CDI Draft Calendar for North & South America

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By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

The CDI calendar for the Americas is slightly reduced for 2014 primarily because of a revamping of the Florida circuit with six of seven CDI3*-plus shows to be staged in Wellington. Two CDI3*s have been added in Mexico City for the first time in years and a CDI2* listed in Colombia.

No CDIs were on the calendar for Brazil but the host of the 2016 Olympics typically hosts several events and is expected to schedule international shows next year.

The prime focus of high performance dressage in 2014 will be the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Within the Americas, the South American Games in Chile in March, the Central American/Caribbean Games in Mexico in November as well as the North American Junior/Young Rider Championships in Kentucky in July are highlights.

Twenty CDIs rated 3* above are designated for the United States with the greatest concentration in Florida of six in Wellington and one in neighboring Loxahatchee from January through the end of March while California stages six.

Two are scheduled for Saugerties, New York and one each in Colorado, Kentucky, New Jersey Pennsylvania and Texas.

A CDI4* and a CDI5* are also scheduled for Wellington.

Two Nations Cup competitions are also listed for the United States–one in Wellington in February for the third year in a row as a test template for the 2015 Pan American Games, and a proposed inaugural team contest at Dressage at Devon in Pennsylvania along with its World Cup qualifier in September.

The calendar, posted by the International Equestrian Federation and subject to final approval by the FEI, lists six World Cup events to add to the three held in the U.S. northeast in 2013 to qualify two combinations from the North American League for the Final in Lyon, France next April.

Four will be held in Florida, three at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington and one in Loxahatchee, and two in California, one at Burbank and the other at San Juan Capistrano and both organized by Glenda McElroy’s Cornerstone Management.

Dressage Affaire, a longtime CDI staple at the Del Mar Horse Park, will not be a CDI but a national competition in 2014.

Three CDI3* events are listed for Canada–again, no World Cup qualifiers–but the lineup is expected to be modified for a newly energized dressage program.

The 2014 CDI schedule for the Americas subect to final approval by the FEI (dates are in the European format of day/month/year) as of Oct. 1:

Show NF Start Date End Date Events
Wellington, FL, The Stadium at… USA 08/01/2014 12/01/2014 [CDI-W], CDI1*, CDIJ, CDIP, CDIU25, CDIY
Wellington, FL, The Stadium at… USA 16/01/2014 19/01/2014 CDI1*, CDIJ, CDIP, CDIU25, CDIY
Wellington, FL, The Stadium at… USA 22/01/2014 26/01/2014 [CDI-W], CDI1*, CDIJ, CDIP, CDIU25, CDIY
Wellington, FL, The Stadium at… USA 05/02/2014 09/02/2014 CDI1*, CDI3*, CDI4*, CDIJ, CDIP, CDIU25, CDIY
Wellington, FL, The Stadium at… USA 18/02/2014 23/02/2014 CDI1*, CDI3*, CDIJ, [CDIO3*], CDIP, CDIU25, CDIY
Burbank CA USA 20/02/2014 23/02/2014 [CDI-W], CDIJ, CDIU25, CDIY
Loxahatchee FL USA 26/02/2014 02/03/2014 [CDI-W], CDIJ, CDIP, CDIU25, CDIY, CDIYH
Quillota CHI 08/03/2014 16/03/2014 S.Am Games-D
Wellington, FL, The Stadium at… USA 12/03/2014 16/03/2014 [CDI-W], CDI1*, CDIJ, CDIP, CDIU25, CDIY
San Juan Capistrano CA USA 21/03/2014 23/03/2014 [CDI-W], CDIJ, CDIU25, CDIY
Wellington, FL, The Stadium at… USA 26/03/2014 30/03/2014 CDI1*, CDI3*, CDI5*, CDIJ, CDIP, CDIU25, CDIY, CDIYH
San Juan Capistrano CA USA 27/03/2014 30/03/2014 CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIU25, CDIY
Rancho Murieta CA USA 03/04/2014 06/04/2014 CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIU25, CDIY
Katy TX USA 24/04/2014 27/04/2014 CDI1*, CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIP, CDIU25, CDIY, CDIYH
Del Mar Fairgrounds USA 24/04/2014 27/04/2014 CDI1*, CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIU25, CDIY, CDIYH
Allentown NJ USA 22/05/2014 25/05/2014 CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIY, CDIYH
Estes Park CO USA 22/05/2014 25/05/2014 CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIP, CDIU25, CDIY, CDIYH
La Canada Flintridge CA USA 22/05/2014 25/05/2014 CDI1*, CDIJ, CDIU25, CDIY, CDIYH
Lexington KY USA 22/05/2014 25/05/2014 CDI1*, CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIP, CDIU25, CDIY, CDIYH
Mexico City – CEAR MEX 31/05/2014 01/06/2014 CDI3*
Palgrave ON CAN 06/06/2014 08/06/2014 CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIY
Rancho Murieta CA USA 12/06/2014 15/06/2014 CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIU25, CDIY
Rockwood ON CAN 19/06/2014 22/06/2014 CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIU25, CDIY
Calgary, Anderson Ranch AB CAN 27/06/2014 29/06/2014 CDI3*
Mexico City – EMP MEX 28/06/2014 29/06/2014 CDI3*
Saugerties NY USA 14/08/2014 17/08/2014 CDI1*, CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIP, CDIY
Bogota COL 04/09/2014 07/09/2014 CDI2*
Saugerties NY USA 18/09/2014 21/09/2014 CDI3*, CDIJ, CDIY
Devon PA USA 25/09/2014 28/09/2014 CDI3*, CDIJ, [CDIO3*], CDIU25, CDIY
Veracruz MEX 16/11/2014 29/11/2014 C.Am+Caraib Games-D (16/11 – 19/11)