseling Center.
Equestrian Sport Productions looks
forward to welcoming exhibitors for a
great 2014 FTI WEF circuit.
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January 8 - 12, 2014
Equine Conditioning Center Opens
The state-of-the-art Equine Conditioning
Center is now open at the Palm Beach
International Equestrian Center (PBIEC)
in Wellington, FL. The center is designed
to cater to the fitness needs of the equine
athletes competing at the FTI Consulting
Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) this
winter. The full-service facility is located on
the showgrounds at the former location of
The Sanctuary at PBIEC, offering a fantastic
conditioning and fitness opportunity for
Wellington’s competitors.
The Equine Conditioning Center serves
all horses and ponies in the Palm Beach
area, offering a wide variety of strength
building and therapeutic treatments using
the most advanced technology to date.
The facility offers a Equine Cold Saltwater
Leg Spa, Vibration Therapy, a Solarium,
Water Treadmills, Pegasus Laser Therapy
System, MagnaWave Electromagnetic
Pulse Therapy, a new BMI weight scale
that accurately measures your horse’s
level of health and fitness, and much more.
To visit the center and learn more
about the services offered, visit the open
house, which will be held on January 23,
at 4:30 p.m., which will be catered by
White Horse Tavern.
The Equine Conditioning Center
is complete with floors provided by
Sofscape Pavers, which provide maximum
safety and sanitation with slip resistant
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flooring and a cushioned surface that
reduces fatigue and injuries.
Your horse’s fitness is essential to
overall health and performance. A fit
horse has less chance of developing soft
tissue and ligament strains and injury,
and endurance exercises help to build
cardiovascular and muscular strength.
The Equine Conditioning Center designs
fitness programs to best maximize the
horse’s athletic abilities and brings
these therapies under one convenient
roof, located in the heart of the largest
performance horse capital in the world.
“We are trying to develop more of a
conditioning and fitness atmosphere for
rider, horse, and possibly canine,” said
Morgan Reyer, manager of the Equine
Conditioning Center. “Most popular is
the Aquapacer, which is a great workout with no rider necessary. One of our
main concerns is safety, which we take
very seriously due to the nature of the
machines and the well-being of the
horses and our staff. The facility is also
under new management this year. We
are very motivated to produce a positive
environment to our horse gym.”
Find out more about all of the advanced
technology and services available by
calling 561-784-1136 and visit their
Facebook page, “Equine Conditioning
Center” online.
Continued from Page 1
Brazilian Olympic Gold Medalist
Rodrigo Pessoa spoke about the 10year sponsorship agreement that
Rolex recently signed with PBIEC.
Pessoa explained how the increased
sponsorship will greatly improve the level
of competition at the FTI WEF.
“It is really a wonderful thing, the
arrival of Rolex here in Wellington,”
Pessoa acknowledged. “I will take this
opportunity not only to thank them, but all
of the sponsors of the FTI WEF because
without them this would not be possible.
This has become really important for us
to develop our horses and have the
opportunity to be on the same show
grounds as our students and be able to
develop them. It is a fantastic tool that
we have to prepare our horses and our
students for the year to come.”
In addition to a great increase in jumper
prize money and FEI classes in 2014, the
hunter divisions have seen an increase
in money and classes as well. WCHR
Leading Hunter Rider Havens Schatt has
had great success at FTI WEF for many
years and spoke on behalf of the hunter
competitors at this year’s competition.
“My first year at WEF as a professional
was 1991, and it is amazing to think what
happened,” Schatt stated. “Now, the
amount of classes that they offer for the
hunters, for every level of horse and every
level of rider, is just amazing. With the
12 weeks, you can bring a young horse
along nicely and still very successfully.”
The press conference concluded
with Mark Bellissimo and Gérard
Manzinali, President of Jumping Chantilly,
announcing an exciting new partnership
between FTI WEF and Jumping Chantilly
to expose exhibitors of both competitions
to new venues. As part of the partnership,
the winner of the Jumping Chantilly Grand
Prix classes will receive an invitation to the
2015 FTI WEF. The Under 25 winner of
the Artisan Farm Young Rider Grand Prix
Series will receive a free Wild Card entry
to Chantilly Jumping CSI 2* on July 25-27.
Manzinali spoke about the partnership,
stating, “Wellington and Chantilly are
considered the equestrian capitals of their
respective countries, so it came naturally for
Mr. Bellissimo and I to create a partnership
with our shows. It is safe to say that this
partnership will allow us to raise the allotted
slots for American riders, and we are also
very excited to offer an invitation to the
best young American rider through the
Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix
Series. Thank you to Michael Stone and
Christian Paillot, our ambassador here in
Wellington, for their assistance in making
this partnership a reality.”
With a full, exciting season at both
facilities of the PBIEC, Equestrian Sport
Productions looks forward to welcoming
you to see the best in equestrian sport.
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Vandermoore Jewelery
Vibershield Wellness Jewelery
Vogel Boots
Voltaire Design Fine Saddlery
WEF Official Boutique
BARNS 3 & 4
Dandy Products
Farmvet Inc.
Richard Castelow – Saddle Fitting &
Tack Repair
Amberway Equine Solutions
Collierville Saddlery
LA Saddlery
Lehman Rockwell Vintage
Loddon Stalls
Lynne Shpak Custom Creations
McCrae Medical Laser
Native Visions Gallery
Patrice Collection
Pinnell Custom Leather Inc.
Po’s Needlepoint
Show Folio Custom Photography
Tricho Salon
The Stalk Market
WEF Official Boutique
Antarès Equestrian Clothing
Bahary Studios
DEA Palm Beach – Fine Linens
Drew Doggett Photographer
Elizabeth Locke Jewels
Equine & Country – Pikeur
Eyes of Wellington
Ghurka Fine Leather Goods
Grenning Gallery
Hunt Ltd.
La Mundial Boots
Modern Styles for Life
Palm Beach Gemologist
BIBI of NY Boutique
Cavelleria Toscana
Selleria Equipe Italian Saddlery
RING 9 & 10
Devoucoux Custom Saddles & Tack
McGuinn Farms Inc.
Tack Trunks and Stable Equipment
SportFot USA Inc.
Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (Main Grounds)
Animo USA
Bruno Delgrange Custom Saddles
Equestrian Services International
Stabling Office
& Dever Golf
Private Property
Barn 2
Barn 1
Barn 3
Barn 4
Ring 6
To South
Box Seats
B+ B Positive Jewellery
Bonnie Roseman’s BLT Fashion
Botas Willson Boots
Carol-Lynn Jones Silver &
Cashmere Beach
Fabulous Finds
Katherine Page Fine Footwear
To Adequan Global Dressage Festival (The Stadium Facility)
3400 Equestrian Club Dr.
Spectator Entrance
Pierson Road
riann Cl
Alessandro Albanese
Anne Gittins Photography
Ann Hubbards Tack Shop
Antares Saddlery & Equestrian
Beval Saddlery
Bomber Bits
Charles Ancona Leather Goods
CM Hadfields Saddlery Inc.
David Erdeck Photography
Der Dau Custom Boots
Equine Tack & Nutritionals
F. Lli. Fabbri Italian Boots
Fox Run Saddlery
Good Therapy Vibration Plates
Horseware Ireland Equestrian
Isabel Boutique
James Leslie Parker Photography
Jods Equestrian Apparel
Kids on The Beach
Kocher Tack Shop
La Martina
La Mundial Boots
MJR America Equestrian Fashion
Mushroom Matrix South Florida –
Health Organic Supplements
One Horse Town
OnTyte Stirrups & Footwear
Paddock Cakes
Personalised Products
Silverwood Gallery
Skiffington Boutique
Sofie Belgium Boutique
Tack ‘N’ Rider
The Little Hound
The Mixed Bag
Turner & Co
E.R. Mische
Grand Hunter
The Gallery
Ring 8
Box Seats
Tickets &
Ring 7
Ring Tiki
Saturday Night
Family Festival
Special Events
Ring 9 Vendors
Ring 10
White Horse
Fashion Cuisine
Ring 9
To South
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the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival and honored to provide
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For over a century, Coldwell Banker® has helped individuals and families
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