RV Sales Of Broward Sponsors Team At Sidelines Equestrian
FL October 29, 2003 As riders align for the upcoming
Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon®, one team has not only locked
in its players but a sponsor as well. The imposing threesome of
dressage Olympian Bent Jensen, show jumping Olympian Nona Garson,
and six-goal polo player Martin Estrada will be competing as Team
RV Sales of Broward.
Stetler, owner of RV Sales of Broward, is a first-time sponsor of
a Triathlon team. I did it for the charity mainly, said
Stetler. And I like putting the three disciplines together
its very challenging and a good way to raise money
for the cause.
Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon will be held on December 27, 2003,
in the Internationale Arena at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club,
in Wellington, FL. Presented by Outback Steakhouse and Village Animal
Clinic, the Triathlon will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of
Southern Florida. The charity will grant a wish to a child with
a life-threatening disease. The Triathlon features 12 top riders
on four teams of three, with a specialist in dressage, show jumping
and polo on each team. The teams compete against each other in three
phases a dressage freestyle to music, a hit-and-hurry jump
course, and two chukkars of polo. The winner of the Triathlon is
the team that accumulates the highest number of total points from
all three phases.
sponsorship has its roots in the March 2003 Triathlon where the
two Olympians were also team mates. Stetler loaned one of her jumpers
to friend Nona Garson, and Bent Jensen rode him to the high score
in the jumping phase. Though Stetler was unable to attend then,
she has big plans for her companys presence at the December
2003 Triathlon, including an RV display area. Stetlers RV
Sales of Broward is located at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
show grounds, offering a campground and RVs for horse show participants
during the Winter Equestrian Festival. Exiss Horse Trailers, which
builds trailers for Stetlers company, is supporting RV Sales
of Broward in the Triathlon team sponsorship We do a lot of
good business in the horse show world and Id like to put money
back into the sport, noted Stetler. Basically everything
I make in the trailer sales I put back into the sport. Stetler
is also an active competitor and sponsor in the Adult Jumpers. But
there is one more reason Stetler chose to sponsor a Triathlon team.
Mainly for fun!
December 2003 Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon will feature a holiday
theme with activities for the whole family including a raffle, pony
rides, clowns, hair braiding for kids, and shopping at vendor booths.
A parade will kick off the event and a half-time show will entertain
before chukkars. Wrapping up the festivities will be an Olympic-style
awards presentation for the athletes and a wish presentation to
one of the Make-A-Wish children.
of the fun of the Triathlon is watching top riders demonstrate their
skills in disciplines not their own the polo player and jumper
ride the dressage test, and the dressage rider and polo player jump
the course; and while all the riders play polo, only the dressage
rider and jumper are allowed to score.
Jensen, a member of the Danish dressage team at the 1992 Barcelona
Olympic Games, is now an American citizen. He has won many Grand
Prix classes at prestigious US CDIs. He has participated in all
three previous Triathlons in fact, an article in Sidelines
about Jensen and 10-goaler Memo Gracida trading lessons in each
others disciplines inspired the first Triathlon in 2001.
Garson, a member of the US show jumping team at the 2000 Sydney
Olympic Games, has represented the US on many occasions including
Rotterdam, where she was a member of the winning team in the 1997
Nations Cup and Buenes Aires, where she was a member of the Bronze
Medal team at the Pan American Games. Garson is also a consistent
winner in Grand Prix classes across the US.
Estrada, rated at six goals, has played on renowned polo teams such
as Isla Carroll, Hartmoor, and Templeton, and has won many prestigious
tournaments including the 1997 US Open, the 22-goal Sunshine League,
and the 20-goal Monty Waterbury Cup. Estrada is also a well-known
polo instructor and operates the Palm Beach Polo Academy Polo Club
in Wellington. This is his first Triathlon.
Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon starts at noon on December 27, 2003.
VIP tables are available at $750, which includes seating for six,
the Outback Steakhouse lamb-and-shrimp buffet, and a ringside view.
Non-reserved seating in the VIP pavilion will be available at $150
per person and includes the buffet. General admission tickets are
$10, with children 12 and under admitted free (they must be accompanied
by an adult). Triathlon sponsorship packages are available. For
more information, contact Sidelines, 11320 Fortune Circle, Suite
G-14, Wellington, FL 33414; Tel: (561) 790-6506; Fax: (561) 790-6686;
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