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WELLINGTON NOVEMBER 2020

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3445 Santa Barbara Drive - Luxury Living Located in the very exclusive gated Southfields community, this elegant 6 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom estate is a newly renovated blank canvas...just waiting for you to make it your masterpiece. The gourmet chef’s kitchen will excite those that love to entertain with the beautiful quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, and high-end appliances. The kitchen overlooks the outdoor living area with a positively breathtaking pool and summer kitchen. An amazing balcony with incredible vistas of equestrian living spans the entire second floor, adding a tremendous space for outdoor living. There is the potential to add equestrian features, coming in under two acres, a 6-stall barn could be added easily. Offered at $5,850,000 Wellington Luxury - Equestrian Style

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6077 Pine Needle Lane S, Palm Beach Farms - Private and tranquil oasis on 2.5 lushly landscaped acres. No restrictions for Horses, RVs, or Boats. Enter through etched glass front doors into the light filled EXPANSIVE Great Room and look out onto the massive Patio and 15x60ft Pool and Guest House. The Guest House is a 1/1 studio with area for appliances and has a private bath. HUGE PATIO AND POOL ARE AN ENTERTAINER’S DREAM! Backyard is fully private with mature landscaping and pond. NO HOA! Offered at $1,250,000.00

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WELLINGTON Nancy Jennings, Broker 12008 S. Shore Blvd. Suite 201 | Wellington, FL 33414 (561) 472-1236 | (561) 472-1233 (fax) www.kwwellington.com Each Keller Williams office is independently owned and operated.

Paradise found - Private, tranquil oasis on 5 acres!This 5 BR / 3BA pool home offers spacious living areas, a wood burning fireplace and a game room. 40’ x 40’ building with 3 stalls. Stunning outdoor space with saltwater pool and spacious pool deck makes this home perfect for entertaining. Property is adjacent to miles of horse trails, close to White Fences . $859,900

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Bill and Jody, The Jorgensen Team 561-281-7908 Thejorgensenteam@gmail.com

Chatsworth Village -Enjoy stunning sunsets with this custom 4 bedroom, plus den pool home on golf course in the heart of Wellington. Enter the foyer and immediately be drawn to the extended pool/patio area including an outdoor kitchen. The interior features formal living & dining rooms and a brand new kitchen  over looking a large open family room. Excellent schools and close to fine dining, shops and all equestrian events.  Subdivision offers neighborhood park and  lake for the added benefit of canoeing, boating, sailing, fishing. NO HOA!!!!  Offered at $599,000. Call Denise West for a personal showing 561-313-4006.  

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Located on the Intracoastal block downtown - within walking distance of the Palm Beach Yacht Club, 5 minutes’ drive to the Breaker’s Hotel & beach, this home can accommodate both family & staff all year. The 4 bed, 3 bath .241acre property also boasts a green-space large enough for a pool. The back-building houses a twospace carport that can be converted into a garage along with 3 income producing apartments, tenant laundry room and separate staff quarters located off of the back alley. Enjoy strolling downtown or over the Bridge to Palm Beach. $998,000

Luis J. Rodriguez, Realtor Bringing Palm Beach To Wellington

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Magnificent Custom Built Estate Home - situated on just over an acre in one of the most sought after communities in Wellington! This beautifully spacious home includes an oversized master suite, office and guest bedroom and bath downstairs while another 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and large loft comprise the upstairs and too many upgrades to list. The chef in you will love the gourmet kitchen including a gas, 6 burner Wolf range and butcher block center island. All carpets have just been replaced and house is ready for immediate occupancy! Amazing opportunity for your family to enjoy this one of a kind home in the quiet cul-de-sac in Pinewood. Don’t miss out! Priced at $950,000

Arden - This 5 bedroom/3 bath Corley Model Home has well over $100,000+ in upgrades! From the wood floors/staircase, all impact doors/windows, upgraded cabinets & appliance package to the additional sitting room in master, beautiful pool/hot tub too many to mention! Superior amenities include 20 miles of winding walking/biking trails, lakes for fishing & kayaking, 5 acre working farm & event barn, 2 resort style pools, clubhouse, gym, tennis courts, soccer fields AND activities director! A-Rated Wellington schools, close to shopping, hospitals and all equestrian activities. $675,000

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Multi Family: Historic Grandview Heights - Offered at $650,000 3/1 Main home with beautiful wood floors and lots of charm. Home features two detached rental units 2/1, 1/1 and a separate inlaw or office. Also features 2 single car garages and room for a pool steps away from downtown ,shopping, restaurants and P.B. Atlantic University. Can be used for airbnb, vacation home or for students. This has everything, come make it yours.

Offered At $759,000 - Elegant, Chic And Move In Ready - Located in the soughtout community of Versailles. With a beautiful formal living area with large windows showcasing a spectacular view of the pool, lake & lush landscape.  The home features 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath and private office. Master has wood floors and additional bedrooms have new Travertine floors, large closets and updated bathroom. With new chandeliers, Hunter Douglas window treatments and freshly painted. Full home generator.

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Saddle Trail Park Offered at $3,250,000 - 14475 Wellington Trace,  Incredible Opportunity for the Investor or Private owner alike! This, just under 5 acre property, has everything you will need for your horses, tenants and staff for the equestrian season or for a year round facility. The facility includes 40 stalls, 2 sand riding arenas 110 x 200 and 70 x 135 (which can easily be enlarged), grass riding field,Kraft 6-Horse 60’ Covered Walker, as well as ample paddock space, living quarters and storage. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind facility in sought after Saddle Trail just a short hack from WEF!

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LIKE NEW - construction without the wait!!! Barely lived in, this stunning Provence Model is one of a kind, built by CalAtlantic with endless builder upgrades.This home has soaring 11’4’’ ceilings, an extended first floor master bedroom, crown molding, porcelain and hardwood floors, custom window treatments, motorized blinds, hi-hat lighting in each room and built in speakers.The house includes a whole house Generac generator and impact windows throughout. $899,000

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913 Lemongrass Lane, Wellington, FL 33414 - Price $405,000 4 bedrooms 2 bath Sq feet 1,886 from head to toe, this home has been completely made over. New roof, impact windows, and a freshly painted exterior serve to highlight the interior upgrades. Open the front door and be greeted by wood plank tiles, and gray kitchen, with new countertops, stainless steel appliances and recessed lighting that make it the focal point of the home. This split floor plan home, in the none HOA community of Sugar Pond is zoned for Binks Elementary and ‘’A’’ rated middle and high school making this the perfect home for you!

We understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why our team of highly-seasoned real estate professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of our clients. We take great pride in the relationships we build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals. Our team of experts represents the best and brightest in the industry, and we’re always striving to lead the field in research, innovation, and consumer education. Today’s buyers and sellers need a trusted resource that can guide them through the complex world of real estate. With our extensive knowledge and commitment to providing only the best and most timely information to our clients, we are your go-to source for real estate industry insight and advice. Our Mission Statement: Our philosophy is simple: clients come first. We pledge to be in constant communication with our clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. We believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, we haven’t done our job. We don’t measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of our clients.

WELLINGTON Nancy Jennings, Broker

Hadar Goldberg, PA

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GAUNTLET ACTION RETURNS IN 2021: WATCH THE LIVESTREAMS FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE Thundering hooves, the race of the horses, the whack of the mallet, a score. This season, polo fans can enjoy everything about the sport of kings right from their own living room. With the pandemic making it difficult for some fans to watch from the sidelines, the United States Polo Association and its partners are making sure that polo comes to the fans when the Gauntlet of Polo series returns. BY M. DENNIS TAYLOR

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WELLINGTON LOOKS FORWARD TO TOP HIGHGOAL POLO ACTION THIS WINTER SEASON

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The tournament schedules for both high-goal polo clubs in Wellington — the International Polo Club Palm Beach and the World Polo League — have been released, and polo fans are looking forward to a return to the field after last year’s season was cut short by the pandemic. BY Y.A. TEITELBAUM

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PLANS AND PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR AN EXCITING WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL

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With the vast changes across the world in 2020, planning and preparing for the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center has been a complicated and fluid process. The 42nd Winter Equestrian Festival has expanded to include 13 weeks of competition starting on Jan. 6 and running through April 4 with worldrenowned hunter, jumper and equitation competition.

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2021 AGDF READY TO WELCOME TOP COMPETITORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD The Adequan Global Dressage Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2021, and while things will look different at Equestrian Village, hundreds of the best dressage horses in the world will still come to Wellington to compete from Jan. 13 through April 4.

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COVID-19 RELIEF AND RECOVERY WILL BE A KEY FOCUS OF THE 2021 GCC Founded by the father-daughter team of Mark and Paige Bellissimo in 2009, the Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

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M&R EQUESTRIAN’S NEW PROGRAM FILLS A VOID IN THE WELLINGTON WINTER CIRCUIT Show jumpers Alberto Michan and Juan Andrés Rodriguez started M&R Equestrian Services in January 2020 and, along with it,“Training Days,” an initiative designed to offer riders of all levels an unprecedented opportunity. BY CATIE STASZAK

SWEAT AND HIGH SCHOOL: ONE 71 BLOOD, TEEN’S DETERMINATION TO BE THE BEST Equestrian sport is a total immersion endeavor.And this all or nothing mentality usually starts young, as it did for Wellington’s Xavier Gomez, a 16-year-old hunter jumper rider who specializes in the sport of equitation. BY HOLLY JOHNSON

on the cover Hilario Ulloa of Las Monjitas and Facundo Pieres of Pilot in action last year at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. PHOTO © GLOBAL POLO ENTERTAINMENT INC.

STREET-STYLE CONCEPT PAPICHULO 79 MEXICAN TACOS IS NOW OPEN NEAR REGAL CINEMAS Residents of the western communities can’t stop talking about the newest area hotspot, PapiChulo Tacos. Guests have been soaking up the fresh Florida fall breezes on the spacious patio, raising an ice-cold margarita while greeting friends and nibbling on the freshest Mexican fare north of the border since the new restaurant’s mid-October opening. BY JENNIFER MARTINEZ

WELLINGTON SOCIAL SCENE

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publisher EQUESTRIAN SEASON PREVIEW: WELCOME BACK!

volume 17, number 10 NOVEMBER 2020

We are looking forward to the hustle and bustle of the winter equestrian season as it approaches. We will soon see horse trailers with beautiful show horses and polo ponies in tow, and riding pants in local markets. For most Wellington residents, this marks the official kickoff to the equestrian season. Once again this year, we are proud to bring you our annual Equestrian Season Preview issue with overview features on the upcoming 2021 polo, show jumping and dressage seasons. This includes a look at all the high-goal polo action at the International Polo Club Palm Beach and the World Polo League.We also preview the 42nd Winter Equestrian Festival, which this year has been expanded to 13 weeks at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. For dressage lovers, we preview the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2021. As part of our Equestrian Season Preview, we also take a look at the amazing action with the return of the Gauntlet of Polo series, including information on how all that action is being livestreamed directly to those who might not be able to enjoy the games from the sidelines. Wrapping up our Equestrian Season Preview, we take a look at the Great Charity Challenge, which returns on Feb. 6, 2021 to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center with a focus on COVID-19 recovery and relief. Also this month, we catch up with international show jumpers Alberto Michan and Juan Andrés Rodriguez, who have teamed up to bring greater attention to their training habits. Through their M&R Equestrian Services, they’ve started “Training Days,” an initiative designed to offer riders of all levels an unprecedented opportunity to school over a full course of show-quality jumps.We also profile young Wellington rider Xavier Gomez, a 16-year-old hunter jumper rider who specializes in the highly technical sport of equitation. Nestled just outside Wellington, Jane Fennessy’s Carriage Hill Farms is far from the typical equestrian program. It serves as a one-stop shop for South Florida equestrians, providing opportunities for horse enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Learn about this unique farm in this issue.We also explore how the National Horse Carriers Association (NHCA) is making horse transport safer, one 18-wheeler at a time. We also preview the Wellington Community Foundation’s Red, White & Blue Jeans “A Salute To Our Heroes,” which will go virtual beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Finally, we drop by PapiChulo Tacos, a new eatery on State Road 7 serving Mexican-style street food in a casual atmosphere. As the warm South Florida summer gives way to a few select breezy days of winter here in Wellington, we should all pause and take a moment to embrace all that we as Americans have and all that we have to give. Wellington The Magazine sends heartfelt thanks to all of our readers, advertisers and their families, and we wish everyone a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day!

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Dawn Rivera

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Joshua I. Manning

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Dawn Rivera

senior graphic designer Stephanie Rodriguez

graphic designers Nancy Pobiak Yolanda Cernicky

account managers Betty Buglio Evie Edwards Joetta Palumbo

bookkeeping

Jill Kaskel Carol Lieberman

photography Abner Pedraza

contributors

Matthew Auerbach Meredith Burow Denise Fleischman Georgie Hammond Holly Johnson Melanie Kopacz Jennifer Martinez Mike May Lenore Rees Phillips Callie Sharkey Catie Staszak M. Dennis Taylor Y.A. Teitelbaum Deborah Welky

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PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN

Wellington’s Creepy Crawl Drive-Thru Experience Draws A Crowd The Village of Wellington offered a free Fall “Creepy Crawl” Drive-Thru Experience at Village Park on Saturday, Oct. 17. Staff and volunteers dressed in scary costumes to entertain visitors young and old. Candy and goodies were given out to 1,500 kids. The event proved so popular that it reached its capacity earlier than expected and some attendees had to be turned away.

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Twilight Green Market Open On Fridays At Wellington Promenade The Village of Wellington celebrated the grand opening of its new “Twilight Green Market at Wellington” on Friday, Oct. 2. The event will continue weekly on Friday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Wellington Town Center Promenade featuring fruits and vegetables, food vendors, locally grown herbs, fresh baked goods, fresh flowers and more, along with artisans and crafters. The event is produced by Festival Management Group.Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/twilightmarket to learn more.

(Left to right) Wellington Village Council members join in a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the green market; Jennifer and Ann Gormley bought pumpkin muffins from Meredith Lopez of Simply GF Kitchen; Crystal Gonzalez received a free seedling; and Sara Arrate and Sandra Leyva of Soup to Bones.

(Left to right) Jonathan Pulver and Sharon Smith of Wildflower Granola; Councilman John McGovern with his daughter Victoria and wife Michelle at the Duvall Artisan Bakery table; Francy Deskin and Paige Forsberg of Frik & Frak Artisanal Sauces; and Myra Hendry picks out basil from R. Pontano Produce.

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With A Brand New Format, Flavors 2020 Was A Smashing Success It was a fun time on Thursday, Oct. 8 for all those who participated in Flavors 2020, the annual showcase of restaurants in Wellington. As in past years, this special event was organized by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Flavors usually takes place each spring, bringing hundreds of people together at a huge restaurant showcase.The event was postponed because of COVID-19 concerns, and a new format was developed. Instead of restaurants showcasing their cuisine at one large venue, the chamber brought attendees by trolley in small groups to local restaurants. Flavors 2020 featured food samples from 17 Wellington restaurants.

(Left to right) The group on trolley eight had a great time; Berlin Bolin displays a gourmet doughnut from Factory Donuts; Lemongrass Asian Bistro served tasty samples of gluten-free pad Thai; and Stephani Broder, Jessica Sudnykovych and Katy Groshek were the hostesses for Starbucks at Flavors.

(Left to right) Hurricane Dockside Grill Chef Austin Palmer shows off the fried buttermilk chicken tenders and ahi tuna tacos; Alice Rosenblatt, Christine Dilello, Iny Novack and Danielle Novack enjoy the party atmosphere at the Wellington National Golf Club; and Whit’s owner Chris Mack shared his passion for frozen custard at Flavors 2020.

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The Wellington Community Foundation and its donors are not going to let the COVID-19 pandemic stand in the way of helping Wellington’s seniors, children and veterans in need. Throughout Wellington, this local nonprofit has continued to support and improve the quality of life for some of the community’s most vulnerable residents by providing food, home repairs that enable seniors to age in place, school uniforms, backpacks, summer camp programs, equestrian riding programs for disabled students, school grants, college scholarships, as well as beautifully wrapped gifts that include the essentials, such as socks, underwear, sneakers and an age-appropriate gift for young children to open on Christmas, many of whom would go without if not for the generous donations, sponsorships and volunteers. This year has been a challenge for ev-

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interest of all attendees, the foundation will not hold its annual in-person fundraiser. However, the foundation will continue to raise money to help Wellington’s most vulnerable residents by moving to a virtual fundraiser online beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

eryone due to the pandemic, which has forced the foundation to cancel its one annual in-person fundraiser. Expectations for this event were to surpass last year’s $100,000 accomplishment. But

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WCF Board Member Mickey Smith with foundation supporter Bobby Ewing of Ewing Optical.

This year, the Wellington Community Foundation’s Red, White & Blue Jeans “A Salute To Our Heroes” fundraiser has gone online, converting the in-person event into a virtual experience. Meet up with foundation supporters on Face-

book to show your support and help spread the word beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Grab a flag and wave it proudly, snap a selfie and post with the hashtag #wellathon2020 in support of the foundation’s fundraising efforts. Traditionally, this event brings the community together under one roof to share in the honoring of our heroes.This year, the foundation is dedicating the event to its “superheroes,” the donors. “Without their generous support, the efforts of the foundation would not be possible,”WCF Chair Tom Wenham said. The WCF board is urging the community to rally behind those in need, now more than ever. Join them in supporting the Wellington Community Foundation and help them keep their commitments to the community’s most vulnerable seniors, children and veterans. “Over the last four years, the foundation has been able to help hundreds of those in need through the generous

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Equestrian Season Preview Gauntlet Of Polo Action Returns For 2021 Season Watch From Wherever You Are Around The World Through A High-Quality Livestream Experience

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Thundering hooves, the race of the horses, the whack of the mallet, a score. This season, polo fans can enjoy everything about the sport of kings right from their own living room. With the pandemic making it difficult for some fans to watch from the sidelines, the United States Polo Association and its partners are making sure that polo comes to the fans when the Gauntlet of Polo series returns to the International Polo Club Palm Beach in February 2021. First there was broadcast, then cable and satellite television. Now there is the over-the-top (OTT) media service hosting by Global Polo TV. This exciting livestreaming media service uses the internet to bring all the action of polo matches as they occur. “In January 2020, we launched a new OTT network called Global Polo TV,� said Shannon Stilson, assistant vice president of marketing for Global Polo Entertainment and USPA Global Licensing. Available on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire and Hulu, spectators are now able to access high-quality polo media using any of these applications simply by visiting www.globalpolo.com. Timely and convenient, Global Polo TV will allow fans to enjoy the Gauntlet of Polo when it returns to Wellington with a full roster of the best teams and best horses from around the world. But only the team with unsurpassed stamina, talent, determination and strategy can endure three full months of competition and win the entire series of tournaments. A winner of all three will earn not only world-renowned bragging rights but substantial prize money. Global Polo TV fans, new and old, can watch these incredible games as they unfold, up close and personal, featuring the most talented equestrian athletes in the world.

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Equestrian Season Preview Pilot battles Monjitas during the 2019 U.S. Open final. © GLOBAL POLO ENTERTAINMENT INC.

“The number-one-rated tournament in the United States is the U.S. Open Polo Championship,” Stilson said. The U.S. Open is overseen by the United States Polo Association, the governing body for the sport of polo in the U.S. It will be held March 31 through April 18, 2021 at IPC in Wellington. “The U.S. Open has been contested more than 110 times,” Stilson said. “It is the final of the three events that comprise the Gauntlet of Polo, the $1 million prize tournament series only won by Team Pilot in 2019.” The other two tournaments are the C.V. Whitney Cup, scheduled for Feb. 17 through March 7, 2021 and the USPA Gold Cup, scheduled for March 10-28, 2021. “Together with the USPA communications department, we film more than 110 games during the polo season,” 30

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Stilson said. “The amount of games depends on how many teams are in the tournament. In 2019, we had 16 teams, 14 in 2020, and we expect 8 to 10 teams in 2021.” Many spectators enjoy expert broadcast coverage of sporting events as much or more that being there in person. No inclement weather, no heat and all the comforts of home. “We cover the events with multiple cameras, five in total: one in the center, two in the goal mouths, an aerial drone and one roaming,” Stilson said. “We have been livestreaming games in Wellington for more than eight years with ChukkerTV, our production partner, and founder Melissa Ganzi. The emphasis has been to provide instant replay for quality umpiring. Now, we have a new, better, global platform to showcase every game and utilize the game

footage to build great feature stories on the players and horses who are a central part of the game.” The shows seek to extend the traditional on-field polo experience. “Our goal is to continue to provide ‘Polo 101’ explanation to teach new viewers, so they can enjoy the games as well,” Stilson said. “For the final U.S. Open, scheduled for April 18 at the International Polo Club on the U.S. Polo Assn. stadium field, we film the game with an additional production crew, so we have six additional cameras on site, professional broadcast talent, and this is carried on CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network, Eurosport and Dsport, to an audience of millions.” Initial feedback and pending COVID-19 developments, IPC and the USPA are working on opening in January at 50 percent capacity.


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Postage Stamp Farm’s Annabelle Gundlach charges forward in 2019 U.S Open action. © GLOBAL POLO ENTERTAINMENT INC.

The broadcasting of the games gives fans an opportunity to enjoy brunch at home with their family and then watch a match in their living rooms, if they are not able to make it to the stadium. Global Polo Entertainment is the forprofit subsidiary of USPA Global Licensing that manages the media and broadcast rights for the USPA. U.S. Polo Assn. is the USPA’s global apparel brand and the only official apparel brand for the sport of polo in the U.S. The polo season will begin at IPC on Sunday, Jan. 3 with the Joe Barry Memorial Cup, which launches the 18-goal series. The 18-goal series also includes the Ylvisaker Cup and the Iglehart Cup. Prior to the start of the 22-goal 2021 Gauntlet of Polo series, the remainder of the 2020 USPA Gold Cup, which was postponed due to COVID-19, will be played. The semifinals will commence Wednesday, Feb. 10 and culminate

with the final on Sunday, Feb. 14. The Gauntlet of Polo will return for the third year to the U.S. Polo Assn. Field on Wednesday, Feb. 17 with the start of the C.V. Whitney Cup. IPC will also be welcoming back the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship beginning on Wednesday, March 10 and concluding with the final on Saturday, March 20. Plans regarding spectators, stadium seating and brunch are still being finalized and will be released soon. The safety of staff, players and spectators are of the utmost importance, so IPC will have various safety protocols in place. Visit www.internationalpoloclub.com for updates regarding these new procedures. Visit www.uspolo.org to learn more about the upcoming winter season and the Gauntlet of Polo series. Visit www.globalpolo.com to check out all the polo action available to view.

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Equestrian Season Preview Wellington Looks Forward To Top High-Goal Polo Action This Winter Season BY Y.A. TEITELBAUM

Seventeen years ago, longtime Wellington resident and renowned polo player Hector Galindo was lining up at midfield ready to play in the inaugural game at the new International Polo Club Palm Beach stadium. Then, Galindo was an 8-goaler and

leader of Tommy Lee Jones’ San Saba team against Bob Daniels’ Pony Express foursome. Now, the 2016 Hall of Fame inductee plays and umpires year-round. Then, Pony Express defeated San Saba 13-9 in that first stadium game before a large, boisterous crowd on

that Sunday in early January. Now, after almost eight months of uncertainty since being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, another season of world-class polo is planning its return, but it is unknown if any fans will be allowed at the games.

PHOTO BY ALEX PACHECO

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Equestrian Season Preview The tournament schedules for both high-goal polo clubs in Wellington have been released, and several plans for having fans attend games are in place, depending on what the local government and health officials will allow. “As we begin to re-open the International Polo Club Palm Beach, we look forward to seeing the sport of polo and special events return to the facility,” said Vaneli Bojkova, vice president of event operations for IPC. “We are working closely with county and local officials, as well as the United States Polo Association and the Palm Beach County Sports Commission to make sure that everyone on property has a peace of mind that we are doing every-

thing we can to re-open safely.” At IPC, a triumvirate of 22-goal tournaments celebrated as the Gauntlet of Polo is shaping up to be another riveting competition, featuring many of the world’s top players. Last year, 14 teams competed for the coveted trophies. Officials expect 8 to 10 teams this season. In an interesting twist, the postponed 2020 USPA Gold Cup is scheduled to be concluded prior to the start of this year’s trio of tournaments. The semifinals — Pilot vs. La Indiana and Daily Racing Form vs. Las Monjitas — are set for Feb. 10, with the final on Sunday, Feb. 14, closing the chapter of a shortened 2020 season. The UPSA’s U.S. Open, considered

the most prestigious polo tournament in North America, did not get started last year and will not be rescheduled. It is the first time that it has not been contested since World War II. The U.S. Open was first played in 1904. The 2021 Gauntlet begins in earnest with the C.V. Whitney Cup (Feb. 17 through March 7) followed by the USPA Gold Cup (March 10-28) and finishing with the U.S. Open (March 30 through April 18). The winners of the C.V. Whitney Cup and USPA Gold Cup will receive $125,000 each, while the U.S. Open champion will earn $250,000. If the same team wins all three tournaments, they will receive a $500,000 bonus.

“As we begin to re-open the International Polo Club Palm Beach, we look forward to seeing the sport of polo and special events return to the facility.” VANELI BOJKOVA, VICE PRESIDENT OF EVENT OPERATIONS AT IPC

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Prior to the Gauntlet, IPC will host a series of 18-goal tournaments, beginning with the Joe Barry Memorial Cup (Jan. 3-17), followed by the Ylvisaker Cup (Jan. 20 through Feb. 7) and concluding with the single-elimination Iglehart Cup (Feb. 10-21). The club is also hosting the U.S. Open Women’s Championship from March 10-20 with some of the top players in the world expected to participate. In addition to the featured Sunday games at 3 p.m. at the stadium, there are numerous weekday games spread among the club’s several fields. While there is world-class polo on the immaculate fields, action off the field usually presents an equally impressive atmosphere. There is the Mallet Grille for members and their guests that features a lavish Sunday brunch. The club also has

7,000 square feet of indoor event space, highlighted by the grand marquee pavilion adjacent to the stadium field. Normally, hundreds gather every week to enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch. The venue also hosts numerous private affairs, such as weddings and charity events. At this time, it is unknown whether the Sunday brunch will be available this season. “We are hopeful that once all of our updated protocols and safety practices are implemented throughout the various departments, guests will feel confident to attend events at the facility, whether those are charity fundraisers, weddings, private gatherings or sports competitions,” Bojkova said. “IPC is committed to investing in resources and continued employee training to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all. While we understand some events

and activities may look different for a while, we are excited to re-open and welcome guests back to our facility safely.” IPC also has four tennis courts, where, in 2008, Rafael Nadal and David Nalbandian played an exclusive charity exhibition match for members only. Several polo players, including Adolfo Cambiaso, Facundo and Gonzalito Pieres, and Nic Roldan also showed off their skills on the courts with the two tennis stars. To learn more about the International Polo Club, including season updates, visit www.internationalpoloclub. com. Also this polo season in Wellington, the 26-goal World Polo League, which plays at various area clubs, is still in the planning stages for its third season that kicks off in early February. “We’re looking forward to a great

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Equestrian Season Preview season of high-goal polo in 2021,” said WPL co-founder Melissa Ganzi of Wellington, owner of the Grand Champions Polo Club. “We’ll be continuing the safety protocols we followed at Aspen Valley over the summer, and we’ll adapt our policy regarding spectators as conditions allow. As always, we’ll adhere to recommendations by the CDC and local public health regulations. Despite any pandemic-related restrictions, we’ll welcome a full roster of top players from around the world and continue to play at the highest level in the U.S.” The World Polo League offers the highest level of polo outside of Argentina. There were up to 10 teams in the various tournaments last season. The

WPL was co-founded by Ganzi and Valiente Polo owner Bob Jornayvaz, whose idea for the league filled the void when 26-goal polo was about to be eliminated in the U.S. Using the last two years as benchmark, among the polo superstars expected to compete include 10-goalers Juan Martin Nero (who missed most of last season with an injury) and Pablo MacDonough, along with 8-goaler Nic Roldan of Wellington. The season begins with the All-Star Challenge (Feb. 5-21), beginning with a Draw Party in which team owners will randomly choose their players — reminiscent of choosing sides when in school or the neighborhood.

The season continues with the Founders Cup (Feb. 19 through March 7), the Palm Beach Open (March 3-21) and concludes with the Triple Crown of Polo (March 24 through April 17). Featured games will be Saturday at 4 p.m., usually at Valiente, and Sunday at 4 p.m., usually at Grand Champions. For more information, including weekday game times as well as tickets for the Sunday featured game, visit www.worldpolo.org. All games are open to the public. As it has been for decades, IPC and the World Polo League will make sure that Wellington is the center of highgoal polo action during the winter season.

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Equestrian Season Preview Plans And Preparations Underway For An Exciting 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival With the vast changes across the world in 2020, planning and preparing for the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center has been a complicated and fluid process. Working closely with the Village of Wellington, Palm Beach County and State of Florida officials, with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control &

Prevention and the national governing body for equestrian sport, U.S. Equestrian, Equestrian Sport Productions was able to start back with competition at the Equestrian Village show grounds in June after the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of the final two weeks of the 2020 WEF. The 42nd Winter Equestrian Festi-

Ashlee Bond and Donatello 141 won the $401,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate Grand Prix CSI5* at the 2020 WEF. PHOTO BY SPORTFOT

val has expanded to include 13 weeks of competition starting on Jan. 6 and running through April 4 with world-renowned hunter, jumper and equitation competition. Twelve of the 13 weeks will feature FEI-sanctioned competition, welcoming some of the most talented and highestranked show jumpers in the world.

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Equestrian Season Preview As of late October, the management company for WEF, Equestrian Sport Productions, is following current guidelines that prohibit spectators at the show grounds. But while the local community won’t be allowed to view the shows in person, the impact of the equestrian industry on the local community will still be impressive. “We at Equestrian Sport Productions have been working every day in order to provide safe competition for the competitors and our staff while also providing a

way for those in the industry to continue making a living during this incredibly difficult time,” ESP President Michael Stone said. “We are certainly very cognizant of the serious and heartbreaking toll of the pandemic, and we have kept safety our number one priority as we held shows this summer and fall and planned for the 2021 winter season.” In a 2018 economic impact study, it was shown that visitors to Wellington and Palm Beach County contribute to a “very positive economic stimulus”

for the local community. Some of that impact includes filling 88.6 percent of Palm Beach County’s available hotel rooms, paying more than $6 million in state and local taxes, and spending an estimated $89 million on equine expenses in Palm Beach County. With the growth in the past three years of WEF since the report, it can be expected that these numbers have only increased along with the influx of more competitors, their families and support staff at the horse show.

“We at Equestrian Sport Productions have been working every day in order to provide safe competition for the competitors and our staff while also providing a way for those in the industry to continue making a living during this incredibly difficult time.” EQUESTRIAN SPORT PRODUCTIONS PRESIDENT MICHAEL STONE

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“WEF is the economic engine that powers Wellington,” said Michela Green, executive director of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. “Our businesses now, more than ever, need the bump in economy that our seasonal equestrians bring.” Seasonal equestrian visitors are part of the fabric of Wellington. “From a business perspective, the equestrian season brings national and international guests to our village who patronize our local businesses for a good part of the year,” Green said. “Our businesses have formed lasting relationships with them and rely on them each year as they call Wellington home for the season. From our medical to our retail community and everything in between, our seasonal guests make Wellington what it is today — unique and vibrant.”

Jose Gomez, owner of horse show sponsor Wellington Agricultural Services, not only provides a service to the horse show with livestock waste removal but is also a horse owner whose family competes at WEF. “Horse shows have resumed since June of this year and since then, I have seen everyone making 100 percent effort to run a safe operation,” he said. “I feel comfortable knowing that ESP is very serious about protecting everyone by strictly adhering to the COVID-19 protocols. I am confident that WEF will run smoothly because ESP does not take shortcuts and is clearly committed to the best interests of everyone involved.” Gomez recognizes the great influence that WEF has on the community. “Wellington as we know it would not be here without the horse shows and

polo,” he said. “We all work together to maintain our community by fulfilling our respective roles. WEF gives context to my business. Horse sports are a great passion, and that shapes lives, homes, lifestyles and businesses. WEF has a massive economic impact on the local area as well, making it a critical part of the community.” The 2021 WEF will begin with a new week, WEF Premiere, on Jan. 6-10 with nationally rated competition. WEF weeks 1 (Jan. 13-17), 2 (Jan. 2024), 3 (Jan. 27-31), 6 (Feb. 17-21) and 10 (March 17-21) will host CSI 3* competition. CSI 4* competitions will take place during WEF weeks 4 (Feb. 3-7) and 12 (March 31 - April 4). Week 8 (March 3-7) will once again welcome the international CSIO 4* and will host the historic Nations Cup, where teams of three or four riders represent their

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Equestrian Season Preview countries in a thrilling display of team sports. The beautiful grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village, a true horse and rider favorite, will see action this year during weeks 2, 4, 6 and 12. The schedule is tentative and venue guidelines are subject to change. Be sure to check www.pbiec.com for the most recent venue updates and schedules. The 2021 Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments, will be held during the fourth week of the Winter Equestrian Festival. The GCC is a relay-style equestrian jumping competition with teams consisting of two junior/amateur riders combined with one Olympic or world-class rider. The 20-plus rider teams are randomly

paired with charities that serve Palm Beach County. The GCC has distributed more than $14.8 million to 256 local Palm Beach County charities and nonprofit organizations since its inception 11 years ago. The theme for 2021 will honor the everyday heroes who have stepped up and helped everyone through the worldwide pandemic. Hunter competition will also take place throughout the 13-week span, including during WCHR week, a favorite among the hunter community, during WEF week 6 (Feb. 17-21). The season will continue to feature international and national hunter derby competitions, along with top equitation and hunter classes offered for children, ju-

niors and adults of all levels. The 2020 season is set to include four weeks of CSI 5* competition on WEF weeks 5 (Feb. 10-14), 7 (Feb. 2428), 9 (March 10-14) and 11 (March 24-28). The $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5* will be held during WEF week 11 featuring the best riders of the season. Despite these challenging times, WEF will still welcome thousands of horses competing throughout the winter circuit, and everyone looks forward to a safe and successful season. Keep up with your favorite athletes and horses by watching all of the competition on the live stream, along with keeping track of results. Learn more at www.pbiec.com and by following WEF on Facebook and Instagram.

Jose Gomez (third from left) of Wellington Agricultural Services, presented the top award to Emil Hallundbaek of Denmark on Chalisco, winner of the 2019 $209,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix CSI4*, with Xavier and Abigail Gomez and ringmaster Steve Rector. PHOTO BY SPORTFOT

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Equestrian Season Preview 2021 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Ready To Welcome Top Competitors From Around The World The Adequan Global Dressage Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2021, and while things will look different at Equestrian Village at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, hundreds of the best dressage horses in

the world will still come to Wellington to compete from Jan. 13 through April 4. AGDF is the largest and longestrunning dressage circuit in the world. There are 10 weeks of competition,

Beatrice deLavalette and Duna were a competitive pair in the para-dressage at AGDF. PHOTO BY SUSANSTICKLE.COM

with seven of those weeks offering international, FEI-level classes. While current health guidelines will not allow for spectators this season (as of late October), fans of dressage can watch the best of the best on the livestream.

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Equestrian Season Preview “With all the changes that have happened in the past year, Equestrian Sport Productions has been working very hard to produce an event that will strive to keep everyone safe while still offering the same high level of competition and quality experience,” AGDF Director of Sport Thomas Baur said. Two of the anticipated divisions at AGDF will feature young horses ready to make their names on the world stage. The $15,000 Lövsta Future Challenge/

Young Horse Grand Prix series and the $10,000 Future Challenge/Young Horse Prix St. Georges series will return for another successful year. Due to last year’s cancellation of the final week of AGDF, both series will hold their 2020 finals during the 2021 circuit. The $15,000 Lövsta Future Challenge/Young Horse Grand Prix series idea, originally set up by seven-time Swedish Olympic dressage rider Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén and Louise Nathorst

in Sweden as a talent development program, is for horses age eight to ten years old at the Grand Prix level. “We want to give them a platform to develop, and with this series, help them take the step toward the highest Grand Prix level,” Vilhelmson Silfvén said. “We hope that the interest for educating and producing young Grand Prix horses will grow. Our goal is that this series will be successful so we can take it to an international level in the future.”

“With all the changes that have happened in the past year, Equestrian Sport Productions has been working very hard to produce an event that will strive to keep everyone safe while still offering the same high level of competition and quality experience.” AGDF DIRECTOR OF SPORT THOMAS BAUR

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The $10,000 Summit Farm Future Challenge/Young Horse Prix St. Georges series has been popular for horses seven to nine years old. “Trainers and riders can enter a horse in this series and get notoriety. In Europe, young horses get a lot of praise and press, with financial gain by showing young horses and developing them,” said U.S. Pan American Games gold medalist Sarah Lockman of Summit Farm. “To support that idea in the U.S. and give that incentive and reward meant a lot to us at Summit Farm.” The 2021 AGDF lineup features three CDI-Ws, two CDI 4* weeks, a CDI 5*, as well as a CDIO 3* and CPEDI competition. With the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games until the summer of 2021, AGDF will once again serve as preparation for horses and riders vying

to represent their country in Tokyo next August. One of those riders is Sabine SchutKery. Originally from Germany, SchutKery moved to the United States in 1998. She helped the U.S. team win the team gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. “I am continuing my quest to earn a spot on the team for the Tokyo Olympic Games,” she said. “To be in one place for an extended period of time [at AGDF] with so many team members, coaches, [everyone] looking out for you, helping you, cheering you on, is an important part of that journey.” Competing at the AGDF is a crucial part of her schedule. “It makes me a better rider to be competing with the best in the country in one place, and AGDF is it,” SchutKery said. “For me, the next step would

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where I don’t have to worry about injury because of footing or poor setup. I am extremely lucky that I have the opportunity to spend time learning and competing in Florida.” The AGDF season begins on Jan. 13-17 with CDI-W competition. It is followed by the first CDI4* on Jan. 2731 that runs concurrently with CPEDI classes, which is competition for paradressage riders. AGDF 5 will once again offer CDI-W classes on Feb. 10-14. The highest caliber of international competition, CDI5*, will be at AGDF 7 on Feb. 24-28. The schedule is tentative and venue guidelines are subject to change. Be sure to check www.globaldressagefestival.com for the most recent venue updates and schedules. The Palm Beach Dressage Derby features CDI-W classes during AGDF 9 on

The United States took the top podium spot at the 2020 Stillpoint Farm Nations Cup CDIO3*. PHOTO BY SUSANSTICKLE.COM

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Equestrian Season Preview COVID-19 Relief And Recovery Will Be A Key Focus Of The 2021 Great Charity Challenge Founded by the father-daughter team of Mark and Paige Bellissimo in 2009, the Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments, came forward as a way to increase funding to local nonprofits following the 2008 economic crisis, at a time when donations were scarce. The impact of COVID-19 replicates the situation of 12 years ago. For local nonprofits, their staff and volunteers, the effects of the pandemic have been consequential as they have stepped up to meet their neighbors’ emerging needs, ranging from food insecurity, loss of income, access to basic needs, healthcare support and more. While the logistics of putting on an event at this time are unclear, the GCC team shifted quickly from “can we even do this” to “how could we not do this?” Through the support of the equestrian industry and the local community, the GCC has acted as a catalyst for charitable giving over the last 11 years, distributing $14.8 million to 256 Palm Beach County nonprofit organizations. The 12th edition of the GCC will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at

Jessica Mendoza rides Flashback VDS. PHOTO BY SPORTFOT

the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the Winter Equestrian Festival, where fortunate selectees will have the chance to receive a share of a purse of more than $1 million. The winning team’s nonprofit will receive

a minimum of $100,000, while all preselected participants are guaranteed a minimum grant of $15,000. “Experts in all fields agree that the lasting effects of COVID-19 will be felt for months and years to come,” event co-founder Mark Bellissimo said. “Not holding this event in 2021 simply isn’t an option for our team at Equestrian Sport Productions and Wellington Equestrian Partners. We are going to make this happen!” If you know of a deserving Palm Beach County-based charity or nonprofit, invite them to visit www. greatcharitychallenge.com for additional information regarding application requirements and the event’s unique selection process. The application process for the 2021 GCC opened on Monday, Oct. 26 and will remain active through 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15. At stake? A chance to win up to $100,000! In addition to fund disbursements, the GCC’s 2020-2030 strategy involves capacity building, enabling and growing invaluable partnerships, as well as concentrating on amplifying the event’s impact.

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Costumes are an important part of the Great Charity Challenge experience. PHOTO BY ESP

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With grants ranging from $1,000 to $150,000, a cumulated 150,265 lives were impacted in Palm Beach County. The latest compiled fund use report can be found at https://bit.ly/3chfv1r. “We hope that donors and sponsors from the equestrian industry and beyond will once again join forces to support so many worthwhile organizations,” event co-founder Paige Bellissimo said. “Equestrian Sport Produc-

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Israeli equestrian Daniel Bluman takes part in the Training Days program.

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M&R Equestrian’s New Program Fills A Void In The Wellington Winter Circuit

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Between them, they boast three Olympic Games, three World Equestrian Games appearances and eight appearances at the Pan American Games. International show jumpers Alberto Michan (Israel) and Juan Andrés Rodriguez (Guatemala) might be best known for their competitive exploits, but together, they’ve teamed up to bring greater attention to their training habits. These two industry figures started M&R Equestrian Services in January 2020 and, along with it,“Training Days,” an initiative designed to offer riders of all levels an unprecedented oppor-

tunity to school over a full course of show-quality jumps, set by FEI course designers. Every Tuesday, beginning Nov. 3 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, three arenas — two jumper rings and an arena with hunter courses — will be available and set at varying heights throughout the day to accommodate horses and riders of all ages and levels. Each entry awards a horse and rider combination two minutes and 30 seconds in the arena, allowing them to jump as many fences or courses as they’d like in that time.

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Training Days founders Alberto Michan and Juan Andrés Rodriguez of M&R Equestrian Services.

This concept provides the perfect horse show dress rehearsal. Once on course, participants face many of the tests they would meet in a show course, including heights and spreads set to spec, as well as colorful and eye-catching gates, planks and jump fillers. “Training Days can benefit horsemen in so many ways,” Michan said.“They’re a great way to develop young horses and prepare them for the show ring; to cre-

ate sales videos; to practice [horse show elements like] the open water; and to have a confidence-building experience at a top venue. It also creates an opportunity for trainers to scout multiple sales horses in a single location and in an atmosphere that’s as close as you can get to the show ring.” With Michan and Rodriguez at the helm, participants can enjoy an experience designed from the rider’s perspec-

tive. The result is an event that models modern show jumping and meets current industry needs, with the success and development of both horse and rider at the forefront of every decision and detail. “We are really looking forward to kicking off our second season of Training Days,” Michan said. “We began this journey last year, because we felt it filled a void in our industry, and the response we got was incredible. Some of the top names in our sport became regular participants. We hope even more riders — of all levels — will come take advantage of this unique opportunity.” When it comes to the Training Days series, the phrase, “If you build it, they will come” resonates.There aren’t many “off” days in Wellington during the winter season, and on any given weekend, there are multiple show venues to choose from within a five-mile radius. But while prize lists are extensive, so

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too are the entry fees, with limited opportunities to get in productive training time. Michan and Rodriguez recognized the need in the sporting community for affordable, productive training experiences that build horses up for a positive experience in the show ring. When Training Days debuted, some of the industry’s biggest names came out in full force — from former world No. 1 Kent Farrington, to two-time Olympic gold medalist Beezie Madden, and several of Michan’s teammates on the Israel Equestrian Team, including Daniel Bluman and Ashlee Bond. Jim Brandon, located just east of the Winter Equestrian Festival’s home at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, boasts the space and facilities that have and will continue to allow Training Days to grow. The series is expanding to 24 weeks, and its third hunter arena is an addition

from the program’s inaugural year. The standout amenity, however, is its superior lighting.Training Days expands to its two-day schedule for 12 weeks beginning in January 2021, with Monday evenings featuring a one-of-a-kind opportunity to school under the lights. Before her victory in the CSI5* Douglas Elliman Real Estate Grand Prix at WEF in March, Bond could be found at Training Days with her winning mount Donatello, practicing the open water at night. Outside of WEF’s premier Grand Prix events at Saturday Night Lights, opportunities to jump a show course at night are scarce. “We believe that our Training Days season is the perfect complement to the winter circuit in Wellington,” Rodriguez said. “There are virtually no opportunities to school a horse under the lights before going into the show ring for a major event like a Saturday night Grand Prix, but Jim Brandon affords us the abil-

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ity to offer that and so much more. We are very excited to get underway with our season and build upon what we started last year.” A variety of individualized sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2020-21 Training Days season. For more info., contact Liz Porath at lizporath@ aol.com. To learn more about M&R Equestrian’s Training Days, including updated weekly schedules and timing, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook. com/MREquestrianServices and Instagram @mrequestrianservices.

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Nestled just outside of Wellington, Carriage Hill Farms is far from the typical equestrian program. Ranging from boutique competition barns to busy lesson programs, it is not often that one barn is able to accommodate everyone. However, Carriage Hill Farms has come to be known as a one-stop shop for South Florida equestrians, providing the rare opportunity for horse enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to gain valuable experience and receive world-class instruction. Carriage Hill Farms was founded in 1979 by Jane Fennessy after she moved

from Michigan to South Florida. Fennessy worked tirelessly from the beginning to build a brand and training program based on principles of ethics and passion, and the belief that there is a much greater lesson to be learned from equestrian sports than how to win. Through her meticulous process, Fennessy built Carriage Hill Farms from the ground up. “I grew up taking riding lessons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. I always knew I wanted to do something professionally with horses, so when I eventually got sick of the cold weather in Michigan, I

Jane Fennessy trains Erika Jakobson at the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival.

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(Left) An FAU equestrian team member rides Carriage Hill’s Quasa Granda. (Right) Jesse Berg with Carriage Hill’s Fashion Scho.

packed up my van and moved to South Florida with $1,000 in my pocket. I lived in my van for a year until I could get on my feet,” recalled Fennessy, who is now the owner and head trainer at Carriage Hill Farms. “When I created Carriage Hill, my imagination was not strong enough to ever dream up what we have grown to be today. Amazingly, we have our lesson program, an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team, high school and middle school Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) teams, and we show horses from the local level, all the way up to the international levels in Europe.” Over the past 41 years, Fennessy has created an all-encompassing program that takes a team of nine strong professionals dedicated to the care and education of every horse and rider. Carriage Hill is a successful, multi-faceted business with a one-of-a-kind teaching program that caters to first-time riders all the way up to seasoned athletes at its home base, a 200-plus acre facility with four show-sized rings, a grass field, a dressage ring, a euro track and a hot walker, and a management team that lives on-site. “No horse is too big or too small, or too good or too bad to be worked with, and the same goes for the riders,” Car64 november 2020 | wellington the magazine

riage Hill trainer Meredith Gallagher said. “Everybody is at their own level, and at Carriage Hill, we really work on improving that level, whatever it may be.” Carriage Hill is the home of the Florida Atlantic University Equestrian Team, an IHSA team that competes against other universities throughout Florida and Georgia, and the Carriage Hill Farms IEA middle and high school teams, which provide a platform for students of all riding levels to have an opportunity to compete, regardless of horse ownership. “We truly have a place for everyone here,” Carriage Hill trainer Andrea Howell explained. “From the beginner rider, which is usually around five years old and up, to the top international ranks, there is a little bit for everyone here. Whether you want to own, lease, show or even just ride once a week, Carriage Hill is here to facilitate that.” Outside of the home base operations, Carriage Hill’s team can be seen at horse shows across the country and the globe. With more than 40 show horses in their care, the expansive competition team has a long list of accolades to its name from many of the most prestigious horse shows across the country, as well as many Longines Global Champions

Tour stops around the world. “What makes us unique is that we really do teach from the very first lunge line lesson, all the way up to Grand Prix and international jumping,” Fennessy said.“Not many farms have that scope to accommodate all of those levels, so we take a lot of pride in providing that in a place that is less than 20 miles from the Winter Equestrian Capital of the World.” All together, the layers that make up Carriage Hill Farms are quite the undertaking for a single farm to handle. However, blended seamlessly together with the help of the dedicated staff, incredible horses and spectacular clients, Carriage Hill Farms is a family farm with a legacy that holds a special place in the hearts of so many equestrians in South Florida and beyond. No matter how big or small, there is room for all. “Winston Churchill once said,‘There is nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.’And for me, there is nothing more true,” Fennessy said. “We all need our daily dose of horse, and I hope that no matter what that dose may look like for people, they are always welcome to find it here at Carriage Hill Farms.” Learn more about Carriage Hill Farms at www.carriagehillfarms. com.


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Year-round residents of Wellington may not get the seasonal changes that many non-Floridians are used to. Here, fall is not ushered in by chilling temperatures and changing leaves, but rather by an increase in the sighting of the large horse trucks that begin to shuttle competition horses from all over the country down I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike to the “Winter Equestrian Capital

of the World.” Conversely, spring has sprung when the horses are headed back in the directions from whence they came. Many of the trucks that are a part of this bi-annual migration are members of the National Horse Carriers Association (NHCA). This organization is committed to making sure that horses are transported with safety, care and honest

business practices. Although sometimes largely overlooked, these members and their staff are the unsung work horses of the equine industry and the wheels that make the Wellington horse world go round. Although many things have changed in the equestrian industry, the shipping industry has remained the constant force for all of that progress. wellington the magazine | november 2020

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National Horse Carriers Association members at their annual Florida meeting.

Independent haulers from all across the country formed a loose network of trustworthy businesses with similar business practices. All are concerned with the safety of the animals first and

foremost, but also best driving practices, best business practices and shared networking opportunities. This group of like-minded businesses eventually grew to form the NHCA. Formally founded in

1960, the mission of the NHCA has been to encourage and promote high standards in the horse transportation industry. Today, the organization has grown to 37 members throughout the United States and Canada who meet bi-annually and work together to keep the industry moving forward. Many equestrians take for granted that their horses will get on trucks and get off them in good condition, ready for the next competition. However, many important factors must be taken into consideration when shipping horses, and the following are just a few to be aware of: • Ensure that the carrier you choose is registered and insured: Make sure that the motor carrier you choose is registered with appropriate state authorities if the shipment is entirely within a state and with federal authorities if the shipment is interstate. All NHCA members are required to follow state and fed-

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• Give them some space:This is one component of over-the-road hauling that private and commercial haulers have in common. Trailers have a much more difficult time stopping than regular cars. Sudden stops are also nearly impossible to achieve, and they can also cause severe destabilizing changes to the horses in the back. The best way to avoid these types of stops is to make sure that when you are passing or merging in front of a trailer, leave at least three car lengths between your car and the trailer. This general rule of thumb also goes for the back end of the trailer. If you can’t see a trailer’s mirrors, they can’t see you. As in everything else with horses, there are many factors to consider when making a decision that is best for you and your program. Members of the NHCA are always available to speak to potential clients and help make the best decision for which company to use and the best means of transportation. If you are interested in learning more about best practices of shipping horses, or to see if your carrier is a member of the NHCA, visit www. nationalhorsecarriers.com.

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Blood, Sweat & High School: One Wellington Teen’s Determination To Be The Best

Equitation Excellence BY HOLLY JOHNSON

Equestrian sport is a total immersion endeavor. Early mornings, late nights, long days — a true passion for the horse usually is accompanied by a complete takeover of resources, from time and emotion to sanity and pocketbook. And this all or nothing mentality usually starts young, as it did for Wellington’s Xavier Gomez, a 16-year-old hunter jumper rider. From his early years, Xavier was completely focused on horses, preferring toys, games, movies and more with an

equestrian theme. Now a junior in high school and also pursuing a modeling career, his schedule still is all about horses, and this fall his determination to top the equitation divisions is what’s fueling the horsey hard work. Equitation is a sport about the rider. Judges mark for position, fluidity, poise and effectiveness in the saddle over hunter and jumper style courses. The horse obviously adds to his rider’s flair by jumping with scope, accepting the aids, and moving with grace and preci-

sion. To attain a nationally successful level of equitation performance, many hours must be logged in the saddle. Xavier’s routine reflects this level of dedication under the guidance of trainer Kobi Rhodes of Kobi’s Place Stables in Wellington. “We ride every morning, from Tuesday to Sunday,” he said. “Kobi places a lot of importance on quality flatwork, as well as over fences. If my horse or I am stiff in one direction, we do exercises to supple both of us so that we can jump and work together better.” wellington the magazine | november 2020 71


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Xavier Gomez has created a winning team with equine partner Elios.

His full-time training schedule is beginning to pay some high dividends, as Xavier has had a number of wins and top placings in the summer equitation shows at the Global Dressage Festival showgrounds. These equitation wins

propel him toward his current goal: the National Horse Show Equitation Finals. The high school freshman is also enrolled in full-time classes in the afternoon, and of course, the global health crisis has complicated show and school schedules for everyone, from parents and teachers to kids and horse trainers. His father, Jose Gomez of Wellington Agricultural Services, said that feeding his son’s passion is worth every headache, late night and horse show. “He truly loves what he does,” Jose said. “Finding a passion is so important, and Xavier’s lucky to have found his so young. I used to wonder why he only liked to play with horses when he was a toddler, why he insisted on riding any time we had the option. But it obviously wasn’t a phase, and he’s more into the horse game now than he ever has been.” At home, Xavier splits his time between his mother’s and his father’s, who both live in Wellington. His young-

er brother, four-year-old Maximus, also seems to have been bit by the horse bug. The two regularly have rides together when Xavier isn’t perfecting his form over fences, and Max’s admiration of Xavier almost certainly means the family will have another equestrian in the show ring in a few years. In fact, Maximus has already won his fair share of leadline classes. Stepping up from local equitation to the national championships is a big shift. The shows are bigger and more intense, the pressure is high, and hundreds of other young riders and the country’s top equitation horses are the competition. Xavier’s equine partner Elios is an eight-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Michael Deitrich. Imported to the U.S. in the summer of 2019, Xavier and Elios spent the summer perfecting their chemistry here in Wellington before shipping out to Tryon and then Kentucky.

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Four-year-old Maximus, Xavier’s younger brother, also seems to have been bit by the horse bug.

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Xavier’s specific goal is the 3’6” Dover Hunt Seat Medal Final, as well as the Maclay Championship, two divisions that attract and groom some of the nation’s top young riders for success in the international show ring. Xavier and Elios won both the ASPCA Medal and Maclay at the ESP Summer III in late August, and they went on to win the Equitation Warm Up and finish 10th overall in the South East Regional Final during the ESP Florida State Fall & Region 3 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship show held Sept. 17-20 before heading to North Carolina for Octo-ber’s shows at 74

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Authentic Philipino foods including appetizers, soups and entrees with favorites such as Sinigang, Tinolang, Nilaga na, Crispy Pata, Leston Kawali, Binagoongan, Empanadas, Smoked Fried Bangus, Pompano, and more... Specialty cakes made to order Catering party packages available - call for details. Open Tues. - Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 11am - 4pm

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Mexican Street-Style Concept PapiChulo Tacos Now Open Near Regal Cinemas

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Residents of the western communities can’t stop talking about the newest area hotspot, PapiChulo Tacos. Guests have been soaking up the fresh Florida fall breezes and playing oversized games on the spacious patio, raising an icecold margarita while greeting friends — from a safe social distance, of course — and nibbling on the freshest Mexican fare north of the border since the new restaurant’s mid-October opening. Located at 1005 N. State Road 7, just south of Okeechobee Blvd. in the Regal Cinemas shopping center, the space pulses happily with a laid-back beach bar vibe — complete with sand brought in from the Atlantic Ocean. Locals won’t recognize the former Zaxby’s location, which is now a light and airy space with touches that’ll surprise you at every turn, such as the oversized piñata donkey. October openings are old hat to the trio of childhood amigos behind the concept — Angelo Abbenante, Scott Frielich and Cleve Mash. The team has been churning out successful ventures for nearly three decades across South Florida.The impressive track record of a combined 25 successful local establishments include Abbenante with Lynora’s Italian Restaurants; Frielich with Dada, Kapow!, Dubliner, Howley’s and Lost Weekend; and Mash with Pawn Shop, Dirty Martini, Dr. Feelgood’s and Monkey Club, one of the longest-running nightclubs on Clematis Street. In 2018, they decided to combine their love of tacos, tequila and sandy beaches to create their flagship PapiChulo Tacos in Jupiter.

(Clockwise from top) There are 10 different varieties of tacos; a wall of Jarritos Mexican soda; margaritas are served; an order of Mexican donuts; the Papi Skillet; and a margarita lineup. PHOTOS COURTESY PAPICHULO TACOS

Dubbed “the best tacos ever” by diners, immediate favorites joining the taco lineup coming out of the kitchen are Smoked Brisket Nachos topped with refried beans, pickled red onions, jala-

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Co-owners Cleve Mash, Angelo Abbenante and Scott Frielich. PHOTO COURTESY PAPICHULO TACOS

fish with slaw, pineapple pico de gallo, cilantro, avocado crema and radish, or the always popular Carne Asada with skirt steak, chimichurri, queso fresco, cilantro, sweet peppers, red cabbage, radish and scallions. Don’t miss the Puerco taco filled with pork shoulder, red cabbage, jicama, sweet peppers, cilantro, scallions and aji amarillo. Larger appetites will love the

Chicken Mole made with a roasted half chicken, Brussels sprouts, sweet peppers and mushrooms. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. The restaurant also serves fresh juices, top-notch tequila, handmade craft cocktails and house-made tortilla chips. “We are excited to venture west and see what Wellington and Royal Palm Beach have to offer,” Abbenante said.

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“We love the vibe and are excited to get to know this community.” The 3,200-square-foot, chef-driven Mexican street-style concept with culinary influences from Baja, California, and South, Central and Latin America is much roomier than its sister restaurant. You’ll feel comfortable with your choice of 150 seats split between indoor and outdoor areas. Life-sized games like corn hole, ring toss, ping pong and giant Jenga are set up for fun on artificial turf and give everyone a chance to spread their wings and have some fun. PapiChulo Royal Palm Beach is open for brunch, lunch and dinner.You won’t want to miss the daily happy hour specials,Taco Tuesday or Margarita Monday. For more information, visit www. papichulotacos.com, or follow PapiChulo Tacos Royal Palm Beach on social media for the latest updates.


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