Wellington’s Everglades Dressage Stables Sold for $23 (€16.6) Million

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Everglades Dressage
Everglades Dressage

WELLINGTON, Florida, May 8, 2014–Everglades Dressage, a premier equestrian facility next to the Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds has been sold to Artemis Equestrian Farm that has bought horses to be ridden by Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, the American-born jumper rider for Germany.

Artemis Equestrian Farm was registered as a Florida corporation in March and is based in West Palm Beach.

Everglades was built by the late Norm Peslar and his wife, Rose, for their daughter Bethany to stable and train dressage horses on 14 acres (5.6Ha) in Grand Prix Village of Wellington. The state of the art facility includes a covered arena, outdoor arena and 18 box stalls.

The family has bought a smaller and more manageable farm elsewhere in the Grand Prix Farms complex that adjoins the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

Bethany, aged 32, has competed in dressage since 1996.

Meredith, married to Markus Beerbaum, has maintained close ties with the United States. Her longtime friend, Nancy Clark, owned the world class Shutterfly and Checkmate among other horses competed by Meredith. She has won three World Cup Finals, team and individual bronze at the 2006 World Equestrian Games and numerous other awards.

She also trains some top young American riders and spends most winters training and competing in Wellington.

Two horses owned by Artemis moved into Meredith’s German training center two weeks ago–9-year-old Swedish gelding Fibonacci (For Feeling x Corland) and 7-year-old French mare Tequila de Lile (Lucciano HN x Etna Paluelle).