Wilma Whacks Wellington

"The Search for America's Next Equestrian Star-Dressage" Postponed Until April

A disappointed Robert Dover and the crew of Brave St. Productions Inc. had to give into the reality that meeting their November production schedule would be an impossible task, after the much anticipated "The Search For America's Next Equestrian Star-Dressage" television show, on the fast track to becoming the hottest news of 2006, was derailed by the destruction of Wilma.

After announcing the top six contestants, at Dressage at Devon, Dover set into motion what began as an idea announced at the 2004 USDF Convention, to seek out top equestrian talent much like “a combination of The Apprentice and Star Search” as Dover describes it. It was on the pages of DressageDaily.com where we first announced Dover’s plan, the daughter of the owner of a television production company read the news and showed it to her Dad as a good idea for a TV show. With the crew in place, and the selected contestants and horses on their way, Wilma blindsided West Palm Beach, and production plans for November.

Now scheduled for April, the production, is still very much in the plan for Brave St. Productions Inc. and Dover. It allows more time to raise funds and sponsors for making what Dover hopes to become a series more solid. “I will be working tirelessly to make the program bigger and better and a fantastic experience for all involved.” Robert Dover told DressageDaily. “I appreciate so much everyone who has been of such great support to me in this effort and hope to continue with these sponsors and accumulate many more between now and April when we begin filming, ‘The Search For America's Next Equestrian Star-Dressage’.”