2017 Festival of Champions Heads to Gladstone
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Gladstone, N.J. - Historic Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation, is pleased to host the 2017 Dutta Corp United States Dressage Festival of Champions in Gladstone, New Jersey, May 18-21. The event will feature the USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship, the USEF Intermediaire I Championship and the USEF Young Adult 'Brentina Cup' Dressage National Championship, presented by Dressage Today. To download a copy of the prize list, please visit the new Festival of Champions website.
This year's U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions will draw top horse-and-rider combinations from across the country to beautiful Hamilton Farm in Gladstone, to compete for the three coveted champion titles. The prestigious 'Brentina Cup' for riders ages 16-25 attracts highly talented youth and their mounts for the opportunity to ride with other competitive athletes their age.
Competition will begin Thursday, May 18, at 8 a.m. with the FEI Grand Prix class following the veterinary inspection at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17. Classes will continue each day through Sunday, May 21.
A Welcome Reception will also be held on Wednesday, May 17, prior to the start of competition for athletes, owners, trainers, grooms and guests at the Hamilton Golf Club, courtesy of US Equestrian and the USEF Dressage Owners Task Force.
Individual seats or tables of six in the VIP Patron tent include ringside food and beverage services, and may be reserved for single days or all four days of competition (May 18-21). For more information, please click here and download a reservation form here. General admission is free to the public with a $20 per car, per day parking fee.
Vendor space is also available for the 2017 Dutta Corp United States Dressage Festival of Champions at the iconic USET Foundation headquarters. Ringside premium spaces are limited with additional spaces available in the courtyard for a 10 x 10 tent, double space or custom trailer. Click here to download a vendor application. For those unable to attend this year's spectacular event, there will be live streaming available through USEF Network at www.usef.org/tunein.
2017 Dutta Corp United States Dressage Festival of Champions Schedule of Events
[Subject to Change]
Wednesday, May 17
Veterinary inspections (in order Grand Prix Intermediaire I, Brentina Cup) - 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 18
FEI Grand Prix Test - 8 a.m.
FEI Prix St. Georges Test - 11:05 a.m.
FEI Intermediate II 'Brentina Cup' 16-25 Test - 2:45 p.m.
Friday, May 19
FEI Grand Prix Special Test - 9:30 a.m.
FEI Grand Prix 16-25 Test- 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20
FEI Intermediate I Test - 10 a.m.
Demonstration to follow
Sunday, May 21
FEI Intermediate I Freestyle - 8 a.m.
FEI Grand Prix Freestyle - 11:05 a.m.
FEI Grand Prix 16-25 Freestyle - 3:20 p.m.
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