Wellington, FL – February 7, 2013 – The 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued this week with the Dressage National 2 Show on February 5-6, 2013. Dressage riders competed for top scores and more experience in front of judge Beverly Rogers. The AGDF continues next week with the Florida Dressage Classic, CDI-W, presented by US P.R.E. Association on February 14-17, 2013. The AGDF will host another three national shows as well as a CDI 3*, CDI 5*, and CDIO 3*, concluding on April 14.
Taking the win in Tuesday’s FEI Grand Prix – Open class was Tuny Page on Woodstock, her 10-year-old KWPN gelding by Havel x Contango. They scored a 70.213% for the win over Michael Barisone and HF Victor, who received a 66.277%. Third place went to Ryan Garza and Oleander, who scored 63.191%.
Woodstock, a ten-year-old KWPN gelding by Havel x Contango, is a new horse for Page since mid-December. He showed in a couple of national grand prix classes in France and is now having success under his new rider.
“He has three beautiful gaits,” Page described. “He has a temperament that is so brave and willing and content to work, and he is a highly collectable horse for grand prix. He is just absolutely beautiful.”
“He came from an amateur who loved him,” Page continued. “He had not had a lot of professional training, but what he had was good, and the intention around the horse was excellent. He has learned that life is good!”
Page’s goal for this week was just to take Woodstock out and see how he was at a show, in the warm up area and actually competing, relative to how he has schooled at home. She wanted to have a point of reference to develop his competition schedule for the year.
“I needed to see how he changed,” she noted. “Did he stay the same? Did he back off? I was delighted to discover that he is ostensibly the same in the warm-up and the arena. He was particularly brave in the arena. My goal was not to go for every point. I just wanted to ride a nice, accurate test and I was delighted that just riding quietly movement to movement, his marks were good enough for over 70%. That speaks for the basic quality of the horse for sure.”
Page also had a great week with several horses and riders from her Stillpoint Farm competing. Kevin Kohmann and Zephyr, owned by Suzanne Dansby, won both FEI Prix St. Georges – Open classes and Greta Fresian was second in both classes on Page’s horse, Ice Cap. Nicolas Fyffe and Tolstoy won both Intermediaire-1 classes.
A new face to the show ring in the USEF Second Level Test 2 – Open was Ripline, a five-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion by Blue Hors Hotline, ridden by Heather Blitz and owned by Oak Hill Ranch. They had the show’s high score on Tuesday of 76.711%. Second place went to Christopher Schruefer and Federer, who scored 70.658%.
The high score on Wednesday’s competition was 73.600%, which went to Gabriel Meyer and Drum Major in the USEF Training Level 3 – Open.
The next competition at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the Florida Dressage Classic, CDI-W, presented by US P.R.E. Association on February 14-17, 2013, where the PBIEC will welcome dressage riders from around the world.
A fun event for everyone that week is the PRE-Show Party at the Global Pavilion on Wednesday, February 13, at 6:30 pm. They will welcome Spanish dressage riders Juan Manuel Munoz and Daniel Martin Dockx. The PRE-Show Party is an annual Paella dinner and Spanish festival hosted by the United States PRE Association. All participants and exhibitors of the Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W are invited, and in keeping with prior years, the dinner and festival are free of charge.
For full results and more information on the AGDF, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.
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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