WEF & Turf Tour Weekend Weather Delay Latest Updates

Inclement weather has forced the rescheduling of classes at the Winter Equestrian Festival and a change of venue for Turf Tour Week 3.

Wellington, Florida — The view from Palm Beach International Equestrian Center:

In a shocking twist…trust did not enjoy showing when the tornado siren started blaring….?????

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Just your everyday tornado warning

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Tornado warning guys…! Watch out! Florida is mad! ?

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Yikes! Here are the latest updates:

Winter Equestrian Festival Update: Show to Continue at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 17

Wellington, Florida – January 17, 2016, 6:15 a.m. – Equestrian Sport Productions announces that activities at the main grounds of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center are on hold due to the anticipated severe weather system approaching the area.

All competitors, trainers, grooms, and spectators are advised to stay home and wait for further news. The Wellington area is under a tornado watch until 8 a.m., and torrential rain and high winds are expected. The decision to put the safety of horses and people involved at the facility first is paramount.

The intense storms are expected to start at 7:15 a.m., so horse show management has currently decided to postpone the start of competition. The soonest start time for the show will be 10 a.m.

Schedules will be revised based upon a tentative 10 a.m. start time and posted as soon as possible at www.PBIEC.com.

Source: Jennifer Wood Media


Turf Tour Week 3 to be Hosted by the International Polo Club Due to Inclement Weather During Week 2

Wellington, Florida – January 16, 2016, 1:40 p.m. – With the fields of the International Polo Club closed and unusable thanks to Friday’s torrent of rain and wind, officials of the 2016 Turf Tour were forced to cancel Saturday’s rescheduled day of competition.

Despite being plagued by uncooperative weather, the Turf Tour series and its organizers and riders remain undaunted. Week 3, originally slated to be held at The Ridge at Wellington’s home farm, will instead be once again hosted by the International Polo Club on January 20th and 22nd, 2016.

For more information about The Ridge at Wellington, including a full prizelist, please go to www.theridgefarm.com. For up-to-date information, please follow The Ridge at Wellington on Facebook.

Source: Equinium Sports Marketing, LLC


Photo: Kim Ketcham/Equinium Sports Marketing, LLC