5th Annual Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National
Featured at 123rd National Horse Show & Family Festival in Wellington, Florida

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.

Katherine Bateson-Chandler and FBW Kennedy, winners of the Grand Prix at the 2005 Zada Enterprises, LLC Dressage at the National.
PHOTO: SusanJStickle.com

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. Mische’s 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. “It’s 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 Jumping’s official website at www.stadiumjumping.com

WHAT: 123rd National Horse Show & Family Festival

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

HIGHLIGHTS- Competition:
Palm Beach Post National Welcome Stake, CSI (November 29)
NHS Speed Stake, CSI (November 30)
The Palm Beach Daily News NHS Adult Amateur Welcome Stake (December 1)
Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship Phase I, CSI-W (December 1- evening competition)
NHS Open Speed Stake, CSI (December 2)
$120,000 National Horse Show Open and Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter Championships (December 2)
Zada Enterprises, LLC 5th Annual Dressage at the National- $500 Intermediaire I and Grand Prix level Freestyle, Young Rider and Junior Freestyle (December 1-3)
Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series Junior and Amateur-Owner Jumper National Finals (December 3)
$80,000 Young Jumper Championships® International Final (December 3)
Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship Final Phase (December 3)

Exhibitions and Special Events:
“Jumping Under the Stars” Black Tie Gala (December 1, evening)
Shaana Pritchard and Frieze Frame Friesians exhibitions (December 1-3)
Wellington Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO on the Great Lawn (Sat, Dec 2, 2006)
Children’s Fair (December 2-3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
“The Horse: In & Out” Art Exhibition (November 29-December 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) 

$155,000 International Open Jumper section
$125,000 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship and Bonus Pool Award
$80,000 Young Jumper Championships® International
$20,000 Palm Beach Daily News Adult Amateur Jumper division
$10,000 Bainbridge Farm Adult Amateur Working Hunter division
$13,000 Kilkenny Amateur-Owner Working Hunter divisions
$6,500 William Barlow Redfern Regular Working Hunter division
$5,000 Village of Wellington National Horse Show Pony Hunter Classic
TICKETS: 561-793-JUMP, or visit www.stadiumjumping.com

ADMISSION: General Admission Tickets are available at the gate.
Adults: $10 Wednesday through Saturday (including $10 for Friday evening performance), Sunday- $15
Seniors/Children 13 and up: $7 all performances
Children 12 and under: Free

The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club is also the home of the Winter Equestrian Festival and the site of the first outdoor Nations Cup held in the United States. The competition areas include the 400’ x 400’ grass Internationale Arena, which is surrounded by bermed seating, chalets, and VIP areas; plus the Bertalan DeNemethy Arena and Grand Hunter Field, both with all weather footing. Amenities include the Diamond Horseshoe Club VIP area.

Approaching the show grounds from the Florida Turnpike, take Exit #93, Lake Worth Blvd., and travel west, crossing over 441. Travel five miles to South Shore Blvd., turn right on South Shore and proceed one mile to Pierson Road, then turn left at the light. Spectator Entrance is first left, on Equestrian Road. Approaching the show grounds from Interstate I-95, take Exit 49. Travel west on Forest Hill Blvd. 11 miles to South Shore Blvd. Turn left on South Shore and follow to Pierson Road. Turn right at the light on Pierson. Spectator Entrance is first left – Equestrian Road.

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.

14440 Pierson Rd., Wellington, FL  33414
561-793-JUMP (phone)
561-753-7727 (fax)

Carolyn Vincent
P.O. Box 386, Greenvale, NY  11548
516-484-1865 (phone)
516-484-1982 (fax)

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