The World Dressage Masters CDI***** Palm Beach, the only five-star dressage competition in North America, is set to take place Jan. 23-27 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, the show is hosted during the Wellington Classic Sunshine Challenge CDI*** and offers more than $550,00 in prize money.
“The World Dressage Masters has been the crown jewel of the Wellington Classic Dressage circuit,” said Anne Gribbons, U.S. Equestrian Federation dressage technical advisor. “It brings enough riders from Europe to make it a very exciting competition. It’s been very well run for the past two years. They take the facility at the Jim Brandon Center and make it intimate−cozy and exciting at the same time. The place was packed the past two years, which gives it a really good atmosphere. It prepares horses for indoor shows like they have in Europe.”
At last year’s World Dressage Master in Florida, which was held as a CDI****, Steffen Peters and Ravel swept the Grand Prix and Grand Prix freestyle. Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin was second in both classes with Valegro, and Adrienne Lyle and Wizard won the Grand Prix Special.
Ticket information will be available through the Wellington Classic Dressage website.