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$25,000 Winsome Dressage/Jumper Spectacular This Saturday at The Winter Equestrian Festival

Wellington, Florida – 1-30-2003 - In what is one of the most entertaining classes of the WEF season, the annual Winsome Dressage/Jumper Spectacular, is attracting a notable field of 12 Teams of Jumper/Dressage riders, who switch roles, vying for the $25,000 purse sponsored by Winsome Farms. The class begins Saturday afternoon at 3:00PM featuring some of the top riders on the WEF jumper show scene, performing the brand new USAE Third level test. At 4:30, the action switched from the dressage arena, to the main showjumping field, where dressage riders compete in a “Hit and Hurry” class. Olympian Anne Kursinksi and Danish/American Wellington resident, Bent Jensen will be defending their postion as the winning team for the past 3 years.

USET Pan American Dressage Team Selection Trials to Begin This Weekend at Wellington Dressage Dressage at the 2003 Winter Equestrian Festival begins this weekend with the first selection trial for the USET Pan American Team Selection Trials. The Selection Trials are part of the qualifying process for the US dressage team headed for the Pan Am Games to be held in August in the Dominican Republic.

The Prix St George class will be held on Thursday, January 29, and the Intermediare I class on Friday. The final trials will be held at USET headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey, June 19-22 for the top 12 qualified riders. Dressage at the Pan Am Games is contested at the Prix St. Georges level rather than Grand Prix as in the Olympics or World Equestrian Games.

Dressage Freestyle Classes will be held Sunday morning prior to the Bayer/USET Gold Coast Classic Showjumping Grand Prix beginning at 2:PM.

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Winter Equestrian Festival Dates:

(Each week runs Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 8:00 AM)

Bayer Gold Coast Classic - January 29 - February 2
Wellington Dressage – January 30 – February 2
Kilkenny/ICH Internationale – February 5 – 9
Florida Classic/WCHR Spectacular – February 12 – 16
Florida Dressage Classic –February 13 - 16
Zada Enterprises, LLC Wellington Masters – February 19 – 23
Tommy Bahama Palm Beach Open – February 26 – March 2
Cosequin Wellington Finale – March 5 – 9
Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic – March 13 – 16

Tickets to the Winter Equestrian Festival are available by phone at 793-JUMP or at the gate. Admission is free on Wednesdays. Children 12 & under are free all days. Senior admission is $5 every day. Adult admission is $5 on Thursday and Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday. Parking is free.


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