CDI*** Dressage to Return to the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival During Week 10
RELEASE: March 18, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Clara Lindner
Week 10 of the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) will welcome dressage riders from all over the world to Wellington to compete at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Dressage competition will be showcased in the International Arena on Thursday, March 18, through Saturday, March 20.
Competition will include performances from 34 renowned grand prix riders such as Shawna Harding (USA), Marco Bernal (COL), Arlene Page (USA), Todd Flettrich (USA), Melissa Taylor (USA), Jacqueline Brooks (CAN), Mikala Munter Gundersen (DEN), Michelle Gibson (USA), Ashley Holzer (CAN), Lars Petersen (DEN), and more.
The feature event of the week is the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, in which 15 riders will take action on Friday night under the lights at 7:00 p.m. in the International Arena. Other significant events occurring during the week will include the FEI Grand Prix, which beings at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, as well as the FEI Grand Prix Special, which kicks off at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Other classes include: FEI Prix St. Georges, FEI Intermediaire I, FEI Intermediaire II, FEI Intermediaire Freestyle, FEI Pony Team Test, FEI Pony Individual Test, FEI Pony Freestyle, NAYRC Young Rider Individual, NAYRC FEI Young Rider Team, and NAYRC FEI Young Rider Freestyle.
General admission to the event is free and parking is $20 per carload. VIP box seats are available for $50 per seat, and tables for eight in the Tiki Hut are available for $600. For VIP seating options, please contact Annette Goyette at (561) 753-0596, ext. 120, or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival has 12 weeks of top competition running from January 13 through April 4. WEF is run by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC, and Wellington Equestrian Partners and held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. All 12 shows are "AA" rated and Jumper Rated 6, and more than $5.5 million in prize money will be awarded.
WEF is proud to be supported by their title sponsor, FTI Consulting, Inc. FTI Consulting, Inc., exists to help companies and their stakeholders protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex economic, legal and regulatory environment. FTI is the trusted advisor entrenched in many of the game-changing events that make headlines, move markets and create business history. For more information, please visit www.fticonsulting.com
During the 12 weeks of WEF, "Saturday Night Lights" headlines the entertainment each Saturday night where spectators not only enjoy the grand prix class, but a street carnival, live music, and numerous dining options with box seats, sports bars, and the famed Tiki Hut for front-row fun.
Please visit www.equestriansport.com
or call (561) 793-5867 for more information.