United States’ PRE and Lusitanos to Perform this Week at Dressage under the Stars: Iberian Challenge

Wellington, FL – March 15, 2011 – Join the crowd this Wednesday evening, March 16th, at the world famous Players Club for Dressage under the Stars, starting at 7:00pm.  In its seventh week of competition, Dressage under the Stars will feature a breed competition this week, showcasing the US PRE and Lusitano horses. Two horses of each breed will perform musical freestyles showcasing the talent and history of these incredible breeds.  Guests can enjoy delicious drinks and dinner patio side or upstairs on the balcony overlooking the dressage arena.

Nationally renowned trainer Mr. Vitor J. Silva and his students, Emily Kannenstine and Leah Winston from Sons of the Winds Farm, will represent the Lusitano breed.  Kannenstine and Winston will both perform individual freestyles and midway through the evening, Mr. Silva and his riders will also be performing a rousing quadrille demonstration for guests to enjoy, showcasing this incredible breed and its history.

Riders representing the United States PRE Association are Rachel Chowanec and Summerville Harris, will each perform cultural and fun Freestyles at the FEI level.

“The US PRE Association works solely for the promotion of the breed and education of the public about the PRE,” noted US PRE President Kimberly Boyer.  “We also strive to service breeders who are working to grow this specific breed. We are excited about Dressage under the Stars and this competition between the PREs and the Lusitanos.  We thought it was a great opportunity to celebrate the similarities these breeds share, along with their neighborhood stud books!  It should be a great evening!”

Steve Williams, Producer for Dressage under the Stars, noted, “So far, Dressage under the Stars has been absolutely incredible this season.  I am excited to help showcase these special breeds and feel like this is a great way to end the first round of competition for Dressage under the Stars.”  Next week will be the final week for this event, as each week’s winning riders will return to fight for the title of Dressage under the Stars circuit Champion.

Each Wednesday during the winter equestrian season in Palm Beach, the elegance of dressage is showcased under the magic of starlight at the beautiful Players Club in Wellington, FL. In only its third season, DRESSAGE UNDER THE STARS has become one of the winter equestrian calendar’s most anticipated events. Horse and rider combinations perform weekly for cash prizes and the opportunity to return to the eighth week’s Championship round where the winner takes away a grand prize consisting of lavish gifts and a very large check. This event consistently attracts the BEST international caliber riders in South Florida.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/dressageunderthestars or call the Players Club to reserve seats at 561.795.0080.

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