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1  General Classified / Classified / Re: LOOKING FOR A INXEXPENSIVE APARTMENT WELLINGTON AREA on: April 16, 2014, 10:02:45 AM
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 
2  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!
3  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.
4  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: Found Ducks on Wellington trace! on: April 13, 2014, 07:06:54 PM
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5  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: Looking for driveway contractor on: April 12, 2014, 10:27:55 PM
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6  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: stall available to new england on: April 10, 2014, 08:32:50 PM
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7  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.
8  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!   .

All posts/advertisements for any Farms, Boarding, Riding or Training need to be done in the Boarding & Trainers directory.  You need to register for the Directory separately if you want to place an ad, as there is not a shared data base between Directories or with the Message Board. 

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9  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.
10  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? 
11  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: IMMEDIATE Barn help needed on: March 29, 2014, 11:05:20 PM
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12  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / MOVED: Info on $50,000 USHJA USHJA International Hunter Derby Sun.March 30 on: March 29, 2014, 11:05:04 PM
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13  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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14  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 ....
15  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.
16  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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17  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/
18  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!
19  General Classified / Classified / Re: Looking for horse farm to rent on: March 19, 2014, 11:40:14 AM
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!

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20  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).
21  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.
22  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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23  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.

24  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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25  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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26  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: Stolen Yamaha golf cart on: March 05, 2014, 03:23:34 PM
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27  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
28  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Re: Fete Cheval .. To benefit Equus Foundation on: March 03, 2014, 01:37:44 PM
29  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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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.
30  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
 
 
31  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / MOVED: Ewwww.. read article on the chemical in yoga mats.. on: February 27, 2014, 03:57:03 PM
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32  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.
33  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: My dog has gone missing ( on f road) on: February 26, 2014, 12:58:49 AM
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34  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
 
35  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
36  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Grandmas Place on: February 24, 2014, 09:46:25 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone Named 2014 Chairs of An Evening of Great Expectations

Wellington, FL- February 16, 2014-Grandma's Place, Inc.  and St. David's in the Pines Episcopal Church are pleased to announce that Mr. and Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone will serve as the 2014 chairs for their signature fundraising event,  An Evening of Great Expectations.  

An Evening of Great Expectations will offer guests a relaxed, tropical evening at the International Polo Club Palm Beach Mallet Grille & Patio, on Friday, March 14, 2014 beginning at 6:00p.m.  During the evening, guests will enjoy a tail hour while perusing a tempting selection of silent auction items, followed by a delicious buffet dinner and an exciting live auction--- all the while listening and dancing to some live music with a South Florida feel provided by Tom and Bonnie Colombo.  The proceeds from this event will benefit Grandma's Place and the mission and outreach programs of St. David's in the Pines Episcopal Church.  

Grandma's Place is a local, emergency shelter for children from birth to 12 years of age.  They provide a temporary home and loving care to children who have suffered abuse and/or neglect and have been removed from their own homes by the Florida courts.  Physically or emotionally abused children and neglected or abandoned children with developmental, intellectual or learning disabilities are cared for in the safe, home-like environment of Grandma's Place.

An Evening of Great Expectations will also support the mission and outreach programs of St. David's in the Pines that help those in need in the local community.  On an ongoing basis, the Church provides meals to two local soup kitchens, organizes blood drives and school supply drives, provides home delivery of meals to the sick and bereaved and hosts weekly meetings for people in recovery trying to reform their lives.
37  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Fete Cheval .. To benefit Equus Foundation on: February 23, 2014, 11:37:39 AM
38  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Monday at The Grille .. on: February 22, 2014, 03:50:40 PM
39  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / PB Equine ... Anne Gerwig on: February 22, 2014, 01:23:40 PM
Anne is a good friend to the Equestrian Community and to all Families in Wellington ... Please consider going to this event to meet her and support her campaign.

40  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Re: Cross country course in the works!!! on: February 19, 2014, 04:36:43 PM
When I was a kid we would go to a place in Ft. Pierce and do cross country jumps. It was the best time.  Good luck!
41  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Free Lunch and Learn ... Thurs. on: February 17, 2014, 10:22:50 AM
Lunch & Learn Series - The fifth edition of the Lunch & Learn Series, presented by Adequan®, will take place at The Wellington Club on the Main Grounds of PBIEC on Thursday, February 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. "A Second Career for the Horse That is Second to None" will be presented by PATH International. Admission is free for riders, trainers, and owners. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
42  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / See the American Mustang movie for FREE this coming weekend .... on: February 17, 2014, 10:20:58 AM
See the New Movie American Mustang - Opening in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, February 21, AMERICAN MUSTANG THE MOVIE takes audiences on an emotionally charged journey through a tenuous landscape dotted by ranchers, wild horse advocates, government agencies and the American people. AMERICAN MUSTANG, a feature film shot in eight Western states, films wild horses in 3D for the first time ever. Framed by a stunning Western landscape and threaded into the narrative is the story of a girl, a cowboy and an American icon - the wild horse. The film encourages protection of America's wild horses while being aware of the reality of limited grazing and resources on the open range. When the film premiered to sold-out audiences at the Starz Denver Film Festival last fall, the filmmakers knew they were on to something. With widespread mainstream press coverage and similar success at the Napa Valley Film Festival the following weekend, AMERICAN MUSTANG THE MOVIE sparked passionate energy and momentum that continues to build in support for wild horses.
 
See AMERICAN MUSTANG for free during its opening weekend! Request complimentary tickets for any show Fri-Sun, Feb 21-23 at the Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18 on State Road 7/441, north of Southern Blvd, and just 15 minutes away from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. It's easy and free, while supplies last. Go to www.inviteforfilm.com and use Group Code "WEF."
43  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Meet the Candidate Forum .... on: February 16, 2014, 09:58:14 AM
Invitation to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce's Meet the Candidate Forum

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "Meet the Candidate Forum" this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.   
Palms West Republican Club Members and Guests, please help support Wellington's two inbent candidates,
Anne Gerwig for Council Seat 2 and Howard Coates, Jr. for Council Seat 3 by attending the forum.

Anne Gerwig/Howard Coates via Facebook
The Chamber announced that Councilman Coates' challenger, Matt Kurit, has declined the invitation, and it is still waiting for confirmation from Councilwoman Gerwig's challenger, Sharon Lascola.

All the more reason we need all of you to come out and hear why our two inbents MUST retain their seats in the Village of Wellington.

Former WPTV Newschannel 5 Anchor Jim Sackett will moderate this event.
 
When: Thursday, Feb. 20 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Wellington City Hall 12300 W.Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington

(State Road 80 west past State Road 7 to Forest Hill Blvd. Left (South) on Forest Hill to Wellington Trace. Right at Wellington Trace to parking lot.)
 
 
There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP here so we can let the Chamber know how many to expect from the Club.
 
The Municipal Election is March, 11, 2014.

Help is always needed and welcomed to walk neighborhoods, put up signs, make phone calls, get yard signs, etc.
 
You may contact the candidates directly if you are able to help out:

Anne Gerwig: www.annegerwigcampaign.com
 561-792-9000 or email here
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Howard Coates, Jr.:  Visit on Facebook



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44  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: motorcycle accident on: February 10, 2014, 08:57:09 AM
That is such a good update.  Sending you lots of prayers for a full recovery for your husband and for strength for you to see him through this ordeal.
45  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: MISSING DOG - REWARD on: February 08, 2014, 10:12:08 PM
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46  General Category / Welcome to Wellington-WEF Forum; General Information / Re: Live Stream of Tonight's Show?? on: February 08, 2014, 06:39:07 PM
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47  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / 2014 WEF Collegiate Equitation Challenge on: February 08, 2014, 06:10:23 PM
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48  General Classified / Classified / Re: ISO hunter/jumper trainer on: February 03, 2014, 01:48:38 PM
Please look in the Boarding and Trainer Directory.
49  General Horse Information / Horse Information / MOVED: BRAIDING on: February 02, 2014, 07:29:04 PM
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50  General Classified / Classified / Re: Mommy and Me Pony Classes, mini camps....! on: February 02, 2014, 07:26:07 PM
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!   .

All posts/advertisements for any Farms, Boarding, Riding or Training need to be done in the Boarding & Trainers directory.  You need to register for the Directory separately if you want to place an ad, as there is not a shared data base between Directories or with the Message Board. 

There are FREE, "Text Only" & Wanted/Barter" ads available for those of you who do not want to place a photo/video/link ad.  Posts made on the message board will be erased.

Admin makes a one time mention of all Paid Advertisements on the Message Board as they show up in "New Listings" 

Hope you enjoy the new, easy to navigate and search Boarding & Trainers Directory ......  Wellington-WEF.com, LLC
51  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Citrus Series February Tuesdays Starts This Week ... Geat Affordable Opportunity on: February 02, 2014, 07:23:21 PM
James Lala's Citrus Series February Tuesdays Starts This Week
Get Ridiculously Affordable Show Mileage in the Afternoon and After Dark Under the Lights
Wellington, FL - February 2, 2014 - In just two days Citrus Series Horse Show Wellington will kick off the first of two Tuesday shows in February. The first comes right up on Feb 4 and the second on Feb 18. The ring will open for flat at noon with classes starting at 1 p.m.
 
"Tuesday is the day that was most requested when I asked trainers, riders, owners and breeders," said James Lala who manages the popular new show. "So we thought we'd give it a whirl with two dates in February. We already have quite a nice number of reservations. " 
 

The signature Citrus Series orange ribbons
 
Citrus Series will also hold its regular monthly show on Friday and Saturday, February 21-22.
 
Citrus Series shows are held at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center at Okeeheelee Park, a wonderful facility offering great footing, permanent stalls, plenty of parking and permanent restrooms. Citrus Series offers beautiful courses and decoration- perfect to prep for shows like WEF. The show offers unique features such as warm-ups and do-over options to make give more opportunity for horses and riders leave with a positive experience under their belt.
 
There is no ship-in charge, no office fee, no grounds fee and permanent day stalls are available. It is the ideal, affordable competition series for developing horses and riders.
 
About Citrus Series Horse Shows
The unique features of the show are designed to help trainers, developing horses and riders achieve their goals affordably. Professionals and adults may ride ponies. If time permits, competitors can do do-overs to make sure the horse and rider leave the ring with a positive learning experience. A user-friendly class schedule and sale horse identifiers provide an opportunity to market sale horses.
 
Owners, breeders, riders, trainers and their assistants are encouraged to bring their up-and- coming horses and riders to come experience Citrus Series, at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. Okeeheelee Park is a close, convenient high-quality facility. Jim Brandon Equestrian Center is located just three miles /five minutes from the intersection of 441 and Forest Hill Boulevard.
 
Call us at: (561) 906-6668 if you need a shipper.
 
For entries rates- go to: Showgroundslive.com or call (561) 906-6668.
 
Click here for the Tuesday Schedule.
 
Click here for the Friday/Saturday Schedule.

For more about the Citrus Series go to: www.citrusseries.com.
 

2014 Citrus Series Fast Facts:

What:  New high-quality horse show series especially for developing horses and riders.
 
Where:
Jim Brandon Equestrian Center
              7500 Forest Hill Boulevard
              West Palm Beach, FL 33413 
When:
Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 Hunters & Jumpers in the Afternoon and After Dark Under the Lights
Tuesday, Feb  18, 2014 Hunters & Jumpers in the Afternoon and After Dark Under the Lights
Feb  21-22, 2014
Friday: Schooling and Hunters &Jumpers Under the Lights
Saturday: Hunters, Jumpers & Equitation
 
Contact Information:
Before Show
Telephone: (561) 906-6668
Fax: (561) 798-1332
Email: 
jdlala@aol.com 
During Show
Show Office: (941) 527-6602
Email:
susiemorr@aol.com
Stable Office Telephone: (561) 906-6668 
 
 
Entries:
Showgroundslive.com
 
Officials:
Manager:  Lala Land Productions, LLC, James Lala  (561) 906-6668- jdlala@aol.com
Secretary: Susie Morrissey
Veterinarian: Reid and Associates
Farrier: Ignacio Cardenas
Stabling: James Lala
Judge: Carol Coleman, Wellington, FL USEF "R"- rated
 
Upcoming Dates
Citrus Series Shows
February 4
February 18
February 21-22, 2014             
March 21-22, 2014
April 18-19, 2014
May 9-10, 2014
June 15, 2014
July 20, 2014
August 16, 2014
September TBA
October 25, 2014
November 15, 2014
Citrus Series Finale - December 13-14, 2014
 
Citrus Series USEF Rated Shows
USEF C-Rated- June 14, 2014
USEF C-Rated - June 21 and 28, 2014
USEF C-Rated - July 19, 2014
USEF C-Rated - July 26, 2014
USEF A-Rated Show Castlewood Farm's Citrus Festival Show - August 1-3, 2014
Citrus Series Homestretch I USEF Rated  - August 11, 2014
(Castlewood Summer I USEF Rated - August 12, 2014 at Jim Brandon)
Citrus Series Homestretch II USEF Rated  - August 13, 2014
(Castlewood Summer I USEF Rated - August 14, 2014 at Jim Brandon)
 
Directions to Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, Okeeheelee Park
FROM the Intersection of Forest Hill Blvd and US 441 / SR 7
Follow Forest Hill Blvd East for 2.7 miles. Take a right (South) into Jim Brandon Equestrian Center at Okeeheelee Park.
52  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Show By Appointment Poised for Second Year of Success in 2014 on: February 01, 2014, 11:01:21 AM
                     
 
Indiantown, FL - February 1, 2014 - Show By Appointment took the reined cow horse world by storm in 2013 with their revolutionary approach to running horse shows. Now, they're back for their second season of offering shows around the country, culminating in the richest cow horse show on the East Coast: the second annual SBA Championship Finals.
 
For the 2014 season, the Finals will again offer a guaranteed $100,000 in cash and prizes. They are scheduled for Jan. 8-11, 2015, at the Triple J Ranch in Sarasota, FL.

Lucas Mccullough and Tinsel Lena at the 2013 $100,000 SBA Championship Finals

Kristin Cosentino and Hannibal Lecter
Show By Appointment (SBA) is committed to making shows "Fun, Fair and Affordable" for participants. They earned a loyal following in their first year by ensuring that each and every horse was judged fairly and creating a fun, family-friendly environment.
 
The first annual $100,000 SBA Championship Finals were held at the Triple J Ranch on Oct. 10-13, 2013. Competitors could qualify by competing in any of the SBA circuits around the country, including locations in Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio and Florida. The Finals were a great success and featured fantastic prizes and top-notch competition.
 
SBA kicked off 2014 with the first show of their winter circuit at Bynum Farms in Indiantown, FL. Held Jan. 18-19, the show got the season off to a great start. The Level 1 Boxing and Little Britches classes were particularly popular, as SBA strives to create a positive experience for lower level and young riders.
 
SBA also co-sanctioned a show with the Gulf Coast Western Cow Horse Event on Jan. 10-12 at Triple J Ranch in Sarasota, FL. The show gave local riders an opportunity to earn their ticket to the year-end Championship Finals.
 
Sponsorships are available for SBA's 2014 season, and now is the perfect time to get on board to take full advantage of SBA's events and associated promotional opportunities. Contact Mary Adelaide Brakenridge at mab@phelpsmediagroup.com for more information.
 
Upcoming SBA show dates include Feb. 22-23 and March 22-23 at Bynum Farms in Indiantown, FL. Keep an eye out at www.showbyappointment.com for announcements of additional dates. Visit SBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShowByAppointment.

Rick Steed and Carribean Bay Boon
Winners at SBA's Winter Circuit Reined Cow Horse Show #1 - Indiantown, FL - Jan. 18-19
Novice Amateur Working Cowhorse - BB Zeze Cash - Toni Steed
2K Non Pro Boxing - Gunna Miss You - Kristin Cosentino
2K Open B
53  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Re: Free Zone 4 Clinic on: February 01, 2014, 09:05:54 AM
USHJA Zone 4 Free Clinic Fast Facts

What: USHJA Zone 4 Free Clinic

Clinician: Julie Winkel

When: February 17, 2014

Time: 8 am - 5 pm

Where: Jim Brandon Equestrian Center
7500 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL, 33413

Who: The clinic is open to all amateurs who are active USHJA Zone 4 members, and to auditors.

How to Register: E-mail Carrie Buxton at freezone4clinic@att.net to reserve a spot in the clinic. A $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot, which will be refunded upon arrival at the clinic on February 17. Stalls are available upon request for $30. 

Title Sponsor:
Floridian Community Bank

Presenting Sponsor:
Phelps Media Group
Florida Parks & Recreation
54  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Free Zone 4 Clinic on: February 01, 2014, 09:05:14 AM

55  General Classified / Classified / Re: Looking for Quiet School Horse on: January 26, 2014, 06:09:55 PM
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56  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Open House. Free demonstration and horsD'oeuvres tomorrow at Showgrounds .. 4:30 on: January 22, 2014, 12:38:41 PM
57  General Classified / Classified / Re: Golf Carts! Pick Your Color! on: January 20, 2014, 02:48:33 PM
Call Frank .... 203-512-4178
58  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: Need a ride to Mark Wonderly's Feb. Show on: January 18, 2014, 02:20:25 PM
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59  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Re: The Charity Challenge is this Weekend. Vote daily until the class for ... on: January 17, 2014, 11:19:33 PM
60  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Re: Wild West In Wellington Friday Jan 17th on: January 17, 2014, 11:18:48 PM
I think it was a great night and brought a lot of people to an event that normally would not be here.  I saw a lot of real cowboy boots and hats.  Very fun .... And thanks to the Belissimos for being very generous to the community providing it for free.  I hope they have a great season at their dressage venue.
61  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Re: The Charity Challenge is this Weekend. Vote daily until the class for ... on: January 17, 2014, 04:09:14 PM


Two Paws Up for
Danny & Ron's Rescue
- Cast Your Vote Today! -
Many nationwide equestrians know Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta as founders of Danny & Ron's Rescue, a non-profit dog rescue they established in 2005 as a result of traveling to New Orleans to rescue stranded animals after Hurricane Katrina. Through their tireless efforts, Danny & Ron have rescued and re-homed over 7,500 stray dogs in just 8 years!
 
We are asking our friends, fellow equestrians, and dog lovers to help give a leg-up to Danny & Ron's Rescue! We just need your vote!  It's so simple! No forms to fill out, no names or emails to provide! 
 
It's easy to help by simply CLICKING HERE TO VOTE FOR DANNY & RON'S RESCUE -- your vote will help them win a piece of the $50,000 FTI Great Charity Challenge bonus!
 
Danny & Ron's Rescue is one of 32 charities participating in the FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge on February 1, 2014 at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.  Fans can compete for their favorite charity by voting for them online in the $50,000 FTI Charity Challenge. The top-three fan favorite charities will win a portion of $50,000. Fan Favorite: $25,000 Second Runner Up: $12,500 Third Runner Up: $12,500.
 
It's easy peasy! Simply click & vote! You may vote repeatedly, one vote per IP address every 24 hours.
 
Voting will close at the end of the FTI GCC competition on Saturday, February 1st. Voting is restricted to U.S. participants only.
Thank you very much for your support!



62  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / The Charity Challenge is this Weekend. Vote daily until the class for ... on: January 17, 2014, 03:02:57 PM
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63  General Classified / Classified / MOVED: summer sores on: January 16, 2014, 01:58:24 PM
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64  Congratulations / Congratulations/Thank You / Congratulations to Sidelines! on: January 13, 2014, 08:46:18 PM
65  Wellington/Equestrian News / Wellington/Equestrian News / Re: Wild West In Wellington Friday Jan 17th on: January 13, 2014, 04:28:29 PM
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