Events Highlight Winter Equestrian Festival Social Scene
FLORIDA - January 20, 2004 - The 34th annual Winter Equestrian Festival
at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds in Wellington,
FL, will not only feature eight weeks of topnotch competition from
January 28 through March 21, but also charity events with national
and international impact.
1, FIRST ANNUAL ASPCA EQUINE FUND FAMILY LUNCHEON
Kicking off the roster of charitable festivities is the First Annual
ASPCA Equine Fund Family Luncheon on Sunday, February 1, starting
at noon in the Special Events Pavilion at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian
Club show grounds. Chairing the luncheon are Leslie M. Clarke, Frances
G. Scaife, and William Secord. Ticket/Table prices: $250/adult;
$50/child 12 and under; or $1,500 for a reserved table of six. Contact
Beverly Lake Wilkes at (561) 655-9287.
15, DENIM & DIAMONDS
Not to be missed is the gala Denim & Diamonds: Back To The Future
on February 15, starting at 6:30 pm at the South Florida Fairgrounds
to benefit the United States Equestrian Team and its efforts at
the upcoming 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Chairmen of the event are
Mason Phelps Jr. and Beverly Lake Wilkes, with vice-chairs Janice
Aron, Frances Lindner, Joanie Goodman, Norman Peslar, Mary Anne
McPhail, John Goodman, and Tim Gannon. Ticket/Table prices: $300/person;
$5,000, $10,000 and $25,000 for reserved tables of 10. Contact Phelps
Wilkes at (561) 753-3389.
22, PEGGY ADAMS ANIMAL RESCUE LUNCHEON
Starting at noon in the Special Events Pavilion at the Palm Beach
Polo Equestrian Club show grounds is the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue
Luncheon. Contact Lou Mosley at (561) 686-3898.
29, HANLEY-HAZELDEN FAMILY LUNCHEON
This annual event continues to build awareness and support for the
Hanley-Hazeldon Patient Aid Life Saver Fund. The luncheon will be
held at noon in the Special Events Pavilion at the Palm Beach Polo
Equestrian Club show grounds. Special Honoree this year is Mason
Phelps, Jr. Honorary Chairmen are Beverly Lake Wilkes and Angela
Koch. Chairing the luncheon are Jill Rau and Craig Millard. Contact
Bill Murphy (561) 841-1212.
8, EQUUS MEDAL DINNER
To benefit the Wellington Equestrian Alliance, the Equus Medal Dinner
will be held in the elegant Jockey Club at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian
Club show grounds, starting at 7 pm. Chairmen of the event are Eugene
R. Mische, president of Stadium Jumping, Inc., the producer of the
Winter Equestrian Festival, and Dr. Sheila Johnson. Contact Phelps
Media, Inc. at (561) 753-3389.
12, BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FUNDRAISER
Held at the Winter Equestrian Festival for the first time, this
fundraiser benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Cocktails
and dinner start at 6:30 pm in the Special Events Pavilion at the
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds, chaired by Mary Ross
and Joli Burrell. Featured this evening is the Samsung Nations'
Cup show jumping competition and between rounds, a six-horse dressage
exhibition titled The Rock and Roll Musical Quadrille presented
by Play For T.I.M.E. and International Polo Club. Contact Mary Ross
at (561) 852-2591.
WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Show days for the 2004 Winter Equestrian Festival are Wednesday
through Sunday. Gates open at 8:00 am. Ticket Prices: Wednesdays
are free to everyone; Children 12 and under are admitted free every
day; Young Adults 13 to 18 and Seniors are $5 on Thursday through
Sunday; Adults are $5 on Thursday and Friday, $10 on Saturday, and
$15 on Sunday. The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club is located on
Pierson Road off South Shore Boulevard.
additional information, visit www.stadiumjumping.com or call 561-793-5867.
January 28 - February 1 Nutrena/Western Hay Wellington Classic CSI***
February 4 - 8 Bayer/USET Gold Coast Jumper Classic CSI***
February 5 - 8 Wellington Dressage (Qualifier for Olympic Selection
February 11 - 15 Kilkenny/ICH Internationale CSI***
February 18 - 22 Florida Classic/WCHR Spectacular CSI-W/Y CSI-Ch
February 19 - 22 Zada Enterprises, LLC Florida Dressage Classic
February 25 - 29 PDP Capital Wellington Masters CSI***
March 3 - 7 CN Wellington Open CSI-W
March 10 - 14 CSIO United States Cosequin Finale CSIO***
March 18 - 21 Zada Enterprises WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y
(Qualifier for Olympic Selection Trials)
March 24 - 28 Tampa Bay Classic CSI-W (Bob Thomas Equestrian Center)
March 30 - April 3 Tournament of Champions CSI-W (Bob Thomas Equestrian
April 3 Budweiser American Invitational (Raymond James Stadium)