Wellington, Florida (January 18, 2017) – The Ridge at Wellington just added yet another show series to its winter line-up. Following an already expansive launch January 4th of their 2017 Palm Beach Series, The Ridge announced they will be holding Tuesday evening dressage classes beginning January 24th and running every other week. Along with their Level 2 Jumper Series, monthly Hunter Derby Days, USEF Equitation Tuesdays, and Turf Tour Grand Prix series, the twice monthly schooling dressage shows will always feature USEF or USDF certified judges and a full selection of Test of Choice divisions running from the USEF Young Horse Classes through the FEI Grand Prix and Freestyle.
Founded and operated by US Olympic show jumper Nona Garson and George D’Ambrosio, The Ridge’s seasonal circuits in Wellington, Florida and Asbury, New Jersey are known for their focus on the well-being of the horse and a relaxed environment for the riders. To launch their first ever dressage circuit, The Ridge is partnering with Katja Eilers, a German-born FEI trainer and certified Bereiter FN, to introduce schooling dressage shows to their winter line-up.
With the intention of being a catalyst for young, developing horses and riders in the horse sport industry, expanding their series into dressage will be a welcome addition. The schooling shows beginning on January 24 will be held on the grounds of Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, a full service show grounds which includes multiple all-weather arenas, an oversized covered arena, two large barns of permanent stabling, a lunging area, and ample parking for trucks, trailers and cars. Designed to put horses and riders in a new, unique atmosphere, the dressage classes will be held under the lights on Tuesday evenings. As the series progresses, The Ridge stated that they were also open to securing rated show dates in the future.
For the January 24 debut of the Palm Beach Series Schooling Dressage, Cindi Rose Wylie, a USEF ‘r’ Judge, to set the standard for their inaugural dressage show. For a full prizelist, visit www.TheRidgeFarm.com, and stabling is available at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center.
The 2017 Palm Beach Series
The 2017 Palm Beach Series includes 13-weeks of hunter, jumper, dressage, and equitation competition, including a diverse offering of divisions and classes, National, International, and Pony USHJA Hunter Derbies, weekly 1.40-1.45M Grand Prix classes, USEF Equitation Tuesdays hosted at The Ridge at Wellington, and the exceptional venues and all natural surfaces on the Turf Tour. Hosted at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, just two miles from Wellington’s center, the Palm Beach Series will also offer seasonal stabling packages on the show grounds, which include a covered arena, multiple all weather arenas, permanent barns, and a variety of amenities for horses and riders.
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