Wednesday, May. 29, 2024

Double H Farms LLC/Hunter and Jeannie Harrison Join Wellington Equestrian Partners

Wellington, FL. -- Double H Farms LLC, owned by Hunter and Jeannie Harrison, is the newest member of the Wellington Equestrian Partners, LLC (WEP). The Harrisons join the partnership's Operating Committee which is reserved for its largest investors. The operating committee guides WEP's $230 million dollar Wellington investment.

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Wellington, FL. — Double H Farms LLC, owned by Hunter and Jeannie Harrison, is the newest member of the Wellington Equestrian Partners, LLC (WEP). The Harrisons join the partnership’s Operating Committee which is reserved for its largest investors. The operating committee guides WEP’s $230 million dollar Wellington investment. The Operating Committee currently consists of Mark and Katherine Bellissimo, Roger and Jennifer Smith, Dennis and Marsha Dammerman, Craig and Frances Lindner, Robert and Lisa Lourie, Stuart and Susan Goldstein, Bruce Duchossois, John Goodman, and Howard and Gwen Dvorkin.

Hunter Harrison, retiring Chief Executive of Canadian National Railways (CN) , has been one of the world’s great supporters of Show Jumping and through CN has been responsible for sponsoring Spruce Meadows, the Global Champions Tour and, of course, a long time sponsor of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington. Double H Farm, now managed by the Harrison’s daughter Cayce, has been highly successful on the world stage providing Grand Prix winning horses such as Rufus and Night Train with riders Rodrigo Pessoa and Darragh Kerins.

Mark Bellissimo, WEP’s largest shareholder, and Managing Partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners commented, “Hunter’s experience within the highest levels of international show jumping will enhance our strategy to further elevate the sport and to establish Wellington as one of the premier equestrian destinations in the world. I look forward to working with the Harrison family.”

Hunter Harrison stated, “Jeannie and I are excited about Wellington’s future and are looking forward to working with the WEP partnership to take the sport to a new level.”

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The other WEP partners are Andy and Carlene Zeigler, Jean and Toni Goutal, Bill and Kelly Farish, Caroline Moran, Lee Kellogg Sandrian, Tim and Nancy Hooker, Chas and Candace Phillips, Dave Burton Sr., Ginny Burton, David and Julie Burton, and Kimberly Van Kampen Boyer. All are equestrian families that participate in the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington.

WEP owns and operates the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) home of the world-renowned Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), the largest and longest running horse show in the world. The annual WEF event draws thousands of exhibitors and over 5,000 horses, from 46 states, and 23 countries. These exhibitors compete for close to $6 million dollars in cash and prizes during the 12 week circuit. The WEF includes North America’s only Nations Cup, the World Dressage Masters, and the FTI Consulting Grand Prix Challenge which is the richest evening in American Show Jumping awarding over $600,000 in prize money. Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC (ESP), a wholly owned subsidiary of WEP, owns and operates approximately 40 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) licensed shows. In addition ESP operates the Palm Beach Steeplechase which is now a Thanksgiving weekend tradition in Wellington.

For more information please contact Equestrian Sport Productions at www.equestriansport.com or call 561-795-0783.

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