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Kevin Babington and Mark Q Win $72,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 4

©Sportfot Irish Olympian Kevin Babington rode Mark Q to the win in the $72,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 4 CSI 4* on the grass derby field of the Equestrian Village at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), on Thursday, January 31, at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Sixty-five entries contested Thursday’s WEF Challenge Cup track set by Anderson…

Laura Graves and Verdades Capture Another Win in the “Friday Night Stars” Grand Prix Freestyle at AGDF 3

©SusanStickle.com U.S. dressage stars and currently ranked number two in the world, Laura Graves and Verdades performed a beautiful test and earned a score of 84.935% to win the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by the U.S. P.R.E. Association on Friday, January 25, at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, FL. “This freestyle was nice. This was…

Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet Kick Off Week 3 at AGDF With Grand Prix Win

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) kicked off its third week of competition on Thursday, January 24, with a win for Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W, presented by the U.S. P.R.E. Association. ©SusanStickle.com Perry-Glass earned a score of 77.913% in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W, presented by the U.S. P.R.E. Association. She rode Goerklintgaards…

Victory in $72,000 NetJets Grand Prix CSI 2* Goes to Mario Deslauriers and Amsterdam 27 at WEF

©Sportfot The “Saturday Night Lights” series continued on January 19 with the $72,000 NetJets Grand Prix CSI 2* and Olympian Mario Deslauriers and Amsterdam 27 scoring a win under the lights at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in the second week of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). There were 45 entries in the grand prix, and eight were…

Roxanne Trunnell and Dolton Kick off CPEDI 3* Competition With Win at AGDF

©SusanStickle The second week of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) features CPEDI 1*/2*/3* Para Dressage, presented by Adequan, Mission Control, Nutrena, and Fair Sky Farm. Roxanne Trunnell started the day with a win in the FEI Para Team Test Grade I – CPEDI 3*, with a score of 73.690%. Trunnell rode Dolton, a seven-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Danone I…

Women Return to Dominance in WEF’s $75,000 Battle of the Sexes

©Sportfot The first week of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) continued on Saturday, January 12, with a win for Adrienne Sternlicht in the $25,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Classic. The women’s team was victorious in the $75,000 Battle of the Sexes, presented by Wellington Regional Medical Center. After suffering their first loss in 10 years in 2018, the women’s team stormed…

Laura Graves and Verdades Wow Spectators with Freestyle Victory in First “Friday Night Stars” of the AGDF Season

©Susan J. Stickle The Adequan Global Dressage Festival concluded its second day of competition on Friday, January 11, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL, with the “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Wellington Agricultural Services. Laura Graves and Verdades wowed the crowd with their freestyle and won the class. Graves and Verdades,…

Laura Graves and Verdades Open 2019 Adequan Global Dressage Festival with Victory

Laura Graves and Verdades won the Grand Prix CDI-W at the opening week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.©SusanStickle.com The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) started with its first day of competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), in Wellington, FL, on Thursday with a win for Laura Graves and Verdades in the FEI Grand Prix CDIW, presented…

McLain Ward Cinches First International Victory of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival

McLain Ward wins the $8,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m Open Jumper class aboard Tradition De La Roque.©Sportfot Athletes at the first day of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) kicked off competition today in Wellington at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). With only 12 entries, the first jumper class of the season was as efficient as the round…