Wellington, FL - The Global Dressage Festival (GDF) is one of the world's largest international and national dressage circuits. It features five CDIs, including a 5*, the first non-championship CDIO Nations' Cup in the Western Hemisphere, and nine U.S. national events beginning February 2 through April 15, 2012. Throughout the season, management group Equestrian Sport Productions will thank and promote the GDF sponsors, as the success of this event would not be possible without their generous support. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome these sponsors.
Kimberly and Frederic Boyer and family
Diamante Farms, Wellington, FL, The Kane Family
Janet Richardson-Pearson and William F. Pearson of Chesapeake Dressage Institute, Annapolis, MD
Magnolia Farm, Wellington, FL, Joseph and Gaye Scarpa
Stillpoint Farm, Wellington, FL, The Page Family
United States P.R.E. Association (USPRE), Fruitport, MI
Wellington Equestrian Realty, Rob and Chris Desino and Matt Varney
Generous Circuit Sponsors:
Brown Distributing (Budweiser)
Cadillac (West Palm Beach Cadillac Dealer Association, inc.)
Champion Equine Insurance
Chronicle of the Horse
Dever Golf Carts
Eau Spa at Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach
Equine Couture/Tuff Rider
European Equine Lawyers
Everglades Dressage, LLC
Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach
Sanctuary at PBIEC
Wells Pharmacy Network
World Development Group
The Global Dressage Festival 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 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, a covered arena and 200 permanent stalls to be ready for the start of the winter circuit. Future planned improvements include permanent covered spectator seating for the central outdoor arena and a permanent Patrons Club. There are also plans for another 200 permanent stalls. The permanent barns and the covered arena have been pre-fabricated off site and are nearly completed.
For a full schedule of events for the GDF, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com and click the link for dressage show information on the main homepage.