Wellington, FL – January 30, 2013 – Announcing the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival WEF Dressage Classic CPEDI3* presented by Today’s Equestrian and Fellows scheduled March 14-17, 2013. This will be the first opportunity of the 2013 season for Para-Equestrian Dressage riders to begin the qualifying process for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* will take place in Wellington, Florida at the beautifully designed Adequan Global Dressage Festival Show Grounds. Entries may be entered online at EquestrianEntries.com or mailed to Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Attn: Adequan Global Dressage Festival, 14440 Pierson Road, Wellington, FL 33414. Definite Entries must be entered by February 28, 2013.
For questions about the 2013-2014 Para-Equestrian Dressage season please contact the USEF High Performance Director of the Para-Equestrian Discipline Laureen K. Johnson at (908) 326-1155 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For more questions about Para-Equestrian Dressage please contact Hope Hand at Hope@uspea.org or (610) 356-6481.
Juan Manuel Munoz and Daniel Martin Dockx Highlight the PRE-Show Party on February 13 at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival
Wellington, FL – January 25, 2013 – Two members of Spain’s London Olympic Dressage Team will be special guests at this year’s PRE-Show Party at the Global Pavilion at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) on February 13th. This is the first visit to Wellington for Juan Manuel Munoz, celebrated rider of Fuego de Cardenas, the gray PRE stallion who won the hearts of Americans at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, and who finished 10th overall at the London Olympics. Juan Manuel’s teammate, Daniel Martin Dockx, rode PRE stallion Grandioso III of Hampton Green Farm for Spain in London, less than a year after they were named Grand Prix Champions of Spain. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival hosts some of the best dressage riders in the world in five national and five international events from January 22 – April 14, 2013.
Juan Manuel and Daniel will do a riding and teaching demonstration in the main arena at the AGDF showgrounds, followed by other performances of PRE Horses and Spanish traditions. The PRE-Show Party is an annual Paella dinner and Spanish festival hosted by USPRE — the United States PRE Association — always held on the night before the start of competition at the CDI. All participants and exhibitors of the Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W are invited, and in keeping with prior years, the dinner and festival are free of charge. There will be lots of Spanish flavor, rhythm and hospitality to celebrate the success of PRE horses around the world in all disciplines.
Wellington, FL – January 20, 2013 – After debuting to rave reviews, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) returns to center stage at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Top competitors from around the globe have their sights set on Wellington with competition beginning January 22, 2013, with the Adequan GDF Opener Show and continuing through April 14 with four more national level shows and five internationally-rated CDI competitions. Both participants and spectators are in for a fantastic season showcasing some of the most elegant and accomplished horses and riders. The opening press conference for the AGDF will be on Wednesday, January 30, at 1 p.m. at the Global Pavilion.
Equestrian Sport Productions, with the invaluable support of the First Founding Sponsors, Founding Sponsors, and Corporate Sponsors, remains steadfast in establishing the Adequan Global Dressage Festival as not only a leader, but innovator in the sport of dressage. With a new world-class facility with extensive arenas, first-rate footing, stabling, VIP Pavilion and spectator grandstands, the Adequan GDF has earned the respect and participation of all levels of dressage riders, both world champions and those striving for new levels of personal excellence.
Wellington, FL – December 22, 2012 – Equestrian Sport Productions is pleased to announce that the Second Annual Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic will be held at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, site of the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival, on January 1-6, 2013. The clinic will consist of training with world-renowned dressage riders as well as lectures from the industry’s best horsemen and women.
The riding clinic will take place at the Van Kampen Arena at the Stadium and coincides with the George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session for hunter/jumper riders on the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds.
Twelve riders and 10 official auditors will participate in the clinic and will have the chance to work with amazing dressage riders, trainers, and judges such as: Six-time Olympian Robert Dover, 2012 U.S. Olympians Jan Ebeling and Tina Konyot, U.S. Olympians Lendon Gray and Courtney Dye, international riders Katherine Bateson Chandler, Tuny Page and Michael Barisone, and international judges Gary Rockwell and Anne Gribbons.
Wellington, FL – August 16, 2012 – Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) is pleased to announce that the Village of Wellington Council voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to allow them to move ahead with the 2012-2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (GDF) competition schedule at the new dressage facility at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).
The five-member village council met on August 14 to vote on operating issues that included stabling, operating hours, and other details of the venue and competition. The final vote was 4-0 in favor of the dressage competitions, with one councilman, John Greene, recusing himself from the vote for personal reasons. The final vote summarily rejected crippling conditions requested in a letter by Lou Jacobs.
“We are very pleased with the results of last night’s vote and can now proceed with the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival,” stated ESP CEO Mark Bellissimo. “We applaud the Village Council for recognizing the economic contributions of dressage and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival to the health of the local equestrian industry and community of Wellington.”
Wellington, FL (May 2, 2012) – Eduardo Munoz, who rides with Dr. Cesar Parra’s Piaffe Performance Farm, rode Calidian Sun to the World Development Group High Score Circuit Championship during the 2012 FTI Global Dressage Festival in Wellington. World Development Group, a premier developer committed to building the equestrian lifestyle, sponsored the First Level division at each show throughout the Global Dressage Festival circuit.
Evonne Hart, riding Landino, earned the World Development Group Reserve High Circuit Championship. Munoz won the High Circuit Championship with a 76.034 and Hart earned the Reserve Championship with a 72.568. Munoz and Hart competed at the Global Dressage Festival’s inaugural 2012 circuit, one of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuits featuring a CDI3*, a CDI5*, and the first non-championship CDIO Nations Cup in the Western Hemisphere.
Wellington, FL (April 25, 2012) – Dr. Cesar Parra and his team at Piaffe Performance have found great success at the winter circuit dressage shows held at the Global Dressage Festival, giving Parra high hopes for the future with his horses and team. The Global Dressage Festival, a brand new world-class facility in Wellington offering more than $275,000 in prize money, has thrilled dressage riders around the world with a 2012 circuit complete with international and national shows.
Para competed Van The Man, a ten-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Michael and Sarah Davis, at the Global Dressage Festival Nations Cup National Show, ending with a score of 72.447% in the FEI Grand Prix and a 73.322% in the Olympic Grand Prix Special. “I am very pleased with Van the Man’s performance in the FEI Grand Prix and the Olympic Grand Prix Special. I am looking for Van The Man to build more confidence and continue to become increasingly comfortable in the ring,” Parra said. “His raw talent is incredible, scoring over 72% in Germany. Through each show he is evolving into the magnificent horse we envisioned when he came to our barn earlier this year.”
Wellington, FL (April 24, 2012) – Canadian dressage rider Megan Glynn was all smiles after a beautiful Prix St. Georges test aboard her lovely mare Everybody’s Darling during the Global Dressage Festival Nations Cup. Thanks to her impressive performance, Glynn was also awarded the Everglades Dressage Young Rider Achievement Award sponsored by Bethany Peslar, the head trainer and rider at Everglades Dressage. The Young Rider Achievement Award is designed to recognize up-and-coming Juniors and Young Riders.
“I have been riding Everybody’s Darling, a 10-year-old Oldenburg for about six months and I just bought her,” Glynn said. “She is 18 hands and amazing. I just fell in love with her.”
Glynn trains with Canadian Olympic dressage rider Jacqueline Brooks and said her goal is to compete on the Young Riders team. “I am thrilled to win the Young Rider Achievement Award and I want to thank Bethany for presenting me with a beautiful embroidered saddle pad from her farm, Everglades Dressage.”
Wellington, FL (April 18, 2012) – Caroline Roffman has a stellar beginning to 2012, with wins across the small tour and developing horse divisions at prestigious shows on the Florida dressage circuit and most recently a gold medal at the Nations Cup CDI. At the Global Dressage Festival Nations Cup, Team USA took the gold, and Roffman’s score of 70.050% on her own Pie put her in second and was a strong contribution towards the medal. Team Europe took the silver, while Team USA 2 took the bronze. Pie and Roffman also swept the Prix St Georges classes at the Global Dressage Festival Nations Cup.
Roffman recently opened her own training and sales center, Lionshare Dressage, and has partnered with 2012 Pan Am Games alternate Endel Ots to bring the best dressage prospects and training to Wellington. In the second half of 2012, Roffman has her sights set on multiple championships, including Gladstone and Lamplight, as she looks to the future with her competition horses.
Wellington, FL (April 18, 2012) – Rebecca Cohen and Downtown, affectionately known as ‘Daddy,’ recently put in excellent tests during the Global Dressage Festival Nations Cup National Show, riding to success with top scores. Cohen, who rides and trains with coaches like Robert Dover and Steffen Peters, has her sights set on competing in Kentucky at the Junior/Young Rider Championships this summer and the National Championships at Gladstone. Cohen rode in the Junior Team Test with a score of 70.209% and Junior Individual test with a score of 69.671%.
Downtown, aka Daddy, is a 17.2 hand Westphalian gelding that she has been riding and working with for three years, and recently her scores have been climbing slowly higher as the pair strives for excellence in the arena. “Daddy is perfect,” said Cohen. “I am so excited to continue competing him. My favorite thing about him is his personality. He is extremely funny and always makes everyone in the barn laugh.”
Cohen went on to say that the highlight of her show was the 70% she scored on the team test ride. “I just had the feeling that Daddy was saying, “Yes, I’m giving you my attention” before I went in the ring. The trot tour was the best it has ever been.”