Exquis World Dressage Masters CDI***** Selling Fast for Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Inaugural Event
RELEASE: January 21, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Ken Braddick
Tickets are selling fast for the Exquis World Dressage Masters to be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on Friday and Saturday, January 29-30. Van Grunsven on IPS Painted Black, the USA's Steffen Peters on Ravel, Edward Gal and Hans Peter Mindehoud of The Netherlands, Ashley Holzer of Canada and another 15 riders from Europe and the Americas will compete for an unprecedented €100,000 (US$133,000) in prize money.
Most fans from across North America and seven other nations are making reservations for both days of what promises to be a dressage spectacular:
* Friday night, January 30, clinic with three-time Olympic Individual Gold medalist and nine-time World Cup champion Anky van Grunsven, and
* Saturday night, January 31, Grand Prix Musical Freestyle.
The grand prix of 20 invited riders from Europe and throughout the Americas will be held Friday during the day. There is no admission for that competition.
The grand prix special will be held Saturday afternoon, prior to the grand prix freestyle.
Reservations have been made for fans from Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina, Belgium, Denmark, Britain and Germany.
Tickets are available online at www.equestriansport.com
under "Buy Tickets."
Because of high demand for the limited seating at both the Friday clinic and the Saturday competition, tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online ticket sales will be allocated first based on the date and time of purchase.
Ticket options for the event are:
-International Club, $750 for a table of six per night on Friday night or Saturday night, or $1,350 for both nights. Dinner and open bar included.
--International Club individual seats $125 per night on Friday night and Saturday night, or $225 for both nights. Dinner and open bar included.
-VIP boxes $50 for individual seats on Friday night and Saturday night, or $90 for both nights.
-Reserved general admission is $20 per night, or $35 for two nights.
For more information, call Annette Goyette at (561) 793-5867
Back on Track products with a value of $10,000 will be given away to spectators whose ticket stubs are drawn randomly during the van Grunsven clinic and the musical freestyle.
The $10,000 worth of Back on Track products to be distributed to spectators are 23 horse blankets, 22 pairs of leg wraps and 22 saddle pads.
Autograph signing sessions are also scheduled.
More details of the Exquis World Dressage Masters can be obtained from www.equestriansport.com
and click on Exquis World Dressage Masters.