The Bainbridge Companies: A Major Sponsor of The 2003 Winter Equestrian
Festival and A Major Factor in the Development of Wellington
Florida -- February 19, 2003 -- On any given day at The 2003 Winter
Equestrian Festival now being held at The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian
Club in Wellington through March 9, 2003, one can see Richard Schechter
galloping by on his beloved paint horse.
not a competitor at The Festival per se, Mr. Schechter is part of
the support system that makes The Festival possible: his company,
The Bainbridge Companies (Bainbridge), is a Platinum
Level Sponsor of The Festival. Mr. Schechters own personal
philanthropy contributes to the existence of The United States Equestrian
Team, The American Hunter-Jumper Foundation, The Wellington Equestrian
Alliance and The Hanley-Hazelden Foundation, to name but a few charitable/community
Mr. Schechter is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bainbridge,
one of the premier real estate development and management concerns
in the State of Florida. Based in Wellington, Bainbridge is involved
with apartment complexes, office buildings and multi- and single-family
developments in suburban and urban areas throughout Florida.
Recognizing early-on that growth in Wellington was about to explode,
spurred primarily by the many-faceted equestrian community of hunter,
jumper, dressage and polo enthusiasts, Bainbridge began building,
managing and acquiring some of the best properties in Wellington:
properties such as Polo Lakes, Polo Chase, The Wellington Country
Plaza and The Estates at Wellington Green. The appeal of Bainbridges
apartment complexes, other than location, is its dedication to individualized,
custom design and appointments.
And Mr. Schechters belief in the destiny of Wellington is
not simply business-driven: he lives in Wellington and maintains
a stable there for many of his four-legged friends.