119th National Horse Show To Feature Stallion Dressage
FLNovember 11, 2002The 119th National Horse Show is
proud to announce that it will host a specially-produced musical
freestyle dressage exhibition when it hosts its 119th edition,
and first at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington,
FL, November 26 December 1.
black Friezian stallions will perform dressage movements choreographed
to music, which has been compared to a fine ballet performance.
Horses teamed from a pair up to 8 stallions will perform together
with costumed riders.
Friezian stallions perform Prix St. Georges movements each with
black mane and tail flowing. The performances will be held daily,
Wednesday through Sunday. When not performing, the horses and
riders will be available in the barns all week and welcome visitors
to stop by and visit the magnificent animals.
Frank DiBussolo and Shaana Pritchard produce this exclusive exhibition.
Dr. DiBussolo has won 8 Grammy Awards including Best Arrangement
(Les Miserables, 1993), Best Production (Les Miserables) and Best
Jazz Recording (The Legends of Jazz Drumming 1999). In addition,
Dr. DiBussolo is a member of the U.S. Dressage Federation Freestyle
Committee. Shaana Pritchard is a member of the U.S. Dressage Federation
Freestyle Committee and is a well-known dressage trainer who works
with Betsy Steiner.
119th National Horse Show runs Tuesday, November 26, through Sunday,
December 1, with competition beginning at 8:00 am and continuing
throughout each day. Friday evenings Jumping Under
the Stars competition begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets, Tuesday
through Saturday, are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors; on Sunday
tickets sell for $15 for adults and $7 for seniors. Children 12
& under are always admitted free. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday,
admission is free to all. Tickets are available at the gate or
by phoning (800) 237-8924 or (561) 753-3389. Entrance to the Equestrian
Center is on Pierson Road in Wellington, where parking is free
on all days