Martha Jolicoeur Celebrates 10 Years of Honoring Leading Lady Riders at Winter Equestrian Festival

January 3, 2020 - Wellington, FL

Amanda Derbyshire (GBR), pictured aboard Roulette BH, was named the Martha Jolicoeur Overall Leading Lady Rider for 2019 after winning back-to-back titles during WEF weeks 10 and 11.
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Amanda Derbyshire (second from right), was presented as the Overall Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider by (left to right) ringmaster Steve Rector, Martha Jolicoeur, and Dr. Stephen Norton at the completion of the 2019 WEF.
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Martha Jolicoeur, ranked the No. 1 Douglas Elliman realtor in Florida, will present her popular Leading Lady Rider Award for the 10th consecutive year during the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), running January 8 through March 29, 2020, at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.

Throughout WEF, the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award, given in memory of fellow realtor and horsewoman Dale Lawler, will be presented each week to the high-point female rider based on performances in the WEF Challenge Cup and grand prix. In addition, when all the points are tabulated at the end of the 12-week circuit, the highest scoring lady rider will be presented with the Martha Jolicoeur Overall Leading Lady Rider Award at the completion of the 2020 WEF.

“The Leading Lady Award was always one that I aimed to win when I was competing because it is a testament to consistent top performances,” said Jolicoeur, an accomplished amateur show jumping rider who represented the United States in international competition. “Wellington is the winter equestrian capital of the world and attracts some of the best riders from around the globe. To experience how horses have brought us all together is something special for me, and I am looking forward to celebrating the 10th year of presenting this award.”

Martha Jolicoeur Overall Leading Lady Rider Award – A History of Winners:
2019 - Amanda Derbyshire (GBR)
2018 - Margie Engle (USA)
2017 - Laura Chapot (USA)
2016 - Tiffany Foster (CAN)
2015 - Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER)
2014 - Lauren Hough (USA)
2013 - Reed Kessler (USA)
2012 - Beezie Madden (USA)
2011 - Beezie Madden (USA)

In addition to presenting the Leading Lady Rider award, Jolicoeur is the title sponsor of the Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Division throughout the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival. The division consists of three jumping events, including the $10,000 Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic held each Sunday.

Based in Wellington, Jolicoeur has been serving the Wellington equestrian community full-time since 2005 and specializes in both residential and farm properties. As part of the elite Douglas Elliman Real Estate Sports and Entertainment division, Jolicoeur was named the No.1 realtor in the Wellington market as well as No. 1 in Florida overall for 2018.

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