The Fite Group Luxury Homes to Sponsor First Ever Arena Eventing Competition at the Central Park Horse Show

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2017) –  The Fite Group Luxury Homes, the market-leading luxury real estate firm in Palm Beach, is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Rolex Central Park Horse Show and their Saturday night U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing presented by The Fite Group Luxury Homes. This is the first time in history the Rolex Central Park Horse Show has included the Arena Eventing competition in the official show schedule.

“The Fite Group is excited to be part of this fast-paced, action-packed competition and look forward to expanding our name recognition beyond our home base in Palm Beach County,” said David Fite, founder and principal of The Fite Group Luxury Homes. “This sponsorship reinforces our position that we are a global luxury real estate firm. With our newly opened office in Wellington, Florida, located across from the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), we are now fully engaged to support the equestrian community with all their real estate needs."

The Saturday, September 23, U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing presented by The Fite Group Luxury Homes will feature an elite class of 24 top riders organized into twelve teams. Eight of rider are ranked within the top ten by the United States Eventing Association (USEA), and eight are Olympians. Oliver Townend, currently ranked sixth in the world, will make an appearance for the first time in Central Park for Great Britain, alongside the legendary William Fox-Pitt, who remains one of the most decorated event riders in history.

Arena Eventing has become a popular exhibition platform to showcase the sport of Eventing, one of the iconic equestrian disciplines featured at the Olympic games. The two-round competition will incorporate both show jumping and cross-country elements of the sport, as riders will contest a track set by renowned course designer Captain Mark Phillips. Riders who complete the first-round track under the time allowed without incurring any jumping penalties will move on to the final round of competition. 

The following rider teams are scheduled to compete in the 2017 Rolex Central Park Horse Show U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing presented by The Fite Group Luxury Homes Team Competition:

Australia
Dominic Schramm (AUS)/ Clayton Fredericks (AUS)
Ryan Wood (AUS)/ Kate Chadderton (AUS)

Canada
Selena O’Hanlon (CAN)/Jessica Phoenix (CAN)

Great Britain

William Fox-Pitt (GBR)/Oliver Townend (GBR)

USA
Phillip Dutton (USA)/Julie Richards (USA)
Hannah Sue Burnett (USA)/Holly Payne-Caravella (USA)
Boyd Martin (USA)/ Sharon White (USA)
Marilyn Little (USA)/ Sara Kozumplik-Murphy (USA)

Jennie Brannigan (USA)/Caroline Martin (USA)
Will Coleman (USA)/Matt Brown (USA)
Buck Davidson (USA)/Lynn Symansky (USA)
Doug Payne (USA)/Erin Sylvester (USA)

 

The Rolex Central Park Horse Show is in its fourth year of operation and will feature U.S. Open competition for the Arabian, Show Jumping, and Hunter disciplines, as well as host the immensely popular Central Park Family Day presented by Mars, Incorporated on Sunday, September 24.

 

About The Fite Group:

For almost a decade, The Fite Group Luxury Homes ERA Powered has represented buyers and sellers of luxury properties throughout the Palm Beaches. With four offices and nearly 120 agents, the firm has completed more than $3.5 billion in sales since its founding by tapping into the team’s exceptional local knowledge and unparalleled committed to providing the highest levels of service.  A market leading boutique firm with global capabilities, The Fite Group Luxury Homes is known for prioritizing relationships over transactions and people over properties. Their strong local brand distinguishes The Fite Group in the markets they serve while a vast global referral and distribution network provides even greater value to their clients. Headquartered on Palm Beach island, the firm has additional offices in Wellington, Delray Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens. For more information visit www.FiteGroup.com.

 

About Rolex Central Park Horse Show:


Originally launched in September 2014, Rolex Central Park Horse Show is the first-ever outdoor, multi-day equestrian sporting event in New York City, showcasing some of the best show jumpers and dressage riders in the world as they vie for top prizes against a backdrop of skyscrapers in one of the world’s most iconic venues. As the event founder, Mark Bellissimo is the CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions and International Equestrian Group LLC; Managing Partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners (WEF), Tryon Equestrian Partners and Colorado Equestrian Partners; and Publisher of The Chronicle of The Horse magazine. The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will feature five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, ranging from Arabians and Dressage to Hunters and Show Jumping. For more information, visit www.centralparkhorseshow.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/CPhorseshow and follow @cphorseshow on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Contact:

David Fite / The Fite Group Luxury Homes dfite@fitegroup.com

Nadine Fite / The Fite Group Luxury Homes nfite@fitegroup.com