The Fourth Annual Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon®
benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida
Florida September 29, 2003 -- The Make-A-Wish Foundation®
of Southern Florida (MAW) will be this years beneficiary
of The Fourth Annual Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon® (the Triathlon).
The Triathlon will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2003, beginning
at 1 pm (although the gates will open at noon), at The Palm Beach
Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington.
is an equestrian triathlon? Teams of three are established: one
rider is a specialist in jumping, one in the precision flatwork
of dressage, the other in polo. Each team member brings the horse
of his/her discipline, except the polo player will bring six polo
ponies as each teammate will ride two for a two-chukkar game. Each
rider then competes in the two other disciplines not his/her own.
So, the dressage rider will jump a course and play polo; the jumper
rider will ride a dressage test to music (musical freestyle) and
play polo; and the polo player will jump a course, ride a dressage
test and play polo (to help out his team and keep the ball moving,
but cannot score goals). As in past years, top riders from each
discipline will donate their time, as well as that of their favorite
horse or polo ponies, to win the competition, have fun and raise
money for the charitable beneficiary.
MAW grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical
conditions who live in Southern Florida. Making an ill childs
dream come true not only enriches his or her life with hope, strength
and joy but also positively empowers the lives of the childs
family and friends. MAW, since its founding in 1983, granted their
4,000th wish this past February 2003. MAW maintains offices in Ft.
Lauderdale and in Bonita Springs.
Two of the presenting sponsors of the Triathlon are Sidelines Magazine
and The Village Animal Clinic. Sidelines is a bi-weekly magazine
which regularly covers the sporting and social aspects of the equestrian
disciplines of hunters/jumpers, dressage and polo, with occasional
coverage of three-day eventing and foxhunting. Sidelines, owned
by polo-playing Wellington resident and Triathlon creator Samantha
Charles, is published in Wellington and distributed nationally.
Village Animal Clinic, a small animal veterinary facility, is located
at 9044 Alternate A1A in North Palm Beach and is accredited by the
American Animal Hospital Association. Jennifer Prior, DVM, one of
the veterinarians at the Clinic, has been in practice for five years.
Dr. Prior has also been an MAW Wish Maker for the last
General admission tickets are $10. Those wishing to watch while
lunching in The VIP Tent will be charged $150/person with non-reserved
seating. Reserved seating is available at $750 for a table of six.
For ticket/table information, please call (561) 793-6229 or email
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Master Card, Visa and American
Express cards are welcomed. For all other information, please contact
Phelps Wilkes & Associates, Inc. at (561) 753-3389 or at email@example.com.