Come Out Friday Night for the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle and Audience Prizes!
Wellington, FL – February 14, 2013 – The Florida Dressage Classic, CDI-W, presented by the USPRE Association, starts competition today with a record number of entries for national and international dressage riders. This is the second CDI show in the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival and runs February 14-17.
Last night’s PRE Party, hosted by the USPRE Association, welcomed almost 700 guests to The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Featured guests were Spanish Olympic riders Juan Manuel Munoz Diaz and Jose Daniel Martin Dockx, who rode American-owned Cuatrero and Bolero, brothers of their Olympic mounts.
Another great performance came from Nicholas Fyffe on Fiero, while U.S. Olympian and owner Robert Dover commented on the horse’s presentation and attributes. Additional performances came from Janne Rumbough on one of her up-and-coming young horses Afilado, as well as several students of Lendon Grey’s Winter Intensive Training (WIT) program.
A special exhibition of the local New Horizons Elementary School flamenco dancers, led by Maria Guimon, was well-received as the talented young dancers wowed the crowd. Chef Frederic Boyer created a delicious menu of food that featured paella and other Spanish specialities.
CDI-W classes started today with the FEI Grand Prix, which had 18 entries. Everyone is welcome to come out to watch Friday night’s FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, which starts at 7 pm and will feature the best riders from today’s Grand Prix. Special prizes will be handed out to the audience, so don’t miss out on this great night of dressage!
For more information, 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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