Jacksonville, FL- May 6, 2012- The Southeast Medal Finals is pleased to announce the event will be a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). The First Annual Southeast Medal Finals will take place on September 21-23, 2012 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. Highlights include the Southeast Junior 3’ Medal Finals and the Southeast Adult 3’ Medal Finals, the Region Three ASPCA Maclay Regionals.
WWP was founded by several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and transition back to civilian life.
Tens of thousands of Wounded Warriors and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.
WWP’s mission is to honor and empower wounded veterans. The organization raises awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, helps injured service members aid and assist each other and provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. Their vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.
“We are so proud to support this great organization at our first Southeast Medal Finals,” shared show organizer, James Lala. “It is an honor to help our country’s wounded warriors.”
Donations are now being accepted for silent auction prizes at an event planned for September 22nd at the Southeast Medal Finals. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Wounded Warrior Project.
Southeast Medal Finals is hosted by one of the premier equestrian facilities on the east coast, the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. It is centrally located for USHJA Zone 4 and Region 3 competitors. The complex includes a network of adjacent trails, available to explore and enjoy for a casual hack during horse show down times.
Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:
WHAT: The Southeast Medal Finals will be a new indoor hunter, jumper and equitation horse show attracting the top riders from USHJA Zone 4 and beyond.
• Hunter and Equitation Judges: Kip Rosenthal, John Roper, and Brian Lenehan
• Jumper Judges: Allen Rheinheimer and Fred Brown
• Course Designer: Allen Rheinheimer and Joe Carnicom
• Banners: 20 Eight Foot Banners to Hang in Ring
• Parties: Welcome Party, Jumper Cocktail Party, Maclay Breakfast
• Program Ads: Full Color, Full Page – Business Card Size
• Tables: 20 VP Tables for Six with full service
• Prize Money: Adult and Children’s Jumper Championships
• Cooler Sponsors: 10 Coolers Awarded to Championship Winners
• Grooms Award
Coming Into Florida From The North:
Take I-95 SOUTH to 295 SOUTH, 14.5 miles to Interstate 10 WEST, 4.8 miles to Cecil Commerce Parkway, exit #350. Turn right off the ramp, go 3.6 miles and turn right on Normandy Blvd. (State Road 228). The Jacksonville Equestrian Center is located 2.5 miles on the right hand side of Normandy Blvd.
Coming North From South Florida:
Take I-95 NORTH to 295 NORTH, 15.6 miles to the 103rd Street (State Road 134) Exit 16. Turn left off the ramp, go 7.8 miles and turn right on New World Ave. Go one block and turn left on Normandy Blvd. (State Road 228). The Jacksonville Equestrian Center is 1 mile on the right hand side of Normandy Blvd.
Coming Into Florida From The West:
Take Interstate 10 EAST to the Cecil Commerce Parkway (exit #350). Turn left off the ramp, go 3.6 miles and turn right on Normandy Blvd. (State Road 228). The Jacksonville Equestrian Center is located 2.5 miles on the right hand side of Normandy Blvd.
Coming From The Ocala Area:
Take US 27 NORTH to US 301. Keep straight onto US 301, 22.5 miles. Turn right onto US 301 NORTH, 51.3 miles, turn right onto Normandy Blvd. (State Road 228). The Jacksonville Equestrian Center is located 6.6 miles on the left hand side of Normandy Blvd.
Coming South On Us 301 Into Florida:
10.8 miles to Callahan, Fl. and turn right on US 301 SOUTH to Baldwin, Fl., 20 miles, and turn right to stay on US 301 SOUTH. Go 1 mile and turn left to stay on US 301 SOUTH. Go 6.4 miles and turn left onto Normandy Blvd. (State Road 228). The Jacksonville Equestrian Center is located 7.3 miles on the left hand side of Normandy Blvd.