Jim Koford Wins Grand Prix Freestyle And Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award At Global Dressage Festival’s CDI

Monday, March 12, 2012
Posted by Jan Westmark



Grand Prix rider Jim Koford won the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award at the Wellington Dressage CDI at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds.
Grand Prix rider Jim Koford won the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award at the Wellington Dressage CDI at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds.

Wellington, FL – Jim Koford showed off his winning style at the Global Dressage Festival’s inaugural show, the Wellington Dressage CDI W, riding into the winner’s circle in the Grand Prix Freestyle aboard Pharaoh and placing second in the Grand Prix Special on Rhett. Koford was excited about his horses and the new facility, and the smile on his face and his great attitude also helped him ride away with the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award.  “I am so happy to be here and so happy to have two fun horses to ride in the Grand Prix,” Koford said, adding that he wanted to thank Premier Equestrian for recognizing his sportsmanship.  “You want a good outcome when you compete, but it is important to realize that we work so hard to do this that we need to have a good time regardless. It doesn’t get much better than this.”  Koford and Pharaoh won the Grand Prix Freestyle with a 73.300% and Koford piloted Rhett to second place in the Grand Prix Special with a 68.133%. “I am so excited about this facility, it looks unbelievable,” he said. “It’s one of the few facilities in Florida where we can compete outdoors, which I like. I am excited to support it and of course I always try to be a good sport.”As the winner of the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award, Koford won a gift certificate for $100 worth of Premier products. Premier Equestrian, LLC, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories, has an active presence on the Global Dressage Festival show grounds. “We sponsor the Sportsmanship Award and we also supplied all of the dressage arena equipmentarena and dressage letters at the Global Dressage Festival,” said Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian. “I want to congratulate Jim on great wins in the ring and his great attitude throughout the entire competition. Shows always run smoother, and everyone has a better time, when everyone practices good sportsmanship.”

Zorn said she was also pleased with the new Global Dressage Festival facility. “Our dressage arena equipment featuring the Brentina arena and Sundance arenas are embraced by world class dressage riders. We supplied the dressage arenas for the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky and, speaking from experience, riders from around the world raved about our rings. The Global Dressage Festival is certainly an international venue and it will support dressage riders from around the world in a facility Wellington can be proud of. Premier Equestrian is pleased to be part of such an amazing facility.”

In addition to world-class dressage arenas, Premier Equestrian offers a fantastic line of dressage equipment, jumping equipment, rubber mats, barn and stable accessories, books, DVDs, and footing. They also offer a complete line of horse jumps and horse jumping equipment, including jump standards, gates, walls, jump cups, horse jump poles, sponsor jumps, and cavaletti. For more information on all Premier Equestrian products, including footing, dressage arenas, jumps and stable accessories, visit their website at www.PremierEquestrian.comor call 800-611-6109