Wellington, FL - November 29, 2007 - Horses and riders will have to compete for attention this year at the 124th National Horse Show and Family Festival as vendors, the Children's Fair and a Taste of Wellington offer competitors and spectators a wide variety of attractions and activities.
The National Horse Show showcases top hunter, jumper, and dressage competitors at their highest levels and brings the Wellington community together to celebrate the occasion, which has been an equestrian tradition since 1883. The Family Festival will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007.
Vendor Row will feature almost 60 vendors with goods that range from private jets to interior design items and shoes.
Beval Saddlery Ltd. will be in attendance in their semi-permanent location with everything necessary for horse showing, including attire, leather goods and more. Blue Star Jets, the country's largest private jet charter brokerage company, will be on-site to help anyone who needs to make travel arrangements.
CM Hadfields will also be on the grounds with tack and riding supplies, as will CWD Saddles and Devoucoux Saddlery. Der Dau custom made boots will be available for the most discerning shoppers, and shoppers can find veterinary supplies at Equine Tack & Nutritional. Farm Vet will also have a spot in Vendors Row.
For someone looking for something sparkly, with or without an equine theme, Equus Entries and Fox Run Ltd. will have all types of jewelry to fit any need.
More specialized products, such as an equine treadmill, will be available from Horse Gym USA. Hunt Ltd. and Zest of the West will be ready to outfit any shopper with the most fashionable trends, while buyers can decorate their homes with items from Idlewild Furnishings. If someone is in need of that special domain to decorate, Illustrated Properties will be available with real estate listings and home-shopping help. Clocks and pianos will be on display at The Piano & Clock Shop as well.
Riders can view the footage of their rides and purchase tapes from Productions East Video, which will capture all of the action throughout the week.
The complete list of vendors is as follows: Acell, Inc.; AIG; Alexis Barbeau Designs; Anne Gittins Photography; Aqua Soft Water Systems; Arts and Bronze; Authentic Provence; Bertex/Vicomte Arthur; Beval Saddlery; Blue Star Jets; Clothesline Laundry; Cloud Nine; CM Hadfields; Cowgirl In the Sand; CWD; Der Dau; Devoucoux; Diamonds By Terry; El Sueno Espanol; Equine Tack & Nutritional; Equus Entries; Exmoor Leather; Eyes of Wellington; Fancy Feet and Fashion; FarmVet.com; Fox Run Ltd.; Gracie St.; H & R Block; Horse Gym USA; Hunt Ltd.; Idlewild Furnishings; Illustrated Properties; James Leslie Parker; Jefferson De Zorzi; Kocher Tack; Marine Connection Inc.; McGuinn Farms; Merrill Lynch; Pegasus Trailers; Personalized Products; Productions East Video; Ray LeBlanc Saddlery; Red Barn Feed; Richard Castelow LLC; RJI Associates Inc; Royal Boutique; Shut It Up, Inc.; Spa Zen; Stable Comfort; Stephie Rockwell; The Piano & Clock Shop Corp.; The Romantic Room; Turner & Co.; Unusual Silver; Vista Builders, Inc.; Wild Horses; Windsor Manor; Zest LLC.
The Children's Fair celebration will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair features many exciting favorites - the Western Moonwalk, Saber tooth Slide, Balloon Artist, Face Painting, Rock Climbing Wall, Survivor Obstacle and Pony Rides. There will also be a full petting zoo, complete with a llama, a pig, a goat, chickens, turtles, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks and sheep. This year's fair is sponsored by Mr. Y.G. Walker, III, and Jennifer Reid and Richard Schechter of Bainbridge Farm.
Another added feature to the Children's Fair is courtesy of Red Barn Saddlery and Feed, which is sponsoring the "Paint a Pony" event. Red Barn will provide supplies and plain model horses, donated by Breyer, for children to paint and decorate. The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Adopt-a-Pet Mobile will also be on the grounds with animals available for adoption.
Another feature on this year's schedule for adults to enjoy is the Wellington Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase 2007. This event features more than 100 business vendors. Local businesses provide information on a broad range of subjects that pertain to their specific ventures.
A Taste of Wellington is another special treat for spectators. The event offers mouth-watering samples from some of the very best restaurants in the Wellington area and will be held in the Special Events Tent from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spectators and exhibitors can take a glimpse at menus from some of the fabulous local gourmet restaurants while tasting delicious appetizers and cuisine.
While the National Horse Show is traditionally known for its outstanding displays of equestrian sport and athleticism, competitors, families and spectators will be treated to more than just horses.
124th NATIONAL HORSE SHOW & FAMILY FESTIVAL FAST FACTS
WHAT: 124th National Horse Show & Family Festival
WHEN: December 5-9, 2007
HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, Wellington, Florida
- The $5,000 Palm Beach Post National Welcome Stake, CSI (December 5)
- The $15,000 NHS Speed Classic, CSI (December 6)
- The Zada Enterprises, LLC 6th Annual Dressage at the National (December 7-9)
- The $25,000 NHS Jumper Classic for the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship, presented by Equine Motorcoach, CSI (December 7- evening competition)
- The $25,000 National Horse Show Hunter Championship (December 8)
- The $10,000 NHS Speed Stake, CSI (December 8)
- The $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series Junior and Amateur-Owner Jumper National Finals (December 9)
- The $80,000 Young Jumper Championships(R) International Finals (December 9)
- The $100,000 NHS Grand Prix FEI World Cup(TM) for the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship, presented by Equine Motorcoach, (December 9)
Exhibitions and Special Events:
"Jumping Under the Stars" Gala (December 7, evening)
Children's Fair (December 8-9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Wellington Chamber Business Showcase 2007 in Grand Hunter Ring (December 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Matthias Lang and Sarah d'Auriol vaulting demonstration in the Internationale Arena (December 7 at 7 p.m. and December 9 at 1:30 p.m.)
SPONSORED CLASSES & PRIZE MONEY:
$155,000 FEI International Jumper section
$125,000 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship, presented by Equine Motorcoach
$5,000 Palm Beach Post National Welcome Stake
$80,000 Young Jumper Championships(R) International
$20,000 Palm Beach Daily News Amateur-Owner Jumper division
$20,000 ASPCA Junior Jumper division
$11,000 Pasmore Stables Adult Amateur Jumper division
$11,000 Martha Jolicoeur P.A. Illustrated Properties Children's Jumper division
$11,000 Bainbridge Farm Adult Amateur Working Hunter divisions
$6,500 "All the Gold" Second Year Green Working Hunter division
$6,500 National Horse Show Ladies Committee Side Saddle division
$5,500 Large Pony Hunter division sponsored by Suzy Marquard
$5,500 Alyana Farms Small Pony Hunter division
$5,500 Reflection Farms Green Conformation Hunter division
$5,500 Moxie Equestrian Inc. Regular Conformation Hunter division
$5,500 Tara Management Amateur-Owner 18-35 Working Hunter division
$5,500 Kilkenny Amateur-Owner Over 35 Working Hunter division
$5,500 William Barlow Redfern Regular Working Hunter division
Zada Enterprises LLC Dressage at the National
Palm Beach Equine Clinic
Florida Coast Equipment
RV Sales of Broward
TICKETS: 561-793-JUMP, or visit http://www.stadiumjumping.com
ADMISSION: General Admission Tickets are available at the gate.
Adults: $10 Wednesday through Saturday (including $10 for Friday evening performance), Sunday- $15
Seniors/Children 13 and up: $7 all performances
Children 12 and under: Free
VIP SEATING: Box Seats Tickets may be purchased at the gate. (Limited availability)
Location: Internationale Arena
Prices: $25 every day (plus $25 for Friday evening performance), per person
Box of 4 seats for entire week, including Friday night: $500
Box Seats are available for purchase through Stadium Jumping, Inc.¬ Please call 800-237-8924 for more information.
VIP tables in The Diamond Horseshoe Club (located at the Internationale Arena):
Gold Member Front Row- $5000 for six seat table, luxury amenities provided for all performances including Friday evening.¬ Silver Member Second and Third Rows- $3500 for six seat table. Tables in The Diamond Horseshoe Club are available for purchase through Phelps Media Group, Inc. Please call 561-753-3389.
The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club is also the home of the Winter Equestrian Festival and the site of the first outdoor Nations Cup held in the United States. The competition areas include the 400' x 400' grass Internationale Arena, which is surrounded by bermed seating, chalets, and VIP areas; plus the Bertalan DeNemethy Arena and Grand Hunter Field, both with all weather footing. Amenities include the Diamond Horseshoe Club VIP area.
Approaching the show grounds from the Florida Turnpike, take Exit #93, Lake Worth Blvd., and travel west, crossing over 441. Travel five miles to South Shore Blvd., turn right on South Shore and proceed one mile to Pierson Road, then turn left at the light. Spectator Entrance is first left, on Equestrian Road. Approaching the show grounds from Interstate I-95, take Exit 49. Travel west on Forest Hill Blvd. 11 miles to South Shore Blvd. Turn left on South Shore and follow to Pierson Road. Turn right at the light on Pierson. Spectator Entrance is first left - Equestrian Road.
PARKING: Parking is free Wednesday through Sunday.
FOOD: A diverse menu of food and beverages is available at the vendor courtyard and at vendors around the Internationale Arena, and are open during show hours.
SHOPPING: The vendor courtyard and individual booths around the Internationale Arena offer equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings.
*Hampton Inn and Suites Wellington
2155 Wellington Green Drive, Wellington, FL 561-472-9696
*Hampton Inn at Emerald Dunes
2025 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 561-682-9990
*Hampton Inn Lake Worth
8205 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 561-472-5980
Use Enterprise Rent-a-Car for your car rental needs at the National Horse Show and Family Festival! Call 1-800-593-0505 and use the National Horse Show reference number 41W0080 for a discount.
PALM BEACH POLO EQUESTRIAN CLUB:
14440 Pierson Rd., Wellington, FL¬ 33414
STADIUM JUMPING, INC.: Corporate Office-
1301 Sixth Ave West, Suite 406, Bradenton, FL¬ 34205
NATIONAL HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, LTD
P.O. Box 386, Greenvale, NY¬ 11548
PHOTO CREDIT: Vendor Row at the National Horse Show in 2006. Photo (C) Alex Thomas/Phelps Media Group. This photo may be used free of charge only in relation to this press release.
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