Michael Barisone Rides for Life

Friday, April 30, 2010

Upper Marlboro, MD--The Potomac Valley Dressage Association (PVDA) announces Michael Barisone for 2010.  Mr. Barisone, a regular participant at the top levels of national and international dressage, will be sporting his freestyle form at the 2010 Dancing Horse Challenge.  He has been in the elite dressage spotlight since his USDF Junior/Young Rider days and is a welcome addition to Ride for Life’s annual fund raising event to take place at Prince Georges Equestrian Center. Mr. Barisone, a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist, has been on United States international teams since 1991.  Along with his wife Vera Kessels-Barisone, he runs a successful dressage training business based in New Jersey and Florida.

The PVDA Ride for LifeTM Dancing Horse Challenge, sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Dover Saddlery, Nutrena Feeds and County Saddlery, has become one of the largest equestrian freestyle performances in the Mid-Atlantic Region popular with both the sport horse and non-equestrian communities. The event, which takes place at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, has raised more than $250,000 for the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center.

For more information about the PVDA Ride for Life™, including purchasing tickets, becoming a sponsor or donating to the cause, visit www.pvdarideforlife.org or contact Marne Martin-Tucker at info@pvdarideforlife.org or Equimedia Communications at 978-257-0567 / cathy@equimediacommunications.com.

PVDA Ride for Life™ is a member of the Signature Dressage Series.  For more information on the Series, visit www.signaturedressageseries.com .