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The Ridge at Wellington 2015/2016 Schooling Shows

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One Week Until The Ridge at Wellington Kicks off the Palm Beach Schooling Show Series and USEF-Recognized Equitation Shows

Written by: Caroline Nickolaus
Client: The Ridge Farm http://www.theridgefarm.com
Release Date: 2015-12-05

Wellington, Florida – Dec. 5, 2015 – The Ridge At Wellington's first schooling show of the season is one week away starting Dec. 12–13, 2015, recognized by Marshall Sterling & Southeast Medal Finals. The schooling shows will take place on the second weekend of every month from December through March.The prize list is available here.
 
The Palm Beach Schooling Series is an excellent setting for more seasoned riders to practice for the Winter Equestrian Festival, and it also enables riders of all levels a chance to show in a relaxed environment with gracious amenities.
 
The Ridge at Wellington, which is located conveniently at the back of the Palm Beach Point East community, is a standout venue owned and managed by Olympian Nona Garson and her partner and lifetime horseman, George D'Ambrosio. The schooling show series boasts state-of-the-art footing, as well as reasonable showing fees.
 
Riders of all experience levels will find appropriate classes to enter, as there will be a vast array of divisions offered from Leadline and Mini Stirrup to 3'3" Open Hunters on Saturdays and on "Jumper Sundays" everything from the Itty Bitty Jumpers (2'–2'3") to Open Jumpers (3'9"–4'3").
 
Weekend competition will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. with hunter and equitation divisions running on Saturdays. Jumper riders will give it their best over tough and technical tracks on Sundays. For a small fee, hunter riders can school their horses at The Ridge at Wellington on the Friday afternoons of show weeks from 12–4 p.m.
 
Recognized by Marshall and Sterling League Finals and Southeast Medal Finals, riders and trainers can get a head start on accumulating points to qualify for finals. Popular classes that will earn Marshall and Sterling League points include the Bit O' Straw Hunters, Adult/Children's Hunters, the Children's Medal, the Dover Saddlery Adult Medal, the Sore-No-More Children's Horse Medal and the Marshall and Sterling Children and Adult Jumper Classic.
 
The two-day schooling shows will wrap up in March and is the ideal way for competitors to prepare for the end of circuit and end the season on a high note. The finale double-point show will take place on March 12–13, 2016. Series winners will be honored with award presentations and generous prizes at the conclusion of the March show.
 
Temporary stabling is available at the show grounds, and horses that are boarded within a short distance to the facility are welcome to hack or trailer to the show.
 
In addition to its schooling series, The Ridge at Wellington offers several weeks of USEF-rated equitation shows every Tuesday of the month from Jan. 5–March 29, 2016.
 
For junior and amateur riders, the weekly equitation shows are a way for all riders to hone their skills whether it is in the 2'6", 3" or the 3'6" divisions. Certain classes will also count as qualifiers for the Southeast Medal Finals, which will take place September 2016. For pony riders, there will be qualifying classes for the USEF Pony Medal and WIHS Pony Equitation. In addition, the USEF Talent Search will be ranked as a two-star qualifying class.
 
New to the prize list this year is the 2'6" equitation classes for child and adult riders with qualifying classes for the Southeast Medal Finals and the Marshall and Sterling League Finals. For 3' riders, the show has the Ariat Adult Medal, and also offers the THIS National Children's Medal, plus the Southeast Medal Finals and Marshall & Sterling qualifying classes.
 
This premiere state-of-the-art facility offers the best of equestrian sports with varying competition levels. Their shows offer a wide array of classes, as well as generous prize money and sponsorship opportunities. Located only two miles from the prestigious Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, The Ridge at Wellington offers one of the most centrally located horse shows in Wellington.
 
For more information about The Ridge at Wellington please go to www.theridgefarm.com. For up-to-date information please follow The Ridge at Wellington on Facebook.

 

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