Joshua I. Manning
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The 45th annual Winter Equestrian Festival, which brings world-renowned hunter, jumper and equitation riders to Wellington International for 13 weeks each winter, is underway. We look at recent improvements to Wellington’s signature showgrounds, and profile just a few of the amazing riders who will be jumping for glory this season.
Also this issue, we preview the season at the Ridge at Wellington Groves, which offers a uniquely different horse show experience. Next, we meet Michelle Durpetti of Andiamo Farm, who mixes her love for horses with her hospitality business. Along the way, we check out the teams competing in the 2024 Gauntlet of Polo, take a peek at an amazing Versailles estate and check in with the ophthalmologists at the Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute.
Our Wellington Today column by Village Manager Jim Barnes focuses on the upcoming Black History Month Leaders Forum. Our year-long Wellington History feature series continues this month as longtime polo writer Y.A. Teitelbaum speaks with “Voice of Polo” Tony Coppola of The Tackeria on the early years of polo in Wellington. Finally, Wellington Table visits Meat N’ Bone, a discerning purveyor of high-quality meats that recently opened a boutique store in the Wellington Marketplace.
We will return next month with our Faces of Dressage issue. Until then, I urge you to take advantage of the amazing equestrian events happening across our community this time of year — and remember how lucky we are to be here in Wellington.
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