Articles: Press Release
Ellen Toon and Invincible Score Championship
at Bainbridge Companies WEF Week Four
Ellen Toon were champions in the Amateur-Owner Over 35 Hunters at week 4 of
WEF. Photo © 2009 Rebecca Walton/PMG.
Jennifer Wood of
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
at (561) 753-3389 or at email@example.com
Wellington, FL - February 3,
2009 - It was another good week for JT Farm at the FTI Winter Equestrian
Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.
JT Farm, led by trainer Jimmy Toon, is based in South Salem,
NY, and Wellington,
This week, it was Ellen Toon
and her very successful mount
Invincible who brought
home the championship. They won in the Amateur-Owner Over 35 Hunter division, a
division in which they dominated last year and won the WEF Circuit
Toon and Invincible finished
with two first place ribbons on the first day, including a win in the handy
hunter class. They added a second and a seventh for the tricolor. "He was very
good on the first day, and just a hard rub in the second class on the second
day," Toon explained.
Despite the cool and windy
weather, the nine-year-old veteran campaigner was a solid performer. "He just
does his job," Toon said. "He doesn't look for excuses. We didn't prepare him
any differently; he's just easy."
Toon and her husband, along
with trainer Rodney Bross, have made a good plan for her to compete with her
two top horses, Invincible and Attache. "I think riding two horses helps my
riding, but it is nice to be able to ride one a week and have the other rest,"
Toon will show Attache, who
earned top ribbons in week three, during week five of WEF, while both horses
will compete in the highlight hunter show the following week.
Other JT Farm riders were
also successful. Silas V, owned by Brianne Link, finished second and third in
the Non-Thoroughbred 3'3" Hunters with Jimmy Toon. With Link, he won in the
Children's Hunter 14 & Under division. Link rode her pony Tallyman to
second, fourth, and eighth place ribbons in the Pony Jumpers. Link and Tallyman
also had two fourth place finishes during week three, and Link was fourth in
the THIS National Children's Medal.
In the equitation ring,
Carolyn Lichtenberg rode JT Farm's I-Toon to eighth place in the ASPCA Maclay
class. Taylor Kain, who finished third last week in the USEF Medal class with
JT Farm's Cayero, had a new mount this week. She rode Charlie Brown, another JT
Farm horse, to eighth place in the WIHS hunter phase. This was Charlie Brown's
first time competing in the equitation divisions. Both horses are offered for
sale as top equitation mounts.
At JT Farm, riders of all
levels are welcome and are afforded the very best training by a staff of
experienced, caring professionals who are committed to excellence in the show
ring in equitation, hunters and jumpers. For more information on JT Farm and to
learn more about their wide range of quality sale horses, please visit www.jtfarm.com.
JT Farm will compete next
week at WEF on February 7-11, 2009.