Wellington, FL - January 22, 2012 - Entries are still being accepted for the first horse show of the inaugural 2012 Global Dressage Festival to be held February 2 through February 5, 2012. The competition will take place at the newly constructed venue that extends the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) show grounds. The facility includes four outdoor arenas with world class footing and 200 permanent stalls to be ready for the first event. To enter on-line go to the globaldressagefestival.com website and find the 2012 Dressage Information for the February 2 - February 5, 2012 CDI and National Dressage Show.
The GDF CDI Features $50,000 in Prize Money!
2/3/2012 #1 FEI Prix St Georges* $900 - $3,000.00
2/3/2012 #2 FEI Grand Prix* $1,800 - $6,000.00
2/4/2012 #3 FEI Intermediare I* $1,500 - $5,000.00
2/4/2012 #4 FEI Grand Prix Freestyle* $6,000 - $20,000.00
2/5/2012 #5 FEI Intermediare Freestyle* $1,800 - $6,000.00
2/5/2012 #6 FEI Olympic Grand Prix Special $3,800 - $10,000.00
The Officials for the GDF Wellington Dressage Show include:
Leif Torblad "5* DEN" - CDI and National and 2012 London Olympics Judge
Gustaf Svalling "5* SWE" - CDI and National
Stephen Clarke "5* GBR" - CDI and National and 2012 London Olympic Judge
Gary Rockwell "5* USA" - CDI and National and 2012 London Olympic Judge
Janet Foy "4* USA" - CDI and National
Charlotte Bredahl "S" - National
Paula Lacy "S" - National
Elisabeth Williams - FEI Steward
Jean Kraus - Technical Delegate
The second show in the circuit is the GDF Florida Dressage Classic. February 16 - February 19, 2012 and also features $50,000 in prize money. Closing Entries for this event will be accepted until 2/06/2012
The Officials for the second CDI include:
Linda Zang '5* USA' - CDI and National
Maribel Alonso '5* MEX' - CDI and National - 2012 London Olympic Judge
Victorie Mandl '4* AUT' - CDI and National
Maria Colliander '4* FIN' - CDI and National
Hilda Gurney '4* USA' - CDI and National
Elisabeth Williams - FEI Steward
Kristi Wysocki - National Judge
Creeky Rouston - National Judge
Beverly Rogers - National Judge
Lisa Rogers - Technical Delegate
Heather Peterson - Technical Delegate
Anne Sushko - Technical Delegate
About the Global Dressage Festival
The 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 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 GDF will feature four separate national shows to be held at the newly constructed venue that extends the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) show grounds.
The GDF encompasses almost 60 acres of the former Palm Beach Polo Grounds. The facility includes four outdoor arenas with world class footing and 200 permanent stalls to be ready for the start of the winter circuit. Future planned improvements include a covered arena, permanent covered spectator seating for the central outdoor arena and a permanent Patrons Club. There are also plans for another 200 permanent stalls.