Wellington, FL – January 31, 2013 – The 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) kicked off international competition today at the beautiful Stadium with a win for Canada’s David Marcus. The first of two CDI-Ws in the AGDF circuit, the Wellington Dressage show continues through February 3, and is presented by The Dutta Corp.
Fourteen horse and rider combinations showed in today’s FEI Grand Prix. Judging today’s class was Anne Gribbons (USA) at E, Lorraine MacDonald (CAN) at H, Wojek Markowski (POL) at C, Janet Foy (USA) at M, and Jennie Loriston-Clarke (GBR) at B.
David Marcus’ mount, Chrevi’s Capital (Chrevi’s Lavallo x Weinberg), was steady in his performance this afternoon despite the cooler temperatures. Owner Deborah Miculinic was in attendance to see the win, which was quite exciting for both her and Marcus. With having competed at the AGDF last year, the 13-year-old dark bay Danish Warmblood gelding was very composed in today’s test.
“He really likes it here at (AGDF); he’s really comfortable. I heard other horses were a little nervous as it was a bit cooler today, (but) he was really calm. He loves it here. He slept in the stall all morning. He feels at home,” stated Marcus.
The pair received a final score of 70.340% for victory. They were the last to attempt the test and definitely stood out. Marcus thought the strongest part of his test was Chrevi’s consistency. “He just went in and did everything I asked of him,” Marcus said. “As always, the real highlights were his extensions, beautiful walk, and canter pirouettes. I was very happy with the piaffe work he did today.”
This being the second year of Chrevi’s Capital’s Grand Prix career, Marcus was “really happy with today.” He continued, “My goal was to come to the show and build on the last two weeks. After this, he gets a bit of a break. He did exactly what I wanted him to do. A clean test, no mistakes. And he let me really ride him. I couldn’t ask for more.”
In looking towards the future, Marcus is only focused on getting him stronger and building his power a little bit more. “If the World Cup fits into that, that would be great, but the big goal is Normandy (for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games) next year,” envisioned Marcus.
Lisa Wilcox (USA), riding Horses Unlimited Inc.’s Pikko del Cerro HU (Pik L x Rohdiamant) was the first to show and was leading with a score of 68.234% until 10 trips later when Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven took over the top spot with a score of 70.319% atop Antonia Ax:son Johnson’s Divertimento (Di Versace x Ferragamo).
Competition continues tomorrow with multiple classes, including the thrilling FEI Grand Prix Freestyle tomorrow evening at 7:30 pm. On Sunday is the FEI Grand Prix Special. For more information on the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com. For full CDI-W results, please CLICK HERE, and for national results, please CLICK HERE.
Final Results: FEI Grand Prix sponsored by The Dutta Corp.
- Chrevi’s Capital, David Marcus (CAN): E: 69.255%, H: 70.638%, C: 68.404%, M: 71.702%, B: 71.702%, Total: 70.340%
- Divertimento, Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven (SWE): E: 69.894%, H: 70.426%, C: 70.000%, M: 72.340%, B: 68.936%, Total: 70.319%
- Pikko del Cerro HU, Lisa Wilcox (USA): E: 65.957%, H: 68.830%, C: 66.596%, M: 71.064%, B: 68.723%, Total: 68.234%
- Lindor’s Finest, Jaimey Irwin (CAN): E: 65.638%, H: 66.809%, C: 63.723%, M: 69.149%, B: 68.723%, Total: 66.809%
- Currency DC, Susan Dutta (USA): E: 65.745%, H: 65.213%, C: 64.787%, M: 68.191%, B: 64.681%, Total: 65.723%
- Devon L, Diane Creech (CAN): E: 65.000%, H: 66.596%, C: 63.723%, M: 66.596%, B: 64.681%, Total: 65.319%
- Paganini, Cheryl Meisner (CAN): E: 62.447%, H: 65.319%, C: 61.915%, M: 67.766%, B: 65.106%, Total: 64.511%
- Jewel’s Adelante, Elaine Cordia-Van Reesema (USA): E: 63.511%, H: 65.319%, C: 61.277%, M: 66.277%, B: 64.574%, Total: 64.191%
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About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:
The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (GDF) is one of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuits featuring five CDIs, including a 5*, the first non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, and nine U.S. national events. The Adequan GDF is offering more than $275,000 in prize money for the five international competitions making it one of the richest circuits in the world. In addition to the CDIs with national competitions, the Adequan GDF will feature six separate national shows to be held at the Stadium section of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) show grounds. The Adequan GDF encompasses almost 60 acres of the former Palm Beach Polo Grounds. The facility includes the Van Kampen covered arena (made possible by Kimberly and Frederic Boyer and family) and four outdoor arenas with world class footing, 200 permanent stalls, and a VIP seating area for the International Arena fully catered for relaxing and having an enjoyable experience.
First Founding Sponsors: Matt Varney, Chris and Rob Desino, Wellington Equestrian Realty; Janet and William Richardson Pearson, Chesapeake Dressage Institute of Annapolis, MD; Devon and Terri Kane, Diamante Farm; Joe and Gaye Scarpa, Magnolia Farm; Tuny Page and Family, Stillpoint Farm; and Kimberly and Frederic Boyer, United States P.R.E. Association
Founding Sponsors: Ashley Holzer and Diane Fellows, Today’s Equestrian; Bethany Peslar, Everglades Dressage; Betsy Juliano, Havensafe Farm; Carol and Rebecca Cohen, Two Swans Farm LLC; Janne Rumbough, MTICA Farm; Mike & Roz Collins; Suhail and PJ Rizvi, Peacock Ridge; and Tim and Susie Dutta, The Dutta Corp.
Corporate Sponsors: Brown Distributing, Champion Equine Insurance, Charles Owen, Chronicle of the Horse, Custom Saddlery, Der Dau, Dever Golf Carts, Equestrian Services International (ESI), Elite Equestrian Magazine, European Dressage Connection, Gold Coast Feed & Supply, Horse Of Course, Horseware Ireland, Interagro Lusitanos, Moet Hennessy USA, Nespresso USA, Paddock Cakes, Palm Beach Equine Clinic, Pennfield, Piaffe Performance, Premier Equestrian, Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, Rolex, Sanctuary at PBIEC, Show Chic, Sidelines Magazine, World Equestrian Brands
Adequan Global Dressage Festival is located at
13500 South Shore Blvd, Wellington, Florida 33414
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