Wellington, FL – February 12, 2012 – International dressage riders filled the CDI-W classes beyond capacity for the Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W presented by the United States P.R.E. Association. This is the second event of the Global Dressage Festival (GDF) circuit, which also features a National Show, and takes place February 16-19 at The Stadium section of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).
Some of the marquee riders expected to compete in the Classic are: Ashley Holzer of Canada who seeks to repeat her blue ribbon winning performances of the first GDF event in the FEI Grand Prix and the FEI Olympic Grand Prix Special classes; James Koford of Wellington, FL; and Shawna Harding of Aiken, SC. Other renowned riders that are entered include Tinne Vilhelmlson-Silfven of Sweden, Evi Strasser of Canada, Heather Bitz of Wellington, FL, and Ilse Schwarz of Australia.