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Show Hunters Take Center Stage This Week

Wellington, FL – February 12 – The first day of the World Championship Hunter Rider Spectacular week of the Winter Equestrian Festival was a warm wonderful day full of great show horses competing under sunny skies. On the Grand Prix field the Regular Conformation horses, led the way with a Model Class which was won by Chopard, handled by Scott Stewart and owned by Alexa Weisman. There was a Model Green Conformation, then the over fence classes began. This is the first time for these horses to show on the big international grass field as opposed to their traditional hunter show rings. Saturday night’s big Hunter Classic will be held on this field under lights and the champions and reserve champions of this week’s competition will qualify to compete.

Strapless ridden by Emily Williams and owned by All Seasons Farm/Clara Lindner won two over fence classes in the Regular Working Hunters today and will most likely qualify herself. Strapless is the defending Champion of the World Championship Hunter Classic and the only horse to have won this Classic two times.

Chopard with Scott Stewart won one of the over fence classes for the Regular Conformation Hunters and Hollywood won the other. Hollywood is ridden by Tim Goguen and owned by Paula Polk Lilard. Moulin Rouge ridden by T. Whitehead won 2 of the over fence classes in the Second Year Green Hunter division.

Tomorrow beginning at 8:00 AM in the International Arena, the 2 sections of First Year Green Hunters will get their chance to perform on the grass.

Results are attached. All results are posted daily at Photos are available upon request.

Tickets to the Winter Equestrian Festival are available by phone at 793-JUMP or at the gate. Admission is free on Wednesdays. Children 12 & under are free all days. Senior admission is $5 every day. Adult admission is $5 on Thursday and Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday. Parking is free.

Winter Equestrian Festival Dates:

(Each week runs Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 8:00 AM)

Florida Classic/WCHR Spectacular – February 12 – 16
Florida Dressage Classic –February 13 - 16
Zada Enterprises, LLC Wellington Masters – February 19 – 23
Tommy Bahama Palm Beach Open – February 26 – March 2
Cosequin Wellington Finale – March 5 – 9
Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic – March 13 – 16


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