West Palm Beach host to holiday horsefest
December 14, 2011 by James
The Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach , Florida was host to a Holiday Horsefest on Sunday December 11 with a free show that demonstrated the best of horse-jumping and racing, with majestic horses displaying their talents for equestrian fans and novices alike. Admission was free and was a preview for the upcoming festival of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center which begins in January.
Having had a successful first year with the event, the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center decided to run it for a second year and used printing services to create flyers and posters announcing the event by circulating this printed material throughout the West Palm Beach community. Both equestrian and non-equestrian fans were invited to attend.
The major event is the winter festival put on by the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and runs from January 11 through April 1 in Wellington. World-class competitions are held there every Saturday night with entrants vying for more than $25,000 in prize money. The Center has also been host to one of the mandatory Olympic trails and will hold them again from March 21st through the 25th and will also be a free event.
Sunday’s Horsefest held no remuneration for the riders and enabled riders to present their sport to those who lack familiarity with it. According to Brittni Raflowitz, aged 16 and living in Palm City, said the event has a more relaxed environment and enables those who might not otherwise get an opportunity to see the sport to watch expert equestrians in action. For them, she adds, it is more of a passion than a sport.