For Immediate Release

Wellington, FL – February 13, 2014 – The 2014 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) looks forward to hosting its seventh week of competition on February 19-23 for the Stillpoint Farm CDIO Nations Cup competition as well as 3* presented by Peacock Ridge. The event is part of the FEI Nations Cup™ Dressage Series. The CDIO will have special significance this year as it tests the final competition format for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Riders from eight different countries look forward to competing, and entries are extremely strong for the CDIO and CDI 3*, making this the biggest CDI competition ever in the United States.

Nations Cup competition will feature nine teams, including two U.S. teams and two Canadian teams, as well as teams from Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, and Spain. There is also an individual participating from Puerto Rico.

Team medals are decided after the FEI 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 FEI I-1 Freestyle and FEI Grand Prix Freestyle competition.

Equestrian Sport Productions brought world-renowned organizer Thomas Baur of Germany on to help guide dressage events this year. As a member of the FEI Dressage Committee, Baur is especially interested in the CDIO 3* event and looks forward to seeing the many different nations competing. Baur also has goals to increase the participation of up and coming dressage riders with small and large tour competition.

“We look forward to our biggest CDIO competition ever this year and are proud to welcome the future of the sport as well as some of the world’s best,” Baur stated. “It is great to see some of the developing countries here and the fantastic attendance of so many nations. This is going to be a great week, and we hope that everyone comes out to enjoy the world-class competition.”

In addition to the full schedule of large and small tour competition throughout the week, the Stillpoint Farm FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO will be a feature event as part of the “Friday Night Lights” series on Friday, February 21, at 7 p.m. From rock and roll fun to beautiful classical performances, the night will surely be one to remember.

Week seven will also highlight the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships presented by Dressage4Kids. The Championships include four divisions – Pony, Junior, Young Rider, and Under 25 Grand Prix.

 AGDF competition began January 9 and continues through March 30, 2014, featuring four national and eight international shows in total. International competition includes four CDI-W rated shows, a CDI 4*, a CDI 5*, and the Western Hemisphere’s only CDIO.

An impressive roster of horses and riders are competing at AGDF this winter and have many great events to look forward to as the circuit continues. Another highlight is the CDI 5*, sponsored by Diamante Farms, which will be held March 27-30 as the finale event of the winter.

The teams gather for a photo ahead of this week’s CDIO competition. Photo credit- Susan J. Stickle 

The riders for the Stillpoint Farm CDIO Nations Cup include:


505 Morris Davis, Karin

575 Cadenza Schwarz, Ilse

576 Udon P Layne, Kelly

594 Tolstoy Fyffe, Nicholas

Canada 1

546 Anton Trussell, Belinda

547 Zilverstar Von Martels, Chri 

548 All In Fraser, Brittany

551 San D’Or Lane, Megan

Canada 2

514 Lumiere Markowski, Maya

550 Dio Mio Irving, Jill

552 Ribot Dvorak, Tom 

553 Rigaudon Tyme Strasser, Evi


543 Rossini 234 Bernal, Marco

544 Don Akzentus Franco, Carmen

545 Farewell IV Bernal Jr., Marco


508 Tarpan Ymas Matute, Paula

509 Don Diego Ymas Matute Jr., Juan

566 Klouseau Munoz, Carlos

570 Presumido Renilla, Marta


581 Charming 8 Jesse, Kim

582 Companero 12 Kaldewei, Maria

584 Shakespeare RSF Orlob, Marcus

603 Zephyr Kohmann, Kevin 

Individual – Puerto Rico

574 Royal Affair Reteguiz-Denizard, Luis

The Netherlands

585 Woodstock Collins-Strijk, Leida 

586 Palermo Houtvast, Danielle

587 Davidor 4 Tigchelaar, Patrick

604 TBA Muller, Kerensa

United States 1

502 Rosa Cha W Martin, Silva

526 Calecto V Konyot, Tina

541 Wizard Lyle, Adrienne

542 Rigo Harding, Shawna

United States 2

588 Doktor Francis, Shelly

589 Mane Stream Hotmail Haddad-Staller, Catherine

590 Somerhall Wimmer, Ashley

591 Wyatt Star Hardin, Justin

ATTENTION CDIO RIDERS: Following the FEI jog on Tuesday, February 18, there will be a mandatory meeting with Chefs d’Equipe for the team draw in the Global Pavilion. Following the draw, there is a MANDATORY photo shoot for the teams.

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