2015 WEF Newsletter for Week Three from PBEIC

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In this weekly newsletter, you’ll find a variety of information, horse show updates, competition wrap-ups, sponsor offers, and more!

The third week of WEF runs January 21-25 and is sponsored by Adequan®. The 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival has 12 weeks of competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center that conclude on March 29, 2015, and awards more than $8 million in prize money through the circuit.

Ride & Learn, presented by Palm Beach Riding Academy – WEF 3

The 2015 Ride & Learn Series will take place each Tuesday during WEF. Each week will feature a mounted riding clinic instructed by highly esteemed industry professionals and will be held in various venues and arenas in the PBIEC. During WEF 3 on January 20, Bill Schaub will present the “Road to Pony Finals.” Bill Schaub is closely associated with some of the top ponies, hunters, juniors, and amateurs in recent history. He has been a professional for almost thirty years and has proven that the most important qualities of a rider are dedication, a positive attitude, and a true love of horses. His clients and their mounts have won at the top shows in the country. Participation is $100.00 per horse/rider per clinic, maximum 12 riders. Auditing is Free. Every Tuesday from 2:00-4:00pm. For more information please contact Sean Jones, General Manager, Palm Beach Riding Academy (561) 784-4275 or sean@equestriansport.com.

Lunch & Learn

The 2015 Lunch & Learn weekly educational series will take place each Thursday during WEF from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in The Wellington Club at PBIEC. During WEF 3 on Thursday, January 22, Wendy Vaala, VMD, dipACVIM, will present on the Equine Influenza and Herpes Viruses: Current information about clinical signs, detection, prevention and recovery, sponsored by Merck Animal Health Equine. Admission is free for riders, trainers, and owners and $25 for all others. Register at the door for a chance to win exciting prizes. Season finale door prizes to include a custom trunk provided by Clever Jumps & Trunks and a TheraPlate. For more information please contact Laura Bostwick, Sponsorship Events Coordinator 561-784-1130 or laura@equestriansport.com.

“Friday Night Stars” at AGDF

Week three at theAdequan® Global Dressage Festival features large tour CDI-W competition, sponsored by the United States P.R.E. Association, and small tour competition sponsored by Chesapeake Dressage Institute. The “Friday Night Stars” series showcasessome of the world’s best dressage riders as they perform freestyles at the top level of competition. Friday, January 23, will feature FEI World Cup qualifying 1800petmeds offers fluoxetine , an anxiety medication for dogs & cats at the most competitive prices. get the best fluoxetine requires a prescription from your veterinarian. for: cats and generic name fluoxetine shop now. also generic fucidin grand prix musical freestyle competition at The Stadium at PBIEC beginning at 6:45 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m.

$127,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI 3*
The $127,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI 3* will be the feature event of week three, held under the lights of the International Arena at PBIEC on Saturday, January 24. Come out to see some of the best horses and riders in the world compete for great prize money. Gates open at 6 p.m. and first horse is at 7 p.m.

The Suites at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center

We are pleased to announce that we now offer The Suites located in the Special Events Pavilion available during several weeks of the WEF Saturday Night Lights Series. We offer prime viewing of world-renowned equestrian competition, full buffet and premium bar options in a semi-private suite catered by White Horse Tavern Catering. Each suite accommodates up to 22 persons with a minimum of 14 persons. $200 per person includes buffet and premium bar. $125 per person includes buffet and cash bar. Suite availability is based on a first come first served basis, so book your suite today before they’re all gone! The Suites must be 2 days ago – goedkope fluoxetine ::: fluoxetine apotheek ypenburg. clan info and news posts go here. fluoxetine online kopen prozac kopen online booked 48 hours in advance of the reservation date. The Suites are available for the Saturday nights of: 1/24/2015 * 1/31/2015 2/21/2015 * 3/7/2015 * 3/14/2015 * 3/21/2015 Find your favorite way to enjoy the PBIEC! Can’t Fill a Suite? You are still able to book a table of (6) in common areas at the same price per person as noted above. For additional information and reservations, please contact Patti Miele at 561-784-1125 or pmiele@whitehorsetavernflorida.com

Ride & Learn, presented by Palm Beach Riding Academy – WEF 4

The 2015 Ride & Learn Series will take place each Tuesday during WEF. Each week will feature a mounted riding clinic instructed by highly esteemed industry professionals and will be held order online at usa pharmacy! buy doxycycline fish . top offering, walmart doxycycline price. in various venues and arenas in the PBIEC. WEF 4 will feature show jumper Candice King on Tuesday, January 27, teaching on The Efficient Jumper Ride, sponsored by Der Dau.Participation is $100.00 per horse/rider per clinic, maximum 12 riders. Auditing is Free. Every Tuesday from 2:00-4:00pm. For more information please contact Sean Jones, General Manager, Palm Beach Riding Academy (561) 784-4275 or sean@equestriansport.com

$50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Asheville Regional Airport

The $50,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Asheville Regional Airport, will feature some of eventing’s top horses and riders competing for phenomenal prize money in the winter equestrian capital of the world on Friday and Saturday, January 30-31, at The Stadium at PBIEC. The Wellington Eventing Showcase will be a special invitational for top U.S. and Canadian High Performance Riders as well as international riders. The competition is presented by Asheville Regional Airport with additional sponsors Rolex, Land Rover and Adequan®. Dressage begins at 9:30 am on Friday in the AGDF International Ring. Show Jumping starts at 10:30 am in the AGDF International Ring, followed by Cross-Country at 1:30 pm on the grass derby field and adjacent polo field. The Global Pavillion at The Stadium offers VIP seating with tables of six for $1,500. Buffet lunch and full bar is included with outstanding views of the dressage on Friday and the show jumping and cross-country on Saturday. VIP Parking is also included. For bookings, please email Kathleen Lamour at kathleen@equestriansport.com or call 561-784-1106. General Admission and Parking are free.

SAVE THE DATE! Sixth Annual Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments®
Heading into its sixth annual event, the Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC), returns to WEF on Saturday, February 7. The pro-am team competition has distributed more than $6.2 million to over 100 nonprofits in Palm Beach County over the last five years. This year the event has a goal of raising at least $1.5 million to add to its already incredible fundraising amount. The theme for this year’s event: Superheroes! There is free General Admission and will be held under the bright lights of the International Arena at PBIEC. For more information, including a list of the participating charities and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.greatcharitychallenge.com.
WEF Week 2 Wrap-Up

Ian Millar and Dixson Win $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2*

Canada’s Ian Millar was the proud winner of Saturday night’s $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2* aboard Ariel and Susan Grange’s Dixson during week two of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). In a five-horse jump-off, Millar and Dixson topped the class by two one-hundredths of a second over Brianne Goutal (USA) and Remarkable Farms LP’s Zernike K.

Course designer Luc Musette (BEL) set a challenging track for the 45 starters in Saturday night’s class under the lights of the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Only five entries were able to advance to the jump-off, but all went on to clear the short course. The top four were separated by just fractions of a second.

Paige Johnson (USA) and Salamander Farm’s Dakota set the pace in the jump-off at 40.99 seconds to finish fourth. Cian O’Connor (IRL) and Adena Spring’s Quidam’s Cherie upped the time in 40.27 seconds to place third. Millar and Dixson followed with the winning round in 40.10 seconds. Ljubov Kochetova (RUS) and Veyron jumped into fifth place in 42.40 seconds, and Goutal wrapped up the night with a time of 40.12 seconds aboard Zernike K.

A ten-time Olympic veteran for Canada and one of the sport’s most illustrious stars, Ian Millar had a fantastic 2014 season with Dixson, including a big win in the $1.5 Million CP International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows and a trip to France for the Canadian show jumping team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Millar explained that the 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding (Vigo d’Arsouilles x Olisco) never missed a beat coming back into competition after a short rest at the end of the season.

“He had been off since the third week of September, and I didn’t start him until December again because he lives with Mrs. Grange,” Millar noted. “He had a nice break and when I got going with him, his conditioning came right back because they use a treadmill with him. Even though he’s let down, his fitness is taken care of.”

Following the class, Millar spoke about the course, stating, “Luc is one of my favorites because he is so subtle. He takes course design to an art form. That first course was extremely interesting. A course designer like that will find weaknesses in a horse and rider. There’s no way around it – a rider’s flaws are going to come out and a horse’s flaws are going to warnings & precautions. dapoxetine tablets price india . dapoxetine is used as a treatment for premature ejaculation. buy dapoxetine online. come out.”

Although the time to catch was very fast, Brianne Goutal was just off the winning mark for her second place finish with Zernike K and was very happy with her mount’s performance.

“He’s amazing,” she smiled. “He is just a really classical little guy with great style. He tries really hard. He has been a little up and down. He was a little bit inconsistent last year, but all summer long and fall up until now, he has been dapoxetine 2012 dapoxetine uses and side effects order Priligy very consistent. He is wonderful, and he really gives it his best shot each time. I felt he was super smooth tonight. He did everything I was asking, going and coming back really nicely, which is what I was having trouble with before. I am thrilled with how he went.”

Cian O’Connor also had a great night with his mount, Quidam’s Cherie, and was happy take home the third place prize.

“She is a nice mare. She placed third in the grand prix of Nations Cup week last year. She jumped really well. I only gave her one 1.40m class the first week and she jumped the WEF (Challenge Cup) well this week and went double clear tonight, so I was very pleased with her,” O’Connor stated. “It wasn’t even one fifth of a second between the top three. It was a very competitive class.”

The top riders all thanked sponsors Wellington Equestrian Realty for their support of the week’s competition. Wellington Equestrian Realty representatives Craig Martin and Matt Varney both spoke to the fantastic competition of the night and their continued support.

“It was truly an honor to watch Ian go,” Martin stated. “I have grown up watching him. He is a complete technician when it comes to this sport. I thought Brianne was nearly going to catch him at the end there, but it was a great class.”

“We have been involved in some exciting grand prixs since we have been in town, which has been five years now,” Varney added. “For a legend like Ian to win our grand prix is an honor, and we really do mean that. It is so much fun to have three riders like this at the top of their game early in the season and good luck to them in the weeks to come.”

Goutal spoke to the great turnout for this year’s competition and the wonderful crowd that was at PBIEC to cheer the riders on Saturday night.

“It is amazing the crowd that is drawn here. It makes a big difference for us. It keeps the atmosphere up and the energy high. Three years ago, forget five years ago, we didn’t have anybody in the stands and now it is packed full on Saturday nights. It is amazing. Everything is a steady growth of only good things, I feel,” she said.

For full results and more information, please visit www.pbiec.com.
WEF Week 2 Wrap-Up

Hunter Highlights – Thursday through Sunday

For the second week in a row Dr. Betsee Parker’s A Million Reasons, ridden by Scott Stewart, has taken home championship honors in the Wrenwood Farms High Performance Working Hunters. This was A Million Reasons second show in the High Performance Working Hunters, having done the Second Year Green Hunters last year. “She [A Million Reasons] is a really good jumper, a great mover, beautiful, big stride. She’s like the perfect hunter,” Stewart said.

The pair turned in only top performances over the two days of competition. A Million Reasons won the handy round and the stake, along with two seconds over fences and a second in the under saddle.

Fifty Shades, owned by Meredith Lipke and shown by Sandra Ferrell, ended the day as reserve champion. Staying consistent over both days, the pair had two thirds and a first over fences and won the under saddle.

Traveling from Toronto, Canada, Danielle Baran and her horse Say When were the WEF 2 Triple Crown Blankets Adult Amateur Hunter 36-49 champions. Baran rode Say When to four over fences victories over the two days of competition.

Reserve Champion honors went to Ashley Whitner and her own Larkspur. The combination was second in three of the four over fences classes.

Baran bought Say When as he was turning four years old, after trainer Chris Sorensen felt it would be a good fit. “We [Baran and Sorensen] brought him [Say When] along from scratch and he’s been really great because we have put all the miles on him ourselves, and I’ve been able to get used to him over time” Baran explained.

The time Baran and Sorensen put into Say When has paid off. Earning championship honors in the Adult Amateur Hunters for the second week in a row, Say When is proving he was worth the wait. Say When has also had success in professional divisions. In 2014, Say When competed in the USHJA/WCHR Peter Wetherill Hunter Spectacular and was the Canadian Hunter Derby Champion.

On the second day of competition in the FarmVet Amateur-Owner 3’3″ 36 and Over, Fredrick, owned by David Gochman and shown by Becky Gochman, claimed both over fences victories. Paired with a second in the handy round and first in the under saddle, Gochman and Fredrick ended up as champions of the FarmVet Amateur-Owner 3’3″ 36 and over.

Elizabeth Faraci rode her own horse Adore to reserve champion honors. Adore earned a first, second and third over fences as well as a second place finish in the under saddle.

Gochman has had Fredrick less than a year and has focused on getting to know him over the past several months. Not wanting to rush Fredrick, trainer Scott Stewart and Gochman took the fall season off, waiting to return to the show ring this winter. “He [Fredrick] is a bigger horse than I’m used to, but slowly we are adapting to each other and he is becoming a fast favorite,” Gochman explained.

Ellie Ferrigno guided Kristi C Siam’s horse, Boneparte Z, to three firsts and a second over fences to finish the final day of hunter competition as the Echo Junior Hunter 3’3″ champion. Only working together for a month, Ferrigno and Boneparte Z looked like seasoned partners. “He’s [Boneparte Z] a really sweet horse. We match really well, and he’s really fun!” Ferrigno exclaimed.

The reserve champion was awarded to Molly Zisook and her horse C’est Si Bon. Over the two days of competition the pair finished first and fourth over fences and second in the under saddle.


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