Originally published on December 30, 2015 by Jump Media


Wellington, Florida – Equis Boutique will sponsor the Best Presented Horse Award at the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) held January 13 to April 3 in Wellington, FL.

Equis Boutique is celebrating its one-year anniversary by returning to the Winter Equestrian Festival as a vendor. With its return comes the sponsorship of the new Best Presented Horse Award, to be given to the best turned-out horse that is presented by its rider at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Horse Inspection. Of the 12 weeks of competition offered at the Winter Equestrian Festival, 11 are FEI-sanctioned, requiring an FEI Horse Inspection prior to the start of each week’s competition.

Equis Boutique will honor one horse and rider with the Best Presented Horse Award each week beginning with WEF 2, scheduled for January 20-24, which is rated as a CSI2* by the FEI. At the weekly FEI Horse Inspection, the ground jury will evaluate turn-out to determine the Best Presented Horse. Each winner will receive a commemorative plaque in recognition of the honor, as well as a collection of products from Equis Boutique partner brands.

Irma Rubesa of Equis presents Candice King with Best Presented Horse honors earlier this year.

Irma Rubesa of Equis presents Candice King with
Best Presented Horse honors earlier this year.

“One of our top goals is to always heighten the level of competition at WEF,” said Michael Stone, President of Equestrian Sport Productions. “Equis Boutique is contributing to that effort by adding prestige to the FEI Horse Inspection and the WEF CSI experience in general. Any effort to raise the bar within U.S. show jumping is welcome at our horse shows.”

In addition to sponsoring the Best Presented Horse Award, Equis Boutique will also sponsor the Children’s Jumper 15-17 Division each week during the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival.

On-site throughout the duration of WEF, Equis Boutique rises above the ordinary tack store to offer a shopping experience for the discerning equestrian, and carries the most luxurious equine apparel for both horse and rider. Equis Boutique carries some of the sport’s most popular brands including Parlanti, Manfredi, Kentucky Horsewear, Dy’on, KASK riding helmets of Italy, Kingsland Equestrian, Anna Scarpati and Just World International merchandise. In addition, Equis Boutique stocks a large variety of specialty imported bits, as well as official FEI merchandise.