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Bull Run's Faithful and Kristen Vanderveen Win $2400 1.3-1.35m Jumpers at The Ridge at Wellington

Cassidy and Ansgar Holtgers

Calais and Jeffery Welles

Cartoon City and Marcus Hagglund

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Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Runís Faithful Win at the Wellington Turf Tour

Written by: Shannon Bower
Client: The Ridge Farm http://www.theridgefarm.com
Release Date: 2015-01-15

Wellington, FL – January 15, 2014 – Vast green polo fields created the perfect backdrop for the start of the second week of The Ridge at Wellington’s Turf Tour. 

Competition in both rings remained strong throughout the day on Wednesday, January 14.  While the weather remained overcast for most of the morning, the sun peeked out during the afternoon to highlight a beautiful set of courses that rode well for the competitors.  The Grand Prix field saw riders from 8 a.m. until the sun began to fade around 5 p.m.  The second ring stayed quite busy until the medium jumpers finished up in the mid-afternoon.  The show saw almost 130 trips, significantly growing from week one of the Turf Tour.

Kristen VanderVeen rode Bull Run’s Faithful, owned by Bull Run Jumpers, Inc. to the top of the standings in the first $2,400 1.3-1.35m jumpers.  VanderVeen was very pleased with her new ride on the mare. 

“She’s brand new, so it’s only the second time we’ve shown. Last week we did her at the first stop of the Turf Tour, so I’m really happy,” VanderVeen said. “She’s a little spicy so I’m getting used to her, but she’s a gamer in the ring.  It’s really nice here; the ground is so solid I don’t feel like we’re going to have any trouble.”

Jeffery Welles finished second on Triton Ventures Farms Inc’s Calais, finishing less than a tenth of a second behind Faithful.  He was also fourth on Herbert Sambol’s Broken Heart. 

Andrew Welles rode his own Quickly 3 to a third place finish.  Andrew spoke very highly of the Turf Tour.  “It’s a fantastic facility and a great opportunity to do something different with our horses.  I think it’s fantastic that we get to come and jump on grass, not just grass but a facility like IPC is just phenomenal for the horses,” Andrew said. “I’m planning to come back on Friday.  The horse I did had a nice little break after doing well in the grand prixs in December so this was his first week back.”

Tennyson, ridden by Darrin Dliin for Susan Grange, came in fifth.  Peter Leone rode Lionshare Farm’s My Pleasure to finish sixth.  Leone was enthusiastic about why he chose to come to The Ridge at Wellington’s Turf Tour.  “Quality venue, quality jumps, quality course designing and nice money.”

Ansgar Holtgers, riding his own Cassidy, won the second $2,400 1.3-1.35m jumper class.  Cartoon City, owned and ridden by Marcus Hagglund finished second.  Third went to Gabrielle Pelchat, riding her own Just Stella.  Hot Topic, owned by Finca Horses Inc and ridden by Nina Fagerstrom finished fourth.  Beth Underhill rode her own Viggo to claim a fifth place.  Nimbus, owned by Blue Gate Farm LLC was ridden by Denise Wilson to finish sixth.

The second ring saw plenty of action throughout the morning and early afternoon.  The first class of the day was the low jumpers, won by Sarah Wayda on Rene Johnson’s Josephine, out of a very competitive field of 29. 

Second went to Click For Quality, ridden by Marshall Field for Hidden Brook Farm.  Jennifer Knobel rode her own Stash to finish third.  Fourth went to Chambery 25, owned and ridden by Adolpho Franco.  Alpen Star Enterprises’ Ae La Gracia finished fifth, ridden by Tatiana Gabrush.  Debbi White rounded out the top six on her own Basil Hayden. 

Marshall Field, who rode Hidden Brook Farm’s London and Carpathia K to finish first and second, dominated the second class of the low jumpers.  Morgan Bailey rode her own Baby Ruth to finish third.  Fourth went to Ansgar Holtgers on his own Delinda.  Christine McCrea rode Candy Tribble’s Centrefold to a fifth place finish.  Ae La Gracia finished sixth, ridden by Tatiana Gabrush and owned by Alpen Star Enterprises.

The second division was the medium jumpers at 1.2-1.25m.  Paul Yanke continued to build on his successes from last week, claiming first aboard Equinvest’s Lady Sparkle and second on his own Carle.  Sarah Wayda had three horses in the ribbons, riding Rene Johnson’s horses Maximus and Artemis to finish third and fifth respectively.  She also rode Rian Miller’s Contentus to sixth.  Fourth went to Unik De Vergne, owned by Nicolas Paillot and owned by Anne Caroline Valtin.

Ansgar Holtgers on his own El Casper won the second class of the medium jumpers, followed by Eric Flameng riding Floriac LLC’s Balous Boy.

Friday’s events promise to be exciting, with the $15,000 1.4m Grand Prix running from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Beginning at 8 a.m., there will be both child/adult and masters jumper classes, along with a classic round for both divisions, running concurrently with open cards until noon.  

In addition, there will be a low schooling jumper division with two classes running concurrently offered at this height.  The $2,000 Child and Adult Classic is pointed from Marshall & Sterling, NAL & WIHS. The $2,000 Master’s Jumper Classic, open to riders 50 and over, is also pointed from Marshall & Sterling, NAL & WIHS.   

The JR/AOs will start at 12:30 p.m. and run until 4:30 p.m., with both the regular class and classic card open concurrently. The $3,000 Junior and A-O Jumper Classic is NAL pointed.  High schooling jumpers will also be offered with cards running concurrently. 

Week two of the Ridge at Wellington’s Turf Tour is taking place at The International Polo Club, located at 3667 120th Avenue South in Wellington, FL 33414.  The show entrance is off 120th Street between Lake Worth Road and Pierson Road.

Meadowbrook Horse Transport will provide transportation to and from the horse show and other locations throughout Wellington for both the Wednesday and Friday events. The transportation is a nominal fee of $50 per horse, and it will be calculated into the final show fees. To make a reservation for one of the three pickup times: 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. please call Peter Tufano of Meadowbrook Horse Transport at (954) 415-7217, or call Nona Garson at (908) 500-0996.

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 at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ridge-at-Wellington/219358376264.

THE RIDGE AT WELLINGTON HORSE SHOW SERIES FAST FACTS

Events:

The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour offers their popular 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix for its third year, with an open in gate format taking place once a week at beautiful venues throughout Wellington. The Ridge at Wellington Grand Prix Finale will take place March 27, 2015.

The Turf Tour also will host 1.30m-1.35m Jumpers every Wednesday beginning January 7, 2015 and running until March 18, 2015.

Young Jumper Classes and both Children’s/Senior Jumper Classics will find their home intermittently throughout the Wellington Turf Tour, running concurrently with the 1.30-1.35m and 1.40m Jumpers.

The Ridge at Wellington offers Equitation Shows every Tuesday of the month from January 6 – March 23, 2015. There will also be a series of schooling shows at the Ridge at Wellington for all experience levels.

Two USHJA International Hunter Derbies will take place February 6, 2015 and March 20, 2015.

What:
The Ridge at Wellington series includes several weeks of competition throughout the Winter Season with USEF Rated Equitation Shows. This winter will also feature five two-day schooling shows. The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour will offer 1.30m-1.35m Jumpers, 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix, Young Jumpers, Children’s/Adult Classics, Masters Jumpers, Junior/Amateur Classics, two hunter derbies and the Pre-Green Incentive Stake.

Barn & Show Phone 561-791-1471 | Barn Fax 561-791-1543

2014 Winter Schedule

Wellington Turf Tour:

1.40 Ridge at Wellington Invitational Grand Prix

Friday, January 9, 2015: Wolfstone Stables and Sales Inc.

Friday, January 16, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Friday, January 23, 2015: The Ridge at Wellington

Friday, January 30, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Saturday, February 7, 2015: TBA

Friday, February 13, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Friday, February 20, 2015: TBA

Friday, February 27, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Friday, March 6, 2015: TBA

Friday, March 13, 2015: TBA

Saturday, March 21, 2015: TBA

FINALE – Saturday, March 27, 2015

1.30m-1.35m Jumpers:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015: Wolfstone Stables and Sales Inc

Wednesday, January 14, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Wednesday, January 21, 2015: The Ridge at Wellington

Wednesday, January 28, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Wednesday, February 4, 2015: TBA

Wednesday, February 11, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Wednesday, February 18, 2015: TBA

Wednesday, February 25, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: TBA

Wednesday, March 11, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Wednesday, March 18, 2015: TBA

Wednesday, March 25, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Young Jumpers:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015: The Ridge at Wellington

Wednesday, February 4, 2015: TBA

Wednesday, February 18, 2015: TBA

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: TBA

Low Junior/Amateur, Masters, & Child/Adult Jumper Classics:

Friday, January 16, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Friday, January 30, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Friday, February 6, 2015: TBA

Friday, February 27, 2015: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Friday, March 20, 2015: TBA

USHJA International & National Hunter Derbies/Pre-Green Incentive Stake:

Friday, February 6, 2015: The Ridge at Wellington

Friday, March 20, 2015: The Ridge at Wellington

PALM BEACH SERIES – Held at the Ridge at Wellington

December 13-14, January 10-11, February 14-15 and March 13-14

SATURDAY

Beginner Equitation

Beginner Hunter

Suitable Hunter Horse or Pony

Low Child/Adult Equitation

Low Child/Adult Hunter

M&S Bit O Straw Classic

Children’s/Adult Equitation

Children’s Pony Equitation

Children’s Hunter Horse/Pony

Adult Hunter

Adequan Open Hunter

SUNDAY

$500 M&S Child Adult Classic

Itty Bitty Jumpers

Low Schooling Jumper

Medium Schooling Jumper

Children’s /Adult Jumper

High Schooling Jumper

Open Jumper
 

2015 USEF RATED EQUITATION HORSE SHOWS – Held at the Ridge at Wellington

January 6, 13, 20, 27

 February 3, 10, 17, 24

March 3, 10, 17, 24

Equisport Insurance USEF Pony Medal

WIHS Pony Equitation

USEF Adult Equitation

Ariat Adult Equitation

Farnam (M&S) Adult Medal

T.H.I.S. National Children’s Medal

Smartpak (M&S) Children’s Medal

WIHS Equitation

Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search

M&S Junior Medal

Pessoa USEF Hunter Seat Medal

ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Class

Phelps Media Group Junior Medal

Cedar Street Advisors Adult Medal


Hours:
8:00am – 4 pm daily

Directions:

From the Florida Turnpike: Take the exit for Lake Worth Road West. Continue on Lake Worth Road approximately 6 miles to South Shore Blvd. Make a left on South Shore Blvd. Continue to the stop sign at 50th Street. Make a Right on 50th Street. Continue to Stables Way and make a right. Continue to the end of Stables Way and make a right on Palm Beach Point Blvd. Driveway to farm is 50 feet on the left.

From Route 95: Take the exit for Forest Hill Blvd West. Continue on Forest Hill Blvd to South Shore Blvd. Make a left on South Shore Blvd. Once on South Shore Blvd, continue straight at light at Pierson Road and again straight through the intersection at Lake Worth Road, to the stop sign at 50th Street. Make a Right on 50th Street. Continue to Stables Way and make a right. Continue to the end of Stables Way and make a right on Palm Beach Point Blvd. Driveway to farm is 50 feet on the left.

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

Text: (908) 500-0996

Website: www.TheRidgeFarm.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/359668144211383/

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

Website: TheRidgeFarm.com

Media Contact:
Kendall Bierer
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd.
Suite 201
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
www.phelpsmediagroup.com

 

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