Farms To Sponsor Grand Prix Conformation Jumper Award
Wellington, FL -January 22, 2010–
Highlife Farms , home to world-class sport horses and one of the country’s most prominent breeding farms, will be sponsoring a Grand Prix Conformation Jumper Award during the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. The world-class show circuit, held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, attracts top horses, riders and trainers from around the world.
“Kenny and I are thrilled to be sponsoring the Conformation Jumper award at WEF. It has long been considered one of the most prestigious shows in the country and we are pleased to be part of it,” said Joan Sims, who, along with her husband, Kenny, owns the Orlando based Highlife Farms.
Highlife Farms will present the Conformation Jumper award during six of WEF’s shows. The Winter Equestrian Festival runs through April 4 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, and features 5.5 million in total prize money. The show draws top competitors from all around the world and features a $500,000 FTI Final Grand Prix, Battle of the Sexes, $50,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA Hunter Derby, $25,000 Young Riders Grand Prix, USEF WEG Trials, AHJF/WCHR Hunter Spectacular and CN Nations Cup.
Highlife Farms is home to many world-class show horses, including the Grand Prix jumper Prezioso OLD (Pilox), an Oldenburg approved jumper stallion ridden by Olympian Lauren Hough. “Prezioso S is athletic and has a sound mind. Prezioso’s sire is Pilox, who stands at our farm. Pilox’s sire is the well known Westphalian foundation stallion Pilot,” Sims said. “We recently learned the good news that Lauren and Prezioso have been accepted to compete at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
Highlife Farms is committed to supporting the equestrian community, and in addition to sponsoring the Grand Prix Conformation Jumper award they are also sponsoring the Highlife Cup at dressage shows in South Florida during the winter show circuit.
For more information on Highlife Farms, visit their website at www.highlifefarms.com.
For more information on the Winter Equestrian Festival, visit their website at www.equestriansport.com