Wellington, FL – ShowChic Dressage is excited to announce that world renowned Olympic dressage rider Debbie McDonald will be their featured guest at the upcoming ShopTalk on Tuesday, March 12th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, a bit earlier than the normal 6:30pm start time to accommodate McDonald’s schedule. Held at their beautiful dressage boutique in Wellington, ShowChic hosts the monthly ShopTalks, sponsored by Gold Coast Dressage Association, as a way to feature various equine experts, from riders to international trainers, sharing their knowledge with the dressage community, within a fun and intimate setting. This unique interactive forum will allow dressage enthusiasts who are in Florida for the 2013 winter dressage season the opportunity to get up close and personal, as well as learn important insights from McDonald through a question and answer session after her presentation. "We are excited to invite dressage enthusiasts to spend the evening with Debbie McDonald!” said Michele Hundt, owner of ShowChic. "We are so proud to be able to provide this wonderful opportunity for riders to learn from such a top name in the sport of dressage. She is a true American athlete and competitor, and makes a great addition to our long list of prestigious ShopTalk guests.”
Debbie McDonald and her beloved mare Brentina will always be known as one of the best dressage teams in the US. The duo began by winning the Individual and Team Gold medals at the 1999 Pan American Games. In recognition of this accomplishment, McDonald was named the 1999 Equestrian of the Year by the USEF, as well as the US Olympic Committee Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year. In 2003, McDonald became the first American rider to win the Dressage World Cup, and the pair placed third at the 2005 World Cup. As members of the US Equestrian Team, they won a team silver and team bronze at the 2002 and 2006 World Equestrian Games. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, the pair won the team bronze and were individually fourth overall, and McDonald was dubbed “First Lady of American Dressage.” In January of 2010, McDonald was named the USEF Developing Dressage Coach, a role designed to identify and cultivate future US Dressage stars.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Debbie McDonald with us for this talk,” continues Hundt, “and we are excited for her and our visitors to be able to enjoy the unique atmosphere of our ShowChic store. ShowChic has everything the dressage fashionista could want, from the latest in apparel and show accessories to jewelry and an unmatched selection, and we are excited to help share her knowledge and wisdom to the dressage community.”
Guests at the March ShopTalk will have a chance to view ShowChic’s extensive selection of dressage fashions. ShowChic carries everything the rider needs to dress for success in the dressage arena, including well-known brands like Animo, Kentucky, Cavallo, Arista, Pikeur, Kinsgland, Samshield, GPA and Charles Owen. The newest Pikeur line of breeches and elegant tops were on display in a variety of colors. Thanks to their extensive selection, ShowChic has become known as the ultimate destination for dressage riders who want to look their best in and out of the show ring. ShowChic’s mobile store can be found at show grounds across the east coast in the summer and on the Florida show circuit in the winter.
For more information on ShowChic, visit their website at www.showchicdressage.com or call them at 561-319-2121. ShowChic’s online store is open 24 hours.