Global Dressage Festival Experiences a Year of Incredible Growth During 2014 Circuit
Thursday, March 27, 2014
"The numbers reflect the incredible dedication of the entire staff at AGDF," Director of Sport Thomas Baur said. "Hosting a show of this caliber would not be possible without the hard work and shared vision of excellence that our staff has contributed to each week, and I cannot thank them enough for all of their efforts."
Baur added, "We would like to thank all of our sponsors, including the First Founding and Founding Sponsors, along with the exhibitors who have supported the show in its first three years in order to bring it to this level."
Also new for 2014 was an expanded "Friday Night Stars" program, which averaged 1,500 - 2,000 spectators to The Stadium during CDI competition weeks. Talented musicians from the Frost School of Music at University of Miami entertained the crowd each evening with a variety of vocal and instrumental performances.
Unique exhibition rides were also part of the allure of "Friday Night Stars." In addition to the regular FEI Grand Prix Freestyle competition, spectators were treated to exhibitions including a touching mother-daughter Pas de Deux with top Canadian rider Evi Strasser and her daughter Tanya Strasser-Shostak, a brilliant showcase of horsemanship between Elisa Williams and her mustangs Fledge and Rune, the Yale Spizzwinks (?) a capella group, and more.
The final week of the 2014 AGDF will run from March 27 - March 30 at The Stadium at PBIEC, located at 13500 South Shore Boulevard. The FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, presented by Diamante Farms, will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28. As always, there is free general admission and parking. For more information and full results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.
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