Wellington, FL - The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) began the seventh week of international competition today, Wednesday, February 24, commencing with the FEI CDI-W Grand Prix presented by The Axel Johnson Group, which will conclude tomorrow, Thursday, February 25, with the final portion of the class. The week's competition, presented by sponsor The Axel Johnson Group, will host a full week of world-class dressage, including another installment of the successful "Friday Night Stars" FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26.
The FEI CDI-W Grand Prix boasts representation of 16 nations, making the AGDF 7 CDI-W one of the most diverse Large Tour classes in competition history at the facility. AGDF 7 will also highlight Small Tour entries, with classes presented by Engel & Völkers, including FEI Prix St. Georges (Thursday), FEI Intermediaire I (Friday), and FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle (Sunday), alongside a number of Junior, Young Rider, and Amateur divisions.
After the first day of competition, Kasey Perry-Glass (USA) and Goerklintgaards Dublet hold the lead moving into tomorrow's finale in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W with a 74.500%. Laura Tomlinson (GBR) and Unique currently sit in second place after receiving a 68.500%, while Ashley Holzer (CAN) and Tiva Nana hold third place with a 67.260%.
The AGDF Lead Line class, an exciting new component of the 2016 circuit, will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, in the Global International Ring during the "Friday Night Stars" FEI Grand Prix Freestyle competition. Entries are still welcome to this fun class where prizes are given to competitors. The Series is held every CDI week, and the final during AGDF 12 will feature special awards.
The FEI Grand Prix Special, presented by The Axel Johnson Group, will begin at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 27. The FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle, presented by Engel & Völkers, begins at 8:45 a.m. and will be followed by FEI Consolation Grand Prix concluding competition on Sunday, February 28.
For more information on the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.
About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:
The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) is one of the world's largest international and national dressage circuits featuring 7 FEI Dressage events, including a 5* and the only FEI Nations' Cup Series CDIO in the Western Hemisphere. The AGDF offers more than $700,000 in prize money for the seven international competitions, making it one of the richest circuits in the world. The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center facility includes the Van Kampen covered arena (made possible by Kimberly and Frederic Boyer and family) and four outdoor arenas with world-class footing, 200 permanent stalls, and a VIP seating area.