Annual Dressage At The National Features Top Prize Money And New
FLSeptember 10, 2003The 2nd Annual Zada Enterprises,
LLC Dressage at the National will again be held in conjunction
with the National Horse Show during Thanksgiving Weekend at the
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. Produced
by Stadium Jumping, Inc., the event showcases dressage riders
November 28-30 along with nationally ranked hunters and jumpers
competing November 26-30 in the 120th National Horse Show Outdoor.
The combination of dressage and show jumping competitions at the
park-like 120-acre, eight-ring Palm Beach show grounds was a resounding
success last year, drawing more than 50,000 riders and spectators
to a unique holiday event.
the wave of the inaugural shows momentum, this years
Dressage at the National has gained a new sponsor, Zada Enterprises,
LLC, and features $10,000 in prize money and awards. Classes are
offered from Training Level through Grand Prix, including qualifiers
for the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships.
The shows top purses of $1,000 are offered for the Open
Intermediaire Freestyle and Grand Prix Freestyle. Prize money
will also be awarded for all of the Open FEI classes as well as
a brand new class the USDF Freestyle Test of Choice for
First through Fourth Level riders. All of the freestyle rides
to music will be contested on Freestyle Sunday, November
30, in a crowd-pleasing finale to the three-day show.
new this year is a unique class making its debut at Dressage at
the National the Zada Enterprises Take Your Own Score.
Competitors from Training Level through Grand Prix can ride a
test of choice and declare what their score will be prior to the
class. The rider whose prediction is closest to the judges
actual score will win $500 and a trophy. This guessing game
promises to be fun for spectators, dressage aficionados, and competitors
alike the high score of the class may not be the winner!
and riders will also vie for prestigious titles destined to become
part of the tradition of this annual event. This years titles
to be awarded are: Dressage at the National High Score for First
through Fourth and Junior/Young Riders; Dressage at the National
Leading Rider; and Dressage at the National Leading Horse. Daily
awards presentations are also a part of the prestige of this show
ribbons, trophies, and prize money will be announced in
mounted ceremonies with horses and riders in full show attire.
addition to top-level competition, stunning dressage exhibition
is also a part of Dressage at the National. One of the most enthralling
sights for dressage enthusiasts, show jumping fans, and horse
lovers of all kinds last year was The Romance of the Carousel
a quadrille of eight Friesian stallions. Produced by Shaana
Pritchard and Frieze Frame Friesians, this years theme is
"The Baroque Review, which will showcase Lippizaners,
Andalusians, Lusitanos, as well as Friesians. The pièce
de résistance will be the all-black Friesian group called
"The Stallions of Eventide" performing an intricate
quadrille pattern in the dark of night with lights attached to
their outlines, creating a dazzling effect guaranteed to
bring the house down.
Manager Klaus Fraessdorf and Show Secretary Mary Silcox are again
heading up Dressage at the National, ensuring the two full-size
competition rings run like clockwork. The prize list is available
to download at www.stadiumjumping.com or to receive a prize list
by mail competitors may call 941-744-5465. Entries open on October
1 and close on October 24, 2003. Scheduled to judge at the 2nd
Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National are Gary
Rockwell (C), USA; Lorraine Stubbs (I) Canada; and Joan Humphrey
admission tickets for the 2nd Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage
at the National are available at the gate $10 for adults
and $7 for children and senior citizens on Friday and Saturday,
November 28 and 29; the ticket price is $15 for adults and $7
for children and senior citizens on Sunday, November 30. Admission
also includes access to the show grounds for all competitions
in the 120th National Horse Show Outdoor. Reserved seats for The
120th National Horse Show Outdoor are $25 per day per person,
and a reserved box for four people is also available at $500 for
the five days of the show. For advance tickets, visit the official
website at www.nhs.org or call
the Box Office at 212-315-1882 or 888-674-2733 or 212-459-1471.