In addition to top-level competition, stunning dressage exhibition is also a part of Dressage at the National. One of the most enthralling sights for dressage enthusiasts, show jumping fans, and horse lovers of all kinds last year was “The Romance of the Carousel” – a quadrille of eight Friesian stallions. Produced by Shaana Pritchard and Frieze Frame Friesians, this year’s theme is "The Baroque Review,” which will showcase Lippizaners, Andalusians, Lusitanos, as well as Friesians. The pièce de résistance will be the all-black Friesian group called "The Stallions of Eventide" performing an intricate quadrille pattern in the dark of night with lights attached to their outlines, creating a dazzling effect ‘guaranteed to bring the house down’.
Show Manager Klaus Fraessdorf and Show Secretary Mary Silcox are again heading up Dressage at the National, ensuring the two full-size competition rings run like clockwork. The prize list is available to download at www.stadiumjumping.com or to receive a prize list by mail competitors may call (941) 744-5465. Entries open on October 1 and close on October 24, 2003. Scheduled to judge at the 2nd Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National are Gary Rockwell (C), USA; Lorraine Stubbs (I) Canada; and Joan Humphrey (S), USA.
General admission tickets for the 2nd Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National are available at the gate – $10 for adults and $7 for children and senior citizens on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29; the ticket price is $15 for adults and $7 for children and senior citizens on Sunday, November 30. Admission also includes access to the show grounds for all competitions in the 120th National Horse Show Outdoor Championships. Reserved seats for The 120th National Horse Show Outdoor Championships are $25 per day per person, and a reserved box for four people is also available at $500 for the five days of the show. For advance tickets, visit www.stadiumjumping.com or call (941) 744-5465 / toll free (800) 237-8924.
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