For Immediate Release
Laura Cardon for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Wellington, FL – March 22, 2014 – The much-anticipated CDI 5* of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) is less than a week away, and if entries are any indication, the best is yet to come. The grand finale of the AGDF season will boast over 100 entries, with 22 riders alone being invited to compete in the CDI 5* division. The AGDF 12 CDI 5*, presented by Diamante Farms and Wellington Equestrian Realty, will run from March 27 – March 30 at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.

Top riders from around the globe will descend upon The Stadium for the biggest competition of the season. Not only are small tour divisions seeing huge entries of 38 horses for the week, but young rider and junior divisions are also peaking in time for the pinnacle of winter dressage competitions.

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The wildly popular “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle showcase will return on Friday, March 28, accompanied by musical performances from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and fantastic exhibition rides.

Riders for the AGDF 12 CDI 5* competition were chosen by the show based on their scores throughout the season at the AGDF. Riders representing the United States, Canada, Australia, Denmark, and Georgia include Olympic veterans, Nations Cup competitors, and the world’s best professionals at the top of their game.

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The complete list of riders for the AGDF 12 CDI 5* are as follows:

Jacqueline M. Brooks, CAN, D Niro
Michael Barisone, USA, Ellegria
David Marcus, CAN, Chrevi’s Capital
Cesar Parra, USA, Van the Man
Susan Dutta, USA, Currency DC
Tina Konyot, USA, Calecto V
Lars Petersen, DEN, Mariett
Lisa Wilcox, USA, Denzello
Joanne Vaughan, GEO, Elmegarden’s Marquis
Belinda Trussell, CAN, Anton
Tom Dvorak, CAN, Viva’s Salieri W
Mikala Gundersen, DEN, My Lady
Caroline Roffman, USA, Her Highness O
Karen Pavicic, CAN, Don Daiquiri
Diane Creech, CAN, Devon L
Adrienne Lyle, USA, Wizard
Catherine Haddad-Staller, USA, Mane Stream Hotmail
Jill Irving, CAN, Pop Art
Shelly Francis, USA, Doktor
Heather Blitz, USA, Paragon
Kelly Layne, AUS, Udon P
Evi Strasser, CAN, Renaissance Tyme

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Join us for the final CDI competition of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival! For full results and complete information, visit