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1  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Charity event ... Free food and silent auction with great products donated ... on: July 23, 2014, 02:34:49 PM
Please tell your neighbors and friends, even if they are not horse people. 

2  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / I love Anne's reply to the mayors scathing letter to the Palm Bch. Post on: July 19, 2014, 09:25:45 AM
Point of View: Equestian element elevates Wellington


Lannis Waters
 
Anne Gerwig. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)
Having read the Wellington Mayor Bob Margolis’ Point of View letter regarding The Post’s Kristin Daum’s reporting (“N.C., Wellington horses of different colors,” July 13), I’d like to share my own point my view.

While the mayor and other council members repeatedly call The Post out for not being factual, they fail to point out any actual reporting errors. Daum was contrasting the Wellington horse shows with the newly opened Tryon, N.C., shows, as was Margolis.

I am very concerned that our mayor would degrade the international equestrian industry that sets us apart. The same edition of the paper went on to cover the sale of the Mall at Wellington Green, stating that our suburban shoppers are moderate-priced shoppers, and that we lack the glitz of The Gardens Mall and Boca Town Center. In fact, the equestrian element is the one thing that does separate us from our neighboring communities. When you look up homes for sale (ZIP code 33414) on Zillow.com, there are 204 properties listed in the range of $1.3 million to $34.7 million. Almost all are in the Equestrian Preserve area. Real estate values increase the closer you get to the venues, not decrease as you would assume from the mayor’s point of view.

The mayor also incorrectly states that residents can see the Jumbotrons from their homes. There is not a home in Wellington that can see the Jumbotrons. But if there were, it would be because they wanted to. At the new Global Dressage grounds, there is a row of thickly grown areca palms that ends abruptly a couple of hundred feet from the south property line. When I asked why, it was explained that those residents on Polo Island (including the three-story units) requested an unobstructed view of the dressage grounds from their backyards and balconies.

Mark Bellissimo and Wellington Equestrian Partners have been an asset to this community in many ways. The Great Charity Challenge injects millions into our local nonprofits. This improves the lives of many individuals including the disabled, our children, the Patriots Memorial and many animal rights groups. With their divided interests between here and Tryon, should we expect The Great Charity Challenge to follow? I certainly hope not, but would understand.

The equestrian events do cause traffic increases, however the added value that they bring justifies working together to minimize impacts. When WEP proposed a turn lane on Pierson Road that would greatly enhance traffic flow and access to Village Park, this council voted that down (4-1). Where was the mayor’s concern for the residents? Mine was the only vote for that expensive improvement. Working together requires more than just lip service. Leadership has been displaced by pettiness, favoritism and divisiveness.

ANNE GERWIG, WELLINGTON

Editor’s note: Anne Gerwig is a council member in the Village of Wellington.
3  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: to go trucking on: July 18, 2014, 03:13:10 PM
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4  General Classified / Classified / Re: Washing Machine repair man on: July 13, 2014, 12:32:14 PM
This is the second time over a few years that I have used Scott and he is great.  Very reasonable and gets it done fast.  I recommend him highly for washer/dryer repairs.  I am sure he can do other things as well.
5  General Classified / Classified / Job opportunity on: July 10, 2014, 02:16:50 PM
6  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: Chronicle cover of Sapphire on: July 09, 2014, 07:22:28 AM
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7  General Classified / Classified / Re: Full board of southern .... Little ranches?? on: June 30, 2014, 11:36:17 AM

   
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8  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: Found Dog. Saddle Trail Park on: June 30, 2014, 11:24:59 AM
Owner found ...
9  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Found Dog. Saddle Trail Park on: June 29, 2014, 04:48:17 PM
White and black, small dog. Female. Very friendly.  561-602-2304

10  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Tonight ... Western Night at Polo West ... Free admission on: June 28, 2014, 01:19:21 PM
HSBA and PoloGear® Host Free Family Fun and Fast Paced Barrel Racing Saturday at Polo West
Wellington, FL - June 27, 2014 - Western returns to Wellington on Saturday with the second of five free exhibition events hosted by Horse Show By Appointment (HSBA, formerly SBA) and PoloGear®. After a highly successful opening exhibition in May featuring Western dressage and reining, the team is back to present the fast-paced sport of barrel racing. Join the fun and cheer on dozens of competitors of all ages as they race for the quickest time around the barrels!

The event, supported by title sponsors WestWind Surfaces and Engel & Völkers Wellington, begins at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet and casual socializing ringside at the Polo West lighted arena. The barrel racing exhibition kicks off at 7 p.m. with an intermission featuring a freestyle reined cow horse demonstration by Rick and Trevor Steed of HSBA and Steed Training. An after party follows from 9-11 p.m.
 
Admission is free, so bring the whole family, and don't forget your cowboy boots and hat. A delicious country barbecue dinner and beverages are available for purchase throughout the evening. Step inside for a full bar, a DJ and dancing, and a fashion show presented and sponsored by JC Western Wear.

Rick Steed of Horse Show By Appointment

Keep an eye out for the Polo West Pony Express: Rick and Trevor Steed led HSBA riders in hand delivering invitations from horseback yesterday and will continue today.  
 
"The main intent of Western to Wellington is to bring the Western discipline back home and do everything we can to bring business to Wellington on a 12-month basis," Tom DiRocco of HSBA said. "We are doing something we love to do, for the benefit of all. The big picture is to truly make Wellington a one-stop capital of the equestrian world with all disciplines."
 
HSBA, the popular reined cow horse show association that hosts fun, fair and affordable competitions, is hoping to work in partnership with PoloGear® to bring the $100,000 HSBA Championship Finals to Polo West in Wellington for 2016. WestWind Surfaces is providing top-notch footing for the Polo West arena, which will be a perfect setting for HSBA competitions. HSBA plans to expand beyond its reined cow horse roots and bring its unique approach to other Western disciplines, including barrel racing.
 
"That arena is a great platform in the heart of Wellington," DiRocco said. "Due to the gracious offer extended by Gary Fellers and Jeanette Sassoon, the new owners of Polo West who have partnered with HSBA to bring Western to Wellington, we are looking to make Polo West the home of HSBA."
 
"The goal is opening the new restaurant on the facilities, which will be family and dog friendly, and guests can sit and watch an event every night of the week," he added. "We also want to offer the arena up to charities at no cost and assist them in putting on events and raising money."

Attendees of the first event enjoyed a cookout with family and friends ringside
If the Western events pique your interest, you can get a taste of what it's like to be in the saddle with the HSBA Reined Cow Horse Experience. Whether you're an experienced equestrian or you've never been on a horse before, the Steed Training team will guide you through the basics and get you ready to work a cow. By the end of the day, you'll be amazed at how much you've accomplished and hooked on the excitement of this addicting sport. Contact Rick Steed at (772) 263-6830 or Tom DiRocco at (561) 371-4997 for more information.
 
Don't miss a single one of the Western exhibitions! Each one provides a window into a different discipline. The remaining events in the series will be held on the following dates from 6-9 p.m. with an after party from 9-11 p.m.:
 
June 28 - Barrel Racing
August 30 - Reined Cow Horse
September 27 - Team Sorting/Herd Work
October 25 - Ranch Horse
 

The Polo West Pony Express: Horse Show By Appointment riders delivering invitations to the exhibition series
Polo West Brings Western to Wellington Fast Facts
 
What: HSBA and PoloGear® are bringing "Western to Wellington" with a fun series that is the talk of the town, offering family-friendly events, Western demonstrations, cookouts and an after party. Each event is free and features a meet and greet/casual socializing from 6-7 p.m., exciting demonstrations from 7-9 p.m., and an after party from 9-11 p.m. Wear your bolo ties, cowboy boots and grab your hats for an event unlike any other. Dogs are welcome as well, so don't forget to dress up your favorite furry friend and bring them along for a good old Western time.
 
This event series is FREE to spectators, so be sure not to miss the fun!
 
Event Contact:
Thomas DiRocco of DDC Corp.
thomasdirocco@hotmail.com
Phone: 561.371.4997
 
Where: Polo West
2470 Greenview Cove
Wellington, FL, 33414
 
Time: 6 - 11 p.m.
 
Sponsors:
WestWind Surfaces - Title Sponsor
Engel & Völkers Wellington - Title Sponsor
PoloGear®
Palm Beach Polo West
Horse Show By Appointment
Western Dressage Association of Florida
Denise and Christie West of Keller Williams
Yellowfin Builders
JC Western Wear
Everglades Farm Equipment on behalf of Polo West
J.R. Outfitters on behalf of Polo West
The British Seed Company
Main Goal
Marie Ramou's Rodan & Fields
Personalized Defense Training
 
For sponsorship information, please contact Susan Shelly at (561) 305-1432.
  
About Show By Appointment
Horse Show By Appointment's fresh approach to reined cow horse competition was an unprecedented success in its first season, and now HSBA is back for a second year. HSBA aims to make showing "Fun, Fair, and Affordable" for competitors.  To accommodate those traveling long distances to show and help busy riders fit showing in at their convenience, HSBA allows riders to reserve their own ride times in advance. This cuts down on usual travel expenses such as stall rentals and hotels and encourages competitors to make the trip and join in the fun.
 
Each HSBA series includes four shows. Riders who compete at three out of the four shows earn a place in the annual Championship Finals, which offer over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Competitors may also qualify for the Finals in absentia by simply sending in entries and payment to each of the four shows.
 
Sponsorships are available for HSBA's 2014 season and Championship Finals. Contact Mary Adelaide Brakenridge at mab@phelpsmediagroup.com for more information.
 
Visit www.showbyappointment.com for information and updates on HSBA shows. Check out HSBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShowByAppointment.
 
Rick Steed and Miss Chic Dun It at the $100,000 HSBA Championship Finals.
Show By Appointment Sponsors
Skyline Vaquero
www.skylinevaquero.com/
 
Don Rich Saddlery
(270) 791-6448
 
J.W. Brooks Custom Hat Co.
www.JWBrooksCustomHats.com
 
TentLogix
www.TentLogix.com
 
Triple J Ranch
www.triplejsarasota.com
 
Steed Training
www.steedtraining.net
 
Jacob Livestock
www.JacobLivestock.com
 
177 Performance Horses
www.177PerformanceHorses.com
 
Ranch Feed & Pet Supply Inc
(772) 288-3544 / gotfeed@bellsouth.net
 
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham - Perry, GA
www.microtelinn.com
 
Equestrian Services International
www.equestrianservicesinternational.com
 
Everglades Farm Equipment
www.evergladesfarmequipment.com
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11  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: motorcycle accident on: June 27, 2014, 07:57:58 PM
God is good and I am sure you have many people here on this board who will continue to keep you in their prayers.  Lord hear us pray.
12  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Sapphire dies from Colic complications on: June 22, 2014, 10:23:43 AM


McLain wrote on his Facebook page: "With a very heavy heart I have to share that 'Sara' has passed away this morning due to complications from colic. Our entire Castle Hill family and every person she has touched has lost a great friend. Thank you Sara not just for all the dreams you made come true but simply for being who you were. You always will be my champion in every way. God speed good friend."

You can read more about all Sapphire's accomplishments here: http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/sapphire-retires
13  General Classified / Classified / Re: Exchange barn chores for barn apartment? on: June 20, 2014, 07:36:43 PM
Real Estate/Lodging Directory. Place your photos and/or YouTube video of your farm, dry stalls, home, condo/villa for rent or sale, room for rent, or commercial property in our Real Estate/Lodging Directory.  There are separate categories For Sale, Lease, Barter, and Wanted. Great way to advertise your property or to find what you are looking for!

All posts for any Real Estate (equestrian, residential, villas, condos, rooms for rent, dry stalls, commercial, bartering offers, wanted, etc.) need to be done in the Real Estate/Lodging Directory.  You need to register for that Directory separately as it is not a shared data base with the Message Board.  There are free "Wanted" property & "Text Only" ads for those of you who do not want to place a photo/video ad of your property.  Posts made on the message board will be erased.  Hope you enjoy the new and easy to navigate Real Estate/Lodging Directory ......  Wellington-WEF.com, LLC 

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14  General Classified / Classified / Re: *Horse wanted* on: June 20, 2014, 07:34:13 PM
Horses for Sale Directory: All posts for equines for sale/lease/wanted/free need to be placed in the "Horses For Sale" directory of this web site. You may use your same user name and password that you use for the Message Board, but you do have to register separately from the Message Board.

Text Only, Wanted and Rescue ads are FREE in the Horses For Sale directory. 

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Go check out the Horses For Sale directory and take a look at some of the great listings, photos and YouTube videos placed there!

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15  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Help needed ... on: June 14, 2014, 08:21:47 PM


SAMPSON COUNTY, NC (WECT) -
Over 50 horses were found on a farm in Sampson County in deplorable living conditions. Officials believe this could be a case of animal hoarding.

Officials with Sampson County Animal Control contacted members of the Southeast Coast Region of the U.S. Equine Rescue League (USERL) on Thursday to request their help in assessing the health of 54 various horse types ranging in age from just a couple weeks old to full grown, pregnant mares.

Debbie Walsh Bartholomew, chapter director, described the farm as "disgusting." Bartholomew said, "We have two-week old babies, pregnant mares, stallions, all mixed in together."

Most of the animals were found suffering from malnutrition, and many have open wounds, serious infections and skin issues according to the USERL.

Charges have not been filed for abuse and neglect according to the Sampson County Sheriff's Office.

Officials noted ponies, miniature horses, yearlings, and elderly horses were co-mingled in several enclosures and a barn on Bob Rupert Drive near Plain View, NC. Of the horses listed above, several were found pregnant and even more had wounds consistent with injuries sustained from fighting over food and "wounds not treated, lice, rain rot, winter coats still intact, and anything else you can imagine." Bartholomew said.

"If anyone would like to help, we need everything—fosters, adoptions (through or not through the rescue league), money, grain, hay." Volunteers are using social media to spread the word about the case through the groups Facebook page, USERL-SECR.

The USERL is a national, non-profit equine rescue organization. All donations are tax-deductible, and 100 percent of donations go to the care and rehabilitation of abandoned, abused, and neglected horses. The Southeast Coast Region serves all of Eastern North Carolina.

"This is one of the worst cases we've seen in North Carolina," Bartholomew explained. "It's a textbook example of why people need to have their stallions gelding. Horses are not like big dogs—you can't just turn them loose to graze and expect them to remain healthy."

Copyright 2014 WECT. All rights reserved.

16  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Interesting Night ... on: June 13, 2014, 08:49:56 AM
One Night only and ONLY in Wellington.... Private Screening



Q&A with World Renowned Actor, Producer and Director David Winters Immediately following the Screening

June 24th, 2014- 6:30 PM

Wellington Community High School
Auditorium- Bldg. 8
2101 Greenview Shores Blvd
Wellington, FL 33414

Graciously hosted by Wellington Community High School
in conjunction with the Wellington Chamber of Commerce
 
 
17  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Re: Equine Hurricane Shelter. 2014 on: June 13, 2014, 08:11:09 AM
I also have a FREE to use Hurricane Stall section in the Farm and Trainers Directory.  Please use this resource as well. Thanks.
18  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: Equine Hurricane Shelter. 2014 on: June 12, 2014, 09:48:43 PM
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19  General Classified / Classified / Re: Omg I used Meticulous Maids I have new best friends!! on: June 05, 2014, 08:41:59 AM
What a great review.  They have been long time supporters of this site by advertising here.  I am glad to know their services are so good!
20  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Summer Beach Volleyball Mondays @ 5:30 on: June 02, 2014, 09:32:43 AM


The Equestrian Volleyball League is starting its Summer Circuit.
We will again be playing every Monday starting at 5:30 at the sand courts at Dog Park in Wellington.
All skill levels are welcome.
Today looks problematic because of the weather but if it looks good we'll make a last minute decision.
And mark your calendars for next Monday.
If you'd like to be put on the text list for notifications please text 561-346-5497
21  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: Found a ferret on: May 29, 2014, 07:51:04 AM
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22  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: motorcycle accident on: May 28, 2014, 04:21:40 PM
Oh my ... I am sorry to read this.  I had hoped and prayed that no news was good news and he was recovering.  It has to be so difficult for all of you.  Stay strong and we will all keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
23  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Western Night at Polo West on: May 28, 2014, 04:07:48 PM


Polo West Brings Western to Wellington Fast Facts:

What: PoloGear® is bringing Western to Wellington starting Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Polo West. The family-fun series will be the talk of the town, offering family-friendly events, western demonstrations, cookouts and an after party. Each event is free, and will run from 6-11 p.m. Wear your bolo ties, cowboy boots and grab your hats for an event unlike any other. Dogs are welcome as well, so don't forget to dress up your favorite furry friend and bring them along for a good old western time.

Polo West will host five events from May - October on the following dates:
May 31 - Western Dressage/Reining
June 28 - Barrel Racing
August 30 - Reined Cow Horse
September 27 - Team Sorting/Herd Work
October 25 - Ranch Horse

Remember this event series is Free to spectators, so be sure not to miss the fun!
 
Event Contact:
Thomas DiRocco
thomasdirocco@hotmail.com
Phone: 561.371.4997
 
When: Saturday, May 31, 2014
 
Where: Polo West
2470 Greenview Cove
Wellington, FL, 33414
 
Time: 6 - 11 p.m.

Sponsors:
PoloGear®

Palm Beach Polo West

Show By Appointment

Western Dressage Association of Florida
24  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Summer Show Series Features Competition at The Stadium on: May 14, 2014, 02:54:01 PM
Equestrian Sport Products (ESP) would like to announce the dates of its summer and fall horse shows through the remainder of the 2014 season. All ESP managed shows will be held at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) through September 28, 2014. This is the beautiful showgrounds of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), which hosted several great hunter/jumper events throughout the winter. Come beat the heat of the summer showing in the cool and spacious Van Kampen Covered Arena!
 
All PBCHA and SFHJA competitions will still be held at the main PBIEC facility through the summer, and fall competition will start up again on the main showgrounds in October.
 
The ESP Summer Series, with shows that will all be held at The Stadium at PBIEC, starts with the June I Horse Show from May 30-June 1. The June II Horse Show runs June 6-8. The series continues in August with the ESP Summer III Horse Show August 22-24 and the ESP Labor Day Horse Show August 29-31. Competition continues in September with the ESP September Horse Show on September 12-14 and the Florida State Fall Horse Show on September 19-21. All of these shows will feature 'A' National and 3* Jumper rated competition. The Rita & Irish Memorial Horse Show will round out the month on September 27-28 with 'C' Regional I and 2* Jumper competition.
 
A $25,000 Equine Tack and Nutritionals Grand Prix will be held during the June I Horse Show on Sunday, June 1, in the Van Kampen Covered Arena. The competition will be a fantastic opportunity to compete in a great new venue, shaded from the heat of the summer sun. The Van Kampen Arena is one of the world's largest covered arenas, measuring 200x360 feet (61x110m).
 
All summer shows are USEF, NAL, and Marshal & Sterling League approved. $10,000 Open Stakes, $500 Children's & Adult Hunter Classics, and $500 Pony Hunter Classicswill be held at all 'A' National Shows. All shows will also feature a $2,500 Junior/Amateur Owner Stakes class.
 
Join us for fantastic events at both show grounds of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center throughout the year! Below is a full list of dates and locations. For more information, please visit www.equestriansport.com.
 
Shows to be held at The Stadium at PBIEC (AGDF Showgrounds):
 
June I - May 30-June 1, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
June II - June 6-8, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP Summer III - August 22-24, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP Labor Day - August 29-31, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP September - September 12-14, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
Florida State Fall - September 19-21, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper

Rita & Irish Flynn Memorial - September 27-28, 2014
C rated and 2* Jumper
 
Shows to be held at the main show grounds at PBIEC:
 
SFHJA - May 16-18, 2014
2x C rated and 2* Jumper
 
PBCHA - May 24-25, 2014
Schooling Show
 
SFHJA & PBCHA - June 13-15, 2014
C show & Schooling Show
 
PBIEC GROUNDS CLOSED - June 17 to August 6, 2014
 
SFHJA August Classic - August 9-10, 2014
C rated and 2* Jumper
 
PBCHA - August 16-17, 2014
Schooling Show
 
PBCHA - September 6-7,2014
Schooling Show
 
PBCHA - October 4-5, 2014
Schooling Show
 
Fall I - October 10-12, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
Fall II - October 17-19, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
Fall III - October 24-26, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
Fall Finale - October 31-November 2, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP November/PBCHA Joint Show - November 8-9, 2014
C rated and 2* Jumper/PBCHA Joint Sanction
 
Pre-Charity - November 15-16, 2014
C rated and 2* Jumper
 
SFHJA Charity Show - November 19-23, 2014
AA rated, 3* Jumper
 
Holiday & Horses - November 26-30, 2014
AA rated and 4* Jumper
 
Year End Awards Show - December 6-7, 2014
C rated and 3* Jumper
 
Holiday Festival I - December 12-14, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
Holiday Festival II - December 19-21, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP New Years - December 26-28, 2014
A rated and 3* Jumper
 
ESP Holiday Circuit Finale - December 31-January 4, 2015
AA rated and 5* Jumper
 
25  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Joe Fargis is in hospital in VA ... on: May 01, 2014, 09:55:34 PM
Olympic veteran Joe Fargis suffered a fall at the Lexington Horse Show on Wednesday and is recuperating in the ICU at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. According to his partner, Conrad Homfeld, "Joe is stable and most of the time comfortable. The internal bleeding is the problem, but that is under control at the moment. The broken ribs and punctured lung are painful but not threatening. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts!"

You may send get well cards directly to Joe at PO Box 2168 Middleburg, VA 20118. (Please do not send flowers to the hospital as Joe is in ICU.)
26  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: NEED A RIDE TO THE POSSE SHOW THIS WEEKEND on: May 01, 2014, 07:48:27 AM
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27  General Classified / Classified / Re: Need recommendations on immune support supplement for horse allergies on: April 27, 2014, 08:56:43 PM
Choice of Champions makes an amazing Super Skin Solution that I have seen work on several different skin conditions.  You might give Allyn a call and try it.   305-546-7478.
28  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Re: Zebra in Wellington on: April 24, 2014, 10:31:22 AM
Hi Amy.

An interesting article could be about University of Georgia winning the National Championships for the NCEA.  One of the riders is Liza Finsness, from Wellington riding with Alan Korotkin at Castlewood and she was MVP on the Flat.  Isabel Jolicoeur was a senior on the team and she would be cute to interview as well.

We hold a class during WEF for the collegiate riders ... It is during Week 5 on Friday every year.  WEF Collegiate Equitation Challenge.  Let me know if you want contact info
29  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Live Streaming this week ... Rolex, Reining and Del Mar on: April 24, 2014, 10:24:14 AM
30  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / MOVED: Summer Camp Offered on: April 21, 2014, 09:49:40 PM
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31  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: Happy Easter & Passover on: April 21, 2014, 09:47:07 PM
Thank you!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend as well.
32  General Classified / Classified / Re: 125 Acre Polo Field for sale in Wellington! on: April 18, 2014, 09:00:07 AM
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33  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: MOVING SALE - FARM, HOME, SPORTS, CONSTRUCTION Fri & Sat 4/18-19 on: April 17, 2014, 08:34:10 PM
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34  General Classified / Classified / Re: LOOKING FOR A INXEXPENSIVE APARTMENT WELLINGTON AREA on: April 16, 2014, 10:02:45 AM
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35  General Classified / Classified / Re: Horses at PB ACC. new foal born on: April 14, 2014, 08:25:17 PM
You gals are so wonderful to watch out for these horses that end up at Animal Control.  Thank you for being their advocates!
36  General Classified / Classified / Needed dentist for a little mini .... on: April 13, 2014, 07:08:51 PM
Any suggestions who is good with miniature horses? I would think they would have to have little tools.  He is older with really bad teeth.
37  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: Found Ducks on Wellington trace! on: April 13, 2014, 07:06:54 PM
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38  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: stall available to new england on: April 10, 2014, 08:32:50 PM
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39  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Study: Younger Horses Appear Able to Learn by Watching on: April 10, 2014, 03:13:32 PM
Cool article ....

http://www.thehorse.com/articles/33698/study-younger-horses-appear-able-to-learn-by-watching?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=welfare-industry&utm_campaign=04-10-2014


Researchers found that younger, lower-ranking, and more curious horses are much more likely to exhibit “social learning,” or learning by watching other horses.

If you're convinced some horses can learn from each other, even though researchers have not previously been able to confirm it, you’re on the right track. Scientists just had to take a little closer look into the details of who’s doing the learning.

Younger, lower-ranking, and more curious horses are much more likely to exhibit “social learning”—learning by watching other horses, according to study results from German and Scottish scientists.

“This study is the first to clearly demonstrate social transfer of feeding behavior in horses,” stated the researchers, led by Konstanze Krueger, PhD, of the University of Regensburg in Germany. “Misconceptions about the horse’s sociality may have hampered earlier studies.”

This isn't the first time researchers have evaluated whether horses can watch and learn. Line Peerstrup Ahrendt, MSc, performed two social learning studies that yielded conflicting results. In the first, 3-year-old groups of geldings appeared capable of social learning, with half of those horses learning to open a box of food by watching another horse do it first. However, when Ahrendt employed 44 horses of mixed age and social groups, the trend didn’t continue.

Krueger’s study specifically targeted social learning with attention to age and social ranking. She and her fellow researchers took five established herds and kept them in their intimate social groups of between three and 12 horses, she said. They then specifically chose a middle-aged, middle-ranking horse to be the “demonstrator” and taught him how to open a feed box. In this case, the feed box was a closed drawer placed on the ground, with carrots and bread hidden inside. The researchers taught the demonstrator horses to pull on a rope to open the drawer.

Of the 25 observer horses, aged 2 to 15 years, 12 reached what the researchers called “learning criteria”—meaning they not only figured out how to open the drawer, but they could also open it consistently 10 times in a row. The observer horses were not taught by handlers how to open the drawer; rather, they watched a demonstrator horse (from the same social group) pulling on the rope and opening the drawer.

“The learners in the social learning test were significantly younger, lower-ranking, and more exploratory than the nonlearners,” Krueger explained. “The younger a horse was, the faster it reached learning criteria. When considering (our results), age appears to be the most influential factor for social learning in horses.”

Krueger was accompanied by Jürgen Heinze, PhD, also of the University of Regensburg, and Kate Farmer, MSc, of the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, in this study.

The study, "The effects of age, rank and neophobia on social learning in horses," will appear in an upcoming issue of Animal Cognition.
40  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Re: I'm Looking for a Jumper trainer on: April 09, 2014, 09:07:15 AM
Boarding & Trainers Directory. Place your photos (up to 10), direct website link, and/or YouTube video of your farm, pastures, or yourself in our new and improved Boarding & Trainers Directory.  There are separate categories Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Multiple Discipline, Saddle Horses, Cross Country, Driving, Polo, Western, Racing, Free "Text Only" & Free "Wanted/Barter".  This is a great way to advertise your business or to find what you are looking for with the "Search" feature in the directory!   .

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41  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: E Road North Ducks killed, Goats attacked BEWARE on: April 01, 2014, 07:55:13 AM
Maybe try to hire a trapper so the animal can be relocated.  I am sorry for the loss of your ducks and the injury to your goat.
42  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: seven 50 florida on: April 01, 2014, 07:51:19 AM
I have not hear of this.  Thank you for the heads up.  It is something we need to be against and Palm Beach County should be out of this. 

Do we contact county commissioners or state representatives? 
43  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: need 1 horse hauled over to posse (april 5th) on: March 27, 2014, 08:56:53 AM
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44  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Re: American Invitational Moves to Miami Sun Life Stadium - Tickets on Sale Now! on: March 25, 2014, 10:48:11 PM
Love them moving the class to South FL ....
45  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Horses and NYC .....Very cool event on: March 25, 2014, 12:14:18 PM

http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/central-park-celebration-horse-presented-rolex-coming-new-york-city

Mark Bellissimo announced today, March 25, that The Central Park Celebration of the Horse presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, will be held Sept. 18-21, 2014, at the Trump Rink (Wollman Rink) in New York City’s Central Park. This event will feature the best equestrian sport in the world along with daily exhibitions featuring different breeds and disciplines.
 
Remember the glory of the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden? The Central Park Celebration of the Horse presented by Rolex will be a spectacular return for equestrian sport to New York City, showcasing the horses and riders against a backdrop of skysers in one of the world’s most iconic venues.

The Celebration of the Horse presented by Rolex will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 18, with a $200,000 Central Park Grand Prix featuring some of the best show jumpers in the world as they vie for top prize money in this unique setting. The grand prix will be televised live on NBC Sports from 7:30-9:00 p.m., giving even greater exposure to these Olympic-level athletes.
 
Friday night will host a celebrity charity equestrian event, while a world-class dressage musical freestyle will run on Saturday night featuring six of the world’s top dressage riders.
 
“This brings the national spotlight to equestrian sport, allowing an unprecedented audience to appreciate the horse in the world’s greatest city,” said Bellissimo, who owns The Chronicle of the Horse. “This will be the first live prime time TV event for equestrian sports on a major sports network and an unbelievable time slot for Thursday night on NBC Sports.”
 
Along with these exciting nighttime events, there will be a full daytime matinee schedule of interesting, diverse, and educational exhibitions centered around horses and their place in our history and culture. The Sunday matinee will present an arena polo competition featuring some of the world’s top players.
 
Limited seating is available for both the evening and matinee events, so make your plans soon to be a part of this one-of-a-kind event! For more information and to be on our news list, please send an email to centralpark@chronofhorse.com.
 
To become a sponsor, please contact Jim Wolf at jwolf@wolfsportsgroup.com.
 
Please visit www.chronofhorse.com or The Chronicle of the Horse Facebook page and click “Like” to be part of our news feed.
46  General Classified / Classified / Re: Looking for Annual Full Board in Exchange for Help, Ride/Groom Etc. on: March 23, 2014, 10:21:40 PM

   
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47  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Live feed tomorrow ....Live HITS Showjumping on Million Dollar Monday, 3/24, on: March 23, 2014, 10:19:13 PM


Live HITS Showjumping on Million Dollar Monday, 3/24, on HRTV.com! The action starts at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT for the HITS Great American $1 Million Grand Prix, live and in HD from Ocala, Fl. Click to http://www.hrtv.com/english/hits-ocala/
48  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Don't Miss CBS Sports Network Coverage of FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Fest on: March 20, 2014, 04:01:32 PM
Don't Miss CBS Sports Network Coverage of FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Primetime Tonight!
 
For Immediate Release
 
Wellington, FL - March 20, 2014 - Equestrian Sport Productions is pleased to announce that the major event from week nine of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network in primetime tonight on March 20, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. EST. Watch live or set your DVR - don't miss this grand prix action!
 
A huge television audience will have the chance to watch world-class show jumping in their living rooms tonight when CBS Sports Network broadcasts the $280,000 FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix presented by The Bainbridge Companies. The event, which was held on March 8, features the world's best show jumpers.
 
The broadcast is a great opportunity for fans from all over the country to watch the best equestrian sport in the United States and for sports fans of all types to become familiar with equestrian athletes from the U.S. and abroad. Use the CBS Sports Network Channel Finder to find CBS Sports Network in your area, and tune in!
49  General Classified / Classified / Re: Looking for horse farm to rent on: March 19, 2014, 11:40:14 AM
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50  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Terrier at Palms West Hospital. Hit by car near show ... on: March 18, 2014, 12:33:54 PM


Hey guys!! We need your help!! Good Samaritan brought in a dog that was hit by a car to Palms West Veterinary Hospital. Dog was found on the streets in Wellington by the show . No microchip, no collar or tags. Intact male Jack Russel, approximately 8 years old. Please let us know if anyone knows this dog. We are in the process of stabilization but need to find the owners ASAP!!! — at Palms West Veterinary Hospital (24 Hour Emergency Hospital).
51  General Classified / Classified / Re: Looking for brown eggs, $3.00 dozen on: March 16, 2014, 11:06:35 PM
Joseys laundry at the show has fresh eggs ... He is in the business directory.
52  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Interesting Article about Worming....... PART 2 on: March 10, 2014, 03:48:48 PM
What’s the downside? A lot of folks want a strict set of laws to go by every time with every horse under every condition. It just doesn’t work that way. Not if you care for your horses. Doing a one-size-fits-all generally leads to trouble. There is very rarely anything that we do for or with our horses that isn’t judgment based. That’s why I impress upon you, take what I’ve said as an intro, a loose guide to get you started… but do the homework, the research, to know what you’re doing so you can apply that “judgment” to each decision. But know that if it seems right after you’ve done all that, it most likely is right.

If you have a bunch of horses, like we do, I would definitely look into getting a microscope and kit. If you only have one or two you might want to just pay the vet to do the fecal checks. The time between fecal checks is anywhere from three months to as much as six months. Again, judgment based. With the fearless foursome I’ve gone almost a year on one occasion. Pocket and mouse are usually every three or four months.

Sometime soon we’ll discuss vaccines. A very slippery slope indeed.

Good DE article link: http://sacredmountainjourney.com/id21.html
Link specifically relating to animals, including horses:
http://sacredmountainjourney.com/id28.html

Or just Google “Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth.” There’s a ton of stuff out there.

For those interested in the tools we use to do our own fecal checks, the list is below:

Microscope:
Premiere MSK-01 Student Microscope
http://www.professionalmicroscopes.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_657&products_id=8283
$125
$95 on Amazon

Order:
Paracount-EPG Veterinary Quantitative Fecal ysis Kit
With: McMaster Counting Slides – Green Grid – Two Chambers
From: Chalex Corporation
http://vetslides.com/paracount-epg-fecal-ysis-kit-with-mcmaster-type-counting-slides/
$60
Home page: www.vetslides.com
Email: chalexcorp@att.net

In addition, order:
Fecal Egg Count Kit
http://www.farmsteadhealth.com/microscope.html#fecal%20kit
$32.95

Joe
  
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53  General Horse Information / Horse Information / Interesting article about worming horses .... PART 1 on: March 10, 2014, 03:48:11 PM
No More Poison – Life Without De-Wormers
by Joe
May 1st, 2013
When we began this journey with horses, now a whopping seven years ago, we were told to de-worm our horses regularly. Some said every six weeks. Every horse.

“Isn’t that stuff poison?” I would ask.

“Not really,” I would be told. Usually met with silence. And a skeptical look.

“I mean, yeah, okay, it is poison. Sort of. But not that kind of poison.”

That last line was usually accompanied by a sheepish smile.

“It kills bugs doesn’t it?”

“Well, yeah. That’s its job.”

“Would you eat de-wormer?”

“I don’t have parasites.”

“Would you eat what you’re forcing your horse to eat?” I asked again.

“No,” he finally said.

“How do you know your horse has parasites,” I asked.

“I know he does not have parasites because we de-worm him every six weeks.”

“Whether he has any or not?”

Like so many other things about horse care, for me, all of this was beginning to gnaw at the edges of logic. So many times folks told me that they de-wormed all their horses on the same schedule without a clue as to whether the horses needed it or not. With a product they wouldn’t dare put into their own bodies. There had to be a better way.

And there is. It took mere moments on Google with the prompt “How can you tell if your horse has parasites?” Click. An entire page of answers. All pretty much pointing the same way: Take a fecal sample to the vet and ask for a fecal egg count. It’s a simple, usually inexpensive process that tells you very quickly whether your horse has a problem or not. It turns out that it’s actually good for horses to have a few parasites. It’s good for their immune systems. And that’s good to know. But we had six horses at that time, now eight. Eight times “usually inexpensive” can become expensive pretty quickly, especially if done several times a year. So I researched the process. How does one do a fecal check? I discovered it’s really not complicated. A $200 microscope and a slide kit was all it took and I could do my own fecal checks. My birthday was coming up so that’s what I asked for. Kathleen balked at first. “A poop tester is not very romantic,” she said. But ultimately she relented and we were in business.

Except for one thing. This process would tell me who had parasites. But not how to get rid of them without poison.

Back to Google. Google is amazing. There are a lot of things I don’t like about the internet but I’ve grown to love Google. There is virtually no question you can ask these days that cannot be answered on Google.

And lo and behold there is something called Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. DE for short. It’s non-toxic, and better yet, non-systemic. Most of it never enters the body’s systems or blood stream. It just passes through the intestines and out again exactly as it came in. Except it takes the parasites with it. And yes, I would feed it to myself. In fact, I do. Two tablespoons a day.

Among other things, I discovered:

“DE is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral compound from microscopic skeletal remains of unicellular algae-like plants called diatoms. These plants have been part of the earth’s ecology since prehistoric times. It is believed that 30 million years ago the diatoms built up into deep, chalky deposits of diatomite. The diatoms are mined and ground up to render a powder that looks and feels like tal powder. DE is approximately 3% magnesium, 33% silicon, 19% calcium, 5% sodium, 2% iron and many other trace minerals such as titanium, boron, manganese, copper and zirconium.



“It is apparent from the research that food grade DE provides multiple health advantages for humans and animals as well. Diatomaceous earth is not only a remedy for parasites in our bodies. It can alleviate the potentially deadly risks of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity, ameliorate annoying and stressful issues stemming from intestinal bacteria and parasites, bronchia inflammation, kidney and urinary infections, irregular bowels, as well as assist with vertigo, headaches, tinnitus, insomnia, and acts as an anti-inflammatory. Studies show diatomaceous earth can help those suffering with diabetes and with arterial disease, joint pain and may prevent or alleviate Alzheimer’s disease by preventing the absorption of aluminum. Another of the benefits of Silica is that it helps to destroy bad fats. Diatomaceous Earth is Mother Nature’s product with no harm to the environment, pets or people.”

How does it work?

“Many harmful things entering the body have a positive charge. Silica is a semi-conductive mineral which when warmed by body heat becomes negatively charged and gives off electrons. These negatively charged mineral ions and/or individual shells attract bad microbes, free radicals, positively charged waste and other harmful things. Acting as magnets, the negatively charged shells and/or ions attract and absorb positive things that are small enough to go through the holes. In addition, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach of digestive tract are “cut up” and killed by the sharp edges of the DE (but DE does NOT kill the beneficial bacteria in the gut). Because of the strong charge, each shell can absorb a large number of positively charged substances, whether they be chemical or in the form of bacteria or viruses. They pass on through the stomach and intestine, taking these harmful substances out of the body.”

There are two links to good articles on DE at the end of this piece, but suffice to say this was the answer I was looking for. No more poison!

Does that mean I would never de-worm a horse with poison? I learned a long time ago to never say never. A couple of years ago, just before we started on our self-checks and DE program, we discovered that Pocket had gotten so infested we had no choice. So she got one big tube-in-the-tummy dose… but has been on the DE program since with no de-wormer, about two and a half years now. When we adopted our pregnant mustang Saffron she had pretty bad round worms, probably picked up in Mississippi at the BLM facility, and they were transferred to the baby, probably via poop (babies eat mom’s poop). So they each received a dose of the appropriate (if there is such a thing) de-wormer but both have been on the DE program since. About 13 months.

Now here’s an important part of the discussion. The worst thing folks do is put ALL horses on the same program (especially when poison is involved). From my very first turn at the microscope I discovered the fallacy in doing that. At least 4 of ours test regularly at or near zero eggs per gram. In other words very, very low. They get very little DE. A cup and a half a week. Two others get seven cups a week. And the remaining two get 10.5 cups a week. Pretty amazing that there is that much variance, huh?

Generally speaking I’m told that immune systems get better with age and our herd more or less follows that observation. Except for Pocket. She would be an exception. As there will always be. She is 16 but is one of the ones receiving 10.5 cups a week.

Our program is as follows: The fearsome foursome as I call them are Cash, Noelle, Mariah, and Skeeter. They have been receiving only ½ cup a week until recently when I read about all the other benefits of DE besides parasites. So I upped them to a half cup on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Saffron and Stormy receive seven cups a week. Pocket and Mouse: Ten and a half cups a week.

A 50 pound bag of DE at our feed store is $18 and it lasts forever, even with eight horses.

The program is designed for each horse by trial and error. I studied, which you should do, how fecal checks are done and what to look for. Google it. There are low, moderate, and high eggs per gram conclusions. Low is, of course the target. Anything in the low range gets very low dosage. Anything in the moderate range might get a change of program (more diatomaceous earth) depending upon where they are in the moderate range. The new dosage is based upon best judgment. Trial and error. If in the low end of the high range we’d probably just crank up the dosage of DE… in the high end of high we’d consider doing a one time poison treatment. We haven’t had to do that now since we started the DE program more than two years ago.

54  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Auction Open to the Public, Rain or Shine on: March 06, 2014, 11:40:00 AM
Live Stream Available for the WEF Sport Horse Auction
Featuring VDL Stud
 
Auction Open to the Public, Rain or Shine
 
Wellington, FL - March 6, 2014 - The WEF Sport Horse Auction featuring VDL Stud is tonight, Thursday, March 6, at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The live auction will be held at The Stadium at 7 pm and gates open at 6:30 pm. The WEF Sport Horse Auction is open to the public for viewing.
 
For those who can't be in Wellington, the WEF Sport Horse Auction featuring the VDL Stud will be live streamed here: http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/2014-wef-sport-horse-auction-live-stream.


  
For the third year, Equestrian Sport Productions is thrilled to present horses from VDL Stud, 2009 KWPN Breeder of the Year and home to some of the most talented show jumpers around the world. VDL Stud has produced a long list of champions winning at the highest levels including the Olympic Games, World Cup Finals, and World Equestrian Games.
 
Eighteen young horses chosen for the high standards of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival audience have arrived from the VDL Stud in Netherlands. Twelve of the prospects are four-year-olds, and there are six young sport horses that are already successfully competing in Europe and the United States including for the very first time, two Hunter prospects.

 
 
 
Presented in an exciting auction, it is a rare opportunity to view such an array of talent in one setting. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres provided by Ramard, Inc.
 
To register as a bidder for the auction, please contact Melanie Peterson at 561-870-6587 or melanie@horsemls.com.
 
For more information, please visit www.wefsporthorseauction.com.
 
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Please visit www.equestriansport.com or call 561-793-5867 for more information on Equestrian Sport Productions.

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55  General Classified / Classified / Re: Looking for the right person to share a barn on: March 05, 2014, 03:29:27 PM

   
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57  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / This week at WEF ... Clinics, lunch, derbies, and more .... on: March 03, 2014, 08:28:16 PM

Ride & Learn Clinic - The Ride & Learn Clinic series continues on Tuesday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. in the Van Kampen Covered Arena at The Stadium at PBIEC. Top rider and trainer Heather Caristo-Williams will share her knowledge during the clinic, which is open to all. Clinics are only $100 for riders and free to audit. Contact the Palm Beach Riding Academy at 561-784-4275 or email sean@equestriansport.com to sign up today!
 
Lunch & Learn Series, presented by Nutrena and Pennfield Feeds - The Lunch & Learn weekly educational series will feature "Understanding Forage - the Foundation of the Equine Diet," during Week 9. Join us at The Wellington Club on the Main Grounds of PBIEC on Thursday, March 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Admission is free for riders, trainers, and owners. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
 
Presentation of Horses for the WEF Sport Horse Auction, Featuring VDL Stud - The horses available for purchase at the WEF Sport Horse Auction will be officially presented under saddle and over fences during the Presentation of Horses on Tuesday, March 4, at 3:00 p.m at The Stadium at PBIEC. Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar is available. For more information or to register as a bidder, visit www.wefsporthorseauction.com or call Melanie Peterson at 561-870-6587. Appointments can be made to see the horses at Ossian Ventures up until noon on Thursday, March 6. For an appointment, contact Janko van de Lageweg at 561-635-6559.
 
$125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 - Week 9's $125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup is sure to bring out the world's best horse-rider combinations as they go head-to-head to qualify for Saturday's $280,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI-W4*, presented by the Bainbridge Companies. Competition kicks off at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, in the International Arena at PBIEC.
 
WEF Sport Horse Auction, featuring VDL Stud - The WEF Sport Horse Auction, featuring VDL Stud, will showcase an incredible selection of talented young horses available for purchase on Thursday, March 6, at The Stadium at PBIEC. All are invited to take in the auction, which is the only event of its kind in North America. Horses will be presented for bidding at 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar is available.
 
$5,000 "Jump for Children" Large, Medium, and Small Pony Hunter Derby Classics - Pony riders get the chance to jump around the grass derby field at The Stadium on Friday, March 7. Large ponies begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Mediums at approximately 12:00 p.m. Small ponies will wrap up the day on The Stadium's derby field.
 
$25,000 Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Semi Final, presented by the Dutta Corp. in association with Guido Klatte - The semi-final round of the Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Series will take place on Friday, March 7, under the lights of the Internation
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59  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / A nice article in the Post about Carlos Gracida on: March 02, 2014, 01:33:31 PM

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Memo Gracida hugs his nephew Carlos Jr. during a “Celebration of Life” for his brother, polo legend Carlos Gracida, at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington on March 1, 2014.
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Guests gather during a “Celebration of Life” for polo player Carlos Gracida at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington on March 1, 2014.
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Guests arrive to a “Celebration of Life” for polo player Carlos Gracida ate International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington on March 1, 2014.

Carlos Grecida Celebration of Life
By Kristen M. Daum
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
WELLINGTON — Last Sunday, brothers Carlos and Guillermo “Memo” Gracida had an unexpectedly open schedule before them when a rare forfeit canceled the afternoon match at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
“Truly and honestly, it was God playing a game with all of us,” Memo Gracida remembered Saturday, “because it gave me an opportunity to sit next to Carlos without any distractions or any polo going on or anything happening — except the two of us sitting in the grandstand of IPC talking in the most candid, honest, warm conversation I ever had with my brother.”
“That was the last conversation I had with him, and it was thanks to God,” Memo said to the crowd of hundreds who gathered at the IPC stadium Saturday to honor the late Carlos Gracida.
Gracida was thrown from his horse Tuesday after an accident during a tournament match. The 53-year-old decorated polo veteran died later that night in the intensive-care unit of Delray Medical Center.
Saturday’s public memorial brought polo players, family members and friends from around the world to Wellington to honor Gracida and celebrate his life. The crowd packed the patio and most of the grandstands of the IPC pavilion, overlooking the pristine green field where Gracida frequently played for more than two decades.
Loved ones recalled how Gracida, a Mexico City native and a Wellington resident, will be remembered for his prowess in polo, his humility in both victory and defeat and his commitment to his two sons, Carlos Jr. and Mariano, who are also professional polo players.
“He was the most noble person,” Carlos Gracida Jr. said. “He was never satisfied with himself. He never knew who he really was. He knew he was Carlos Gracida, but he never knew how valuable he was as a person, as a champion.”
Gracida is a nine-time U.S. Open winner, five-time Argentine Open winner and five-time Player of the Year. The Hall of Famer earned the highest ranking in polo in 1985 and for 15 years maintained his 10-goal ranking.
Memo Gracida, a polo great in his own right, said his brother was his greatest teammate and “a true champion of the people, with a special flair that made him a joy to watch on the polo field.”
“Many times I found myself just watching him do these incredible plays and acts on the polo field that were uncanny,” Memo Gracida said. “I have never seen and I don’t think I will ever see anybody running down the field, throwing the ball in such a gracious, effortless and talented way.”
Gracida’s sons are carrying on their family’s legacy. Before Saturday’s memorial, Carlos Jr., 23, and Mariano, 20, played in their father’s place for his Catamount team in the finals of the USPA Sieber Memorial 12-Goal Tournament at Grand Champions Polo Club.
“Mariano and I are going to keep working, and we’re going to stay strong and keep doing everything he would’ve wanted us to do,” Carlos Gracida Jr. said at the memorial, which marked the first time Gracida’s family had spoken publicly since Tuesday’s accident.
“My father was a man of greatness in all he did, whether it was as a father, a polo player or a teacher,” Mariano Gracida said, remembering his father’s love for his horses and the grace and care with which he handled them. “He always told me: ‘Become one with the horse. The more you fight the horse, the less you will improve it.’ ”
The U.S. Polo Association has called for a moment of silence at 3 p.m. Sunday at polo matches worldwide to honor Gracida’s legacy.
“Just before Sunday’s matches begin, let us honor the memory of our friend, teammate, competitor and coach by pausing to reflect on his incomparable skill and success on the field and the exemplary manner in which he lived his life,” USPA CEO Peter Rizzo said in a prepared statement.
60  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI W Featured During Week Eight of the 2014 Adequan® on: February 28, 2014, 03:46:02 PM
Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI W Featured During Week Eight of the 2014 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 
 
For Immediate Release

Wellington, FL - February 28, 2014 - Equestrian Sport Productions LLC (ESP) looks forward to the eighth week of world-class competition at the 2014 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). Held at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL, AGDF week eight runs February 28-March 2, presented by Martha W. Jolicoeur and Maria Mendelsohn of Illustrated Properties. AGDF is proud to host the Palm Beach Dressage Derby for the first time ever, featuring World Cup qualifying competition and many of the sport's top horses and riders.
 
The Palm Beach Dressage Derby, which has been held since 1983, is a mainstay on the international dressage calendar in the United States. It was previously held at Mary Anne McPhail's farm at White Fences Equestrian Estates in Loxahatchee, FL. McPhail and Evelyn O'Sullivan, director of the Palm Beach Dressage Derby, will be event chairs of this year's competition. The competition will be managed by ESP. New this year to the AGDF is The Mary Anne McPhail Cup, which will be awarded to the top riders of the circuit.

Week eight's competition will have its Grand Prix Freestyles on Saturday night, March 1. The evening will also feature an exciting American Mustang exhibition as well as musical entertainment from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Talented young singer Kristin Sponica will perform with keyboard accompaniment from Danielle Wertz.   

The FEI Grand Prix Freestyles will feature top partnerships such as Adrienne Lyle (USA) and Wizard, Ashley Holzer (CAN) and Breaking Dawn, Mikala Gundersen (DEN) and My Lady, Cesar Parra (USA) and Van the Man, and Kim Jesse (GER) and Charming 8, among many others.
 
Other top duos such as Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven (SWE) and Don Auriello and Heather Blitz (USA) and Paragon will compete throughout the week. Young riding sensation Juan Matute Jr. (ESP) will return to the ring for another week of competition, and AGDF welcomes rising American star Caroline Roffman back to show. Many other talented horses and riders will round out the roster for another exciting week of world-class competition in Wellington.       

General admission and parking are free for all three days of competition as well as Saturday night. For more information on the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.
 
 
About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:
The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) is one of the world's largest international and national dressage circuits featuring 8 FEI Dressage events, including a 5* and the only FEI Nations' Cup Series CDIO in the Western Hemisphere. The AGDF offers more than $400,000 in prize money for the six international competitions, making it one of the richest circuits in the world. The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center facility includes the Van Kampen covered arena (made possible by Kimberly and Frederic Boyer and family) and four outdoor arenas with world-class footing, 200 permanent stalls, and a VIP seating area for the International Arena fully catered for relaxing and having an enjoyable experience.
Please visit
www.globaldressagefestival.com
www.equestriansport.com
or call 561-793-5867 for more information.

Adequan Global Dressage Festival is located at
The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
13500 South Shore Blvd, Wellington, Florida 33414
 
 
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62  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Re: RIP CARLOS GRACIDA POLO GREAT! on: February 26, 2014, 01:04:23 AM
So sad.  Sending prayers to his family and friends.
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64  General Classified / Classified / One time position available ... on: February 25, 2014, 11:03:21 AM
Greetings,
The CPI Horse Show looking to hire a Volunteer Manager for the 2014 CPI event. The Volunteer Manager may use volunteers to help with the scope of the Volunteer Manager position. Job description and compensation is listed below. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone that may be interested in joining the 2014 CPI Team. 
Many thanks,
Jeanne
 
Job Description
At Show March 28 - 30, 2014:
·         Greeting volunteers at the CPI Volunteer Desk
·         Require volunteers to sign the time in and time out sheet, at arrival and departure
·         Require volunteers sign the volunteer release
·         Require schooling riders to sign the volunteer release
·         Distribute volunteer and schooling rider ID badge and collect the ID badge at the end of each day
·         Direct volunteers to the appropriate CPI official or CPI staff person they will be supporting.
Prior to Show:
·         Recruit volunteers whenever possible and put them in the CPI Volunteer spreadsheet that will be supplied to you.
·         Volunteers will also be recruited by Barn Manager (Simon Towns), Show Stewards (Susan Wentzel and Amanda Garner), Show Manager (Peter Cashman), and CPI Junior Ambassador Coordinator (Camila Conesa) and their information will be supplied to you.
·         Volunteer Schooling Riders are selected exclusively by Barn Manager (Simon Towns) and Show Manager (Peter Cashman). Most horses, if not all, are coming with their own schooling riders.
·         Meal vouchers will be distributed to "key", full day, volunteer positions only. A cooler with drinks exclusive for volunteers will be available at the volunteer desk
·         ** Note about volunteer access to event** Volunteers will be parking at a designated parking area. Volunteer names must be provided prior to the event so they can be granted access to the facility and directed to their special parking area.
·         Supply Show Manager, Peter Cashman, the list of all volunteers by Thursday, March 27, 2014 to make copies for entry gate access and for show admin purposes.
Compensation
·         $300 to be paid at the end of the event
·         Naming and Reference as the official 2014 CPI Volunteer Manager in all publications
·         Picture and small editorial in Staff Article in CPI Event Magazine
·         8 Meal Vouchers to be used at the CPI Food Vendor March 28 - 30, 2014
 

Jeanne Rouco-Conesa
The CPI Horse Show & Scholarship Fund
www.collegeprepinvitational.com
 
65  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Re: Grandmas Place on: February 24, 2014, 09:50:04 PM
They need some help with tickets, auction, etc.  If you can volunteer please contact Susan ... swoersching@gmail.com
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