Enterprises, LLC Committed To Promoting Dressage At The National
FL November 7, 2003 Well-known sponsor of equestrian
events and riders, Joe Zada and his sponsorship corporation Zada
Enterprises, LLC, has taken a leadership role in the production
of the dressage show held for the second consecutive year in conjunction
with the 120th National Horse Show at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian
Club in Wellington, Florida. This years event is titled the
2nd Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National and is
scheduled for November 28-30, 2003. The show features classes from
Training Level through Grand Prix and offers more than $10,000 in
prize money and awards.
resident of Michigan with a winter home in Wellington, Joe Zada
is a businessman and amateur rider who competes and trains in dressage
and adult hunters and jumpers. His corporation also sponsors events
at the Winter Equestrian Festival and horses for top professional
riders David OConnor, Robert Dover, and Robert Ross. Its
because I believe in and love what Im doing. The motivation
is to promote the horse and to promote the beautiful relationship
that a rider and a horse have, Zada explains, and forthrightly
adds, It certainly isnt to make money. It does cost,
and thats why I feel that I basically put my money where my
mouth is. I just love the sport. I love whats happening within
our community here in Wellington, and I want to be a part of that.
I want to try to support that.
the upcoming 2nd Annual Zada Enterprises LLC Dressage at the National,
Zada has also launched a namesake class titled Zada Enterprises
Take Your Own Score. Adding a bit of fun to the competition, riders
will predict their score prior to their ride and the winner is the
one whose prediction is closest to the judges actual score.
Zada credits Show Secretary Mary Silcox for conceiving of the class.
I thought it was a fantastic idea and we discussed it in great
detail, explained Zada. I said, Absolutely, put
my name to it! because were always thinking of ways,
especially for dressage because it is not as spectator-friendly
as watching horses jump over fences, to draw more attention to it
in different ways.
cites musical kurs and the annual $25,000 Windsome Farms Dressage-Showjumping
Spectacular at the Winter Equestrian Festival (in which dressage
and show jumpers compete in each others sports) as competitions
that highlight dressage for spectators. Anything that I see
that can add a positive impact and draw attention, I like to support
it, Zada states.
to backing the 3rd Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at The
National next year, Zada plans to help grow the show through additional
incentives for riders. Definitely. I want to get behind it
big, Zada says and notes that he intends to see if I
can draw all my colleagues and gain some more prestige to the show
itself. He points to increasing prize money and qualifying
for national awards as two goals for Dressage at the National in
in the equestrian community Zada Enterprises, LLC sponsors riders
of all levels in three disciplines (dressage, show jumping and eventing)
as well as horse show events, the company also contributes to organizations
for terminally ill AIDS patients, riding for the handicapped, therapeutic
riding, and law enforcement industries throughout the United States.
We do a lot of sponsorships in a lot of different areas and
we also do a lot of charity work, Zada explains. He notes
that he is careful to keep his sponsorship of equestrian events
fun and in perspective, and that it is very important to me
that we all appreciate and realize how lucky we are to get up every
day and just have these incredible horses to ride and compete and
be in such an incredible environment.
age 12 and under are always free. General admission seating for
adults, Wednesday through Saturday (on Friday, there will be separate
day and evening tickets), will be $10/each, with Sunday priced at
$15/each; children over the age of 12 and seniors (65 and older)
will be $7/each. Diamond Horse Shoe Club and box seating information
and reservations can be obtained by calling (800) 237-8924 or the
Special Events office at (561) 753-3389.