West Palm Beach, Florida (January 11, 2017) – The Ridge Farm has spent nearly five decades streamlining the perfect combination of passion, lifestyle, and sport. For the inaugural year of their the 13-week 2017 Palm Beach Series, The Ridge is joined by one of the equestrian world’s top sport and fashion designers, Animo. The Italian-based clothing and equestrian line’s American distributor, US Animo, will bring its unique style and advanced performance designs to the wide range of competitors on the Palm Beach Series, which offers full divisions for hunter and jumper riders including weekly $15,000 Grand Prix classes, USHJA national, international, and pony hunter derbies during Hunter Derby Days, USEF Equitation Tuesdays, and the spectacular venues and natural surfaces of the Turf Tour.
US Animo is the exclusive North American distributor for the elegant and technically advanced Animo line of equestrian and sportswear clothing. Devoted to excellence in quality and following the evolution of modern fashion, Animo is committed to continuous research and development of its lines to meet the unique needs of the equestrian athlete. Animo features state-of-the-art, high-performance fabrics which are smartly designed and tailored to enhance performance and provide a competitive edge. The prestigious brand further distinguishes itself by offering two lines per year of its stylish and chic equestrian, golf and leisure time garments, all 100% made in Italy.
Animo’s dedication to providing cutting edge fashion and sportswear springs from their passion for the horses, riders, and events that define the sport. In its partnership with the 2017 Palm Beach Series, Animo finds a perfect compliment to its passion-driven ideology. The Ridge, which in addition to the Palm Beach Series hosts spring, summer, and fall circuits in New Jersey as well as multiple clinics across the country, was founded in 1971 by US Olympic showjumping’s Nona Garson and has been evolving its training and competition offerings to hunter and jumper riders ever since. The inaugural 2017 Palm Beach Series is the most recent development in their commitment to living and growing their passion for horse sport.
Animo’s partnership with The Ridge will award 12 $200 Animo gift certificates to Classic winners during each of the 13 weeks for a total of 156 gift certificates. Ten additional certificates valued at $400 will also be awarded to select winners, and the Animo jump will be used in most jumper classes at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center.
“We are very excited about our partnership with The Ridge,” says US Animo owner Armando Hassey. “It is critical for us to align our company with events like this and organizers such as Nona which display a tremendous level of passion and dedication for our sport. This partnership is a perfect compliment to the Animo philosophy of commitment to creating better products to serve the unique needs of the equestrian, which enhances their enjoyment of the sport. I am looking forward to the event and following its success!”
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.
For more information on the 2017 Palm Beach Series, including full schedules, prizelists, and entry blanks, visit www.TheRidgeFarm.com.