2018 Winter Equestrian Festival - January 10 - April 1, 2018 - 72
HOLLOW CREEK FARM RETURNS
To Sponsor 1.50m Championship Classic
Long-time Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) supporter
Hollow Creek Farm has made the move to sponsor the
1.50m Championship Jumper Classic Series for the 2018
First partnering with WEF six years ago to bring the
innovative Children, Junior and Young Rider Nations'
Cups to Wellington for the first time, Hollow Creek
Farm has continued to grow its support over the
years. The presenting sponsor of the Under 25 Grand
Prix Series last year, Hollow Creek moves further into
the international spotlight by presenting the 1.50m
Championship Jumper Classic Series in 2018.
Hollow Creek Farm's own Emanuel Andrade is a regular
competitor in the Series, which runs over 11 consecutive
weeks at the WEF. At only 21 years of age, Andrade
has already successfully represented his home nation
of Venezuela in Olympic, World Equestrian Games, and
Pan American Games competition.
"Like we did with the Nations Cup and Under 25 events,
we are always trying to find ways to help make the
2018 WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
classes more important and high-profile," said Andrade.
"We want to help give opportunities to riders, and feel
that the 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic Series
offers prize money, variety, and an opportunity to
showcase good riders and good horses in our sport."
The 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic classes will
take place in three different settings during the 2018
season, with events held at the Equestrian Village and
on the grass Derby Field in addition to the traditional
International Arena at the Palm Beach International
Equestrian Center. The final event in the series, the
$132,000 Hollow Creek Farm 1.50m Championship
Classic Final, will take place under the lights on
Saturday evening, March 24.
"The Winter Equestrian Festival is very competitive,"
said Andrade, who earned back-to-back Leading
Jumper Rider titles at WEF in 2013 and 2014. "Everyone
brings their best horses, and it's very hard to place, let
alone win. We are proud to support the best of the best
in our sport."