ROCKED ON
March 9, 2018!

Challenge of the Americas

Wellington, Florida

March 1, 2018

 

 

Williams Family Helps Friends Think Pink

 

George and Roberta Williams and daughter, Noel, go all in when it comes to supporting the Challenge of the Americas.

 

George and Noel are riders on two different teams competing in the March 9 Challenge of the Americas (COTA), Team Purina and Team Back on Track respectively. The teams, comprised of Grand Prix riders performing intricate freestyle quadrilles set to music, will take to the International Arena at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds to win bragging rights for their teams while raising funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through Play for P.I.N.K.

 

While George and Noel practice their patterns, Roberta Williams has been busy talking up the Challenge and persuading people to become Partners for Pink in support of the event.

 

Bob Stark and Hampton Meadows Farm

Bob Stark, owner of Hampton Meadows Farm, has never been to the Challenge but he’s proud to be a Partner for Pink this year. Noel Williams not only trains three of his horses, helps him with the sale of quality horses, and leases his barn in the winter, she is riding one of his horses in the competition. He supports Noel as well as the fight to end breast cancer since both he and his wife, Darla, lost their parents to cancer.

 

“Any form of cancer research is important to us,” he said. “We’ve known an awful lot of people who have had breast cancer and most of them are gone. We felt like this was a good opportunity. It’s not about me or about the horses. It’s about the event.”

 

Gardy Bloemers

Gardy Bloemers, a boutique wealth management advisor with Merrill Lynch, began coming to the Challenge five years ago. This is her second year supporting COTA. She boards and trains with George and Roberta Williams in Wellington, Florida.

 

“I’m always happy to support the Challenge because it’s both dressage and cancer research related,” Gardy said. She lost her grandmother to breast cancer. “Cancer touches so many people, whatever type of cancer it is.”

 

Gardy aligns her philanthropy with her passions–something she likes to do with her wealth management advisory practice. “Most of my clients have something in their lives they are passionate about,” she said. “It’s what unites us as humans.”

 

Janna Dresing

Janna and her daughter, Meredith, have never been to COTA or to Wellington, but they have been hearing about it for years from the Williams and Gardy. They will be attending their first Challenge of the Americas during Meredith’s spring break from Sweetbriar College as a Partner for Pink.

 

“Roberta has been talking my ear off about it for a while now and telling me about how fantastic it is,” Janna said. “I have a lot of friends who are survivors and the woman I am bringing with me is a survivor, my good friend Jeni Gafney.”

 

Jeni leases a horse from Wellington small animal veterinarian Kristy Lund.

 

Several years ago, Kristy heard about a Stage IV breast cancer survivor whose bucket list included earning her USDF Gold Medal. Kristy decided to lease her been-there-done-that Grand Prix horse to the woman, who is also a veterinarian. It was Jeni.

 

Both Kristy and Jeni earned the right to compete in November’s US Dressage Finals in Kentucky and they placed fifth and sixth in the Grand Prix Freestyle. Instead of going single file down the long side of the arena in the awards ceremony, they chose to hold hands riding side-by-side.

 

“It was symbolic,” Christy said. “She is so grateful for having that horse and she ended up going to CDIs at Dressage at Devon with it and it was her third year to go to finals. She went way beyond just getting that Gold Medal.”

 


Kristy Lund and Jeni Gaffney, a breast cancer survivor, celebrate their results at the US Dressage Finals.

 

 

To purchase VIP tickets for the Challenge of the Americas, CLICK HERE

 

 

COTA Sponsors

COTA Partners for Pink

COTA Fast Facts

 

When:

Friday, March 9, 2018

Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.

 

Where:

Global Dressage Festival

13500 Southshore Blvd

Wellington, Florida 33414

 

Beneficiaries:

Play for PINK:

playforpink.org

facebook.com/playforpink

 

Breast Cancer Research Foundation:

bcrf.org

facebook.com/TheBreastCancerResearchFoundation

 

Ticket and Sponsorship Information:

Mary Ross

M. Ross Consulting Inc

mary@mrossconsultinginc.com

 

 

GENERAL ADMISSIONGeneral admission tickets are $20.00 per person and available at the gate the night of the event.

 

News and Information:

Sue Weakley

dressagedetails.com

dressagedetails@gmail.com

 

© 2018 M. Ross Consulting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

No part of this site may be copied, downloaded or reproduced in any form without permission from M. Ross Consulting, Inc.

Challenge of the Americas

Wellington, Florida

March 1, 2018

 

 

Williams Family Helps Friends Think Pink

 

George and Roberta Williams and daughter, Noel, go all in when it comes to supporting the Challenge of the Americas.

 

George and Noel are riders on two different teams competing in the March 9 Challenge of the Americas (COTA), Team Purina and Team Back on Track respectively. The teams, comprised of Grand Prix riders performing intricate freestyle quadrilles set to music, will take to the International Arena at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds to win bragging rights for their teams while raising funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through Play for P.I.N.K.

 

While George and Noel practice their patterns, Roberta Williams has been busy talking up the Challenge and persuading people to become Partners for Pink in support of the event.

 

Bob Stark and Hampton Meadows Farm

Bob Stark, owner of Hampton Meadows Farm, has never been to the Challenge but he’s proud to be a Partner for Pink this year. Noel Williams not only trains three of his horses, helps him with the sale of quality horses, and leases his barn in the winter, she is riding one of his horses in the competition. He supports Noel as well as the fight to end breast cancer since both he and his wife, Darla, lost their parents to cancer.

 

“Any form of cancer research is important to us,” he said. “We’ve known an awful lot of people who have had breast cancer and most of them are gone. We felt like this was a good opportunity. It’s not about me or about the horses. It’s about the event.”

 

Gardy Bloemers

Gardy Bloemers, a boutique wealth management advisor with Merrill Lynch, began coming to the Challenge five years ago. This is her second year supporting COTA. She boards and trains with George and Roberta Williams in Wellington, Florida.

 

“I’m always happy to support the Challenge because it’s both dressage and cancer research related,” Gardy said. She lost her grandmother to breast cancer. “Cancer touches so many people, whatever type of cancer it is.”

 

Gardy aligns her philanthropy with her passions–something she likes to do with her wealth management advisory practice. “Most of my clients have something in their lives they are passionate about,” she said. “It’s what unites us as humans.”

 

Janna Dresing

Janna and her daughter, Meredith, have never been to COTA or to Wellington, but they have been hearing about it for years from the Williams and Gardy. They will be attending their first Challenge of the Americas during Meredith’s spring break from Sweetbriar College as a Partner for Pink.

 

“Roberta has been talking my ear off about it for a while now and telling me about how fantastic it is,” Janna said. “I have a lot of friends who are survivors and the woman I am bringing with me is a survivor, my good friend Jeni Gafney.”

 

Jeni leases a horse from Wellington small animal veterinarian Kristy Lund.

 

Several years ago, Kristy heard about a Stage IV breast cancer survivor whose bucket list included earning her USDF Gold Medal. Kristy decided to lease her been-there-done-that Grand Prix horse to the woman, who is also a veterinarian. It was Jeni.

 

Both Kristy and Jeni earned the right to compete in November’s US Dressage Finals in Kentucky and they placed fifth and sixth in the Grand Prix Freestyle. Instead of going single file down the long side of the arena in the awards ceremony, they chose to hold hands riding side-by-side.

 

“It was symbolic,” Christy said. “She is so grateful for having that horse and she ended up going to CDIs at Dressage at Devon with it and it was her third year to go to finals. She went way beyond just getting that Gold Medal.”

 


Kristy Lund and Jeni Gaffney, a breast cancer survivor, celebrate their results at the US Dressage Finals.

 

 

To purchase VIP tickets for the Challenge of the Americas, CLICK HERE

 

 

COTA Fast Facts

 

When:

Friday, March 9, 2018

Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.

 

Where:

Global Dressage Festival

13500 Southshore Blvd

Wellington, Florida 33414

 

Beneficiaries:

Play for PINK:

playforpink.org

facebook.com/playforpink

 

Breast Cancer Research Foundation:

bcrf.org

facebook.com/TheBreastCancerResearchFoundation

 

Ticket and Sponsorship Information:

Mary Ross

M. Ross Consulting Inc

mary@mrossconsultinginc.com

 

 

GENERAL ADMISSIONGeneral admission tickets are $20.00 per person and available at the gate the night of the event.

 

News and Information:

Sue Weakley

dressagedetails.com

dressagedetails@gmail.com

 

© 2018 M. Ross Consulting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

No part of this site may be copied, downloaded or reproduced in any form without permission from M. Ross Consulting, Inc.

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