Hundreds of equestrian athletes, coaches and avid spectators celebrated the opening of the new Wellington Equestrian Mall in Palm Beach County, Florida last night. This novel 7,000 square foot mall features high end gifts, accessories and antiques designed for equestrian sports complexes, country clubs and their patrons.
There are three anchor tenants in the all new equestrian mall. Wellington & Company Antiques specializes in equestrian antiques and sporting art. Van Dell Jewelers presents its stores as the first choice for dazzling collection of equestrian jewelry. The Chisholm Gallery has been a leading international dealer of polo and sporting art for over three decades, offering both historic and contemporary works of art.
Chisholm Gallery owner Jeanne Chisholm reported that dozens of distinguished riders and polo players made the gala opening a festive community event. Attention focused on three dressage event paintings by Jan Lukens and art of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad by Isabella Monari. Patrons inaugurated the new gallery venue with purchases of illustration art.
Mason Phelps Junior, a veteran of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team, organized the event and outreach to the equestrian enthusiast community. This covers a large area from Alaska to Argentina and much of Europe and the middle-East that congregates in the Palm Beach area in late January for a series of events. Last Saturday, January 19, show jumping champion Reed Kessler won the Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix. From today through Sunday, the World Dressage Masters Palm Beach is taking place at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.