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Thursday 12 January - 15h45 | Ian Clayton and Press releases
The 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival kicks off today at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida, with riders coming together for seven weeks of CDI competition through March 25th.
As described by organizers, every week of CDI competition this year will include a concurrent national show. The circuit notably features four weeks with FEI World Cup qualifying events, a CDI 5*, CDI 4*/3*/1*, and a CDIO 3*.Two special competitions at the Festival are the CDI 5* in February and the CDIO 3* in March. Many of the best dressage horses and riders in the world will compete in the Festival’s CDI 5* week, February 9-12, which features the highest possible international rating in dressage.The finale of the season (on March 22-25), Wellington's CDIO 3*, remains the only Nations Cup competition for dressage in North or South America outside of championship events. It has also been an important competition stop for various Olympians. s. It is once again part of the FEI Nations Cup series.The Global Dressage Festival bills itself as the "world’s largest international dressage circuit," and according to its web site, admission to all horse shows and events is free.
Tomorrow, Friday, January 13 at 7 pm Eastern Time, Chronicle TV will live stream the Festival’s Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W to benefit Brooke USA. Brooke USA works to improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules across the world. The link to the live stream is hereMeanwhile, Dressage News has reported that the FEI (International Equestrian Federation) has ordered that prize money for the Festival's CDI4* be cut by more than than 20 per cent, from US $120,000 to $94,000, following the elimination of the consolation Grand Prix.
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