McInerney of Chester, Rides Away with High Point Prestige Italia Saddle At Turf Tour

Kelly McInerney (right) with Nona Garson (center) and Sarah Scheiring receives her High Classic Prestige Saddle presentation. Credits: Equininum/The Ridge at Wellington

WELLINGTON, Fla. —The Ridge wrapped up its final week of Friday Night Lights and Turf Tour shows before heading back to their spring, summer, and fall base in Asbury, N.J.

The High Classic’s reserve champion rider and overall high point winner, Kelly McInerney, stole the show under the lights. She and Dinletto RK placed so well during the Friday evening series at Polo West their combined points could not be beat. U.S. Olympian and co-founder of The Ridge, Nona Garson presented McInerney and her trainer Sarah Scheiring with a brand new saddle from Prestige Italia in recognition of her spectacular efforts in the High Child Adult Classics.

McInerney, who is from Chester, N.J. and rides out of Chester Riding Club, said, “This is for sure the biggest thing I’ve ever won; I felt like my horse was with me every time I saw a distance, and showing under the lights was a great experience for both of us.” Both of the Friday Night Lights' Finale High and Low Classic winners were also presented with saddlepads from Success Equestrian.

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“Our goal with Friday Night Lights was to really make something special and unique for Child/Adult riders,” said Garson. “Riders at this level are the backbone of our sport and we need to support them. Prizes like this and opportunities to show, ride, and experience a new level of horsemanship help to provide a foundation of education and allow them to flourish.”

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