Jacksonville, FL - September 12, 2013 - Next week's Southeast Medal Finals will mark the exciting debut of the Developing Sport Horse Division, thanks in part to the generous sponsorship of Team Rakowsky Equestrian LLC.
Potential to represent the United States in future international competitions.The brand new division is based on European-style classes in which young jumpers are judged on their athletic potential. During the inaugural division at this year's Southeast Medal Finals, to be held September 19-22, 2013 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, horses will be judged on style, presentation, rideability and their p
Choosing to sponsor the first Developing Sport Horse division was an easy decision for Ivan Rakowsky and his Team Rakowsky Equestrian LLC. With locations in Wellington, FL and Lexington, KY, Team Rakowsky specializes in importing, preparing and selling quality hunters, jumpers and equitation horses. Rakowsky, Arly Golombek and everyone at Team Rakowsky are committed to the development of quality young horses for the betterment of the equestrian sport.
"To me, it is just so important to support as much as we can, any program that develops young horses. Anything that we can do to help the breeding and the development of young horses for the sport in the United States we are 100 percent behind," Rakowsky said.
Rakowsky continued: "We're very interested in doing the same with our own young horses - developing them the right way and trying to get them as far as they can get in the sport."
As a rider, Rakowsky was successful at the grand prix level, competing in numerous international show jumping competitions as well as Nations Cups in Florida and South America. He served as Chef d'Equipe for the Mexican International Show Jumping team, and he continues to coach top grand prix competitors. Rakowsky has also achieved success working with NAJYRC medalists, hunter champions and medal finalists, making him a respected coach, trainer and horseman around the world. To learn more about Team Rakowsky visit www.teamrakowsky.com.