Wellington, FL - March 29, 2011 - Wellington Classic Dressage (WCD), Gold Coast Dressage, Palm Beach Dressage Derby and International Horse Sport Palm Beach (IHSPB) announce their 2012 USEF-Licensed Dressage Shows set to remain at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center and Equestrian Estates Horse Park, home of the prestigious Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDIW.
Noreen O'Sullivan, President of Gold Coast Dressage Association and managing partner for WCD and IHS Palm Beach, stated, "We are absolutely committed to support both the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center and Equestrian Estates by maintaining our World-Class CDI's, as well as our national, USEF-licensed competitions at these 2 venues." Mary Anne Mc Phail, President of the Palm Beach Dressage Derby, echoes O'Sullivan's statement, "We absolutely are hosting the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDIW and the Equestrian Estates shows here at the Equestrian Estates Horse Park." The Palm Beach Dressage Derby is one of Florida's most prestigious and longest-running CDI competitions.
The Wellington Classic Dressage series, which this past year included the World Dressage Master's CDI5* has played a leading role in developing Florida's successful winter dressage circuit. Wellington Classic and Gold Coast call the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center 111-acre park home for over 16 weeks of Dressage Competitions throughout the year. International Horse Sport Palm Beach continues the legacy of the Derby and Dressage at the Equestrian Estates shows with their 6-week series of USEF-licensed shows and CDI's. This season kicked off major expansion plans and improvements to this 50-acre venue, which already includes 9 all-weather riding rings. Combined WCD, GCDA and IHSPB hosted six CDI competitions during the 2011 winter season and O'Sullivan said they have every intention of continuing to host and manage these same CDI competitions and nationally-rated shows in their dressage series.
For more information on the Gold Coast Dressage Association, please visit www.gcdafl.org. For more information on the Wellington Classic Dressage Series, please visit www.wellingtonclassicdressage.com. For more information on the International Horse Sport Palm Beach show series, please visit www.ihspb.com.
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Gold Coast Opener CDIW+ Jim Brandon January 19-22, 2012
Wellington Classic Sunshine Challenge Jim Brandon January 26-29, 2012
Wellington Classic Spring Challenge CDIW+ Jim Brandon February 9-11, 2012
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World Dressage Masters CDI5+ Jim Brandon March 8-11, 2012
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Gold Coast Grand Finale I & II Jim Brandon April 14-15, 2012
International Horse Sport Blue Hors Invitational Equestrian Estates April 20-22, 2012
Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge III Jim Brandon April 28-29, 2012
Gold Coast May Dressage Jim Brandon May 19-20, 2012
Gold Coast June Schooling Jim Brandon June 17, 2012
Wellington Classic Dressage In Tropics I & II Jim Brandon July 21-22, 2012
Gold Coast August Schooling Jim Brandon August 19, 2012
Wellington Classic Fall Challenge I & II Jim Brandon September 15-16, 2012
Gold Coast October Schooling Jim Brandon October 7, 2012
Wellington Classic Autumn Challenge Jim Brandon October 20-21, 2012
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Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge Jim Brandon December 8-9, 2012