Burtons Have Banner Week at WEF 8

The mother-and-daughter team of Kim and Paige Burton brought blue ribbons home to the Finally Farm collection during the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival Week 8 in Wellington, Florida.

 Kim Burton and Unlimited show off the spoils of their successes! (Lorna Conway Photo)

Kim Burton and Unlimited show off the spoils of their successes! (Lorna Conway Photo)

Kim topped the competitive Low Adult Amateur Hunter, Section B, division after winning both over fences classes on Sunday, March 2, aboard Unlimited. She also picked up two fifth-placed ribbons on Saturday.

"Kim was unbelievable," said trainer Jack Towell. "She was right on. I've never seen her be more accurate. She was tickled to death to win the championship."

Paige also had a banner weekend aboard Van Gogh, earning a blue ribbon over fences in the Adult Amateur, 18-35, Section B, (out of 26 competitors) and taking a fourth as well.

 Paige Burton and Van Gogh 

Paige Burton and Van Gogh 

"Kim and Paige work really hard, and this is a well-deserved weekend for them," said trainer Liza Boyd. "Their horses live at their home in Huntersville, North Carolina, when they're not showing, and barn manager Lorna Conway does a great job."

Jack was especially pleased that Kim enjoyed success on her final week on the WEF circuit. She'll now return home to spend time with her husband NASCAR driver Jeff Burton. "Kim had been going back and forth to North Carolina to watch her son race. It was the last time she'll show for a while, so it was a great way to finish off her winter season," he noted.

Liza, Blake and daughter Elle also concluded their time in Florida with a special highlight: Elle's first trip to Disney World. The family spent four days in Orlando, Florida, with friends and clients Joanne, Steve and Olivia Loheac.

"We had a great time; Elle just loved it all. Her eyes were huge when she first saw Cinderella's Castle," said Liza.

Finally Farm's next outing will take place March 5-9 during Aiken Challenge Series V in Aiken, South Carolina.

Posted on March 3, 2014 .