Brooke Bidgood for Equestrian Sport Productions
Wellington, FL - February 25, 2011 - The 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, which runs through April 3, is well into its seventh week of the winter season here in Wellington. While many hunter riders have seen success while competing at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, not many have seen as much success as Visse Wedell in the Roberto Coin Low Adult Hunters 2'6" Section A.
Wedell rode White Cap to the championship this week. Of the five weeks that Wedell has shown White Cap this year at the WEF, she has been champion all five times. Wedell's impressive record has led her to be a regular invite to the parade of champions on Sunday afternoons in the International Arena. She secured this week's championship by winning three classes and placing second in another class.
The reserve champion in the Roberto Coin Low Adult Hunters 2'6" Section A went to Milan. Mary Tyree rode Milan, a Dutch Warmblood gelding, for the First Partners Inc. Tyree secured the reserve championship by winning one class and placing fifth in another class.
|Visse Weddell and White Cap|
Wedell has multiple horses showing at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival this season. Among them are Spandau, a green working hunter, and Cloudline, who shows in the junior hunters. Wedell recently purchased Spandau and explained how happy she is with him. "He amazes us every week that he goes to horse show," she said. "He's one of the coolest horses I've ever seen."
As the weekend begins, the junior hunter riders and horses will compete to be the week 7 champions at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival.
For full results please visit www.showgroundslive.com or for more information, visit www.equestriansport.com.