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Donít Miss OutóEntries Close Tomorrow for The Ridge At Wellington Hunter Derby Days!

Written by: Kendall Bierer
Client: The Ridge Farm
Release Date: 2014-02-03

Wellington, FL – February 3, 2014 – Riders will want to get their entries in quick for the Ridge at Wellington’s inaugural $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, to be held at the Ridge at Wellington on Friday, February 7 and Friday, March 21, 2014. Entries and stabling information for the February derby are due at the close of business tomorrow, Tuesday, February 4. Part of the Ridge at Wellington’s Turf Tour, the International and National Hunter Derbies are the perfect fit into the Wellington Winter Circuit, as riders prepare for the fast approaching hunter derbies at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).

“I think that the option to compete in a new hunter derby during circuit is very exciting,” professional hunter rider Jennifer Alfano explained. “It is an amazing opportunity for the horses and the riders to utilize different venues. I am making a special trip to Wellington just for these derbies, and I am so pleased that The Ridge at Wellington took this initiative. It’s such a wonderful way to prepare and engage in the derby series.”

On February 7 and March 21, 2014, the turf at the Ridge at Wellington will transform into a picturesque hunt field, reminiscent of the traditional hunt fields of the past. Shrubbery, flowers and natural obstacles will fill the open field as the inaugural $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby will commence. Running concurrently in the sand arena will be the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.

Kenneth Krome will design the first derbies of 2014 at the Ridge of Wellington, testing both horse and rider alike as they take on the daunting obstacles. Robert Crandall, Nancy Hall, Leo Conroy, Mindy Minetto and Holly Orlando will judge the first week of the Ridge at Wellington Hunter Derby Days. For the second event of the series Dee Thomas, Linda Andrisani, Gary Duffy and Ron Smith will scrutinize each round and name the winner.

The Ridge at Wellington Hunter Derbies are the epitome of what the show world strives to accomplish. With unparalleled hospitality, and the careful and knowledgeable minds of Olympian Nona Garson and George D’Ambrosio, the Hunter Derby Days are a horse show run by horse people for horse people.

In the world of hunter derbies, The Ridge at Wellington provides an exhilarating opportunity for riders of all levels. As a stand-alone derby day, the national and international classes are fully dedicated to showcasing and perfecting the derby classes with ideal turf that rivals the traditional fox hunting fields, reveling in the sport and athleticism of the horse.

This premiere state-of-the-art facility offers the best of the 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.

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