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GGT-Footing Grand Prix Series Returns in 2016 and Expands to 14 Grand Prix Events

West Palms Events is pleased to announce that our hugely popular GGT-Footing Grand Prix Series is returning for 2016. This season, we have expanded our GGT Series to feature 14 Grand Prix events including our newest venue, the LA Equestrian Center. We would like to thank our wonderful sponsor, GGT-Footing on their continued support in the 2016 show seasonRead More

Exclusive Interview: How Does Robert Mendoza of Bannockburn Farm LLC Pick His Next Top Horse?

Robert Mendoza is the head trainer at Bannockburn Farm LLC. He is multitalented in all aspects of horse training, Robert is gifted in starting youngsters across multiple disciplines as well as taking the more experienced horse to achieve its maximum potential in the jumper arena. With this experience in mind we picked Robert to be our next interviewee and asked him to share some of his expertise with us when it comes to training and finding his next top horseRead More

This Bud's for Brennan and Sun Tzu! Winners of the $35,000 Budweiser Grand Prix!

(GULFPORT, MS) - The sunny, blue skies and warm temperatures returned to the Gulf Coast Winter Classic, just in time for yesterday's $35,000 Budweiser Grand PrixRead More

Farmer Pilots Baltimore to First Derby Win at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic!

(GULFPORT, MS) - Rain or shine, the show must go on!  Despite less than ideal weather conditions after four consecutive weeks of sunny skies, the $77,700 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Brook Ledge Horse Transportation, took place in the Main Hunter Ring and saw 29 entries compete for the second largest international Hunter Derby purse offered in the country this year. The rain delayed the start but riders were able to relax in the Legend Lounge and enjoy a breakfast sponsored by Loretta Patterson and Accolade Farms.

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Reed Kessler and Cylana Victorious in $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9

(WELLINGTON, FL) - March 10, 2016 - Week nine of the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), sponsored by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, continued on Thursday with a win for Reed Kessler (USA) and Cylana in the $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL. It was Kessler and Cylana's second win of the series in 2016 after also topping the $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 5.

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Shane Sweetnam and Cyklon 1083 Dash to Victory in $35,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m Classic to Start WEF 9

(WELLINGTON, FL) - March 9, 2016 - Week nine of the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), sponsored by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, began Wednesday morning at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, with a win for Ireland's Shane Sweetnam and Cyklon 1083 in the $35,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m Jumper Classic.

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Canterbury Farm Kicks Off 2016 Show Season with Top Ribbons in Florida

(HAMPSHIRE, IL) - Canterbury Farm, of Hampshire, IL, is currently in the midst of ten weeks of competition at the 2016 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. The team, led by trainers Greg Franklin and Caitlyn Shiels, has already received many top ribbons throughout the first six weeks of competition, and looks forward to continuing their success through the second half of the tour in Ocala, FL, through its conclusion on March 27.

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Australia's Matt Williams Highlights CSIO Week in Wellington for Wyndmont Inc.

(WELLINGTON, FL) - March 7, 2016 - During Week Eight of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), the international riders took center stage for the CSIO/Nations Cup events. Leading the way for Wyndmont Inc. was Australia's Matt Williams who captured top finishes in three of the FEI events, including third place in Sunday's $216,000 CSIO4* Grand Prix with Valinski S.

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