Wellington, FL January 30, 2012 - International Polo Club and Wanderers Club members, International competitors, owners and guests were treated to one of most enjoyable and colorful evenings of the season to date. The World Dressage Masters Palm Beach (WDM) is the only North American leg of the series and presenting sponsor, International Polo Club delivered an unforgettable experience hosting the Competitors Party.
According to International Polo Club Members, Vody and Bob Bushey, “It was one of the best! The food, ambience and entertainment were great!”
On Thursday evening, January 26, 2012, the WDM Competitors Party was held poolside at the Mallet Grill at International Polo Club. Produced by Membership Director, Julie Pickens, the party was a feast for the senses. Plumage-laden showgirls greeted guests at the door while live mermaids swam in the infinity pool and a flame dancer entertained. An enormous ice sculpture of the World Dressage Masters logo anchored a seafood and raw bar. Guests enjoyed stations featuring authentic Thai and Venetian cuisine and ample passed delectables. All the while, the band, Hot Brass Monkey, provided the perfect musical accompaniment to the evening
Sponsors included Zyr Vodka and PW Distributing, who donated La Cacciatora Pinot Grigio, Sorgente Fonte de Medici and Ciprian Prosecco.
Results WDM Palm Beach Exquis Grand Prix Freestyle
1. Steffen Peters (USA) Ravel – 83.700%
2. Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) Valegro – 83.650%
3. Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén (SWE) Favourit – 78.250%
4. Carl Hester (GBR) Wie Atlantico – 74.850%
5. Anja Plönzke (GER) Le Mont d’Or – 74.800%
6. Tina Konyot (USA) Calecto V – 73.025%
7. Ashley Holzer (CAN) Breaking Dawn – 71.325%
8. Minna Telde (SWE) Deinhardt – 71.000%
Full results of the WDM Palm Beach can be found at www.WorldDressageMasters.com.
World Dressage Masters Palm Beach Fast Facts:
What: North America’s only World Dressage Masters event, part of the richest dressage series in the world. Up to twenty of the world’s top dressage stars will compete for €100,000 (US$130,000) in prize money at the WDM Palm Beach.
When: January 26 – 28, 2012
Friday January 27:
WDM Nürnberger Grand Prix
Saturday January 28:
2 pm to 4:30 – WDM Grand Prix Special
7:30 pm to 10:30 – WDM Exquis Grand Prix Freestyle
Where: Jim Brandon Equestrian Center – Okeeheelee Park South, 7500 Forest Hill Blvd,
West Palm Beach, FL 33413