The 2018 season at the Adequan® GDF will showcase top international dressage talent, as riders migrate to Wellington to compete in qualifying classes for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina!
The AGDF season runs from January 4th – March 31st at the Equestrian Village and will feature some improvements to the schedule of the small and large tour classes, allowing competitors more opportunities to enter a variety of classes. Global will host several qualifying divisions for both the able body and para-equestrian dressage riders who are looking to qualify for the WEG. In addition, AGDF has brought in several of the judges who will be on the panel at the WEG, giving riders the opportunity to strut their stuff in front of those Olympic caliber judges.
Classes commenced this week with the first CPEDI 3* of the season, followed by para competition the week of the 18th and a week of CDI competition the final week of January.
February showcases the season’s only CDI 5* during AGDF 5, featuring many of the world’s top competitors in the circuit’s largest international week. In addition, the AGDF also hosts the Palm Beach Derby CDI, with teams consisting of 4 large tour riders ‘catch riding’ horses trained and ridden by other riders from the small tour. It is a highly anticipated event which draws large crowds of spectators.
Remember that admission to AGDF is free of charge, and classes run from Thursday through Sunday. Friday night lights is a popular evening for many people, admission is also free, but there is a $10 charge for parking. Come bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of horses dancing in the sandbox!
About the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival
The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) is one of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuits featuring 7 FEI Dressage events, including a 5* and the only FEI Nations’ Cup Series CDIO in the Western Hemisphere. The AGDF offers more than $700,000 in prize money for the seven international competitions, making it one of the richest circuits in the world.
AGDF is located at 13500 South Shore Blvd., Wellington, FL, 33414.
For more information on the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival schedule, please visit their website.