Equestrians Unite To Support Wellington Boys & Girls Club

Polo player Nacho Figueras with event co-chair Neil S. Hirsch.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s World Championship Equestrian Triathlon is set to take place at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15 at EyeCandyLand in Wellington. With specific COVID-19 safety guidelines, world-renowned athletes will be able to deliver thrilling equestrian competition to benefit the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington.

Due to CDC guidelines, this year’s triathlon will be a hybrid event, allowing guests to participate in-person at a limited capacity and virtually. The event will be livestreamed from Ford’s Garage in the Mall at Wellington Green and online.

“The Equestrian Triathlon continues to bring the community together despite unprecedented times,” Event Chair Kathleen Gannon-Ledsome said. “So many local children need our support, and we are determined to make a difference. While we are all set to compete out on the field, our focus is all the same, to build great futures for our Wellington children.”

Serving as co-chairs and leading the charge are Neil S. Hirsch and Kathleen Gannon-Ledsome. The teams competing are team EyeCandy, making their debut, Ford’s Garage and returning champions, Sebilion.

The family-friendly competition will begin with each team made up of one polo player, one hunter-jumper and one dressage rider. The exciting competition includes a major twist, since athletes do not compete in their field of expertise.

This year’s participants are Kerstie Allen, Bebe Davis, Nacho Figueras, Pamela Flanagan, Martin Fuchs, Eugenio Garza, Carlos Gracida, Juan Matute Guimon, Ellesse Jordan Gundersen, Paul O’Shea, Chris Von Martels, Paula Matute, Brian Moggre, Brandon Phillips, Schuyler Riley, PJ Rizvi, Nic Roldan and Suzanne Wepplo.

Sponsors include Bacardi, Black Watch Farm, Dressage Store, EyeCandy, Fleur De Lis International Realty, Ford’s Garage, Glenbeigh Farm, Greenberg Traurig, PNC, Polo Gear, Publix Supermarket Charities and Sebilion.

To learn more about how to become involved, or to become a sponsor, contact Christine Martin at (561) 683-3287 or e-mail cmartin@bgcpbc.org.