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Nick and Norman Dello Joio discussing a course at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida.

Norman Dello Joio on Malcolm at the American Gold Cup.

Nick Dello Joio aboard Contiki. The pair won the Ruby et Violette WEF Chanllenge Cup Round 10.

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Grand Prix Rider Nick Dello Joio and Olympian Norman Dello Joio Thrilled With WestWind Surfaces

Written by: Alannah Castro
Client: WestWind Surfaces
Release Date: 2015-05-01

Wellington, FL - May 1, 2015 - Grand Prix Rider Nick Dello Joio, and his father, Olympic Medalist Norman Dello Joio agree that quality footing is a necessity. The Dello Joios rely on WestWind Surfaces to provide expert advice, planning, construction and maintenance of their facility.

Norman Dello Joio achieved incredible success throughout his three-decade riding career. Winner of virtually every major grand prix in the U.S., he is best known for two major international titles--the 1983 FEI World Cup Final in Vienna, Austria, which he won aboard the French stallion I Love You, and the Individual Olympic Bronze Medal with Irish at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. I Love You was recently inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame.

Nick Dello Joio, burst onto the scene in 2009 with back-to-back grand prix wins at the Atlanta Fall Classic aboard Malcolm. In 2010, the younger Dello Joio was awarded the Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider Award. Most recently he had quite a successful season at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, winning the coveted $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 10 aboard Contiki, a 9-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding.

"Dan Carr and his team have done an amazing job from day one," said Nick Dello Joio. "We have a grass Grand Prix field and a sand ring that are heavily, heavily used in all conditions and they sustain use very well."
WestWind Surfaces built and maintains the Grand Prix field and sand arena at the Dello Joios' facility, and plans are in the works to do a reconstruction of the sand arena for next year.
"I'm very, very happy with the footing. It's light, it's got a lot of bounce to it and the horses really seem to like riding on it," said Norman Dello Joio. "The good thing about Dan [Carr] is that he understands horses, and he adjusts accordingly to how people like their footing. What works for one person might not work for another person and he has the knowledge to be able to tweak [the footing blend] to make people happy."
About WestWind Surfaces
Dan Carr and WestWind Surfaces have earned the respect of the equestrian community based on their hands-on approach and dedication to quality.  Whether replacing footing in an existing arena, or designing a new facility, WestWind Surfaces does it all. Carr personally installs each project with his team of experts.
For more information on WestWind Surfaces, please visit or call 561-537-0662.
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