International to Host Competition During CSIO Wellington
Florida JustWorld International is pleased to announce that
it will be hosting a class during the Winter Equestrian Festival
in Wellington, FL.
in partnership with the organizers of the Winter Equestrian Festival,
Stadium Jumping, Inc., JustWorld International will be supporting
the 1.50 meter competition held on Saturday, March 13, 2004, during
the CSIO United States Cosequin Finale. This week of competition
sees the top riders in the world competing in the Internationale
Arena and several countries designate this event to act as their
Olympic Selection Trials. The CSIO also includes the $50,000 Samsung
Nations Cup, Presented by CN, on Friday, March 12, in which nine
countries are expected to compete.
competitor in the Jump for a Just World event on Saturday,
March 13, will be given a JustWorld t-shirt and are encouraged to
donate a portion of their prize money to JustWorld International.
JustWorld International will be donating a cooler and a trophy that
will be presented to the winner by JustWorld International Executive
Director, Jessica Newman.
are hosting this event, which will see the top international riders
in the world competing, in an effort to raise awareness and educate
the equestrian community about the important work that JustWorld
International is doing, says Newman, a former grand prix rider
who was encouraged to start JustWorld International following her
experience working with street children in Honduras. Plans
to host more Jump for a Just World events in the future
are already underway, and we felt it was important to introduce
the concept to the international riders here in Wellington prior
to launching the concept in Europe this summer. Special thanks go
to Gene Mische of Stadium Jumping for believing in our cause and
allowing us the opportunity to raise the profile of JustWorld International
through his world-class event.
the competition, a reception will be held in honour of the international
riders, trainers, owners and sponsors participating in the CSIO.
This by invitational only event will be held from 6
to 8 p.m. at Belle Herbe Farm in Grand Prix Village.
International held its first fundraising event, a Jump for
a Just World Training Show, on Saturday, January 24, 2004.
Hosted by Belle Herbe Farm, the event raised over $97,000 in support
of JustWorld International, a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization
founded in 2002 to prepare and empower students to become visionary
leaders and work for social justice.
International offers fellowship programs for students from around
the globe to learn leadership skills, the tools that they can use
to make a positive difference in the world. With seven project sites
already located in such underprivileged nations as Cambodia, Rwanda
and Chile and several other project sites awaiting funding, students
have the opportunity to work for change in a wide variety of environments
on behalf of JustWorld International.
further information on JustWorld International, please visit www.justworldinternational.org