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Zada Enterprises, LLC Florida Dressage Classic Kicks Off At Winter Equestrian Festival

WELLINGTON, FL - February 17, 2004 - Dressage returns to the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club for the second of three shows to be held at the 32nd Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Zada Enterprises, LLC Florida Dressage Classic will be held Thursday through Sunday, February 19 through 22.

A stellar roster of riders will be competing in classes from Training Level through Grand Prix, including Olympians Sue Blinks, Michelle Gibson, Bent Jensen, and Jane Savoie. Top riders from Europe and South America will also contest classes including Dr. Cesar Parra of Colombia who has already qualified to compete in the 2004 Athens Olympics, and one of Denmark's biggest stars, Lars Petersen. Quarter horse fans will be thrilled to see Lynn Palm competing aboard My Royal Lark, a descendant of her famous champion Rugged Lark. Karen Sakas, a New York fashion model for Calvin Klein and Donna Karan will be making her WEF debut.

Zada Enterprises, LLC is the title sponsor of the event. Joe Zada's commitment to horses has led to his support of a long list of equestrian events through his Zada Enterprises, LLC - a corporation designated solely for sponsorships. A native of Michigan and an amateur rider all his life, Zada launched his support of the Winter Equestrian Festival dressage and show jumping events in 1998. Zada's commitment to the equestrian community includes not only events, but also individual horses and riders. As an owner, he sponsors mounts with Robert Dover, Robert Ross and David O'Connor. O'Connor won the Individual Gold Medal in eventing at the 2000 Sydney Olympics riding Zada's horse Custom Made.

Though Zada Enterprises, LLC evolved as a company devoted to sponsorships primarily in the equestrian world, the reach of the support extends to other endeavors as well, including sports sponsorships with law enforcement agencies in the United States. In West Palm Beach, Zada LLC sponsors The Bandits - the Sheriff's Football Team; and the Southern Florida Lawmen's Softball Teams. Zada Enterprises, LLC also funds handicapped and therapeutic riding centers in Michigan and Colorado and organizations supporting terminally ill AIDS patients.

Show days for the 2004 Winter Equestrian Festival are Wednesday through Sunday. Gates open at 8:00 am. Ticket Prices: Wednesdays are free to everyone; Children 12 and under are admitted free every day; Young Adults 13 to 18 and Seniors are $5 on Thursday through Sunday; Adults are $5 on Thursday and Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday. The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club is located on Pierson Road off South Shore Boulevard. For additional information, visit or call 561-793-5867.

February 18 - 22 Florida Classic/WCHR Spectacular CSI-W/Y CSI-Ch
February 19 - 22 Zada Enterprises, LLC Florida Dressage Classic
February 25 - 29 PDP Capital Wellington Masters CSI***
March 3 - 7 CN Wellington Open CSI-W
March 10 - 14 CSIO United States Cosequin Finale CSIO***
March 18 - 21 Zada Enterprises WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y
(Qualifier for Olympic Selection Trials)
March 24 - 28 Tampa Bay Classic CSI-W (Bob Thomas Equestrian Center)
March 30 - April 3 Tournament of Champions CSI-W (Bob Thomas Equestrian Center)
April 3 Budweiser American Invitational (Raymond James Stadium)

February 22 $60,000 Idle Dice Classic, presented by Palm Beach Post, CSI-W
February 29 $75,000 PDP Capital Masters Cup, CSI***
March 7 $75,000 CN Wellington Open presented by Estates of Wellington Green, CDI-W
March 12 $50,000 Samsung Nations' Cup, presented by CN, CSIO****
March 14 $100,000 Cosequin U.S. Open Jumper Championship, CSIO****
March 28 $75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa, presented by Kilkenny/ICH, CSI-W
April 3 $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, presented by The Tampa Tribune


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