Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National
WELLINGTON, FL November 1, 2006
Stadium Jumping, Inc. will present the 5th Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National on December 1-3, 2006, at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. The dressage show is an annual highlight of the 123rd National Horse Show and Family Festival, which runs from November 29 through December 3.
The 2006 edition of Dressage at the National features the full gamut of dressage classes, ranging from USEF Training Level through FEI Grand Prix, including Young Rider, Junior, and Adult Amateur competitions. Top-level contestants aiming for the Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation (GAIG/USDF) Regional Championships will have the opportunity to compete in qualifying classes at all levels.
Dressage at the National is also a showcase for up-and-coming young riders, and as a member of the USEF Brentina Cup Program, the show will feature these competitors in the FEI Intermediaire II on Saturday, December 2. The USEF Brentina Cup Program assists and encourages U.S. Young Riders aged 18 to 26 in making the transition to Senior Grand Prix competitor.
Dressage at the National is also a member of the USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Program and will present the USEF Four-Year-Old Test and the FEI Final Tests for both the Five- and Six-Year-Olds on December 2.
Following tradition at Dressage at the National, the event wraps up on December 3 with Freestyle Sunday, which showcases the popular musical freestyle rides. Horse-and-rider combinations from USDF First Level through FEI Grand Prix, plus the Juniors and Young Riders, will dance to their specially created music soundtracks and their own unique choreography, which is always a fun and exciting crowd-pleasing event.
More than $6,250 in prizes and awards will be presented at Dressage at the National. Top awards to be presented include the Dressage at the National High Score Awards, which honor the top two horse/rider combinations as the Champion and Reserve Champion in each of five categories: First Level, Second Level, Third Level, Fourth Level, and Junior/Young Riders. One of the most coveted awards is the Dressage at the National Leading Rider Award, which is presented to the rider who earns the highest score from any class during the show. The show also honors the top horse/owner combination with the Dressage at the National Leading Horse Award, which is presented to the owner of the horse who has earned the highest score from any class at the show.
Produced by Eugene R. Misches Stadium Jumping, Inc., the 5th Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National is headed up by Klaus Fraessdorf, show manager, and Mary Silcox, show secretary. Officiating at the show are three topnotch USA judges: Betsy Berrey (S); Sarah Geikie (S); and Sharon Poulin (S).
Every year I especially look forward to this particular show, said Show Secretary Mary Silcox. Its wonderful to see the new horses starting out and watch the campaigners strut their stuff one last time before the holidays. The Dressage at the National show is a quality year-end event without the pressure of high performance classes that are held at the Stadium Jumping dressage shows during the Winter Equestrian Festival. This show is a chance for riders to bring out their new horses in an exciting atmosphere and yet not have to worry too much about scores. It is also a great show for horses who have shown all year to gauge their progress through the levels as we head into the next season.
For more information on the National Horse Show and Family Festival, visit Stadium Jumpings official website at www.stadiumjumping.com
HORSE SHOW & FAMILY FESTIVAL FAST FACTS
WHEN: November 29-December 3, 2006
HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, Wellington, Florida
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General Admission Tickets are available at the gate.
PARKING: Parking is free Wednesday through Sunday.
FOOD: A diverse menu of food and beverages is available at the vendor courtyard and at vendors around the Internationale Arena, and are open during show hours.
SHOPPING: The vendor courtyard and individual booths around the Internationale Arena offer equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings.
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