Equestrian

Wellington Equestrian Board OKs Horse Trail Map

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Wellington Equestrian Board OKs Horse Trail Map

The Wellington Equestrian Preserve Committee on Monday recommended the inclusion of a comprehensive map of the village’s horse trails in the equestrian element of Wellington’s comprehensive plan, even though the map remains incomplete. Wellington Projects Manager Mike O’Dell said the map is an overview of the village’s bridle path system and that village staff more...

Equestrian , News , Wellington

Wellington Council Approves Pathway At Palm Beach Point

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Wellington Council Approves Pathway At Palm Beach Point

The Wellington Village Council last week approved a contract to construct a multipurpose path near the entrance to the Palm Beach Point community, although Palm Beach Point residents still prefer an option that would provide more vehicle stacking at their entrance gate. The new path would connect the C-23 bridle path to the Wellington Environmental Preserve at the more...

Equestrian , News , Wellington

Merrilyn Griffin Enjoys Officiating Dressage

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Merrilyn Griffin Enjoys Officiating Dressage

TALES FROM THE TRAILS  Merrilyn Griffin is opinionated. Just ask her; she’ll tell you that’s one of the reasons she is a dressage judge. Ah, but there’s a lot more to her than that. Originally from Ridgewood, N.J., she started riding in high school. Once a week, she would pedal her bike the two miles to a local barn, fork over $2 and ride for an hour in a more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Questions Hold Up Temporary Horse Tent Ordinance

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Questions Hold Up Temporary Horse Tent Ordinance

The Wellington Village Council on Tuesday postponed the final reading of an ordinance that would permanently replace an emergency measure passed after Hurricane Wilma that permitted horse owners to board their animals temporarily in tents if their stalls are damaged during a natural disaster. Councilwoman Anne Gerwig asked whether there is a definition of natural more...

Equestrian , News , Wellington

First Responder Games At Jim Brandon Equestrian Center

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:04 am | 0 Comment

First Responder Games At Jim Brandon Equestrian Center

Mounted units participated in the First Responder Games at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center on Aug. 6 and 7. The games are a biennial, Olympic-style competition taking place at sports venues throughout Palm Beach County this month. Twenty riders from throughout Florida competed in equitation, barrels, dressage, jumping and more. For more information, visit more...

Around Town , Equestrian , Sports

Florida Whips Plan Aug. 24 Driving Clinic

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Florida Whips Plan Aug. 24 Driving Clinic

TALES FROM THE TRAILS If you’re free on Sunday, Aug. 24, note this upcoming clinic on your calendar. The Florida Whips will be conducting a carriage driving clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, 13300 Sixth Court N., Loxahatchee Groves. “We are so thankful that Vinceremos is letting us hold this in their covered arena,” said more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Wellington Zoners Deny Jacobs Appeal

By at August 8, 2014 | 12:05 am | 2 Comments

Wellington Zoners Deny Jacobs Appeal

At a quasi-judicial hearing Wednesday evening, Wellington’s Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board denied an administrative appeal brought by members of the Jacobs family against the controversial Equestrian Village development. Attorney Jeffery Bass, representing Charles and Kimberly Jacobs and Solar Sportsystems Inc., contended that Wellington staff members made more...

Equestrian , News , Wellington

Choice Of Champions Sponsors Dressage Rider Lauren Knopp

By at August 8, 2014 | 12:03 am | 0 Comment

Choice Of Champions Sponsors Dressage Rider Lauren Knopp

For Lauren Knopp, the choice to be sponsored by Choice of Champions was hardly a choice at all. The results she saw with her horses spoke for themselves, and Choice of Champions recently welcomed her as another up-and-coming young rider to add to the long list of professionals that prefer its products. Knopp rides and trains out of her farm in Wellington and competes more...

Business , Equestrian , Sports

Kids Cancer Foundation Benefit

By at August 8, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Kids Cancer Foundation Benefit

The Kids Cancer Foundation was beneficiary of a horse show held last weekend at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. The Jacobs Family/Wellington Preservation Coalition Hunter Classic at the Wellington Summer Festival took place Saturday, Aug. 2. In addition, there was a dressage demonstration, guests were entertained by world champion reined cow horse rider and master more...

Around Town , Equestrian , Featured , Palm Beach County , Sports

Sharon Packer Loves The Majesty Of Horses

By at August 8, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Sharon Packer Loves The Majesty Of Horses

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Funny how everything can be going right along the same as always, then something happens and everything changes. That’s how it was for Sharon Packer. Packer had been riding most of her life, owned horses and showed in hunter/jumper classes. Then she decided to take a dressage lesson to improve her seat. “That day changed my life,” she more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian