Alert: Carriage Pleasure Drive Change, Sunday, May 26 Due to inclement conditions, management has decided to start the Pleasure Drive from the Dixon Oval at the Horse Show grounds. Class judging will commence at 11:30am in the Dixon Oval and the Final judging and awards will take place (as scheduled in the Dixon Oval) beginning at approximately 1:45pm. Sunday Schooling Update: Hunter/Jumper schooling will end at 11:15 am in the Dixon Oval and 12 noon in the Gold Ring.
Saturday, March 23 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – March 22, 2013- Canada’s Eric Lamaze was in the winner’s circle on Friday with a win in the $33,000 G&C Farm 1.45m speed class during week eleven of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). Lamaze and Wang Chung M2S, owned by Morningside Stud and Torrey Pines Stable, beat a field of top horses and riders in the day’s highlight Longines FEI world ranking event
Daniel Deusser and Cornet d’Amour Capture $300,000 FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix CSI 5* Presented by The Bainbridge Companies
Sunday, March 10 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL, March 9, 2013- Saturday night’s $300,000 FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix CSI 5*, presented by The Bainbridge Companies, was an incredible display of world-class talent as Germany’s Daniel Deusser, Brazil’s Alvaro de Miranda and Great Britain’s Ben Maher and Nick Skelton topped an all-star cast during the highlight event for week nine of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). Forty-five entries showed in the prestigious World Cup qualifier jumping a course set by Steve Stephens of Palmetto, FL. Representatives from 14 different countries competed, including an impressive 20 riders that have appeared in Olympic Games for their home nations.
Beezie Madden and Cortes ‘C’ Victorious in $125,000 FEI World Cup™ Qualifier Grand Prix, Presented by Spy Coast Farm
Sunday, February 17 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – February 16, 2013 – Two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist Beezie Madden and Abigail Wexner’s Cortes ‘C’ were victorious on Saturday night in the $125,000 FEI World Cup™ Qualifier Grand Prix, CSI 3*-W presented by Spy Coast Farm, during week six of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) in Wellington, FL. Madden beat out an impressive roster of top riders and finished in first place over Katie Dinan (USA) and Nougat du Vallet and Shane Sweetnam (IRL) aboard Amaretto d’Arco, who finished second and third respectively.
Sunday, January 13 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – January 12, 2013 – Over 3,500 fans packed the stands at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on the opening Saturday night to watch the women beat the men for the fifth year in a row in the $55,000 Nespresso Battle of the Sexes at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) in Wellington. It was the closest race yet in the three-phase competition between the male and female teams, but the ladies pulled out another victory in the end. Week one of FTI WEF runs January 9-13, sponsored by The Mar-a-Lago Club
By Lauren R. Giannini Two years after Andre Dignelli won the 1985 USET Medal Finals East, he started taking his own equitation students to all the fall national finals. In 2012 his Heritage Farm protégées dominated the ASPCA Maclay Championships: Jacob Pope won (see related story this issue), Lillie Keenan was reserve champion and Shaefer
Lillie Keenan Wins North American Junior Equitation Championship at Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend
Monday, October 01 2012 by Editor
Upper Marlboro, MD – September 30, 2012 – The Capital Challenge Equitation Championship Weekend, presented by Bigeq.com , hosted three equitation finals today, starting with the North American Junior Equitation Championship, in which Lillie Keenan took home the big win on Clearway, owned by Heritage Farm. Sydney Hutchins was victorious in the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Children’s Medal Finals, while Annie Finch won the blue ribbon in the North American Adult Amateur Equitation Finals.