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119th National Horse Show To Feature Stallion Dressage Exhibition

Wellington, FL—November 11, 2002—The 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.

Large 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.

These 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.

Dr. 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.

The 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 evening’s “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


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