Martha Jolicoeur’s Leading Lady Rider Award Honors Female Athletes at Winter Equestrian Festival

Jessica Springsteen (USA), pictured aboard Volage du Val Henry, was named the Martha Jolicoeur Overall Leading Lady Rider Award winner for 2020 with consistent top finishes throughout the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Photo by Jump Media

Martha Jolicoeur, a leading real estate broker for Douglas Elliman, will present her popular Leading Lady Rider Award for the 11th consecutive season during the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), running January 6 through April 4, at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.

Throughout the 13-week WEF, the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award is given in memory of Jolicoeur’s fellow realtor and horsewoman Dale Lawler. The award will be presented each week to the high-point female rider based on performances in the WEF Challenge Cup and feature grand prix. In addition, when all the points are tabulated at the end of circuit, the highest scoring female rider will be presented with the Martha Jolicoeur Overall Leading Lady Rider Award.

“It’s very special to be able to present an award that was one of my most sought-after titles when I was riding,” said Jolicoeur, an accomplished amateur show jumping rider who represented the United States in international competition. “Last year, I celebrated 10 years of presenting the Leading Lady Rider Award at WEF and I am once again looking forward to meeting some of the top riders from around the world in the winner’s circle.

“The experience of horses bringing us all together in Wellington is something that is important for me to celebrate, and I am eager for the start of another incredible season,” concluded Jolicoeur.

Martha Jolicoeur Overall Leading Lady Rider Award – A History of Winners:

2020 – Jessica Springsteen (USA)
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)

Jessica Springsteen (center) was presented as the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider by Martha Jolicoeur (left) and Dr. Stephen Norton (right) during week four of the 2020 WEF.  Photo by Sportfot

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

Based in Wellington, Jolicoeur has been serving its 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 has been named the No.1 realtor in the Wellington market as well as in Florida overall on multiple occasions.

To find out more about Martha W. Jolicoeur and her wide range of property listings, visit Follow her on Facebook and Instagram for behind-the-scenes tours of available Wellington properties.

About Martha W. Jolicoeur

Buying or selling a property with Martha Jolicoeur assures the highest level of professional real estate consultation in the Wellington, Florida equestrian community. Jolicoeur understands the importance of customer excellence and prides herself on dealing honestly and fairly while cultivating relationships with her customers that continue far beyond a business transaction. For more information on Martha Jolicoeur and her listings, visit and find her on Facebook and Instagram.

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