See Your Photos On the Scene at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby
Competitors will be able to view their images taken throughout the season, and sign up for on-line services for the Palm Beach Dressage Derby by visiting our display inside the Derby ‘Mansion’ next to the silent auction items. We will be set up with our computers for competitors to register and view images from previous shows. Tracey Scharf will be on hand to help competitors view and purchase images, offering a show special, only available at the Derby. Tracey can also answer your equine insurance questions, with forms on hand for your horse, farm, and commercial training liability needs.
The highlight of the winter Dressage in Florida Season is the Palm Beach Dressage Derby to be held this weekend, March 4-7, beginning with the CDI Horse Inspection Thursday afternoon, followed by the third annual Markel sponsored ‘Inspection Reception’ hosted by Mary Phelps and JJ. Hathaway, and sponsored in part by Quizno’s Subs Wellington’s newest sub station featuring quality subs and party platters. Dessert is the traditional chocolate covered strawberries, made exclusively for the inspection reception by Paradise Café who will be on grounds all weekend serving quality food. “We like to make sure those attending go home with a full stomach, so they can rest up for the busy weekend ahead.” said Mary Phelps. Great entertainment for the weekend......
The Finest Dressage Show Entertainment During Lunch Hour
Show organizer Evelyn O’Sullivan has a packed show of CDI and open classes, with four rings going from dawn until dusk Friday through Sunday. Entertainment highlights include the PhelpsPhotos Leadline class, being held Saturday during the lunch break at 12:30, followed by the exciting return of Sabine Schut-Kerry performing "Spanische Impressionen" with the black Andalusian Stallion Capprichio partnered with Ana Ayromlou, a professional Flamenco dancer from Germany.
This pair wowed the crowd at Dressage at Devon, and will perform exclusively both Saturday and Sunday along with Medieval Times during the USDF Capital Campaign Benefit for the new Educational center and offices in Lexington Kentucky.
“We go all out for the Derby,” said Mary Phelps, “flying in Deb Makinney a talented and creative photographer and colleague from Colorado, and Astrid Appels from Belgium to help us cover the event.
With four arenas for three days, this is the show where we complete the major part of our photo coverage for the season. We know how much riders and owners invest in their time spent here, and want to be sure they have those special memories preserved.”
Shop Till You Drop
The Palm Beach Dressage Derby is a very vendor friendly show, attracting some of the finest products, services, and Dressage vendors from the country. Adashi will be on hand with their mobile boutique, and Caracol Jewelry returns to Florida with an amazing selection of unique handcrafted silver personally selected from Paul and Elizabeth’s collection of Artisans from Mexico.
There are a record number of vendors this year, with over 20 exhibitors, and a variety of food for visitors. The Palm Beach Dressage Derby is all about Dressage at it’s finest in Florida, so stay tuned to DressageDaily.com as we bring you ‘On the Scene’ coverage, photos, scores and more.