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Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon Slated for Saturday, March 24, 2007 Attracts Top Athletes and Sponsors

Limited seating and VIP tables are still available for purchase

Wellington, FL – March 21, 2007– The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ has teams comprised of some of the best athletes that polo, dressage and show jumping have to offer. The event will occur at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club on March 24, 2007.

There will be four teams competing in this year’s event. The first team is sponsored by Zada Enterprises and Joe Zada. The team consists of Lauren Sammis (dressage), Robert Ross (jumping) and John Gobin (polo).

Defending champions, FarmVet.Com and Christian Currey are looking very strong again in 2007. Currey will compete as the jumper rider, Kathy Brown as the polo rider and Darren Graziano as the dressage rider. Some celebrity coaches will be assisting team FarmVet.com to help them keep their winning edge. Ashley Holzer (dressage), Julian Hipwood (polo) and the famous Seaweed (jumping) will lend their expertise.

R.V. Sales of Broward and Gigi Stetler sponsor team three with Bent Jensen (dressage), Chris Nevins (polo) and Olympian Nona Garson (jumping) as teammates. Stetler, a long time supporter of the event and the Equestrian Aid Foundation, will also serve as team coach.

Team number four is sponsored by Dutta Transport, Alice Lawaetz and Tim Dutta.

Kim Prince and Kevin Turner will be coaching this athletic team comprised of Kris Kampsen (polo), Georgina Bloomberg (jumping) and Susan Dutta (dressage).

Along with the talented athletes, the Chef d’Equipes for this year’s event are second to none. Olympian and head of the Equestrian Aid Foundation, Robert Dover, will be on hand to advise teams on strategy as will grand prix rider and trainer, Michelle Grubb.

Ronnie Beard, who is the founder of the Developing Riders Tour, and Tony Coppola, owner of the Tackeria and voice of the Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™, will also advise the athletes on how best to win this year’s heated competition.

The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ is scheduled to run during the Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic CDI-W CDIY on Saturday, March 24, 2007. It will be held during a break week for hunter and jumper riders between the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington and the two weeks of competition in Tampa, FL.

The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ raises money for the Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF). EAF'S mission is to build a membership-based organization to assist anyone in the equestrian world suffering from life threatening illness or victims of catastrophic accidents and injuries by providing direct financial support for their medical and other basic needs. Their pledge is to treat clients with dignity and respect while promising their members the highest level of fiduciary responsibilities with their dues and donations.

If you have any special silent auction items that you would like to donate, please email Debbie Perdomo at dixiefla2@aol.com.

The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ has become the premier equestrian and social event during the Winter Equestrian Festival. It hosts some of the most successful equestrians in the world, including past Olympians and is appropriate for spectators of all ages. The social scene is always in high gear at this unique venue. This year, the featured VIP tent will be sponsored by LaPeche Café and Catering, with more than two hundred attendees expected.



2007 SIDELINES EQUESTRIAN TRIATHLON™ FAST FACTS

Event: Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ – March 24, 2007

Where: Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. Grand Prix Field.

What: The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ raises money for Equestrian Aid, a foundation dedicated to helping all equestrians in their time of need. Last year’s event raised over $100,000. With the continued support of established sponsors and the addition of some new faces, we hope to raise this number significantly each season.

Highlights: There will be four teams with three top equestrian athletes, each composed of one polo player, one dressage rider and one jumper rider. The competition is run in three phases, and the expert of each sport does not compete in his specialty.

The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ has been a positive influence in our community and has forged some very solid friendships and created appreciation for horses and riders across the borders of the jumper, dressage and polo worlds.

Hours:

1:00 p.m. Gate opens

2:00 PB Sheriffs Posse Parade with all riders and horses

2:15 Dressage tests to music

(8 riders at 3 minutes)

2:45 Jumpers (60 second rounds)

(8 riders at 2-3 minutes)

3:15 Polo (4 chukkers at 5 minutes)

5:00 Awards presentation in VIP tent

5:30 Live Rider Auction

(Silent Auction throughout the day)

6:00 LaPeche Café and Catering dinner served in the VIP tent

General Admission: $10.00 Grandstand seating

Tickets may only be purchased by calling the EAF offices 1-800-792-6068 or purchased at the event.

VIP Seating: Dinner and cocktails are served on Saturday during and after the competition. Individual seats can be purchased for $175.00 in the VIP tent, which includes the live auction and dinner.

VIP Tables: VIP Tables (seats 8) in the front row are $1,200.00. Second row tables are $1,000.00, and third row are $900.00. Tickets are available by calling the EAF offices at 1-800-792-6068.

Parking: Free

Great Event – Great Cause – Great Time!

Put us on your calendar and call for reservations 1-800-792-6068

Photo Credit: Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon logo, courtesy of artist.

 

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