Lexington, Ky. - A strong contingent of 10 U.S. athlete-and-horse combinations are set to compete in the CDI5* taking place February 4-8 during week five of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla. Week five of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* is set to host an unprecedented number of entries and will also feature CDI3* and CDI1* competition. For complete show information, click here. The following athlete-and-horse combinations will be representing the U.S. in the CDI5* (listed in alphabetical order):
Michael Barisone (Long Valley, N.J.) and Virginia Alling's HF Victor
HF Victor is a 2002 Trakehner gelding.
Heather Blitz (Medfield, Mass.) and her own and Robert McKean's Paragon
Paragon is a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding.
Susan Dutta (Wellington, Fla.) and Tim Dutta Inc's Currency DC
Currency DC is a 2000 Oldenburg gelding.
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Patricia Stempel's Doktor
Doktor is a 2003 Oldenburg gelding
Catherine Haddad-Staller (Wellington, Fla.) and her own Mane Stream Hotmail
Mane Stream Hotmail is a 2002 Oldenburg gelding.
Devon Kane (Wellington, Fla.) and Diamante Farms' Destiny
Destiny is a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding.
Arlene "Tuny" Page (Wellington, Fla.) and her own Alina
Alina is a 1998 Danish Warmblood mare.
Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Four Winds Farm's Legolas 92
Legolas 92 is a 2002 Westphalian gelding.
Kathleen Raine (Murrieta, Calif.) and her own, Jennifer Mason, and David Wightman's Breanna
Breanna is a 2000 Hanoverian mare.
Lisa Wilcox (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Betty Wells' Denzello
Denzello is a 2003 Hanoverian gelding.
About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:
The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) is one of the world's largest international and national dressage circuits featuring 7 FEI Dressage events, including a 5* and the only FEI Nations' Cup Series CDIO in the Western Hemisphere. The AGDF offers more than $650,000 in prize money for the seven international competitions, making it one of the richest circuits in the world. The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center 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.