Kim Beaudoin for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
Wellington, FL – March 2, 2017 – Week eight of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) runs March 2-5 and features the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W, presented by Everglades Dressage, at Equestrian Village at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL. The Palm Beach Dressage Derby exhibition, presented by Yeguada de Ymas, features riders competing at Small Tour level with unfamiliar horses to see who can ride to the best score.
“We look forward to hosting the Palm Beach Dressage Derby class at AGDF again this year,” said Thomas Baur, AGDF Director of Sport. “It’s a unique way to show the fantastic skills of these international-level riders, and spectators will enjoy seeing them figure out how to ride a new horse in the show ring.”
|Adrienne Lyle (USA), Juan Matute, Jr. (ESP), Laura Tomlinson (GBR), and Chris Von Martels (CAN) pose together after the 2016 Palm Beach Dressage Derby Exhibition at AGDF.|
The 2017 competitors include defending champion Chris Von Martels (CAN), along with international competitors Mikala Munter Gundersen (DEN), Christoph Koschel (GER) and Juan Matute Jr. (ESP).
Riders will draw to see who competes against whom and will also draw for the mounts on which they will compete. The Derby is an educational yet entertaining way to test riders’ skills on a larger scale, but also in an engaging and competitive atmosphere.
|Chris Von Martels and Leuchtfeuer DE, owned by Patricia Koschel, winners of the 2016 Palm Beach Dressage Derby Exhibition.|
The group of horses participating in the 2017 Palm Beach Dressage Derby is composed of Truhana de Ymas, provided by Juan Pablo Molina, Wrazzmattazz, provided by Jaimey Irwin, and Action Ace, provided by Kelly Lane.
Week eight also includes an FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Everglades Dressage, on a special night, Saturday, March 4; FEI Grand Prix and FEI Grand Prix Special, presented by Peacock Ridge, on Thursday, March 2, and Friday, March 3, respectively; and the FEI Small Tour, presented by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. For more information, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.
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