WELLINGTON, Fla.--The Global Dressage Festival will host the second largest CDI of its nine year history with150 horses competing on March 11-15 at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.
The week will include the Nations Cup CDIO3* and the Nations Cup CDIO-U25.
This is the eighth edition of the Nations Cup CDIO3*, and this year’s event welcomes teams from the USA, Canada, Denmark, Israel, and Japan, along with individuals from Spain and the Dominican Republic.
This Nations Cup marks an historic event as it includes the first ever international-level dressage team fielded for Israel.
Team medals for the Nations Cup™ CDIO3* are decided after the Grand Prix/FEI Prix St. Georges and FEI Grand Prix Special/FEI Intermediaire-1 competition on Wednesday and Thursday.
INDIVIDUAL medals will be presented after Friday’s I-1 Freestyle and Grand Prix Freestyle competition.
In addition to the full schedule of large and small tour competition throughout the week, the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO3* will be a feature event as part of the “Friday Night Lights” series on Friday, March 13.
The Nations Cup CDIO-U25 debuted in 2017, and this year will welcome teams from USA and Canada along with individuals from Canada, Colombia, Spain, and USA.
Team medals will be decided with the CDIO-U25 Intermediaire-2 on Wednesday, while individual medals will be given for the CDIO-U25 Grand Prix on Thursday and the CDIO-U25 Grand Prix Freestyle on Friday evening.
Teams for the FEI Nations Cup™ CDIO3* include:
USA: Katherine Bateson Chandler on Alcazar, Adrienne Lyle onHarmony’s Duval, Anna Marek on Dee Clair and Steffen Peters on Suppenkasper.
Canada: Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In, Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien, Megan Lane and Zodiac MW and Naima Moreira Laliberte and Statesman
Denmark: Agnete Kirk Thinggaard and Blue Hors Zatchmo, Signe Kirk Kristiansen and Her Highness O, Carina Nevermann Torup and Quinto and Rikke Poulsen and Furstentanz
Israel: Micah Deligdish and Destiny, Sahar Daniel Hirosh and Whitman and Eyal Zlatin and Fred the Red
Japan: Kiichi Harada and Egistar, Akane Kuroki and Zuidenwind 1187 and Masanao Takahashi and Eaton Unitechno
Individuals: Yvonne Losos de Muniz and Aquamarijn (DOM), Carlos Salguero Ocaña and Vangens Star-Light (ESP)
Teams for the Nations Cup CDIO-U25 include:
USA: Hope Cooper and Hot Chocolate W, Kerrigan Gluch and Vaquero HGF and Natalie Pai and Utopie d’Ouilly
USA – 2: Emma Asher and Elegance N, Ben Ebeling and Illuster van de Kampert ad Rosemary Julian-Simoes and Rankrado
Canada: Vanessa Creech-Terauds and Hallmark, Camille Carier Bergeron and Acoeur and Laurence Blais Tetreault and Utah
Individual: Ben Ebeling and Diamond’s Diva (USA), Maria Alejandra Aponte Gonzalez and Duke de Niro (COL) and Paula Matute Guimon and Legacy’s Cosmico (ESP)