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Ali Tritschler and Helio Rouge

Ali Tritschler and Helio Rouge

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Norfield Stables Helps Take Tritschler to the Top During WEF 8

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Norfield Stables LLC
Release Date: 2015-03-02

Wellington, FL – March 2, 2015 – Ali Tritschler started Week 8 of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) with a second place finish in the USEF Talent Search, and before the end of the weekend she’d garnered two more top two equitation finishes, including a win in the ASPCA Maclay and a second place finish in the WIHS Equitation.

Placing in the top two of any of the ASPCA Maclay, USEF Talent Search and WIHS Equitation classes throughout the competitive WEF circuit is an accomplishment in itself. Finishing in the top two of all three in one weekend is extraordinary and only accomplished with an extremely talented rider, the right horse and the right training and support.

For Tritschler, the right horse is found in her mount Helio Rouge (Ranger), and the right training comes from the team at Norfield Stables LLC, where Tritschler rides with renowned trainer Timmy Kees, Molly Ashe Cawley, Chris Cawley and Rory Lenehan.

Tritschler tributes her incredibly successful week to her preparation with Kees and Lenehan. 

“Specifically in the equitation, I’ve worked a lot on rails and time allowed, just the small things,” Tritschler commented. “We focused a lot on fixing that and how my position effects not making the time allowed or having rails on Ranger. We worked a lot on the flat because I had lacked the necessities I needed to stay on the standby.” 

She added, “Rory has been a big part of this as well. He has helped me a lot on the flat because he is the one who rides Ranger during the week when I’m not there. He can get on and show me what I am doing wrong and explain it to me because he is physically riding my horse.”

In the Platinum Performance USEF Talent Search, Tritschler made even one of the weekend’s most difficult equitation tracks look effortless. Many riders encountered issues competing in the DeNementhy ring, jumping a 1.20m and clearing the open water fence, but not Tritschler and Helio Rouge, who would end up with the second place honor. Tritschler’s extra attention to flatwork also showed during Sunday’s Section A of the ASPCA Maclay, where she bested a field of 41 other riders to clinch the win.

The win in the Maclay marks Tritschler’s third equitation win at WEF thus far this season, and it helped her a spot in the prestigious George Morris Excellence in Equitation Class, to be held March 20, for the second consecutive year.

Outside of the equitation ring, Tritschler also found success in the jumpers, which remains one of her focuses this year. Claiming tenth place honors in the $1,500 Medium Junior Jumper class aboard Casanova P.B., owned by Amanda Derbyshire, was just the start for her. She then went on to jump clear to the third place finish on Norfield Stable’s, Velinta Palo Blanco, in the $10,000 Low Junior Classic, out of 69 competitive entries. 

“I was really happy with this week because it was one of the most consistent weeks I’ve had this circuit,” Tritschler stated. “Sometimes when I have success in the equitation I don’t do as well in the jumpers or the hunters. This weekend it all worked out.”

Norfield Stables LLC is a full service riding and training facility, offering expertise and instruction across all levels of the hunter, jumper and equitation disciplines. Norfield Stables LLC operates out of three locations: Ocean Ridge Farm in Wellington, FL, Red Gate Farm in Newtown, CT, and Sleepy Hollow Farm in Briarcliff Manor, NY, conveniently located just outside of New York City.

For more information on Norfield Stables LLC click here. Find Norfield on Facebook here.


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