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$125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 Will Conclude Friday at 8 a.m.

RELEASE: March 6, 2014
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Wellington, Fla.
- The 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) hosted its $125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 on Thursday with 89 entries and 23 jumping clear to advance to the jump-off. Unfortunately, only ten of the jump-off entries were able to complete their rounds before a severe storm blew through the show grounds. The remaining 13 entries will compete at 8 a.m. Friday morning to determine the winner. Please visit http://showgroundslive.com/esp/showschedule/List/showid/15715/date/2014-03-07 for an updated schedule for all rings on Friday.

Earlier on Thursday, an $8,000 G&C Farm 1.45m jump-off class was held with another win for USA's Laura Chapot. She won the class on Quointreau un Prince, owned by Chapot and McLain Ward. Beezie Madden (USA) finished second with Abigail Wexner's Breitling LS.

FTI WEF week nine, sponsored by The Bainbridge Companies, continues through Sunday, March 9. Friday will feature the $34,000 G&C Farm 1.45m in the afternoon as well as the $25,000 Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Semi-Final Friday night. The $280,000 FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix CSI-W 4*, presented by The Bainbridge Companies, will be the highlight on Saturday night and the $84,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic will be held on Sunday. The FTI WEF, held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, features 12 weeks of world-class competition through March 30, awarding $8 million in prize money.

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