Joshua I. Manning
senior graphic designer
M. Dennis Taylor
2019 Adequan Global Dressage
Festival Brings Top Dressage Competition To Wellington
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Wellington The Magazine welcomes back the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, held at the iconic Equestrian Village site of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The 2019 circuit once again features top horse and rider combinations from around the world. Not only do we present an overview of the AGDF circuit this issue, but we also highlight some of the greatest dressage riders in our annual Faces of Dressage feature section.
Featured on our front cover and profiled this issue, the future is bright for elite dressage star Kasey Perry-Glass and her 16-year-old bay gelding Dublet. After helping the U.S. team capture the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Perry-Glass and Dublet continued their ascent as a member of the World Equestrian Games silver medal squad last fall in Tryon, N.C. We also visit with Wellington’s Ebeling family — Amy, Jan and son Ben. They are well-known on the dressage circuit, and if Ben has anything to do with it, on the show jumping circuit as well. Also profiled this month is Noreen O’Sullivan, the longtime visionary leader behind the Gold Coast Dressage Association, which is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary.
Also this issue, we chat with renowned trainer and judge Susie Humes, who recently launched “The Winning Edge,” an online educational tool that grants exclusive access to judging critique and advice from Humes and others. Meanwhile, thanks to the team of experts at the Palm Beach Equine Clinic, the horses at the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center are always kept at their healthy best. Turning to equestrian real estate, we profile the new Keller Williams Luxury International Team, which includes Karen Allen, Adrienne Carruthers, Paula Castro, Jennifer Drahan, Sophie Ghedin, Hadar Goldberg, Bill and Jody Jorgensen, Marcia Lichtenwalner, Anna Niehaus, Maria Raspanti, Luis Rodriguez, Robert Ross, Heather Suarez and Nappy Tranter.
Wellington Professional this month visits with J.P. Varvarigos, a third-generation florist who runs longtime local business Wellington Florist. Our Team Wellington series continues with a profile of Wellington Utilities Director Shannon LaRocque, who brings decades of experience to the position. Wellington Real Estate sits down with Silvia Garcia of Lang Realty, a longtime Wellington resident who has embarked on a real estate career after decades of work in the insurance industry, while Wellington Health interviews periodontist and implant surgeon Dr. J’Nelle Delica of Delicate Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Wellington Home tours a charming residence in the Wellington’s Edge neighborhood that overlooks a natural preserve. Finally, Wellington Table samples the fare at the newly revamped Hurricane Dockside Grill in the Marketplace at Wycliffe. Formerly known as Hurricane Grill & Wings, the restaurant has been transformed with a new flair as a “Fun Florida Fish House.”
As we go to press, we would like to acknowledge all of our many community partners, loyal advertisers, dedicated staff and all of those involved in creating the wonderful equestrian industry that is growing and thriving in our little village called Wellington!
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