Global Dressage Festival Presents the $120,000 West Palm Beach CDI5*

Global Dressage Festival Presents the $120,000 West Palm Beach CDI5*

Wellington, FL – March 4, 2012 – The $120,000 West Palm Beach CDI-5*, presented by Diamante Farms, is nearly here! This prestigious event features the only CDI5* in North America this year and takes place March 29 – April 1 at the Global Dressage Festival (GDF) Stadium show grounds in Wellington, FL.

The CDI5* is by invitation only. The Global Dressage Festival Organizing Committee sent invitations for the foreign competitors to that country’s federation.  Competitors from the United States will be selected through the US Equestrian Federation’s Dressage High Performance Committee.  In order to participate, the rider/horse combination must have achieved a minimum score of 64% in a Grand Prix at two different qualifying competitions.

The FEI Grand Prix class will be held on Thursday, March 29 and the FEI Olympic Grand Prix Special on Friday, March 30 in the morning. The FEI Grand Prix Freestyle will be held on Friday evening.

The Global Dressage Festival will also feature a National Horse Show on March 29 – April 1. Classes range from the USDF Intro level up through the national Grand Prix. There are also qualifying classes for competitions including:

  • the Great American/USDF Regional Championships,
  • the USDF Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program,
  • the USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Championships,
  • the USEF National Developing Horse Championship (sponsored by the Dutta Corp. and PSI),
  • the FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships,
  • and the Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program

For more information on entering the $120,000 West Palm Beach CDI-5*, presented by Diamante Farms, and National Show please email at dressagefestival@aol.com or call Lloyd Landkamer at 561-784-4279.

About the Global Dressage Festival

The 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 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 GDF will feature four separate national shows to be held at the newly constructed venue that extends the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) show grounds.

The GDF encompasses almost 60 acres of the former Palm Beach Polo Grounds. The facility includes four outdoor arenas with world class footing. Future planned improvements include a covered arena, permanent covered spectator seating for the central outdoor arena and a permanent Patrons Club and 200 permanent stalls.

Please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com or call 561-793-5867 for more information.

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