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The Ridge at Wellington Save the Date Invitational Series

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Sarah Segal Soars to a Win at The Ridge at Wellington’s Grand Prix Invitational, Who Will Top This Week’s Event?

Written by: Arianna Delin
Client: The Ridge Farm http://www.theridgefarm.com
Release Date: 2013-03-05

Wellington, FL- March 5, 2013- Jumpers should race to get their entries in as The Ridge at Wellington’s $175,000 Grand Prix 1.40m Invitational is soon coming to a close. The event has been hailed as the highlight of the season and riders only have two weeks left to experience the colorful jumps and change of venues. Top riders and amateurs alike have chosen to ride in this open event, challenging their young horses and allowing others to gain more experience.

This past week marked the eighth week of the series, where riders convened at Mida Farm to jump a beautiful course at Tops Field. The grass ring footing provided riders with a change of scenery and the opportunity to gallop around conditions similar to top national and international events.

Top competitors such as Darragh Kenny and Andres Rodriguez made an appearance at the event, where they have been competing for several weeks.  Sarah Segal won week eight upon Tilghman. The two went double clear with a top time of 34.690.

Segal was almost a full second ahead of Kenny, one of the top competitors of the series. Aboard Quidam MB, Kenny jumped two clear rounds and finished in a close second with a time of 35.088. Paul Halpern and Vio Vendeto flew into third place with a time of 35.542 seconds.

Riders such as these have had the chance to jump exceptional courses designed by designers such as David Ballard, Conrad Homfeld, Pierre Jolicoeur and Eric Hasbrouck. The 10-week series offers generous cash prizes and the rider who accrues the most points during the season will be awarded the Leading Rider Bonus, which is currently held by Rodriguez.

This purse will be awarded at the March 23 season final and will feature a $24,750 purse, an unheard-of amount for a Level II Jumper class, as well a two-year lease on a car.  The location of the event is yet to be determined.

In order to be in the running to this top prize, riders should get their entries in for the ninth week of the Invitational Series, which will take place on Friday, March 8, at Tops Field at Mida Farm.

“We decided that have it back at Mida since Jan Tops is still in town this week and the field is named after him,” said George D’Ambrosio. “He and Victoria Mcullough worked to make this field what it is, and to provide the such amazing footing. Jan deserves to be a part of this series, and see how much his work has provided.”

The Friday event will run from 8 am to 5 pm. Riders are encouraged to get their entries in as soon as possible for the approaching Friday Grand Prix. Turning in entries early will ensure that they get the time that they desire.

The Ridge still has available sponsorships for the Invitational Series. For more information, call (908) 500-0996 or download information at www.theridgefarm.com.

THE RIDGE AT WELLINGTON HORSE SHOW SERIES FAST FACTS

Events:
The Ridge at Wellington offers Equitation Shows every Tuesday of the month from
January - March 2013. There will also be a series of schooling shows at the Ridge
at Wellington for all experience levels. New to the Ridge at Wellington is their
 all-new 1.40m Invitational Series.

What:
The Ridge at Wellington will feature the first annual 2013 Grand Prix Invitational
Series for Level 2 Jumpers.

Where:
Mida Farm
13801 40th St South
Wellington, FL 33414
Barn & Show Phone 561-791-1471 | Barn Fax 561-791-1543

Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily


Information:
Before Show - (561) 791-1471, Email: RidgeShows@aol.com
During Show - Telephone: (561) 791-1471, Fax: (561) 791-1543
Website: www.TheRidgeFarm.com.

Management:
Nona Garson
14415 Palm Beach Point Blvd. East
Wellington, FL, 33414
(561) 791-1471 (show office)
(908) 839-3859 (show cell)
(561) 791-1543 (show fax)
Email:  RidgeShows@aol.com

 

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