Carol Cohen Wraps Up Adequan Global Dressage Festival by Recognizing 8 Global Dressage Visionary Award Winners

Carol Cohen presenting U.S. Dressage Chef d’Equipe, Robert Dover, with the very first Global Dressage Visionary Award at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival

Carol Cohen presenting U.S. Dressage Chef d’Equipe, Robert Dover, with the very first Global Dressage Visionary Award at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Wellington, FL - The name, Carol Cohen, is synonymous with the luxury equestrian lifestyle in Wellington, Florida. In the beginning, Cohen, her daughter Rebecca, and her late husband Alan, owned and operated Two Swans Farm, which was famous for holding educational clinics with top professional riders from around the world. In 2006, Carol realized that she shared Equestrian Sport Productions vision for a world class Dressage venue in Wellington and she subsequently became one of the founding members of the Global Dressage Festival. Carol has since contributed in making the Adequan Global Dressage Festival the premier destination for dressage competition in North America.

This year, Carol Cohen was thrilled to use her sponsorship of the Adequan Global Dessage Festival to present the Global Visionary Dressage Award to individuals who - like herself - want to continue to elevate the sport of dressage to higher levels and encourage the equestrian lifestyle that Wellington is famous for.

Carol, a hunter rider turned FEI Dressage competitor says, “I have been in this community for 17 years. I have had the unique opportunity to see the evolution of Wellington and dressage at the same time. To be able to use the Global Visionary Dressage Award to recognize people who have helped create this wonderful environment is really exciting for me.”

The Global Visionary Dressage Award recognized professionals and dressage enthusiasts who have put an incredible amount of effort into the growth and promotion of classical dressage. This award distinguished people who followed through on their unique vision to make their beloved sport some of the best in the world. Each award winner was presented with a beautifully engraved glass horse trophy during the seven CDI-rated competitions being held at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival during the 2016 season.

Carol Cohen presents Katherine and Mark Belissimo with the Global Dressage Visionary Award

Carol Cohen presents Katherine and Mark Belissimo with the Global Dressage Visionary Award.

The inaugural Global Dressage Visionary Award was presented with much fanfare to U.S Dressage Team Chef d’Equipe and Technical Advisor, Robert Dover. The very next week Cohen had the opportunity to present both Mark and Katherine Bellissimo with an award each, for their efforts to create and nuture the Global Dressage Festival. British Olympian, Carl Hester, was the next recipient during Week 5 freestyle competition. Hester was presented with the award for his abilities as a rider, coach and author of new book, Valegro: Champion Horse. Kimberly Van Kampen Boyer received her award during PRE week- highlighting her role as a breeder and owner of the Spanish Horse at her Wellington farm, Hampton Greene. First Lady of Wellington dressage, Janne Rumbough, also accepted a Visionary award for her almost 30-year commitment or dressage in Palm Beach county. The final two weeks of CDI competition saw Visionary Awards given to farm owner and show sponsor, Betsy Juliano during her own Havensafe Farm sponsored CDI-4* week and finally to USEF developing coach, mentor and former Olympian Debbie McDonald during the final week which included competitive Nations Cup competition.

To learn more information about Carol Cohen and her business as an equestrian and real estate agent in Wellington, please contact Carol at 561-756-4844 or cfcohen55@gmail.com. As a professional with a strong commitment to promoting the equestrian lifestyle through luxury real estate sales, Cohen’s attention to detail and impeccable taste is sure to continue to transform homeowner’s visions into realities.




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