February 20, 2004 – Wellington, Florida – JustWorld International is pleased to announce
it will be hosting a class during the Winter Equestrian Festival in
Working 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.
Every 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.
“We 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.”
Following 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.
JustWorld 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.
JustWorld 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.
For further information on JustWorld International, please visit www.justworldinternational.org.