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Staff

PrESidEnt/FoundEr Francisco Pasquel fpasquel@smgmx.com

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pring is almost here and it brings colors, trends and fantastic destinations with it; even though cold days are not over yet, we are very excited about this new beginning. In the meantime, we invite you to make the most of the last days of the winter season and enjoy all the fun sliding downhill in Colorado. Discover these fantastic destinations and wrap up in style with our fashion advice for snowy days. Discover your signature scent with the best recommendations and look radiant with the ultimate skincare treatments. We know women can indulge many passions aside from horseback riding, so rejoice in reading about iconic shoes and the designers behind such magnificent creations. To satisfy your equestrian urge, meet the new riding queens reigning over the scene with our fourth edition of The Young & Talented; find the perfect location for your stallions with the help of Equ Real Estates and their fantastic The Ranch property. If you are still craving for more, enjoy the excitement overseas with the latest edition of the Global Champions Tour. And if you still feel like celebrating, do it in style and toast with our fine recommendation of glasses: they are to die for. Have fun reading this issue and luxuriate in every suggestion as we move forward to present you with the best of our Choice’s Issue.

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28 LOOKS

DESIRES Ultimate skin care products for him and her.

NEWS From stylish flats to the perfect briefcase, everything you need to conquer the scene.

Let your scent become your signature: find the ideal perfume for you.

DESIRES The object of our affection: Shoes, the ultimate addiction for fashionistas everywhere.

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The latest trimmings to create the ultimate outfit.

Legendary timekeepers, to help you organize and look fashionable.

The perfect outfit to go downhill in fashion.

DISCOVER COLORADO The magic of snowy hills and dreamlike scenarios is waiting for you.

THE BLISSFUL TOUCH Relax and renew as you visit two fantastic spas.

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SPIRITS FTI CONSULTING GREAT CHARITY CHALLENGE The tradition and thrill behind one of the greatest equestrian events.

DINER DIVINE Adrenaline and luxury come together to create a fantastic experience in the sky.

TEST DRIVE The elegance and sophistication of two powerful SUVs.

YOUNG & TALENTED The fourth edition of the new faces conquering the equestrian scene.

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DESIRES The definite wineglass guide to create the perfect toast.

PROFILES Fabien Grobon, the mastermind behind Normandy 2014 WEG.

SOMMELIER Our expert’s advice for creating the perfect cellar.

PICTURE PERFECT The finest social snapshots captured by our lenses: The best of the equestrian world.

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Enjoy the most of this season and become the toast of the town on these fabulous Colorado destinations.

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Chic layered styles for him and all about resorts for her, all you need to look fantastic.

Let your skin radiate and look your best under the sun with perfect skincare.

Discover the perfect scent for you and let it become your style statement.

Essential pieces to create the perfect wardrobes for him and her.

Fab pieces that show: no wonder why diamonds are a girl’s best friends.

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Chilly Days Are Almost Gone SPRING IS RIGHT around the corner and the air gets hotter by the minute. Still windy days are nothing but gone and it is still time to layer up. To make the most of the weather on a fashionable way, we encourage you to keep everything you need to kiss the winter days goodbye in your wardrobe.

1. Perfect Weekend With amazing design and fantastic material, Zegna’s collection is bound to rapture leather lovers everywhere. zegna.com

2. Suede Step Ankle boots are the way to go these chilly days. Enjoy the texture of suede and let every step feel nice and smooth. tods.com

3. Square Style Cufflinks are the perfect accessory to make a fashion and style statement out of an ordinary outfit. Try these from Mulberry for an elegant look. mulberry.com

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4. Shades of Chic Sunglasses have become the It accessory when it’s all about making an impression: with these frames by Persol you’ll be the toast of the town. Photos: Courtesy of Corneliani, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tods, Mulberry, Persol, Brunello Cucinelli and Paul Smith.

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5. Berry Extraordinaire Take your outfit from dull to wow with this preppy cardigan from Brunello Cucinelli, a sure bet when it comes to standing out. brunellocucinelli.com

6. Stripes to Stand A fine belt is a definite must on every man’s wardrobe. Make a stylish fashion statement with this Paul Smith’s iconic design belt. paulsmith.co.uk

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Libero Ferrero LEATHER LUXURY

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house: they give each customer the opportunity of choosing the leather and linings for each piece, making this creation the ultimate bespoke luxury. liberoferrero.com

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smartphones, tablets‌ So many gadgets and tools we need to succeed in both real and business worlds, just to think of carrying them all along seems overwhelming. Having all these contraptions at hand is a must in our day-to-day living. Therefore, finding the perfect place to keep them and take them along is simply necessary. Such a quest might seem very easy, as long as we consider that the recipient we choose matches our lifestyle as well as our needs while it helps us look our best: elegant and successful as we walk along. Equ lifestyle invites you to discover a briefcase that not only is resistant and practical but also an aesthetically attractive hand-made masterpiece with a distinctive touch on every detail, thanks to its excelling materials that guarantee endurance. Libero Ferrero, the leather goods specialist, is a sure bet when looking for the most exclusive and astounding piece that will make you the center of attention when you walk into a meeting room. Their designs are versatile and practical, which makes each creation one of a kind. The icing on the cake by this American

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A revolutionary formula for all types of skin, it is widely considered the fountain of eternal youth. Results are visible only seven days after the first use.

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Cellmen Face Revitalising Skin Care Ideal for men’s skin, this magnificent product works on the cells to fight age signs created by stress and environmental factors. cellap.ch

La Prairie Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentre The supreme luxury of diamonds and caviar become one in an extraordinary serum that recovers a natural glow and a youth appearance of your skin. laprairie.com

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Le Jour, Le Weekend, La Nuit Creme by Chanel Reinforcing, rebuilding and renewing are the mission to fulfill in order to restoring the youth and beauty for your skin while working around your lifestyle. chanel.com

Anthelios XL La Roche Posay

Skin Ceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector

Protect your skin from the damage created by the sun and the environment with the latest creation by La Roche-Posay. laroche-posay.com

The ultimate product for skin tone care. Recommended by experts this corrector will even your skin tone in days.

Photos: Courtesy of Orlane, Cellmen, La Prairie, Chanel, Skin Ceuticals, La Roche Posay, Twin Luxe.

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Twin Luxe Shaving Products Protecting your skin before, during and after shaving is a must to preserve the freshness and beauty of men’s skin. twinluxe.com

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Looks EXPRESSIONS

Resort Collection for her THE COLOR

trends for this year relapse on purple, pink and pastels; these are colors that promise to overtop the scene this season. Look wonderful with short jackets and dresses, creating incredible combinations with fabrics and textures full of life: originality and style that provide unparalleled glamour.

1. Giuseppe Zanotti Look amazing with these stunning Giuseppe Zanotti sandals: take them with you wherever you go. giuseppezanottidesign.com

2. YSL Basics that take you away in their great style, giving your outfit the perfect touch. ysl.com

3. Hermès A complement that provides immense personality to your look and is more in than ever. hermes.com

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4. Asprey of London Delicate accessories with gold details that highlight your look with sober elegance. Asprey . com

PHOTOS: Courtesy of Victoria Beckham, Alice + Olivia, Elie Saab, Gucci Giuseppe Zanotti, YSL, HĂŠrmes, Asprey of London, Equipment fr and Oscar de la Renta.

5. Equipment fr Beautiful blouse with the trendiest tone of this season. Perfect to look sensational at all times. equipmentfr . com

6. Oscar de la Renta This statement piece by Oscar de la Renta is bound to become the center of attention during the season. oscardelarenta.com

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Bonessi

BALLERINAS ARE SOME of the most versatile shoes ever. Their history and style was inspired by the grace and elegance of the special shoes worn by ballet dancers. Nowadays, they play an outstanding role in fashion and have quickly become a must-have for every It Girl and fashionista around the world. Bonessi Ballerinas are a new and exclusive British brand that brings comfort and style for these days: a classic in every design they create. Each pair renders coziness, quality and style to create a modern Audrey look. Every detail is carefully crafted and their ultrasoft leather provides you with the most comfortable steps ever. If you are looking for the perfect match for your leggings, maxidress or your favorite skinny jeans, Bonessi is the way to go. bonessiballerinas.co.uk

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agrances FragrancesFragranc Fragrances agrances Fragrance Fragr ragrances Fragrances Discover your signature scent

Let your scent show the world who you are

Floral Scents The most popular fragrances, their most iconic scents, include roses, gardenias, tuberoses and others. They are perfect for men and women with a youthful and adventurous spirit.

For Her Soir de Lune by Sisley Thanks to a hint of contemporary cypress, Soir de Lune is the perfect mixture of femininity and elegance. sisley-cosmetics.com

For Him Clive Christian No.1 Considered the most expensive fragrance available, it is fresh, youthful and elegant: simply perfect. clive.com

Green Scents Its green notes of grass and herbs provide a sense of freshness to create a crisp and youthful scent.

For Her Baiser VolĂŠ Shimmering Cartier If you want to shine and become the center of attention, aside from feeling fresh and special, Cartier has created the perfect fragrance for you. cartier.es

For Him ORIGINAL VETIVER BY CREED The ultimate male fragrance according to experts around the world; a definite must in the collection of a successful man at the top. Creedboutique.com

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Fragrances that stand out thanks to their warmth and sensual feeling. Among their aromas, vanilla, spices and musk stand out.

For Her Black Orchid by Tom Ford

The exclusivity of orchids provides a stellar touch to this fancy fragrance. Tomford.com

For Him Boxeuses by Serge Lutens A fragrance described by experts as an intellectual, fun and unforgettable mix. Sergelutens.com

Citrus Scents The fresh touch that distinguishes these fragrances is created by hints of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine and other citrus that provide an everlasting sense of vigor and purity.

For Her Limette 37 by Le Labo A fresh and citric entrance and the warmth of jasmine create a unique fragrance. store.lelabofragrances.com

For Him Colonia Assoluta Acqua Di Parma Fresh and full of energy, perfect for the man who enjoys making a strong statement. acquadiparma.com

Woody Scents Materials as cedar and sandal provide a special and distinctive touch to this family of fragrances.

For Her Vol De Nuit by Guerlain Since 1933, this fragrance has subdued women around the world, thanks to an unparalleled exotic mix. guerlain.com

For Him Bois Du Portugal by Creed La pièce de rèsistance of the Creed family has captivated thousands thanks to a fine and select mix of ingredients. creedboutique.com

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which the brand takes its name: a braided handle harkens a horse’s mane; straps recall bridle halters; the interior lining is the same red as that of a first place rosette, “It’s nice to open your bag and have a bright interior as opposed to black, and on the flip side the red ribbon is the highest level of accomplishment in the sport of Dressage. It adds a nice luxurious feel to the collection, says Charles Chehebar, the brand’s founder and creative director, whose family has been in the handbag industry for more than 30 years. Prior to the inception of the Dressage Collection, the Chehebar family owned the legendary American brand, Ghurka and managed top licenses such as Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld and many more. Handcrafted in a small workshop in Florence, Italy by the most experienced and legendary family of artisans. Each creation in the collection is expertly executed in the finest European leathers. Created with passionate precision and embellished with extraordinary hardware, these exquisitely detailed

pieces are destined to become treasured heirlooms. The Dressage Collection is proud of their alliances with the most discerning Italian production houses. In 1997, sixteen Tuscan firms together created the “100% Italian Consortium” promoting and supporting local production. To this day, they continue the tradition with heartfelt pride. Although the origin of these firms was in Florence, they have since relocated to Scandicci, the most prestigious Italian production district for leather accessories. Mostly family-owned for generations, these firms are distinguished by exclusive leather bags and accessories that are handcrafted utilizing artisanal expertise derived from over 50 years of experience in the sector. Precision crafted from vegetable tanned leather, each handbag has a sleek, structured shape with plenty of organization inside, while feet protect the bottom from scratches and dirt. “Anything we put our name on has to meet the standards of who we are. We work closely with the Italian factories

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he Dressage Collection is inspired by the most prestigious and elegant of Equestrian pedigree. The heritage of The Dressage Collection embodies the finest combination of materials and textures expertly crafted with precision and passion. With meticulous attention to detail and artistry, each piece from Dressage Collection represents iconic distinction and refined rhythm which has become the legend of this classic tradition amid style and luxury. Equestrian style aficionados are loving these classic styled bags inspired by dressage, the art and sport of horse training. These detailed leather bridle bags by Dressage are a must-have for the equestrian enthusiast. While some accessory brands slap a harness on a product and call it equestrian, this Luxury handbag line by Dressage prefers to put a little more thought into it. With meticulous attention to detail and artistry, each tote, satchel and cross-body is a nod to the prestigious sport from

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to ensure that everything right down to the stitching is on target,” the creative director says. Dressage creates supple, leather bags featuring hallmark details such as heavy-duty saddle stitching and 18kt. gold plated hardware. One standout silhouette within the Bridle group features handwoven braided leather handles as “a spin-off of the horse bridle that will develop a nice patina over time”, says Chehebar. With Italian naturally shrunken nubuck and pockets accessible from both the exterior and interior. The Bridle group of bags was a huge success, selling out quickly during the Fall’13 season and will be expanded for the upcoming Spring/Summer’14 season. Offering exciting new silhouettes and colors to this iconic group with the now famous braided leather handle, for which has quickly become the brand’s signature detail. As to whom the Dressage customer is, Chehebar offers,” Whether it’s a 30-year-old on Madison Avenue or the elegant women of Palm Beach, we try to not make the collection too fashion-forward. It has an iconic look that gives off a sense of elegance where we can meet those two demographics.” The Dressage Collection philosophy prefers the excellence of quality and unique originality to mere commodity criterion. “We’re not about screaming fashion and repeated logos, we’re for that understated customer who understands and appreciates that they’re carrying

a timeless piece of high quality.” The collection offers ready-made products of refined practicality and uncomplicated elegance. “Each Dressage piece provides a winning blend of function, style, and longevity”, says Chehebar, “It’s something you should enjoy, and be able to pass down to your children and grandchildren. Dressage is targeting highend Luxury boutiques and Saddlery shops with a suggested retail price range of $1,295-$2,895. The collection is available at: EQU Lifestyle Boutique, 2683 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, Ca. The Dressage Townhouse showroom and boutique resides on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We are located at 46 East 65th Street, off Madison Avenue. Our retail services are currently offered by appointment only or through our website: dressagecollection.com

With meticulous attention to detail and artistry, each piece represents iconic distinction and refined rhythm which has become the legend of this classic tradition amid style and luxury.

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ew garments are as versatile and necessary on a gentleman’s wardrobe as a fine sports blazer. Whether you are thinking on a regular day in the office, a business meeting or a weekend in the club surrounded by your friends; this essential piece might become your best ally when looking your best. Despite the cut and length simmilarity of this garment to a regular coat or jacket, the fabrics of this creation make it stand on its own, without

matching it to a set of trousers. The variety of colors, fabrics and patterns for a sport blazer are widely different than the ones use don suits; we can even find some great examples of this blazers on fabrics as versatile and different as corduroy, suede, denim, leather and tweed. The origin of this garment comes from hunters and other casual sports – hence the name- and after a while it became a must have piece, appropiate for formal ocassions and uniforms of prestigious colleges.

One of the greatest assets of having a sport blazer is that no matter the age of the beholder, it always provide a casual and juvenile look without sacrificing elegance and style. Investing on a fine sports blazer is mandatory in order to create the perfect wardrobe. Some of our favorite brands are Scabal, Brioni, Kiton and Tom Ford. Choose your favorite one and strut in style accross the boiler room. scabal.com

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Garçonne Giorgio Armani SHADES OF ALLURE

Photos: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani.

SUNGLASSES HAVE BECOME MUCH MORE THAN A SIMPLE ACCESSORY: they are a must that join us in every aspect of our day to day living, they have turned into a revealing token that shows the world who we are, what we like and the lifestyle we enjoy or desire. With a timeless design of the iconic Armani shades updated with new materials, tones and textures as well as hand-made details and innovating technological solutions, the new Garçonne shades are everything but

ordinary. This new chic collection combines simple lines, perfect angles and unusual materials that make every piece of this collection an object of affection bound to create a new classic. Both him and her collection present a showstopper protagonist: velvet, a sensual texture that plays a crucial role in every Armani collection thanks to his wit on its use. If so much glam weren’t enough, 3 out of 4 shades from this collection sport elegant gold touches en-

graved on their frame, providing allure and charm as never before. Garçonne collection stands out thanks to its innovative technology and artistic tradition on every piece. Years of investigation behind every piece offer luxury and charm to the lucky wearer of these fantastic shades. A magical balance between classic and contemporary trends, creating a statement piece you definitely don’t want to miss. armani.com

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Brian Atwood Swirl High Heel Bootie Extravagant designs, bold shades and no compromise in terms of elegance: that is the legacy of this wonderful designer.

Walter Steiger Iconic Heel

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The iconic design of the Walter Steiger heels makes them the obsession for every fashionista around the world. waltersteiger.com

Stuart Weitzman Million Dollar Shoes If you are walking about in a pair of million-dollar, preciousstone heels, that can only be a creation by this shoe genius. A Cinderella dream comes true.

Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pumps

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Nothing rushes the blood of a shoe lover like a pair of Manolos, choose his most famous piece and summon every glance. manoloblahnik.com

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Miu Miu Suede Kitten Heels with Metal Toe Cap

Pure Rock’n’Roll in every McQueen creation, this is definitely a statement piece for boot lovers everywhere.

Their shiny tones and attractive metal details make these heels by Miu Miu simply sensational: a must you cannot miss.

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Photos: Courtesy of Miu Miu , Walter Steiger, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Brian at Wood, Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Stuart Weitzman.

Christian Louboutin Patent Leather Peep Toe The famous red soles have proven to be the holy grail of the shoe world. Wear them proudly as you strut around in this model. christianlouboutin.com

Jimmy Choo Veronica’s Inspired by the beauty, elegance and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden age legend Veronica Lake, Jimmy Choo pays her a tribute with these breathtaking heels.

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David Linley ULTIMATE TREASURE CHEST

EVER SINCE THEY ARE LITTLE, every woman dreams of having a special place to store her most precious treasures. This could be since they grew up watching their mothers and grandmothers doing so and they decided to honor the tradition or maybe because they now cherish precious tokens, appreciated for their sentimental or monetary value. To help them do it in style, Equ lifestyle recommends the ultimate treasure chest, an elegant piece full of style that not only serves its purpose flawlessly, but also performs an ornamental function at home. If that is what you want, David Linley is the way to go. La Lalique Perles Jewelry Box is an elegant piece, whose class and charm will light up the room with its fantastic look, functionality and security to store away your most precious secrets. davidlinley.com

Martin Katz / Divine Collection

MARTIN KATZ, JEWELER OF THE STARS, created this perfect collection inspired by the timeless elegance of Art Deco style with elegant handcrafted pieces. The beauty of this collection is definitely astounding and for the pièce du rÊsistance, Katz designed the Divine ring: a 4.60 carats black

diamonds beauty set over 18 carats white gold. To complement it, try the Divine Drop pendants 7.22 white and black diamond carats mounted over 28 carats of white gold. The perfect set to enjoy the year in style. martinkatz . com

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Chilly Days Are But Gone Spring is right around the corner, but there’s still some chill in the wind, don’t suffer the weather, just captivate everyone with the perfect style.

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Ankle boots are the toast of the town on these last winter days, enjoy this trend with this fab pair.

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A chic and fashionable way to add color to your outfit is with these funny, funky socks. The perfect statement.

Tom Ford has managed to rule over catwalks and scents alike. Try his signature style with this fantastic collection.

Complement your everyday attire with this ecofriendly choice by Schwood collection and dazzle everyone.

Gucci is a sure bet when searching for the perfect accessory for your outfit. Try this bamboo buckle belt for a loose stylish look.

Bring glam back to the traveler look when strutting around with this amazing creation by Globe-Trotter.

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QATAR DAZZLES

tHE LONGiNEs GLOBAL CHAMpiONs tOUr FiNAL, DOHA

Doha, nestleD on the Persian Gulf in the world’s richest country, is a city designed to dazzle. The Pearl-Qatar, a multi-billion dollar manmade island, is a lavish Riviera-style community and a yachting hub, with luxury villas, three 5-star hotels, and excellent restaurants, shopping, and entertainment to delight the most discriminating traveler. A stroll along the Doha Corniche, a waterfront promenade along the Doha Bay, is an unforgettable experience, especially during the balmy evenings with the twinkling lights of the city and the bay. This burgeoning metropolis is also becoming a world-class sports venue. With all its vitality and exuberance, Doha was a fitting venue to host the 2013 Longines Global Champions Tour Final for show jumping, the last of twelve competitions that began in Madrid in May 2013 and ended here in November 2013. As we made our way to the competition, we left the expansive city skyline behind and sped past the bay filled with Qatari Dhows, lavish yachts, and cargo ships. Across the water, we caught glimpses of fast-moving jet spray from the F1 speedboats competing in the Grand Prix of Qatar, just one of the high-profile sporting events being held here simultaneously with show jumping. A short drive brought us to Al Shaqab, a stateof-the-art equestrian facility. Large and luxurious, it stands out for its dynamic architectural design. Truly the Al Shaqab’s graceful arches seem to beckon the best horse and rider combinations from around the globe to compete for the Longines GCT top title. Settling in and looking down through the crystal clear glass of the VIP section, we could see the riders, with sharp focus and determination, walking

the challenging course set by designer Ulliano Vezzani. Assured to be a solid test, today the world’s richest show jumping event will be the deciding factor in naming the series leader. With a large sum of prize money and the crowning of a global champion at stake, the buzz in the air was palpable. The Longines triple combination set across the diagonal midway through the course in the first round narrowed the competition. One Brit, Scott Brash, and a group of German riders, Ludger Beerbaum, Marcus Ehning, Gerco Schroder, and Christian Ahlmann, put in superbly ridden and fault-free rounds. Sadly many of the most talented female riders did not fare so well - Luciana Diniz, Laura Kraut, and Edwina Tops-Alexander did not go on to the second round. While the course was being rebuilt for round two, many of the riders who had been knocked out after round one began to trickle into the VIP section, heightening the energy level of the group assembled behind the glass. With renewed intensity, we watched Ehning, Beerbaum, and Brash advance

to the jump off after the second round. With his two solid rounds, before the jump-off even commenced Scott Brash moved into first place to become the youngest ever to top the Longines Global Champions Tour. Then the 28-year-old Olympic Gold Medalist also went on to win the Grand Prix of Doha. When asked how he kept focused for an incredible double win, topping the tour and winning the competition that day, Brash said. “Yes, it was hard to keep concentrating. I wanted to celebrate, but I had a job to do. Looking into the jump off and seeing two of my biggest idols of the sport, Ludger Beerbaum and Marcus Ehning, it spurred me on.” And Brash achieved all this on the day of his 28th birthday. As we left the stadium, seeing familiar faces in this magical and unfamiliar setting, our whirlwind night took on an almost dreamlike quality, luring us to take time to immerse ourselves in this glittering city with so much to see. Full of sophistication and sparkle, Doha has all the ingredients to dazzle and did not disappoint.

Photos: courtesy of Stefano Grasso / Longines Global Championship Tour, Hannah Selleck.

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There is nothing sexier than the perfect black heels. Try these Alaïa’s for a chic style.

Only Stella McCartney can take the sweetest shade and the wildest of prints to create the perfect dress.

Every shade of pink is the color of the season; try this YSL bag for the ultimate statement piece.

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Panerai Luminor 1950 With a distinct air of military influence and unparalleled style, this model by Panerai is ideal for the man who knows what he wants. panerai.com

Franck Muller Geneve This timepiece designed by Franck Muller is a unique piece thanks to its numbers’ size and style. Funny and elegant at the same time. franckmuller.com

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Ulysse Nardin Marine chronometer Ulysse Nardin creates a deserving tribute to the nautical world. If you want a valuable piece that never goes out of fashion, this option is for you. ulysse-nardin.com

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eal estate and horses are among the golden dream of many. We invest time, enthusiasm, faith and capital in these passions with the highest expectations and the best of intentions to create our own private legacy. Any decision regarding those affairs should not be taken for granted. In fact, it should be thoroughly considered and guided by the best advisor one can possibly get. After all, you would not place your future in the hands of beginners. With so many options in the market, one can easily get confused and end up facing unnecessary hassle and inconveniences. Luckily, Equ Lifestyle has found the perfect choice for you: whether you are already on the market looking for fine equestrian properties or just beginning to sketch out what your dream equestrian paradise will look like, there is no one better out there than the expert team at The Ranch EQ Real Estate.

With over 25 years of experience, a three-generation equestrian background and a tried-and-true knowhow for handling business, The Ranch EQ Real Estate experts take pride on invariably handling every affair with passion, commitment and the client’s best interest in mind. Not only will they help you find your dream property with all the equestrian facilities you might need, they will also guide you through the process of finding the right trainer to work with, pursuing your goals with your horses or finding the specific accommodations for them; they will also help you understand how your barn operates and further develop the love for your land and your horses, and anything to create your little piece of heaven. Visit their website and see for yourself all the wonders and first class service they can give you. As equestrian devotees, we fully recommend them.

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Rolex Daytona & Paul Newman

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TWO ICONS, ONE LEGEND.

PAUL NEWMAN, ACTOR, philanthropist, director and car racer, is an example of how a man and the spirit of a watch can be reconciled so both can be seen as one. Rolex, world-renowned brand, at the end of the 50’s becomes a partner of the American circuit of Daytona International Speedway in Florida and in 1965, the circuit appoints the legendary timer created in 1963, the Daytona Cosmograph, as its official chronometer. The Daytona Paul Newman is just a popular association as there is not a single model that officially holds that name. It was attributed because Newman sported one in the promotional events and publicity photos around the 1969 movie “Winning”. Since then, Paul Newman and Daytona merged their names as a powerful symbol. rolex.com

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Rolex Daytona & Paul Newman TWO ICONS, ONE LEGEND.

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aul Newman, actor, philanthropist, director and car racer, is an example of how a man and the spirit of a watch can be reconciled so both can be seen as one. Rolex, world-renowned brand, at the end of the 50’s becomes a partner of the American circuit of Daytona International Speedway in Florida and in 1965, the circuit appoints the legendary timer created in 1963, the Daytona Cosmograph, as its official chronometer. The Daytona Paul Newman is just a popular association as there is not a single model that officially holds that name. It was attributed because Newman sported one in the promotional events and publicity photos around the 1969 movie “Winning”. Since then, Paul Newman and Daytona merged their names as a powerful symbol. rolex.com

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DOUBLE YOUR TRIPLE CROWN PLEASURE

In 2014: Triple Crown of TB Racing & Triple Crown of Grand Prix Show Jumping

Top left: Meredith Michaels Beerbaum & Bella Donna win the 2013 AIG Thermal Million Grand Prix. Top right: Affirmed, the last Triple Crown winner (1978), with Steve Cauthen aboard. Bottom left: Duncan McFarlane & Mr. Whoopy were second in the inaugural HITS Million.

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he term “Triple Crown” originated in mid-19th century England, one of many countries that offer a trio of horse races with the ultimate prize going to the horse that can win all three events. The term made its way to the United States in the early 20th century and has been used to designate the three classic races for thoroughbreds, The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes. Known as the ultimate test for a racehorse, winning is not an easy feat; only eleven horses have done so since the first winner in

1919, with the last one being Affirmed in 1978. The term “Triple Crown” has broadened its scope to include the ultimate test of champions in several sports. And 2014 will see the inauguration of the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping, a rich series of three million-dollar grand prix events. The horse lover in all of us can enjoy following these high-performing equine athletes and their riders as they try to reach the loftiest pinnacle of their sport. Let’s take a trip down Triple Crown lane racing and jumping style.

NAME OF SERIES 2014 HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping

The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing

2014 DATES AND LOCATIONS OF EACH EVENT MARCH 16 – AIG Thermal $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Desert Horse Park Thermal, California MARCH 23 – Great American $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Post Time Farm Ocala, Florida SEPT. 7 - Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS-onthe-Hudson Saugerties, New York Both series begin in the spring, but the first two grand prix events are only one week apart, one with a west coast location, the other east. Will any horse and rider combination compete in both? Each series will end in New York, with a six-month interim for the jumpers, and a three-week break for the race horses.

MAY 3 - The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Louisville, Kentucky MAY 17 - The Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course Baltimore, Maryland JUNE 7 - The Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park Racetrack Elmont, New York

TYPICAL BREED AND AGE OF HORSE Open to all breeds and ages. Warmbloods of all types are the popular choice. The Thoroughbred is making a slow and steady comeback. 9-14 yrs old typical age range for this level of show jumper.

The races are open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds only.

Photos: CCourtesy of HITS press, Mark Zer of USA Today Sports, Big Couch Media, Allsport, Maryland Jockey Club, Dan Dry/Power Creati.

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Name of SerieS 2014 HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping

The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing

HoW To QuaLify ranking of horse-rider combination rider rankings will be calculated based on money won by the horse/ rider combination. a rider will accrue money won at any of the participating shows, but will become eligible for the qualifying list only after meeting the following criteria: For the Thermal Grand Prix: rider (on any horse or combination of horses) must compete in at least one open Jumper class of $25,000 or more at four HiTS Desert Circuit shows prior to the week of the aiG Thermal million. For the Ocala Grand Prix: rider must compete in at least one Sunday Grand Prix at three HiTS ocala Shows. Plus any rider qualified for the aiG Thermal million. For the Saugerties Grand Prix: rider must compete in at least eight open Jumper classes of $25,000 or more at HiTS shows in 2014. The winner of the aiG million in Thermal and/or the Great american million in ocala will also qualify.

ranking of horse only, jockey can change Derby accepts top 20-24 horses. Horses earn points awarded to the top four finishers in any of 36 designated stakes races leading up to the Kentucky Derby. These races comprise a compact 10-week run up to the first of the Triple Crown series. Highest point accumulators are eligible to enter. Preakness accepts 14 horses: first 7: entries with the highest earnings in graded stakes races Next 4: entries with the highest earnings in non-restricted stakes races Next 3: entries with the highest earnings in all races run first preference given to any horse earning purse money in the Kentucky Derby Belmont accepts 16 horses: first 8: entries with the highest earnings in graded stakes races Next 5: entries with the highest earnings in non-restricted stakes races Next 3: entries with the highest earnings in all races run first preference given to any horse earning purse money in the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness

NumBer of ComPeTiTorS for the first two Grand Prix events there will be a total of 47 competitors:* - 40 riders based on the aiG Thermal million GP rider rankings - 5 additional riders chosen at the discretion of management - 1 Leading Grand Prix rider from the 2014 arizona Winter Circuit - 1 Wild Card slot awarded to the Winner of the Wild Card Qualifying Class at the 2014 HiTS DC Vii.

Kentucky Derby: 20-24 horses Preakness: 14 horses Belmont: 16 horses

for the Zoetis $1 million Grand Prix there will be 46 competitors: * - 40 riders based on the Zoetis million GP rider rankings - 5 additional riders chosen at the discretion of management - 1 Wild Card slot awarded to the Winner of the Wild Card Qualifying Class at HiTS-on-the-Hudson Viii 2014 *see prize list specifications for details

ToTaL PriZe moNey $1 million each Grand Prix, divided among the top 20 finishers 1st place: $350,00 20th place: $3,500 - A bonus awarded if a horse and rider combination should win all three

Kentucky Derby $2 million divided among the first 5 finishers Winner: $1.24 million - Preakness $1.5 million divided among the first 5 finishers Winner: $1.93 million - Belmont $1.5 million divided among the first 8 finishers Winner: $800,000 - A bonus of $5 million if a horse can sweep the three races # of horses to earn the title: 11 # of horses that have won 2 out of 3 races: 46 That history is yet to be written for the Triple Crown of Show Jumping

WeB SiTeS for more iNformaTioN 2014 HiTS Triple Crown of Show Jumping: hitsshows.com Horse Shows in the Sun (HiTS), an event management company under the guidance of Ceo Tom Stuzzieri

The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing kentuckyderby.com preakness.com belmontstakes.com

The races in the Triple Crown of Horse racing are all managed by different entities, with additional requirements applied by state racing Commissions.

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Leica Ultravid Colorline Binoculars LIFE IN COLOR

before photographing it or just doing a little birdwatching for your own pleasure, you’re sure to be the most stylish action person on your next outdoor adventure. Their unique ability to suppress light reflections –the trademark of all Leica products– makes the binoculars particularly valuable

when viewing under unfavorable lighting conditions: in the twilight hours as well as under stage lighting or under heavy floodlights. Elegantly styled, handy, with superior optical performance: the compact binoculars of the Ultravid Colorline Collection are ideal for almost all viewing opportunities. en.leica-camera.com

Photos: Courtesy of Leica.

LEICA’S NEW ULTRAVID COLORLINE is an exclusive quality collection: compact binoculars in a variety of fancy and funny colors. You can get your binoculars in black leather trim, but for those who want something slightly more distinctive, the Leica Ultravid 8 x 20 and Leica Ultravid 10 x 25 come in leather trim in the following Leica exclusive colors: Apple Green, Aztec Beige, Capri Blue, Cherry Pink, Lemon Yellow and Pigeon Blue. The 8 x 20 color line binoculars have a close focusing limit of only 5.9 feet, allowing you to pinpoint details at relatively short distances. These compact binoculars are ideal accessories for all viewing opportunities, from exploring ancient monuments and museums to theaters and concerts; their compact size allows them to fit comfortably in any jacket pocket. The 10 x 25 model has a 10x magnification and is designed for viewing subjects at greater distances, whether you’re using these Leica Ultravid Colorline models to scout for wildlife

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Leica Ultravid Colorline Binoculars LIFE IN COLOR

and funny colors. You can get your binoculars in black leather trim, but for those who want something slightly more distinctive, the Leica Ultravid 8 x 20 and Leica Ultravid 10 x 25 come in leather trim in the following Leica exclusive colors: Apple Green, Aztec Beige, Capri Blue, Cherry Pink, Lemon Yellow and Pigeon Blue. The 8 x 20 color line binoculars have a close focusing limit of only 5.9 feet, allowing you to pinpoint details at relatively short distances. These compact binoculars are ideal accessories for all viewing opportunities, from exploring ancient monuments and museums to theaters and concerts; their compact size allows them to fit comfortably in any jacket pocket. The 10 x 25 model has a 10x magnification and is designed for viewing subjects at greater distances, whether you’re using these Leica Ultravid Colorline models to scout for wildlife

before photographing it or just doing a little birdwatching for your own pleasure, you’re sure to be the most stylish action person on your next outdoor adventure. Their unique ability to suppress light reflections –the trademark of all Leica products– makes the binoculars particularly valuable

when viewing under unfavorable lighting conditions: in the twilight hours as well as under stage lighting or under heavy floodlights. Elegantly styled, handy, with superior optical performance: the compact binoculars of the Ultravid Colorline Collection are ideal for almost all viewing opportunities. en.leica-camera.com

Photos: Courtesy of Leica.

LEICA’S NEW ULTRAVID COLORLINE IS AN EXCLUSIVE QUALITY COLLECTION: compact binoculars in a variety of fancy

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COLORADO D E S T I N AT I O N S Enjoy the thrill of the ďŹ nal days of the snow season as you slide downhill in one of our favorite snow destinations.

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ASPEN THE LITTLE NELL

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spen will always delight and surprise us with its unbeatable landscapes but even more, its evocative snow spots and magnificent worldwide famous ski tracks. Considered the home of the largest gang of elk on earth, its diversity makes it the perfect destination for a myriad of activities, as it is considered an important recreational, cultural and business destination. With four great mountains nestled in one of the most amazing sceneries in Colorado, Aspen is the perfect place to go skiing, snowboarding and many other outdoor activities. You will also find activities for everyone from sleigh rides or cycling to hot-air balloon rides in the summer. The city also offers world-renowned annual events including jazz, cinema, dance, food and wine festivals. An excellent choice to make your stay an unforgettable experience is The Little Nell: a fivestar, five-diamond property, where to stay? and the only hotel with skiThe Little Nell in, ski-out access to historic 675 E Durant Ave Aspen Mountain. Aspen, CO. +1 970-920-4600 thelittlenell.com

Photos: Courtesy of The Little Nell Hotel, St Regis Aspen, Aspen Snowmas and Remède Spa.

Time to relax.

Staying here is a luxury on each turn of the road, guests are pampered with comfort and modern elegance. Enjoy a unique stay relaxing beside your stone-clad fireplace or outside on your private balcony. Snack on organic bites and beverages stocked daily in your complimentary mini-bar or enjoy a full spread of room service at any hour of the night. If you want to be a bit spoiled, their concierge staff is available to assist you with personalized services or unusual requests. If you want it, they make it happen. Their restaurants are fabulous and the finest in town, thanks to their delicious plates made of locally sourced ingredients and expertly prepared by creative chefs. And their amazing wine cellar is a consistent winner of the Wine Spectator Grand Award, presided over by knowledgeable and approachable sommeliers.

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Let yourself go and relax in the elegance and ease of The Little Nell: Aspen’s most legendary hotel.

Where to dine? Trecento Quindici Decano 31 East Dean St. Aspen, Colorado 81611 (970) 920-3300 stregisaspen.com Chefs Club by Food & Wine 31 East Dean St. Aspen, Colorado 81611 (970) 429-9581 chefsclub.com

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro 76 Boomerang rd. Aspen, Colorado 81611 (970) 544-3063 aspensnowmass.com

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Loro Piana Aspen 316 Galeana St. Aspen, Colorado 81611 (970) 544-0502 loropiana.com

Remède Spa 31 East Dean St. Aspen, Colorado 81611 (970) 920-3300 stregisaspen.com

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VAIL FOUR SEASONS RESORTS & RESIDENCES

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Flame 1 Vail Rd Vail, Colorado 81657 (970) 477-8650 flamerestaurantvail.com

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Four Seasons Vail Private Residences 1 Vail Rd Vail, Colorado 81657 (970)748 8245 fourseasons.com/vail

Photos: Courtesy of Four Seasons Vail Private Residences.

n the Rocky Mountains of Colorado there is a beautiful alpine style town that will surprise you with its immaculate style, majestic landscapes and magnificent ski slopes. In Vail you’ll find more than you expect, with a huge variety of hotspots, the best boutiques, the most luxurious resorts and large-scale adventure throughout the year. In the surroundings there are different attractions that will fascinate you. Discover many other charms that can be seen throughout the year in Vail as the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, a public botanical garden with the highest elevation in North America, a place to find wild flowers and rare alpine plants, both exotic and endangered. You can also visit Glenwood Springs, where is the world’s largest thermal pool and in Glenwood Caverns Adventure

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hed Spirit of the Rockies, a treatment that pampers you with a body mask with local mountain mud, followed by a massage with stones from the Eagle County River, finishing with hot steam compresses inspired by local vapour caves.

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Boot Lab 500 E. Lionshead Cir. Vail, Colorado 81657 (970) 476- 5009 thebootlab.com

Bella Italia 500 S. Mainstreet Breckenridge, Colorado 80424 (970) 453- 9017 merchantcircle.com

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Park you can explore the caves for family fun on thrill rides, while in the vast White River National Forest, famous four its landscapes, visitors enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation activities. At the foot of Vail Mountain you find the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, a remarkable contemporary landmark luxury hotel with a European flair. Outside, peaked roofs draw their inspiration from the Gore mountain range, while inside, its elegant atmosphere, comfortable and light-filled ambiance beckons you. After an intense ski day, we recommend you restore you wellbeing with the different treatments their spa offers to combat the effects of cold and high-altitude. Our favorite: the distinguis-

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Spa at the Four Seasons 1 Vail Rd Vail, Colorado 81657 (970) 477-8600 fourseasons.com/es/vail/spa

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TELLURIDE THE MADELINE

Discover the allure of one of the most precioust owns of America.

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olorado is brimming with things to do all year round. From family attractions, national parks and outdoor adventures to cosmopolitan cities and welcoming towns. One of our favorite destinations is Telluride, where mountains were made to rock you and remember what freedom tastes like. Go skiing, go snowboarding or go farther than you have ever gone before. From this vantage point, you can see everything with no limits. Discover this amazing place and find out which ski areas have better tracks for a perfect slide. Hotel Madeline is ideally located in Mountain Village, where ski valets will help you step into your ski boots and onto the lift. Here you will find fine and casual dining, a luxurious swimming pool and an exquisite spa as well as a welcoming staff that anticipates your every wish. Hotel Madeline is located on the picturesque and vibrant Mountain Village Plaza, surrounded by the ice-skating rink, shopping, nightlife Where to Dine? and the town’s free gondola. It Rev Restaurant is the heart of it all. 568 Mountain village blvd Your stay here is bound to Telluride, Colorado 81435 be a priceless experience, as (970) 369-0880 hoftelmadelinetelluride.com

Photos: Courtesy of The Madeline Telluride Hotel.

Alpino Vino 565 Mountain village blvd Telluride, Colorado 81435 (970) 728-7474 tellurideskiresorts.com

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the finest luxury hotel in Colorado gives you the benefits of a secluded retreat amidst the excitement and unspoiled beauty of the surrounding mountains. Inside the AAA, 4 Diamond Hotel Madeline, be astonished by a breathtaking vision of alpine architecture highlighted by native Colorado stone and timbers. Their 96 luxurious rooms and 29 condos offer stunning views of Mountain Village or the San Juan Mountains. In the Spa, home to therapies inspired by the high alpine surroundings, you will find restoring therapies that let you “play hard and recover quickl�’. It is a place where knowing hands and

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In Nizuc Resort and Spa you will find luxury and refinement between mangroves and lush vegetation in Punta Nizuc, Cancún. Located by the sea, this paradisaic place is surrounded by the natural beauty of the region, offering guests an exclusive ambience ideal for leisure. Relax, have fun and enjoy unforgettable moments here. Nizuc Resort and Spa offers you extraordinary pools, beautiful areas for events, a charming private dock and kids club. There are six world-class restaurants in the hotel where you can enjoy a wide range of cuisines, from Mexican to Mediterranean. Visit the spa and book a relaxing treatment in any of the 9 massage cabins or feel rejuvenated after indulging in the relaxation rooms, the sauna area, steam room or beauty salon. The Nizuc Spa is the first ESPA facility in the Mexican Caribbean. Located in the exclusive Punta Nizuc resort, it is the gateway to the Riviera Maya. This Spa, besides amazing you with its beauty, offers a range of treatments combining advanced therapies with ancient Mayan techniques to connect with your body in new ways and enter into a state of well-being, letting you indulge in their natural products, famous for their textures and aromas. Lose yourself in this paradise and enjoy the excellent services Nizuc Resort and Spa offers you.

For over 80 years, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has been one of the best kept secrets for the lucky few to know it. A gentle breeze carries the scent of lavender while the distant traffic is forgotten –that is your cue to start relaxing. Escape to this historical resort of casual elegance and relaxation that exhales a cozy scent while preserving the distinctive comfort of Ojai.

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Let your body and mind relax while floating in water at body temperature. Focused on breathing and movement, this aquatic therapy feature only at Ojai will soothe you down by a combination of fluid stretching and hot tub. The treatment is offered in a pool with special design that also offers beautiful views.

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This is the only treatment of its kind in the USA. Kuyam is a Chumash word that means “a place to rest together”. This treatment combines the medicinal effects of dessert clay, heat, inhalotherapy and traditional Chumash meditation. Up to eight people Can participate per session. This unique experience can be a way to connect with your loved ones even more.

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RELAY FOR CHARITY The FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments®

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hey say that horses have a giving spirit. We believe the same can be said for the equestrian. On Saturday, February 1st, 2014, this spirit was on display as the equestrian community of Wellington jumped to give back.

THE EVENT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING The 2014 FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® is part of the prestigious FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. One of the “Saturday Night Lights” series and a highlight of the social season, this unique event occurs the fourth week of the 12-week run that begins in January and comes to a close at the end of March. Founded in 2010 by Mark Bellissimo, CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions and managing partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners, and his daughter Paige, this unparalleled event has distributed almost $6 million to more than 100 Palm Beach County Charities, making it the largest single-day net charitable event in the state of Florida. Every dollar raised is distributed to the charities, with an increasing fundraising target each year. This year, over 400 Palm Beach County charities applied to be part of the event, and 32 were picked in random drawings in the early weeks of the FTI WEF, while two more were chosen as wild cards the night of the event.

RELAY FOR CHARITY An exciting pro-am relay style event, amateur show jumpers have an opportunity to compete side by side with their Olympic and worldclass professional idols. Each of the 34 teams has two junior/amateur riders combined with one professional rider. The equestrian teams are arbitrarily assigned to one of 34 sponsoring equestrian families, each of whom have contributed $25,000 for the sponsorship. Then, in another random grouping, each team/sponsor combination is assigned the charity they are riding for. The winning team’s charity is awarded $150,000 and the

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Top: A 1st place check for $150,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the 2013 FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments®. Champion Team pictured with ringmaster Cliff Haines, charity representatives, Former Executive Chairman of the Board of FTI Consulting Dennis Shaughnessy and his wife Mary Kay, and Mark Bellissimo with his wife, Katherine.

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remaining prizes are based on a sliding scale, with every charity guaranteed to win a minimum of $15,000, an amazing windfall for groups struggling to raise money for those in need. In addition to the sponsorships, donations come in from local families, businesses, sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, and spectators (through ticket sales). Palm Beach International Equestrian Center also donates the venue, its staff, and infrastructure to make the event possible.

The Ripple effecT The impact of this one evening spreads throughout the community. And it wouldn’t be possible without the support of all who participate. Everyone involved wins. Dennis Shaughnessy, Former Executive Chairman of the Board of FTI Consulting, title sponsor for the event, commented, “This is the best thing FTI does anywhere in the world. It not only sponsors a great horse event, but it helps thousands of people locally. We are delighted to be able to do it.” Robert and Lisa Lourie of Spy Coast Farm are annual team sponsors. Lisa Lourie remarked, “We have the added benefit of our professional rider [Shane Sweetnam] being a member of the community so it’s extra special for us.” And Robert Lourie explained, “It connects to the community in a good way. They see that it’s not just about us and the horses but it’s about us and the community we are a part of.” The gratitude of the charitable groups lucky enough to be involved is palpable, and the spirit of the evening touches every being from equines to canines to humans. Danny Robertshaw of Danny and Ron’s Rescue said, “This is such a wonderful event. With the help of the FTI GCC we can save more dogs. Last year we adopted 530 dogs here during the horse show circuit. To us it’s so meaningful because we’re approaching our 7,000th adoption. We’re very honored.” Dr. Sandy Munoz, CEO of Children’s Healing Institute, stated in 2013, “We are over the moon. We serve 4,000 families each year and this is huge for us. This is a blessing.” “This is a thrill! We don’t need the lotto -- we just hit it,” explained Jim Brown of Wounded Warriors of South Florida. “We are humbled at the opportunity. We can now provide more immediate financial support for disabled veterans.” Bellissimo summed it up by stating, “The FTI GCC is the signature event of our 12-week season. We measure the success not in dollars raised but in the number of lives touched.” For those in need, fifteen thousand dollars can seem like a distant dream. But on this night in the village of Wellington, dreams do come true. And the giving spirit of the equestrian community gallops on.

Top: 2014 Winning Relay Team: Kelly Soleau, Ian Millar, Emily Kinch win for Florida charity Speak Up For Kids. Middle: 2013 Third place winners Junior League of Palm Beach County receive a check for $100,000. Bottom left: Kelly Soleau celebrates a solid team effort. Bottom Right: The 2013 team representing Danny & Ron's Rescue shown with Ron Danta and Danny Robertshaw.

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FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY THE THRILL of the most daring experiences, Equ Lifestyle just discovered a top-notch activity we know you are going to love. Would you enjoy a panoramic view during breakfast, lunch or dinner? Here you get that but, unlike other restaurants, you do it on a platform suspended by a crane 147 ft. above the ground. Dinner in the Sky is a travelling experience now in an amazing venue: near the Teotihuacan pyramids, not far from Mexico City. Seats for 22 guests are provided plus a professional star chef who cooks the most exquisite meal for you while you all hang in the sky. The

idea was first created in Belgium and soon spread across several European countries before arriving to Latin America for at least 5 months. The journey begins as you sit on a very comfortable leather chair designed to provide you with coziness and security as well as freedom to twirl around and even lay back. For obvious reasons, guests are firmly fastened to their seats and instructed to fully enjoy the experience while following security procedures. After a short while, you feel so secure you would agree be launched to the moon! Security is tight and the highest standards of quality are met in order to make this experience an unforgettable adventure and a thrilling yet completely safe journey. Some of the countries that have enjoyed this experience are: The Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, United Kingdom, Portugal, Finland, Canada, France, Romania and the US. Dinner in the Sky is a perfect adventure by the Belgian Company Benji Fun. So if you want to start this year enjoying life at its best, head south to Mexico City and enjoy the best dinner from the heights. Globopuerto Volare Carretera Libre MĂŠxico - Tulancingo km 27.5 +52 6293 3935 reservas@dinnerinthesky.com.mx

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The Young & the Talented Part Four

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he journey I’ve been lucky enough to take with this group of young talent feels like just a mere scratch on the surface of their inspirational equestrian pursuits. To have the chance to spend a season, a show, even a day with each of these twenty-two talented individuals I’ve featured in the last two years would take this dialogue to the next level. Not to mention that there are another twenty or more up and coming competitors that I’m chomping at the bit to contact. All I need is more time. This series started with the Young and the Talented – Part One: Teenagers (April/May 2012) then Part Two: Females Under 30 (June/July 2012) then Part Three: Men Under 30 (Feb./Mar 2013) and now Part Four: More Females on Fire. Since starting this adventure, each talent I’ve talked to has gone on to do great things along their path of pursuing the top. Reed Kessler

made it to the Olympic Team and won the Queen Elizabeth Cup at Spruce, Lucy Davis won on the Global Champions Tour, Katie Dinan won the Alltech Natiional Grand Prix, Shawn Casady is a successful professional touting numerous victories, Brianne Goutal won the American Gold Cup. And truly that is just naming a scant few of the triumphs and only five in the talent pool. Even after twenty-two interviews, each story is unique however each the same – passionate about horse sport, winning and serious in their pursuit of representing their country. They each have that burning desire to be the best. Meet the four fabulous females on fire featured in Part Four of this series. These young women range in age from high school to late twenties, and are competing all over the world this winter, including the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, the Desert Circuit in Thermal and all throughout Europe.

Photos: Courtesy of EquestriSol, Nina Suh of love & lemonade photography, McCool photography, SportFot, Spruce Meadows Press.

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ABIGAIL MCARDLE (USA)

AGE: 19

Age first time on a horse: 6 Age first time competing in the jumper ring: 12 Age you knew you wanted to compete at the grand prix level: I knew from the second I stepped into the show ring that I wanted to win, and I wanted to be the best that I could. I had always wanted to compete at the grand prix level; it just took some time to finally get there. Age you rode in your first international level grand prix: 3 years ago when I was 16. Top three highlights of your riding years to date: 2012: Winning individual junior gold for the North American Young Rider Championships. 2012: Winning the $50,000 Hall of Fame classic at the Alltech National Horse Show. 2013: Wins in world ranking classes at Spruce Meadows. Equestrian goals: I would love to be able to represent the United States on a team and hopefully one day in the Olympics. Favorite horse show: I absolutely love showing at Spruce Meadows. The venue is terrific, it is extremely well run, and they pro-

vide excellent prize money every week. Do you think the sport of show jumping supports the development of young talent? I think in recent years the United States has made improvements for the better in terms of bringing along young talent by introducing the Young Rider grand prix series, allowing young rider teams to compete in Europe, and other similar programs. I still think more opportunities should be created for young aspiring professionals to help them move up the ranks. How about the overall state of show jumping in 2013? I think the new Nations Cup is great because it is really providing many more opportunities for riders to represent their countries. With the simpler format, I am hoping our sport can become more fan orientated. I would love to see the United States stay consistently at the top in the future. I believe a lot of that depends upon the focus in our “pipeline” program to bring up not only young riders but young horses as well.. Name your three top role models: My trainer Katie Monahan Prudent and both of my parents David and Joyce McArdle.

ASHLEE BOND CLARKE (USA)

AGE: 28

Age first time on a horse: Sat on a horse at 6 months, jumped at 3 years old, competed at 6. Age first time competing in the jumper ring: 12 in the Children’s Jumpers. Age you knew you wanted to compete at the grand prix level: From a young age I wanted to be a professional rider. I remember in 5th grade thinking that would be my career. I had no idea what it was going to take to get to the top levels, but I knew I wanted to get there. Age you rode in your first international level grand prix: 16 at Young Riders. Top three highlights of your riding years to date: USPGL Rookie of the Year when I was 16 was the first highlight. 2009: 3 consecutive double clear rounds in the Nations Cup - in La Baule, Rome, St. Gallen - a huge accomplishment for my career. Won Warsteiner Grand Prix, 7th in Aachen Grand Prix, Halla Trophy at Aachen for best show jumping horse. 2010: Chronicle Horseman of the Year - that really meant a lot to me.

Degree you did/will complete: I am currently a freshman at the University of Miami. Online social networks: I use Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on everything social. Favorites: Songs: “Let Her Go” - Passenger, “Country Girl” - Luke Bryan. TV show: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Movie/Actor/Actress: “Love Actually.” Food: Bacon!

Equestrian goals: I hope to qualify for the World Cup Finals this year. A riding accident last fall kept me from competing, so my position dropped. But I’m still hopeful. The Olympics has always been a major goal. I’ll be making a big move this year. I was married last October, and with my husband’s support, I will be heading to Europe in April. It’s the place I can really excel. Brussels will be my base. I have a super talented group of horses that I hope can keep me in the top 30. Then I’ll have two years competing at the top before the Games. Eventually, when I have made the best effort I can, I’ll come back to the US and we’ll have a family. Favorite horse show: Aachen- it is the Super Bowl of show jumping. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, with a tremendous fan base. Del Mar National is my favorite in the US – you can’t beat SoCal. If you could compete on any horse, who would it be and why? I would love to have ridden Gem Twist - so much heart, so much scope, freaky careful - horse of a lifetime. Do you think the sport of show jumping supports the development of young talent? I think it has gotten better with Young Rider programs; it’s heading in the right direction. The thing I think everyone comes back to is that it is SO expensive here in the US, and there are not a lot of sponsorships available. In Europe you don’t have to be

wealthy to make a name for yourself. How about the overall state of show jumping in 2013? I think the US has stepped up its game. Robert Ridland is trying to be fair and forward thinking. For the Nations Cup it’s great to build to the finals with qualifiers here in North America. And in the World Cup Finals, after winning two in a row, we’re still in the game. I’m looking forward to it. Name your three top role models: God is #1 on my list. Richard Spooner - he’s an extremely hard worker. I admire his work ethic and his tenacity - and he knows how to win. Marcus Ehning - he’s brilliant, with a very exact style. Degree you did/will complete: I finished high school and two weeks of college. I’m really not a school person, not a test taker. I’m in the school of life! Online social networks: I have an Ashlee Bond Show Jumping Facebook page, a personal Facebook page, I’m doing more on the farm Facebook page this year, and Twitter. I try to stay connected with fans and friends. Favorites: Songs: “Silhouette” - Avicii, “Hey Brother” - Avicii, “The XX” - Nighttime. TV show: “Iron Chef America” - I love all cooking shows. Movie/Actor/Actress: Wow - that’s hard. “Finding Neverland” is a fav. I love Anthony Hopkins. Food: Anything breaded and sweet! And chocolaty - I eat a low carb diet with a cheat day on Sunday.

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LILLIE KEENAN (USA)

AGE: 17

Age first time on a horse: 6 at the Claremont Riding Academy in New York City. Age first time competing in the jumper ring: 12 in the Children’s Jumpers with my first jumper, Chloé. Age you knew you wanted to compete at the grand prix level: When I used to watch Grand Prix classes I thought there was no way I would ever compete in them. The jumps looked too big and the courses looked too technical. When I was 12 and started competing in the low level jumpers I learned how much I enjoyed the division and realized my dream to compete at the highest level was within reach. Age you rode in your first international level grand prix: I competed in my first grand prix class when I was 14 years old. I started competing in the classes consistently when I was 15 years old. Top three highlights of your riding years to date: 2010: Champion, Washington International Horse Show Equitation Finals. 2011: Champion, USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals. 2013: North American Young Rider Championships Individual and Team Gold; Winner ASPCA Medal Maclay. Equestrian goals: My short-term goals include working with young horses and making a name for myself in the grand prix classes. My long-term goals include successfully

showing in the highest and most prestigious classes in the world. I want to compete in the Olympic Games, World Equestrian Games, and World Cup Finals. Favorite horse show: My favorite horse show is the National Horse Show. I have had a lot of success at the Kentucky Horse Park starting back in 2007 at Pony Finals all the way through winning Maclay Finals this past year. It is a special horse show for me and it is held at a beautiful venue. If you could compete on any horse, who would it be and why? I would love to have ridden Touch of Class. Although I have never seen her go, I have watched her rounds from the Olympic Games and my mother told me her history. Do you think the sport of show jumping supports the development of young talent? I think it does support the development of young talent through the young rider programs. There is a gap between the junior divisions and the professional ranks, but the new programs aimed at developing young professionals will help bridge the gap. How about the overall state of show jumping in 2013? I think one major component our sport is missing is support from the general public. We need to make our sport more accessible to non-equestrian spectators and to improve the image of show jumping in the public eye. We need to make it a more main-

TATIANA DZAVIK (CAN)

AGE: 23

Age first time on a horse: 8 Age first time competing in the jumper ring: 16 Age you knew you wanted to compete at the grand prix level: I knew from the time I was 8 years old that I wanted to be a Grand Prix rider, and it has never changed. Age you rode in your first international level grand prix: 18 in Belgium riding for Stephex Stables. Top three highlights of your riding years to date: 2011: 2nd place National Rising Star championships at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto and 1st place Blainville Summer Grand Prix with Catwalk 19, 2nd place $25,000 Grand Prix St. Lazare with Lasse. 2013: Winning the Sacramento Grand Prix and the CashCall Futurity Class in Del Mar with Delphine, 3rd place in the $40,000 Grand Prix Del Mar with Dahlia. Ongoing: Hav-

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stream sport, more accessible to both potential participants and spectators. We also need to raise our level of show jumping in America. We have some top American riders but in order to produce the strongest USA team, we need to raise our standard of show jumping at home. There are a few top horse shows in America, but we need more so we do not have to travel to Europe in order to compete at the highest level. It would also improve the overall economy in our sport. Name your three top role models: Andre Dignelli, Patricia Griffith, and my parents, Pam and Howard Keenan. I have to name all four! Degree you did/will complete: I am only a junior in high school so I am just starting to look at colleges. My favorite classes in school are Science and Art History so I might pursue those interests. Online social networks: I have a public Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Athlete page. I also have private accounts that I limit to my close friends to keep me grounded. Favorites: Songs: “Pumped Up Kicks” - Foster the People, “Xo” - Beyoncé, “Madness” Muse. TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy.” Movie/ Actor/Actress: Leonardo Dicaprio and Amy Poehler. Food: Chocolate!

ing the opportunity to ride and compete in Europe, gaining experience and knowledge from some of the best in the world, such as Jos Lansink, Jan Tops, and many others; and competing on hundreds of different horses at national and international shows. Equestrian goals: To go as far as possible in the sport and to one day ride on the Canadian team. Favorite horse show: The Royal Winter Fair horse show in Toronto, Canada, because it’s in my hometown, it’s a fantastic, fun atmosphere, with great competition. If you could compete on any horse, who would it be and why? Hickstead. . . in my opinion the greatest horse that ever lived. Do you think the sport of show jumping supports the development of young talent? Yes, I think the Young Rider series is a great division for up-and-coming riders, as well as the EU under-25 Young Rider series. How about the overall state of show jumping in 2013? This is an interesting question. As a Canadian competing in the US and in Europe, I see it from a different angle because I actually spend most of my time outside of Canada. I do have a goal of riding

on Canadian teams, so as I plan my competitions I need to consider what I should do to be recognized for such events. I think Nations Cups are very exciting and motivating. Many riders make it a goal to ride for their country in Nations Cup events because it gives them more of a chance to make it on the team in the Olympics, Pan Ams, or World Equestrian Games. Even though Canada has fewer riders and horses at the top level than the US, they always seem to shine when it matters. It would be fantastic to see Canada win at the World Cup finals! Name your three top role models: Beyoncé, Penelope Leprevost, Laura Kraut. Degree you did/will complete: Business and Psychology. Online social networks: Facebook, getting to know Twitter. Favorites: Songs: Just downloaded “Hold On, We’re Going Home” - Drake, “Katy on a Mission” - Katy B, “Rap God” - Eminem. TV show: “Modern Family.” Movie/Actor/ Actress: Leonardo Dicaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Kira Knightly. Food: Chocolate, red velvet cupcakes, great salads, Italian food.

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La Normandie Accueille le Monde!

“These riders are noT coming To compete; they’re coming to make a place in history,” states Fabien Grobon, CEO of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. “The games will be a global event that combines passion, performance, sport and culture.” Grobon brings years of experience in the running of a major sporting event to his post. For ten years he was the director of various aspects of the Roland Garros, the French Grand Slam tournament known to the rest of the world as the French Open. The 2014 World Equestrian Games are coming to Caen, Normandy in August, a region familiar to most Americans as the site where US troops stormed the beaches in World War II. Grobon explains that Normandy was chosen as the site of the games in part because of the area’s storied relationship with the horse. With its well-developed breeding industry and a population of well over two million riders, Normandy is truly the “land of the horse,” rich in equine history and culture. This, the largest equestrian event ever organized

in France and in the world, “It will be on great big celebration for horse lovers in the heart of France’s horse country - Normandy. A wonderful story will unfold, from top-level equestrian sport to equine culture in all its many facets.” Grobon is passionate about all aspects of the games, but in part his vision is to expose visitors to the region’s history, food, culture, and landscapes, as well as its welcoming people. In discussing the games, the word “welcome” is utilized frequently. Not only welcoming the horse-loving public, but also providing an atmosphere of top sport and tranquility in which the athletes can give their best performances, and the spectators can enjoy them, is high on the CEO’s list of priorities. Grobon and his staff have secured partnerships with hotels and inns so that the games will be accessible to everyone; plus, they have set ticket prices at a reasonable rate – again to welcome all who wish to attend. When asked what major projects he and his team have dealt with, he said, “We have been involved in

creating a collective movement. Everyone is mobilized so that the overall organization and public services are up to the standard necessary for sporting competitions: local territorial authorities, federations, and the Organizing Committee staff are all working hand in hand.” But, he points out, “As you can imagine with a project of this size and duration, the toughest part is still to come! We will need to remain both vigilant and creative to the very end.” As the games draw nearer, the pace is accelerating, the workload intensifying, and the staff will double in size. The hope is that when it is all over, everyone involved will look back and see the experience as a magnificent human (and equine) adventure filled with unforgettable moments of sport and celebration. Dr. Pearse Lyons of Alltech, the title sponsor of the 2010 games in Kentucky, said after talking with Fabien “I can tell you, it took me 10 seconds to agree to be the title sponsor of Normandy’s Games!” Let the games begin.

Photos: courtesy of 2014 Normandy Alltech World Equestrian Games Media.

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News SPIRITS

Leonardo Da Vinci Limited Edition LUXURY PEN BY MONTBLANC

MONT BLANC IS THE NAME OF THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN OF ting an eternal seal on the most important moments of your life. This pen is a limited edition of only three thousand pieces of engraved aluminum for the cap and body, as well as silver platinum pieces and pink gold gears on the clip. The magnificent design presents a wing engraving as a memento for the flying creatures Leonardo once tried to create as the elegant mirror in the top lid shows the emblematic Montblanc badge. Leonardo da Vinci was a virtuous painter, sculptor and architect, also a man of science and a brilliant inventor with a particular interest on flying and the science and art behind such action. This particular obsession is beautifully represented on this amazing object d’art. montblanc.com

Photos: Courtesy of Mont Blanc.

the Swiss Alps, the highest point of the European Union. When it comes to highness and exclusivity, Equ lifestyle loves to present the ultimate object of affection created by the prestigious brand Mont Blanc. This is one of the latest creations by this legendary house, responsible for some of the finest examples of stationary equipment, jewels, fragrances, sunshades and more. Equ lifestyle presents the imposing pen created as homage to the immense artist and multidisciplinary genius, Leonardo Da Vinci. This wonderful piece has been meticulously handcrafted under the most strict and pure Swiss tradition, with the sole intention of imprin-

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Mezcal

The exotic and alluring spirit. Por Edel Schaub Moss, Certified Sommelier.

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y first introduction to mezcal happened about nine years ago, while working as a sommelier at a luxurious hotel in Mexico City. Mezcal was not even in our spirits list, and we only had one green worm-shaped crystal bottle in the bar. It had two antennae, two legs, a smiling face as an opener and a simple tag around its neck labeled ÐUncle’s Pablo Reserve”. This spirit was demanded in very rare occasions, I must admit, as guests usually requested tequila. Mezcal was really considered an ordinary drink, something tasteless for rustic males. Throughout the years, mezcalerías started appearing in Mexicós city nobby neighborhoods, like Condesa and Roma. At this mezcalerías, conducted tastings –full of mysticism– were being offered by mezcal experts and consumers were taught how to enjoy and appreciate this ancient distillate and gently learned the difference between tequila and mezcal. Mezcal is a spirit made by artisans. A legacy of a family from generation to generation.

The enigmatic spirit had for years been overshadowed by tequila. Today mezcal shows its refinement, reputation and authenticity with the most sophisticated bottles in the market, some in the form of medicinal potion, some other with handmade tags finely fabricated from the leaves of agave, some other with names particularly evoking; shamans or soul-loser come to mind. There is a wide variety of mezcal bottles autographed by their distilling masters, also unique spirit bottles numbered by limited production that identiiesy the savoir faire of precious mezcal, the most cosmopolitan drink of all times. Mezcal is a rare spirit, and has its appellation of origin since 2005 with only 30 kinds of agave allowed to be used for limited production, and where varieties are often wild. The regulations allow only the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas and Michoacán to produce mezcal. Here is some of the best mezcal that you must try and keep in your bar. Enjoy!

Pierde Almas, Agave Tobaziche, appellation Oaxaca.

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ersatile, edgy, untimely, unique. Enjoying this mezcal is like navigating a river of many sensations. The tobaziche is an exotic w ild agave. Pierde Almas requires patienwild ce, concentration, intellect and fascination. It has a fresh bouquet, with herbal and citrusy notes of pure agave, peppermint, anise, boiled corn, pine sticks and a distinct bouquet of burning wood and smoked meat. A persistent and perfumed aftertaste. Enjoy it to the fullest with my favorite cigar, Padrón 1964 Diplomático.

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Marca Negra, Agave Tobalá, appellatio Oaxaca.

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his brand evokes all the wisdom of the master distiller. Also the purity and thoroughness production which is limited to 396 bottles. The fresh herbal bouquet with anise notes becomes more complex due to the scents of smoky bark, wood, palm mat, and charcoal, contrasting with sweet scents of wildflowers, citrus honey and quince jelly. Delicious!

8 Víboras, Agave Espadín, apellation Oaxaca.

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hat a sophisticated and complex mezcal! It offers a fragrant and sublime feeling. In addition to agave, delicate notes evoke sand, stone, earth, and wood oven, nuanced with herbal hints of citrus, anise, cinnamon, peppermint, chamomile, all combined with honey, brown sugar, rose petals, violet, quince and fig. Just beautiful!

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GRACE, GLAMOUR & GIVING THE 69th ANNUAL PIN OAK CHARITY HORSE SHOW

Top: Marteen van der Hooven & Southbound.

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hose who love the equestrian lifestyle are invited to Houston for two weeks in March to share the gala celebration of the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, now in its 69th year. From March 19-30th, guests and competitors will bask in the Texas sunshine, enjoy high-level competition and relish in all the glittering events.

A TEXAS TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS Spearheaded at its inception by J. S. Abercrombie, the show debuted in 1945 at his Pin Oak Stables, with the proceeds given to charity. This annual event quickly became the social event of the season, with tickets more difficult to acquire than Kentucky Derby tickets. Several years later, Pin Oak began a long-term commitment to raise funds to construct and support Texas Children’s Hospital, which, with their help, opened in 1954. Over the next three decades, “Mr. Jim” Abercrombie, with the help of Leopold Meyer, the Junior League, and a group of dedicated Houstonians, established Pin Oak as one of the preeminent horse shows in the nation. Now one of the oldest and most prestigious horse shows in America, Pin Oak

has also become one of Houston’s most unique social events, raising millions of dollars for the hospital, its Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance.

COME FOR THE COMPETITION Pin Oak Week I features a multi-breed show, one of the few in the nation, featuring American Saddlebreds, the ‘Peacocks of the Show Ring;’ the ancient Andalusian/Lusitano, with riders in full costume; Welsh Ponies; Roadster Horses; and of course, the Hunters and Jumpers. The highlight of the week will be the $30,000 Grand Prix, and the Breed Championship Finals on Saturday. Pin Oak Week II will have Hunters and Jumpers in all rings, culminating with the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Friday evening, and a second $30,000 Grand Prix on Saturday evening.

COME FOR THE SOCIAL BENEFITS Accompanying these highlights will be elegant ringside galas that have become legendary for their glamour. Well-dressed spectators will enjoy champagne and red carpet hospitality at its best. The

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gala on the night of the Hunter Derby will include a lighthearted “Hatter Derby” competition, in which the most stunning hat will be selected, and the wearer will be treated to a magnum of Moet & Chandon champagne. For the exhibitors, hospitality venues are provided throughout the show grounds, from Exhibitor Breakfasts to Ringside Receptions. And for the equine athletes, baskets of carrots are available at each show ring! Grooms, the unsung heroes of any show team, are treated to a Grooms’ Reception as well.

Come and Be a Part of the Pin oak family For the people of Houston Pin Oak is a major event built around charitable efforts and the beautiful equine; truly a great source of pride. Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest pediatric medical institution in the world, is a tangible tribute to the philanthropic efforts of all those involved with the show over its 69 years. With its efforts on behalf of seriously ill children and their families, the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is making a global impact for good. Says Board Member and Sponsor Rick Terry, “Sponsoring the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show has been a wonderful experience and a great investment for any corporation. The show attracts an affluent audience and a tight-knit community of participants, all passionate about this sport. I am proud to be a member of The Pin Oak Family.”

Photos: courtesy of Shawn McMillen Photography, Casey McBride and PWL Studio, Fulton Davenport.

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Top: Tri-colors for Peter Pletcher & Q. Middle: Hannah Houske & Cloverleaf Master and Commander. Bottom left: Scott & Jana Arnoldy enjoy the “Hatter Derby” Bottom Right: Carmina Zamorano & Rafael Chavez Monzon, owners of Haras Dos Cavaleiros and title sponsors of Pin Oak 2014.

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News SPIRITS

Eclipse 550

THE NEW ECLIPSE 550 is a wonderful jet that offers features and technology that other jet owner would only aspire to have. As its main feature, its twin engine offers the best performance in its class, more economy and obviously safety: It can fly at altitudes up to 41,000 feet at a max cruise of 430 mph, while consuming a mere 59 gallons of fuel per hour, turning it the most efficient twin-engine jet on the planet. Its innovative PW610F turbofan engine, compact and light, is built with a simplified design that uses less

parts, so it is easy and inexpensive to maintain and incorporates the latest technology to deliver power with low carbon emissions.

Besides the most advanced engineering, the Eclipse 550 offers all the comfort and lux-

ury than the owner of a magnificent jet requires. You can fly with amenities and style thanks to the well thought details of ergonomically designed interiors, constructed from the finest materials available. You will be free to work or rest, play or dream. And as a great additional detail: you can enjoy the quiet of your flight; talk to your companions without having to raise your voice above the –inexistent– roaring of the engines. The Eclipse 550 is perfectly suited for your journey, wherever it may take you. eclipse.aero

Photos: Courtesy de © 2013. eclipse.

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Princess 98 THE DELIGHTS OF THE SEAS CAREFULLY DESIGNED FOR YOUR COMFORT

WE KNOW OUR READERS CHERISH

Photos: Courtesy of Princess Yachts.

excellence and for that reason, we introduce here an asset that emerges like no other at the sea. The Princess 98 Yacht is undoubtedly one of the most important achievements, not only in terms of design, but for all it encloses in its 30-meter long hull with a unique combination of the latest technology, traditional craftsmanship and the Princess style. The vast flybridge offers huge scope for customization and is the perfect exterior area for hosting your guests. There’s plenty of space for freestanding furniture or an optional spa

bath, plus room to store your tender, complete with crane. This enables you to house a jet ski in the large transom garage, and combined with the electro-hydraulic bathing platform, means she’s well equipped for guests who enjoy water sports. The interior is well equipped and finished with the highest standards. The panoramic windows light the living and dining rooms: they are bright and open with views from all positions. The accommodation can be configured for eight to ten persons –with up to six crew– in different loca-

tions, to offer a wide variety of configurations. The 98 Motor Yacht occupies the highest range of the luxury cruises built by the shipyard of Plymouth, part of the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group. As with nobility, being part of the LVMH group is a serious commitment, so nobody should be surprised that any model of the Princess yatchs is taken to the limit in design, robustness and equipment. And the 98 Motor Yacht, the highest in its class, is definitely not an exception. princessyachts.com

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Padrón Cigars Box 40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION.

ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, PADRÓN cigars has been leader among thebest cigars tastings. These pure Nicaraguan cigars of Cuban seed are well known in the most outstanding media of the United States. Because of its delicacy, the whole series of Padrón cigars have always meant a big challenge for expert editors because the brand is continuously imposed between the lists of the best cigars in the world. The Padrón family has a beautiful story. All family members have been involved in the industry since the eighteenth century. Damaso Padrón, the patriarch, was born in the Canary Islands. Later he immigrated to Pinar de Rio, the most fertile region of Cuba. There, with his children, he began working in the tobacco industry where he likewise made a promise: to produce the best possible snuff. This commitment to produce the best, is a tradition that persists from generation to generation and reflects the firm determination that

professes today. José Orlando Padrón, who is the grandson of Damaso, like his grandfather, also had to leave their homeland. José Orlando immigrated to the United States about the year 1961 without reaching any good, only what he had learned in Cuba, work ethic, commitment to quality and adherence to the responsibility to uphold the family traditions. In 1964 Padrón Cigars was founded in Little Havana neighborhood, a section of Miami populated by Cubans in exile. Even with humble beginnings, José Orlando always focused on producing quality. He knew that the Cuban community missed Cuba, so he set the objective that the exiles would not be without snuff. At first, the company only had two employees, a cigar roller who manufactured cigars all day, and its owner, José Orlando, who used to sell the day’s production in places frequented by exiles during the night. Today much of this has changed but much has prevailed. Today the firm has over 600 employees who work in the tobacco

fields from Nicaragua and Honduras, and headquarters still prevail on the premises of Little Havana, where it all began in 1964. The company remains family owned where five children led by José Orlando represent the new generation to continue the family legacy . Like all family celebrations driven by deep traditions, in 2004 the Padrón family celebrated its 40th anniversary bringing to market the best cigar ever produced: Padrón Serie 1926, 40th Anniversary. This cigar was selected in the first place among the best 25 cigars of 2004! Accompanying this delightful cigar also a beautiful cedar box carved and hand painted was produced. Currently this case is still available on request at a price of 1652 dollars (only used as a complement to the cigars and not a humidor). In September 2014 will be the 50th anniversary of the firm, where a huge celebration is expected and the production of a beautiful cigar as well. padron.com

Photos: Courtesy of Padron Cigars.

By Edel Schaub Moss, Certified Sommelier

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Polo Pleasure On Sunday, January 5th, thousands of fans gathered at the International Polo Club in Wellington for the opening of the 2014 Polo Season. Glam all the way around – this is the spot for Palm Beach fashion and splendid food. Relish in activities that can only be found at a polo match, from the traditional champagne-in-hand stomping of divots to the thrilling athleticism of the players and their ponies, and of course some incredible eye candy. High-goalers Nacho Figueras, the face of Ralph Lauren, or Nic Roldan, the face of Piaget, amongst others can be seen throughout the season. Both Figueras and Roldan have helped organize matches that contribute to good causes, and both lend their high-profile images to fundraisers. Figueras, likes the mix. “I see polo as a bridge between the classes. Look at me: I’m a middle-class kid from Argentina who plays with Prince Harry. So to me, polo is exactly what people don’t think it is: this perfect salad of class and race and women and kids and animals. It’s a fusion of things, no?” Come enjoy the fun-filled fusion and tremendous high-goal excitement in Wellington for the next three months. internationalpoloclub.com

1. International Polo Club in Action. 2. Half-time Divot Stomp at IPC. 3. The Polo Lifestyle. 4. Nacho Figueras.

Photos: Courtesy of IPC and Country Magazine.

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The Wonders of Wellington Whether show jumping, dressage, polo, fashion, fine dining, an ocean breeze or any combination is your pleasure this winter, Wellington is the place to be. Equestrians flock to this winter wonderland. Olympic Medalists and the world’s top-ranked riders as well as a host of hopefuls compete on the grounds of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center for a twelve-week circuit. Pictured here are some of famous faces of the show jumping world who can be seen at PBIEC doing what they do best - jumping big jumps. equestriansport.com

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1. Pablo Barrios of Venezuela impresses the crowd. 2. German Daniel Deusser coming in for a landing . 3. Brazilian Paulo Santana owns Santana Stables in Wellington. 4. Canadian Ian Millar in fine form.

Photos: Courtesy of Anwar Esquivel.

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Four years ago, the North American Riders Group began an initiative to rank the top horse shows and tournaments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Each show is evaluated on key aspects, from the footing of the arenas to the quality of the stabling, venue and much more. It is the ‘Competitors, Owners & Trainers’ Report, a guide to the best show jumping in North America. Many events have made remarkable improvements in the last four years. Pictured here are a few of the best in 2013. This is top notch show jumping, so if watching talented equestrians, men and women, compete over sizable obstacles against the clock in a beautiful setting sounds enticing, put one or more of these events on your bucket list. In 2013 the top 5 include: Spruce Meadows: Calgary, AB, Thunderbird Show Park: Langley, BC, The American Gold Cup: North Salem, NY, The Royal Winter Fair: Toronto, ON, and Alltech National Horse Show: Lexington, KY. NARG also honors unique one-day events such as The New Albany Classic: New Albany, OH and The American Invitational: Tampa, FL. narg.org

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Photos: Courtesy of Carrie Wirth/Phelps Sports, Ben Radvanyi, Shawn McMillen Photography, Totem Photographics, Jennifer Wood Media.

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1. Presentation Podium at the American Gold Cup. 2. Laura Kraut at Toronto’s Royal Winter Fair. 3. Katie Dinan and Nougat Du Vallet jumped beautifully to win the Alltech National Grand Prix. 4. Megan Schiffman, Jane Tidball, Ann Lindwall, Chris Pack from the Thunderbird team present in style to Megan Garcia. 5. Reed Kessler and Cylana on their way to a win in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Cup at Spruce Meadows.

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