Tonight's the night for one of the premier parties of the winter in Wellington. The fourth annual US P.R.E. Party PRE Fantasia features the beauty and talent of the PRE Horse. Held at the Global Pavilion at the Global Dressage Festival International Arena with a spanish themed dinner by Chef Frederic Boyer the show will feature the Knights and Horses of Medieval Times and top dressage riders Robert Dover, Jessica Jo tate, Mikala Gundersen, Janne Rumbough, Nicholas Fyffe, Alexandra Meghi, Tom Reed and a few surprises. Admission is free of charge with a cash bar. Don't miss a beautiful evening and experience the beauty, quality, and classical grace of these horses made for dressage. "US P.R.E. is the national breed association for the P.R.E. horse and we have experienced huge growth in the past two years, coinciding with the increasing popularity of the breed in the U.S.," stated Kim Boyer, President of US P.R.E. "We've seen a huge interest in them from the equestrian community as riding and pleasure horses, but especially as dressage athletes." US P.R.E. is the official 501c3 non-profit organization representing and promoting the Spanish Horse breed in the United States. The Pure Spanish Horse (P.R.E) is a fixture in the sport of dressage, as many of the breed's top stallions have produced successful offspring, always competitive at the top levels of the sport. The US P.R.E. Association is the sponsor of this week's Large Tour CDI-W classes, the FEI Grand Prix, FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, and FEI Grand Prix Special.
A committed sponsor of the 2015 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), United States P.R.E., the official association of the Spanish Horse in the U.S., is excited for the beginning of a new season and would like to send a warm welcome to competitors, judges, organizers, owners, and fans traveling to experience dressage in Wellington this winter. This week's competition at AGDF, which runs January 22-25, is sponsored by US P.R.E. Association for the Large Tour and the Chespeake Dressage Institute for the Small Tour.
AGDF has given the organization a platform to promote the breed, as it continues to excel in the dressage arena. "AGDF has absolutely gone above and beyond what we could have ever expected. The growth has been tremendous," said Boyer. "When you have a location like this and a strong team supporting the competition, the rest of the world wants to follow what is happening here. You give riders everywhere, the entire dressage community, both national and international, a destination. It is the place everyone wants to be."
The growth of the competition continues to highlight the equestrian community, and Boyer hopes to see that continue. With new competitors and vendors arriving each week, AGDF has become the epicenter for dressage during the winter season. "I hope people see what this event contributes to the community and that what we had originally envisioned for this competition is now coming to life," she commented.