Wellington, FL – February 22, 2012 – Jason Canton, 45, scored an amazing 80.714% on Supremat OLD at the Global Dressage Festival National 1 Horse Show on Wednesday. Canton achieved this high score in the USEF Training Level Test 2 – Open with only a week’s preparation in Florida.
“I just got him out of quarantine last week,” said Canton of his stallion. “We bought him at the auction in Vechta, Germany. I was very pleased with him today; it was a good ride.”
Supremat is an Oldenburg (Sandro Hit x Feingau x Rubenstein) and is only four years old. His credentials include a second place in the Bundeschampionate in the Three-year-old Riding Stallions class. He was also Reserve State Champion of the Three-Year-Old Stallions at the Oldenburg State Championships in Rastede, Germany. Canton is on the move again with his new charge to the Lone Star State.
“We are moving to Texas Monday morning to start working at Shoofly Farm where I will be training,” said Canton. “Unfortunately we can’t show here again this year, but we’ll be back next year!”
Alix Szepesi rode the first test of the day on William scoring 70.517% in the USEF First level Test 1- Open. The Global Dressage Festival National 1 Horse Show ran smoothly with riders and their horses once again proving themselves to judge Marlene Schneider.
Heather Peterson, who serves as a technical delegate for the show, has advice for the dressage riders: “More people need to take advantage of this place!”
National Horse Show competition continues through Thursday, February 23. For more information on the GDF National Horse Show 1, please call visit the website at www.globaldressagefestival.com under the link for dressage show information on the main homepage or call 561-793-5867.
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.