Monday, February 04 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – February 3, 2013 – Week four of the2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF), sponsored by Fidelity Investments® , concluded on Sunday afternoon with a win for 21-year-old Alise Oken and Hi Hopes Farm, LLC’s Teirra in the $25,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic.
By Jan Westmark-Allan I am not a football fan. I grew up in a football family, but when horse fever hit me, that was the direction I went in life. But, once a year I am a football fan – during the Superbowl.
By Jan Westmark-Allan Sidelines at the beach! I spent many years living in the Wellington area, showing at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival – or WEF, as it is called. I have wonderful, wonderful memories of hanging out at WEF, so returning this week after a four year absence has been fantastic
Friday, January 25 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – January 24, 2013 – Renowned show jumper Katie Monahan-Prudent guided Michael Smith’s V to victory in Thursday’s $33,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 3 during the third week of competition at the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). Competing in the International Arena at the beautiful Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), the seasoned veteran topped young U.S. competitors Kristen Vanderveen (23) aboard Bull Run’s Eternal and Lauren Tibso aboard Tequestrian Farms’ Roundthorn Madios (28) who finished second and third respectively.
FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge – January 26, 2013 Reaches Goal of $1.5 Million to Benefit 34 Palm Beach County Charities
Thursday, January 24 2013 by Editor
Wellington , Florida - January 23, 2013 - Setting a historic record for a show jumping class purse, the 2013 FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (FTI GCC) will distribute $1.5 million dollars to 34 Palm Beach Countycharities in an exciting event at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Saturday, January 26, 2013. It is only with the generous support of the team and corporate sponsors and riders that in its fourth year the FTI GCC has become one of the largest and broadest-based philanthropic events in the county. With this year’s total, the event will have donated 4.2 million dollars to more than 75 Palm Beach County Charities and has had a significant positive impact on thousands of lives in Wellington and Palm Beach County.
Ward and Super Trooper de Ness Earn Second Victory of the Week in $25,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic
Tuesday, January 22 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – January 20, 2013 – The second week of competition at the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF), sponsored by Wellington Equestrian Realty , concluded on Sunday with a win for McLain Ward (USA) and Super Trooper de Ness in the $25,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic. Competing on a beautiful afternoon at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), the pair earned their second victory of the week, winning over Ben Maher (GBR) aboard Jane Clark’s Cella and Pablo Barrios (VEN) and ZL Group, Inc.’s Zara Leandra. Week three of the FTI WEF runs Wednesday, January 23, through Sunday, January 27
By Jan Westmark-Allan The new beautiful carousel at the entrance to the Winter Equestrian Festival Take one look at the pictures of the Venetian carousel and you might think it’s a photo from Disney World – but no, that would be the new carousel at the entrance to the Winter Equestrian Festival. WEF has always been a wonderful horsey place where dreams come true (just like Disney) and now Mark Bellissimo, who heads up Equestrian Sports Productions and is the man behind WEF, has made everyone’s dreams a little brighter with the carousel
Saturday, January 19 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL – January 18, 2013 – Week two of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) continued on Friday at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) with a win for McLain Ward and Grant Road Partners’ Super Trooper de Ness in the $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m jump-off class. Laura Chapot and Bradberry won the $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m speed class and Laurie Stevens and Iceman took home their second championship of the circuit in the Camping World Adult Amateur Hunter 51 & Over division. The second week of FTI WEF competition, sponsored by Wellington Equestrian Realty , will run January 16-20.
Tuesday, January 15 2013 by Editor
East Aurora, NY and Wellington, FL – January 14, 2013 - Charlie Jacobs of Deeridge Farms took the first week of the 2013 Winter Equestrian Festival by storm on Sunday.
Friday, January 04 2013 by Editor
New Sidelines intern Christina Alex I am excited to welcome a new intern to the Sidelines Magazine family. Christina Alex, who lives in Florida, is not only a talented rider but a talented photographer also. Two great things that go great together (I think that works for Christina and Reese’s Cups!)