For Immediate Release

Laura Cardon for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Wellington, FL – February 3, 2014 – The fourth week of competition of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival concluded Sunday at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. The AGDF 4 National saw competitors of all levels from around the globe for national dressage competition.

The AGDF 4 National served as an ideal venue for riders to show their young horses or trainers to work with less experienced students and give them exposure to a show setting outside of CDI competition.

Early in the week, Kyle McIver rode his six-year-old Westphalian gelding, Chocolate Chunk, to the top of the USEF Training Level 2 Adult Amateur Test. The pair scored a 71.786%. Lisa Giltner also broke 70% with her young horse, Lorelei. The six-year-old Hanoverian mare scored a 73.000% in the USEF Training Level 3 Open test.

Sean Sierra Kealer and De Lorean MF, a five-year-old Hanoverian gelding, rode to a 74.839% in the USEF Fourth Level Test for Junior and Young Riders later in the week. Up and coming riders and horses alike benefitted from the increased atmosphere at The Stadium with show jumping competition taking place alongside dressage throughout the week.

The FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival hosted show jumping competition on Friday evening as well as the $50,000 Ariat CSI 2* Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon on the grass derby field adjacent to the dressage rings, which provided a unique competition setting for dressage competitors.

Professionals also enjoyed the chance to experience a higher level of activity than usual at the AGDF showgrounds for a national show. Dorie Addy-Crow rode Conrad to a 73.429% in the USEF Fourth Level Open test. Conrad is a seven-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Julia Jeschke.

The FEI Prix St. Georges saw another week of strong entries for the class, with 19 horse and rider pairs attempting the test. Sabine Schut-Kery topped the open test with Sanceo, a seven-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Alice Womble. The pair earned a score of 82.763%. Catherine Malone mastered the adult amateur FEI Prix St. Georges with Uno Diego. The pair rode to a score of 73.026%. Uno Don Diego is a Danish Warmblood stallion owned by Iron Spring Farm.

American-based Danish Olympic rider Lars Petersen was also seen at the AGDF 4 National with Willano, a 12-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Petersen. Willano and Petersen have been very successful at the Prix St. Georges

level and are clearly off to a good start moving up to the grand prix level by scoring 71.300% for the win in the FEI Grand Prix Open class.

Competition wrapped up for the AGDF National 4 on Sunday, February 2. CDI competition will be back in force during the AGDF CDI 4*/3* and National show, presented by Dutta Corporation and Havensafe Farm. Competition will run from February 6 – 9 at The Stadium at PBIEC.

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