|In addition to the Gucci Paris Masters this week, G&C Farm is also sponsoring the $33,000 G&C Farm 1.45m class at the Holiday and Horses Show at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).Looking Ahead to 2013 Sponsorship
G&C Farm continues their sponsorship at PBIEC in 2013 at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). They are the sponsor of the 1.45m Jumper division throughout the 12-week circuit, and many of those classes offer ROLEX FEI ranking points for riders and increased prize money.
They are the weekly sponsor during the CSIO week 8 of the FTI WEF, which includes the presenting sponsorship of the $75,000 FEI Nations Cup on Friday, March 1, and the title sponsorship of the $35,000 Puissance on Saturday, March 2.
“Our sponsorship at the FTI WEF is our most intensive,” said Mirabal. “We are proud to be a part of the best horse show in the United States.”
G&C Farm is a major sponsor at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival.
The Mirabals are shown here in a presentation last year with ringmaster Cliff Haines
and Equestrian Sport Productions CEO Mark Bellissimo. Photo © Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com.
|G&C Farm will also be the presenting sponsor of the 41st Gene Mische American Invitational, held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, on April 6. The American Invitational is one of the most esteemed events on the show jumping circuit in the United States, and G&C Farm enjoys helping keep the tradition of this event alive.2013 will be the fourth year that the $50,000 G&C Farm Rider’s Cup will be offered at the Spruce Meadows summer tournaments. G&C Farm created the $50,000 G&C Farm Rider Cup in 2010 to honor the top FEI level show jumpers during the summer series at Spruce Meadows. The award is calculated through accumulated points given to riders who compete in eligible competitions at the 1.50m and 1.60m divisions during the Summer Series. The top three athletes accruing the most G&C Farm Riders’ Cup Series Points at the “National”, “Continental”, “Canada One”, and “North American” Tournaments will be awarded the 2013 Championship Bonus on the final day of the “North American” Tournament.
Expanding their sponsorship reach in 2013 will include events in the Mirabals’ native country of Venezuela. G&C Farm has been sponsoring in the Central and South American regions for many years, and this coming year will include two horse shows in Venezuela.
Continuing Excellence in Competition
G&C Farm has been sponsoring up-and-coming grand prix riders Luis Fernando Larrazabal and Mark Bluman and they have had success at shows across the country this summer including victories in Vermont, Saugerties, Lake Placid, and Upperville. The G&C Farm riders are training with Helio and Rodrigo Pessoa and will be riding at the grand prix level at events in 2013.
Mark Bluman and Luis Fernando Larrazabal
with Gustavo and Carolina Mirabal. Photo © Erin Gilmore
|Two new horses have joined the string at G&C Farm as well. Pessoa said, “We have been looking for several months for good young prospects. The focus has been on securing the best young ones that we could find, and we came across two we really liked. I think they’ll be a great addition to the string.”G&C Carmela, a six-year-old mare by Indoctro, is “really special, careful, with a lot of blood and potential,” Pessoa described. G&C Consigliere, a seven-year-old gelding by Cavalier, will compete with Pessoa this winter, along with G&C Atlanta, who performed well in the 6 Year Old Young Jumper classes in Europe this summer.
Pessoa said, “I’m really excited to start competing in Florida and hopefully these young horses will be good winners for the farm.”
G&C La Gran and G&C Quick Star, two seasoned grand prix horses, will also be returning to the show ring. “I’ll be competing these two in Florida apart from the Double H Farm horses, which are my main horses in the big classes. They are my primary owner with horses of more experience,” Pessoa explained. Along with HH Rebozo, HH Ashley, and HH Let’s Fly, Pessoa will also have two top performers returning in HH Ciske and HH Rufus.
G&C Farm is excited for the 2013 season to help support the sport of show jumping along with their talented horses and riders.
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G&C Farm brings exceptional horses and top jumper riders to the highest levels of competition. Their state-of-the-art, full-service facility is located in Wellington, FL.
The vision of G&C Farm is to improve the instruction and training of their top jumper riders and horses in order to seek a place at all high level tournaments and top competitions, including the World Equestrian Games and Olympic Games. G&C Farm sponsors Olympic gold medalist Rodrigo Pessoa, as well as other up-and-coming riders. Passion. Pride. Escuderia. G&C Farm.
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