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Lansing and Bielefeld Win Pre-Green Hunter Championship at Winter Equestrian Festival

Jennifer Reid Picks Up First Win in Ariat Adult Medal

Wellington, FL – January 30, 2007 – Bainbridge Farm of Wellington, FL, found success in their first outing at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) of 2007, the WEF/PBIEC Inaugural, on January 24-28, 2007.

Lansing, a four year old German Warmblood gelding, was piloted to victory in the Pre-Green 3 & 4 Year Old Hunter division by Rob Bielefeld. Lansing is owned by Richard Schechter of Bainbridge Farm.

Although he showed lightly last year, it was Lansing’s debut at WEF with Bielefeld in the irons. They won their first two over fences class and finished second in the under saddle and jumping class on Thursday. "For a young horse, we really had no idea what to expect," Bielefeld admitted. "We’re glad he came out well; he was great."

Bielefeld has worked with Lansing for three months to prepare for competition and have concentrated on flat work. "The jumping is really easy for him," Bielefeld said. "He seems to love it. He’s come a long way, and he’s a big, beautiful horse."

Jennifer Reid of Wellington, FL, rode Sweet Emotion to second place in the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunter under saddle and fourth in the over fences class.

On Leon, a horse she leases for the equitation, Reid won the Ariat Adult Medal. She had the leading score in the first round (an 83) and stayed on top through the test of the top four riders. "This was our first time showing at a big ‘A’ show," Reid noted. "I thought it would take a while to get used to him because his stride is so big. This was a nice surprise, and he was absolutely super."

The horses of Bainbridge Farm train with Gary Duffy of Little Brook Farm in Ithaca, NY. "He’s the greatest," Reid said with a smile. "We’re so lucky to have him and Rob working with us."

Richard Schechter is CEO and President of Bainbridge Companies LLC. He is an avid equestrian himself. As owner of Bainbridge Farm, Schechter has horses that compete in the Adult Amateur Hunters, Pre-Green Hunters and Pony Hunters. Bainbridge Farm is the title sponsor of the Bainbridge Florida Classic Horse Show in the Winter Equestrian Festival on February 21-25, 2007.

Bainbridge Companies LLC is one of the nation’s premier owners, developers, and builders of investment real estate. They are a Florida-based fully integrated real estate company engaged in the development, construction, management, acquisition and disposition of commercial and residential real estate.

Their apartment community development and acquisition programs are centered in specific markets in Florida, a state which boasts one of the most vibrant and diverse economies in the United States. These communities are located in high growth areas including the southeast, central, and northeast regions of the state, where significant opportunities exist for their type of multifamily community, either as rental multifamily or conversion to condominium ownership.

The Bainbridge Companies are growing extensively, and either owned or were involved with several properties in Wellington, FL, including the Estates at Wellington Green, Polo Lakes, and Polo Chase.

For more information on The Bainbridge Companies LLC, please visit their website at http://www.bainbridgecompanies.com or call 561-333-3669.

Photo Credit: Lansing and Rob Bielefeld, Pre-Green 3 & 4 Year Old Hunter champions at the WEF/PBIEC Inaugural. Photo © 2007 Randi Muster.


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