Wellington, FL - December 19, 2013 - Last winter circuit the community of Wellington was introduced to a new way of competition-one that involved rolling grass fields, top tier hospitality and unparalleled competition. Although the "Nona Shows" have been taking place for years at their local Ridge at Wellington location, Nona Garson and George D'Ambrosio responded to a call that has long needed answering. The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour has returned to the Wellington show scene with resurgence, beginning the first week of the Winter Equestrian Festival and running for 11 consecutive weeks. The Ridge at Wellington's first schooling show of 2014 will occur January 4-5, 2014, so get your entries in early for the first show of the new year. The prize list is now available at www.theridgefarm.com, or on their Facebook page.
The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour was designed to develop young riders, as well as young horses, and the inaugural event became the talk of the 2013 Wellington circuit with an unprecedented amount of earnings at stake for Level II Jumpers. The event was hailed as the 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. This year the series is back, bigger and better than could have been anticipated.
Each week will offer two days of recognized show jumping, with three classes available. Two classes will be offered at the 1.30m-1.35m height, while the 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix will take place on nine Fridays and two Saturdays. The shows will be held at a variety of beautiful venues throughout Wellington, and only minutes from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.
The first show of the Turf Tour will commence January 8, 2014 at Wolfstone Stables in
Southfields. The 1.30m-1.35m jumper classes will take place side-by-side on their stunning grass field, offering the popular open in gate format. The long anticipated 1.40m Ridge at Wellington Invitational Grand Prix will also find its first home of the series at Wolfstone Stables Friday, January 10, 2014.
Riders will have the opportunity to ride over straight from the show grounds, or trailer their horses over while enjoying unparalleled hospitality and quality competition. The Ridge series is the perfect training technique to help riders and horses prepare for the classes held at the Winter Equestrian Festival, helping to end the daily grind and prevent complacency throughout the circuit.
The Wellington Turf Tour's Grand Prix Finale will once again find its home at the illustrious Deeridge Farms on March 22, 2014. With just under $25,000 in prize money at stake, the competition will be fierce as qualifying invitees return to the outstanding grass field. For those riders who compete in nine Grand Prix events leading up to the finale, the entry fee will be waived. The Leading Rider Award will once again be offered at the culmination of the series to the rider who racks up the most points throughout at least six of the Grand Prix classes.
New to the Wellington Turf Tour is five weeks of Young Jumper Championship classes with qualifying rounds for the finals at South Hampton, culminating with a Championship Classic for the top young horses in the series. There will also be two weeks of exciting Classics for Junior/Amateur-Owner, Senior and Children's/Adult Jumpers.
In addition to their jumper classes, the Ridge at Wellington will run their highly popular Tuesday Equitation Series, which is USEF recognized and allows the WIHS Medal, ASPCA Maclay, Children's Equitation, Adult Amateur and Pony riders the additional chance to qualify for their respective Equitation Finals. The Ridge at Wellington's monthly schooling shows will continue to run the first weekend of every month with the hunters on Saturday, and the jumpers taking their turn at the track on Sunday. Each schooling show offers Marshall Sterling Points.The shows will begin December 7, 2013, and run through their last double-point show on April 5, 2014where they will award their schooling circuit awards.
The Ridge has available sponsorships for their Wellington Turf Tour. For more information, call (908) 500-0996 or download information at http://www.theridgefarm.com.
Sponsorships are available for the $25,000 Finale, $15,000 Weekly Grand Prix, $4,000 1.30 -1.35 Jumpers, $4,500 Young Jumpers, $2,000 Weekly Hospitality Text, $3,500 Show Jump Sponsor for series, $750 Ring Banner for the series, and $500 Weekly Class Presenter.
All checks should be made payable to the Ridge Farm LLC.
The Ridge at Wellington Grand Prix Series
110 Edwards Rd.
Parsippany, NJ, 07054
This premiere state-of-the-art facility offers the best of the equestrian sports with varying competition levels. Their shows offer a wide array of classes, as well as generous prize money and sponsorship opportunities. Located only two miles from the prestigious Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, the Ridge at Wellington offers one of the most centrally located horse shows in Wellington.
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 at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ridge-at-Wellington/219358376264.
THE RIDGE AT WELLINGTON HORSE SHOW SERIES FAST FACTS
The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour offers their popular 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix for its second 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 22, 2014.
The Turf Tour also will host 1.30m-1.35m Jumpers every Wednesday beginning January 8, 2014 and running until March 19, 2014.
Young Jumper Classes and both Children's/Senior Jumper Classics will find their home intermittently throughout the Wellington Turf Tour.
The Ridge at Wellington offers Equitation Shows every Tuesday of the month from January - March 2013. There will also be a series of schooling shows at the Ridge at Wellington for all experience levels.
Two USHJA International and National Hunter Derbies will take place February 7, 2014 and March 21, 2014.
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/Senior Classics, and two hunter derbies.
The Ridge at Wellington
14415 Palm Beach Pt. Blvd
Wellington, FL 33414
Barn & Show Phone 561-791-1471 | Barn Fax 561-791-1543
14415 Palm Beach Point Blvd. East
Wellington, FL, 33414
(561) 791-1471 (show office)
(908) 839-3859 (show cell)
(561) 791-1543 (show fax)
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12012 South Shore Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414