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January 30, 2013 Announcing the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* March 14-17

Announcing the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* March 14-17

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By: Lindsay McCall for USPEA and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival

Photos by: Lindsay McCall

Logo by: Adequan Global Dressage Festival
Wellington, FL -January 30, 2013 Announcing the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival WEF Dressage Classic CPEDI3* presented by Today’s Equestrian and Fellows scheduled March 14-17, 2013. This will be the first opportunity of the 2013 season for Para-Equestrian Dressage riders to begin the qualifying process for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.  The Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* will take place in Wellington, Florida at the beautifully designed Adequan Global Dressage Festival Show Grounds. Entries may be entered online at EquestrianEntries.com or mailed to Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Attn: Adequan Global Dressage Festival, 14440 Pierson Road, Wellington, FL 33414. Definite Entries must be entered by February 28, 2013.

For questions about the 2013-2014 Para-Equestrian Dressage season please contact the USEF High Performance Director of the Para-Equestrian Discipline Laureen K. Johnson at (908) 326 – 1155 or e-mail lkjohnson@usef.org

For more questions about Para-Equestrian Dressage please contact Hope Hand at Hope@uspea.org or (610) 356-6481.

2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Show Managers:

Manager/Entry Secretary: Lloyd Landkamer phone: 612-290-8523 Fax: 866-832-8610 Secretary: Angela Goodwin-Volpert / Peggy Warren
Co-Secretary: Becky Johnston
Co- Manager/Secretary: John Hoppman 612-799-6381

E-mail: DressageFestival@aol.com
Website: GlobalDressageFestival.com

Entries may be entered online: at EquestrianEntries.com

Entries may be mailed to:
Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
Attn: Global Dressage Festival
14440 Pierson Road
Wellington, FL 33414

Definite Entries: February 28, 2013
Last date of substitution: Within 1 Hour prior to Horse Inspection March 14, 2013

Ground Jury: Carlos Lopes (POR/4*), Bo Ahman (SWE/4*), and Kristi Wysocki (USA/3*)
Chief Steward: Elisabeth Williams ‘Level 3’ Technical Delegate: Jean Kraus ‘R’

FEI Para-Equestrian Steward Overall: Sandy Rafferty Level 2

Assistant Stewards: Jimmy Mandala (USA) Name: Heather Peterson (USA) Name: Deeda Randle (USA)

FEI Para-Equestrian Steward Overall: Sandy Rafferty Level 2

Schedule:
March 14, 2013- Horse Inspection
March 15, 2013-Team Test Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, IV
March 16, 2013-Indivdual Test Ia, Ib, II, III, IV
March 17, 2013-Freestyle Championship Tests Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, IV

Novice Tests are available for riders who are new riders and are looking for experience. These test scores will not count towards FEI qualifications.

Please check out the new FEI Tests Here (LINK)
http://www.fei.org/disciplines/officials-organisers/organisers/para-equestrian-dressage/dressage-tests

ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES 2014 Qualification Criteria

Qualification Period:
Start: January 1, 2013
End: XXXX 2014 (TBD)

Qualifying Events:
Any CPEDI3* or CPEDI4* event during the qualification period in addition to the Paralympics Games 2012 London
Qualification Score:
All athlete/horse combinations must have attained (as a combination) a minimum 60% score attributed by the Ground Jury in a Team test or Individual Championship test one time.

Judges:
Minimum of 3 FEI PE5* or 4* judges of different nationalities

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Excerpt From http://www.globaldressagefestival.com)

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Adequan GDF) was created as one of the finest show grounds in the world with a calendar of events and prize money in its first year that places it in the top tier of competitions.

Five CDIs staged by a single organization are more than at any other show grounds in the world. Prize money of more than $275,000 that is the richest single circuit except for the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, what is to horse sports what Wimbledon is to tennis.

The show grounds consists of four arenas that are equal in quality to those at the 2012 and 2008 Olympic Games, several hundred stadium seats around the main ring and the first 200 of what will be 300 permanent horse stalls and a raised courtyard at the center of the show grounds providing a panoramic view of the entire facility.  One of the world’s largest covered arenas at 360 by 210 feet (110 x 64 meters), and a VIP club overlooking the main competition arena.

Dressage has replaced the billiard-table smooth grass polo fields that were the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club stadium where Prince Charles played to kick start Wellington as THE winter lifestyle destination for the world.

The dressage grounds adjoin a beautiful grass jumping derby field all part of the sprawling Palm Beach International Equestrian Center that attracts thousands of horses from about three dozen countries for jumper and hunter competitions in an calendar that has expanded from a few weeks in winter to shows from Fall through Spring, centered around the Winter Equestrian Festival and its $6 million in prize money.

To learn more about the Global Dressage Festival please visit: http://www.globaldressagefestival.com

Mary Jordan P Sparrow Socks by Lindsay Yosay McCall

Mary Jordan and P Sparrow Socks at the 2012 CPEDI3* in Wellington, FL. Photo copyright Lindsay McCall.

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