On Jan. 6, the Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour Series returns to the Wellington show scene, once again bringing tradition and top tier competition to equestrian estates across the horse-centric community.
As one of the few shows held on the turf, the event has become the talk of the circuit. Whether you are spending an hour, the morning or afternoon, or the entire day, the Wellington Turf Tour accommodates your schedule.
The opening event, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Jan. 6 and Friday, Jan. 8, will run at Schuyler Riley’s world-class show jumping facility, Wolfstone Stables (3655 Middleburg Drive, Wellington), while the International Polo Club of Palm Beach will gear up to host the Turf Tour during its second week, Jan. 13 and Jan. 15.
Other venues for this year’s show include the Wanderers Club and, of course, the Ridge Farm. The 12th and final week of the show will culminate at Tonkawa Farm, an elite polo facility in the heart of Wellington, on March 23 and March 25.
Two rings will run simultaneously on both days, and there will be open cards, which afford trainers the opportunity to enter their horse and rider teams in the order-of-go as they please, keeping schedules running efficiently.
There will be low, medium and high schooling jumper classes designed to give riders and their mounts of all levels an opportunity to showcase their talents over technical tracks. The popular 1.30m and 1.35m divisions will happen on each Wednesday concurrently.
Professionals and amateurs will both have an array of options to choose from, which include the Children/Adult, Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers, the 1.40m Grand Prix Series and the Young Jumper Classic. For the third year, the USHJA International and National Hunter Derbies will return on Feb. 5 and March 18 with $40,000 in total prize money to be awarded.
Mark your calendar now for the much-anticipated Wellington Turf Tour and see the beauty and talent Wellington has to offer with world-class show jumping taking place at estates and facilities throughout the equestrian community. Riders, owners and onlookers will have the chance to enjoy horse shows in a relaxed atmosphere.
The on-call veterinarian practice is Wellington Equine Sports Medicine and farrier James Burrell will be available for thrown shoes.
Meadowbrook Horse Transport will provide transportation to and from the horse show and other locations throughout Wellington for both the Wednesday and Friday events. The transportation is a nominal fee of $75 per horse, and will be calculated into the final show fees. To make a reservation for one of the three pickup times: 8 a.m., 11 a.m. or 2 p.m., call Peter Tufano of Meadowbrook Horse Transport at (954) 415-7217 or call Nona Garson at (908) 500-0996.
The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour has sponsorships available. For more information, call (908) 500-0996 or download information at www.theridgefarm.com.