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Team Rakowsky Presents Developing Sport Horse Division at This Year’s Southeast Medal Finals

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Southeast Medal Finals
Release Date: 2013-09-13

Jacksonville, FL – September 12, 2013 – Next week’s Southeast Medal Finals will mark the exciting debut of the Developing Sport Horse Division, thanks in part to the generous sponsorship of Team Rakowsky Equestrian LLC.

The brand new division is based on European-style classes in which young jumpers are judged on their athletic potential. During the inaugural division at this year’s Southeast Medal Finals, to be held September 19-22, 2013 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, horses will be judged on style, presentation, rideability and their potential to represent the United States in future international competitions.

Choosing to sponsor the first Developing Sport Horse division was an easy decision for Ivan Rakowsky and his Team Rakowsky Equestrian LLC. With locations in Wellington, FL and Lexington, KY, Team Rakowsky specializes in importing, preparing and selling quality hunters, jumpers and equitation horses. Rakowsky, Arly Golombek and everyone at Team Rakowsky are committed to the development of quality young horses for the betterment of the equestrian sport.

“To me, it is just so important to support as much as we can, any program that develops young horses. Anything that we can do to help the breeding and the development of young horses for the sport in the United States we are 100 percent behind,” Rakowsky said.

Rakowsky continued: “We’re very interested in doing the same with our own young horses – developing them the right way and trying to get them as far as they can get in the sport.”

As a rider, Rakowsky was successful at the grand prix level, competing in numerous international show jumping competitions as well as Nations Cups in Florida and South America. He served as Chef d’Equipe for the Mexican International Show Jumping team, and he continues to coach top grand prix competitors. Rakowsky has also achieved success working with NAJYRC medalists, hunter champions and medal finalists, making him a respected coach, trainer and horseman around the world. To learn more about Team Rakowsky visit

To learn more about Southeast Medal Finals and the Developing Sport Horse Division visit or contact James Lala at: (561) 906-6668 or

Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:

WHAT: The Southeast Medal Finals is a USEF A-Rated indoor and outdoor hunter, jumper and equitation horse show. USEF Rated Jumper Level 3


WHEN: September 19-22, 2013

WHERE: The Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, FL, featuring a large indoor coliseum with 3,000 seats, two outdoor rings and 500 permanent stalls.

Phelps Media Group Southeast Junior Medal Finals
Southeast Adult Medal Finals
ASPCA Maclay Regionals
$25,000 Land Rover Jacksonville Grand Prix
$5,000 Welcome Stake
$7,500 Child/Adult Jumper Finals
New European Style Developing Sport Horse Division sponsored by Team Rakowsky
New Southeast Children’s Hunter Final sponsored by Jerry Parks Insurance
New Southeast Adult Hunter Final sponsored by Jerry Parks Insurance
New EMO Cup Championship
Click here for the prize list, entry forms, schedules and more.

HUNTER & EQUITATION JUDGES: Linda Andrisani & Molly Flaherty (Hunter, Maclay & SEMF), Tony Sgarlatta (Hunter, Equitation & SEMF), Jennifer Drahan (SEMF)

JUMPER JUDGES: Allen Rheinheimer & Fred Brown

STEWARD: Janet McCarroll


Susan Rindal (904) 655-5497 –

Bob Bell (843) 768-5503 –

James Lala (561) 906-6668-


Maker’s Mark

Land Rover Jacksonville

Cedar Street Advisors

Jerry Parks Insurance Group

Phelps Media Group International

Bruce Duchossios HND Stables, Inc.

John Deere

Jacksonville Tourist Development Council

Horse Shows Online

Classic Company

Geddaway Farm

Bridlewood Equestrian Center

Mandarin Equine / Adequan

James Lala’s Wellington Quarantine, LLC

DIRECTIONS: For map and address information click here:

Book your reservations today at the Southeast Medal Finals Partner Hotels

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
561 Chaffee Point Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32221
Click here to visit hotel web site.
If booking directly with this establishment, please use the discount code shown below to obtain the discounted price for this event. Discount code: SMFSMF

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
537 Chaffee Point Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32221
Click here to visit hotel web site.
If booking directly with this establishment, please use the discount code shown below to obtain the discounted price for this event. Discount code: Discount code: SEMF2013


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