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Citrus Series Announces February Tuesday Shows

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: James Lala's Wellington Quarantine
Release Date: 2014-01-29

Ridiculously Affordable Show Experience in the Afternoon and After Dark Under the Lights

Wellington, FL – January 29, 2014 – Citrus Series Horse Show Wellington will offer two Tuesday shows in February. The first comes right up on Feb. 4 and the second on Feb. 18. The ring will open for flat at noon with classes kicking off at 1 p.m.

Citrus Series added the Tuesdays during the winter season at the request of trainers, owners and breeders who want to bring developing horses and riders to the popular new show. The regular monthly show will be held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22. Citrus Series is an ideal and affordable way for horses and riders to gain valuable competition mileage.

Citrus Series shows are held at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center at Okeeheelee Park, a wonderful facility offering great footing, permanent stalls, plenty of parking and permanent restrooms. Citrus Series offers beautiful courses and decoration- perfect to prep for shows like WEF. Plus, the show series is extremely user friendly. They offer warm-ups and do-over options to make certain horses and riders leave with a positive experience under their belt.

“It is ridiculously affordable,” said James Lala, Citrus Series Manager. “We have produced a really great way to get horses and riders ready for the bigger AA circuits. We got great reviews on the first show and we are really excited to offer the new Tuesdays in February. We hope to see you all there!”

Here is what clients had to say about the first show:

“It is so close. It is unbelievably easy. I love this. This show offers all the flowers and the color.” “The ring is beautifully set. They’ve set it so I can do hunter classes and a couple of jumper classes.” ~ Cynthia Hankins

“This is a great opportunity especially for people who have horses for sale and kids who want to go in the ring without so much pressure, before they go into the big circuit. It is also great for horses that need to develop and horses that you want to practice with under the lights with good footing. They have great stabling and it’s easy access within only a few minutes from our barns and WEF. It is perhaps an hour or two hours out of your day when you can accomplish so much.”  ~ Ivan Rakowsky, Team Rakowsky

“It was great to be able to compete over two different courses at one height and then jump similar tracks a little bit bigger. The difference between his first trip and his last was like night and day. I couldn’t get this kind of experience in another show setting anywhere. Plus, the facility and the footing are really fantastic. It is easy to ship in and show. I had no idea it was so close.” ~ Salim Radi

“It is a great place to bring young horses. I just got this horse two weeks ago as a sale horse. I don’t want to sell a horse that I’m not familiar with in the ring. So I like to show the horses myself, but I didn’t want to invest a lot of money. It is a perfect opportunity— no pressure. He was great. I couldn’t be happier. This is the way a horse show should be.”  ~ Kama Godek

About Citrus Series Horse Shows

The unique features of the show are designed to help trainers, developing horses and riders achieve their goals affordably. Professionals and adults may ride ponies. If time permits, competitors can do do-overs to make sure the horse and rider leave the ring with a positive learning experience. A user-friendly class schedule and sale horse identifiers provide an opportunity to market sale horses.

Owners, breeders, riders, trainers and their assistants are encouraged to bring their up-and- coming horses and riders to come experience Citrus Series, at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. Okeeheelee Park is a close, convenient high-quality facility. Jim Brandon Equestrian Center is located just three miles /five minutes from the intersection of 441 and Forest Hill Boulevard.

Call us at: (561) 906-6668 if you need a shipper.

For entries rates- go to: or call  (561) 906-6668.

Click here for the Tuesday Schedule.

Click here for the Friday/Saturday Schedule.

For more about the Citrus Series go to:

2014 Citrus Series Fast Facts:

What:  New high-quality horse show series especially for developing horses and riders.

Where: Jim Brandon Equestrian Center
              7500 Forest Hill Boulevard
              West Palm Beach, FL

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Hunters & Jumpers in the Afternoon and After Dark Under the Lights
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Hunters & Jumpers in the Afternoon and After Dark Under the Lights
February 21-22, 2014
Friday: Schooling and Jumpers Under the Lights
Saturday: Hunters Jumpers and Equitation

Contact Information:

Before Show
Telephone: (561) 906-6668
Fax: (561) 798-1332

During Show
Show Office: (941) 527-6602
Stable Office Telephone: (561) 906-6668


Manager:  Lala Land Productions, LLC, James Lala  (561) 906-6668-
Secretary: Susie Morrissey
Veterinarian: Reid and Associates
Farrier: Ignacio Cardenas
Stabling: James Lala
Judge: Carol Coleman, Wellington, FL USEF “R”-rated 

Upcoming Dates

February 4
February 18

February 21-22, 2014             

March 21-22, 2014

April 18-19, 2014

May 9-10, 2014

June 15, 2014 

July 20, 2014

August 16, 2014

September TBA

October 25, 2014

November 15, 2014

Citrus Series Finale - December 13-14, 2014


Citrus Series USEF Rated Shows

USEF C-Rated- June 14, 2014

USEF C-Rated - June 21 and 28, 2014

USEF C-Rated - July 19, 2014

USEF C-Rated - July 26, 2014

USEF A-Rated Show Castlewood Farm’s Citrus Festival Show - August 1-3, 2014

Citrus Series Homestretch I USEF Rated  - August 11, 2014

(Castlewood Summer I USEF Rated – August 12, 2014 at Jim Brandon)

Citrus Series Homestretch II USEF Rated  - August 13, 2014

(Castlewood Summer I USEF Rated – August 14, 2014 at Jim Brandon)

Directions to Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, Okeeheelee Park
FROM the Intersection of Forest Hill Blvd and US 441 / SR 7
Follow Forest Hill Blvd East for 2.7 miles. Take a right (South) into Jim Brandon Equestrian Center at Okeeheelee Park.


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