Huge Increases in Global Festival Grand Prix, Prize Money Almost Trebled in Five Years

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Sweden's Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén and Don Auriello on the way to winning their first Adequan Global Dressage Festival competition in 2012 that also was a victory. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén and Don Auriello on the way to winning their first Adequan Global Dressage Festival competition in 2012 that also was a victory. The pair are competing in Wellington again after performing at the 2012Olympics, 2014 World Games and European Championships and aiming for their second Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro this summer. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 21, 2016–International Grand Prix competitions have doubled in size five years on from the launch of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival and the World Cup Big Tour next week will go over two days.

Equestrian Sport Productions, organizer of the Global Dressage Festival, reported Thursday 56 confirmed entries from 13 nations in the CDI-W Grand Prix. The winter World Cup Grand Prix circuit kickoff two weeks ago had 38 starting combinations from 15 nations.

The first two competitions from GDF’s debut circuit in 2012 were 15 riders and horses from six nations and 29 combinations from seven nations, respectively.

At the same time, prize money has almost trebled to a total of $703,800 for seven shows this year from a total of $254,160 for five shows in 2012.

Confirmed Grand Prix entries for the CDI-W Jan. 27-31

Katie Poag USA/Zonnekoning
Jan Ebeling USA/FRH Rassolini
Susanne Hamilton USA/Lord Locksley
Maria Florencia Manfredi ARG/Bandurria Kacero
Jacqueline M. Brooks CAN/D Niro
Allison Brock USA/Rosevelt
Charlotte Jorst USA/Kastels Akeem Foldager
Kathy W. Priest USA/Wild Dancer
Lars Petersen DEN/Mariett
Lisa Wilcox USA/Galant
Lisa Wilcox USA/Pikko del Cerro HU
Karen Pavicic CAN/Don Daiquiri
Maciel-Dum Nascimento BRA/Daniel de G
Kelly Layne AUS/Udon P
Belinda Trussell CAN/Anton
Lars Petersen DEN/Elfenfeuer
Juan Matute, Jr. ESP/Don Diego Ymas
Jill Irving CAN/Degas 12
Kasey Perry-Glass USA/Goerklintgaards Dublet
Kasey Perry-Glass USA/Trostruplunds Scarlet
Brittany Fraser CAN/All In
Mette Rosencrantz USA/Marron
Lauren Sprieser USA/Ellegria
Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven SWE/Benetton Dream
Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven SWE/Don Auriello
Yvonne Losos de Muniz DOM/Foco Loco-W
Kathrine Bateson Chandler USA/Alcazar
Yvonne Losos de Muniz DOM/Dondolo Las Marismas
Megan Lane CAN/Caravella
Luis Reteguiz-Denizard PUR/Royal Affair
Arlene Page USA/Alina
Arlene Page USA/Woodstock
Laura Graves USA/Verdades
Leah Wilson Wilkins CAN/Fabian JS
Anna Marek USA/Unico G
Christian Garweg CAN/Delorean
Samira Mayumi Uemura BRA/Tamarindo XI
P.J. Rizvi USA/Unlimited
P.J. Rizvi USA/Breaking Dawn
Ellesse Tzinberg PHI/Pavarotti
Jennifer Marchand USA/Cardeur
Evi Strasser CAN/Renaissance Tyme
Adrienne Pot USA/Something Special
Michael Klimke GER/Don William II
Suzan Pape GBR/Harmony’s Fiorano
Ricardo Wallenstein POR/Bem Me Quer
Cesar Lopardo-Grana ARG/Tyara
Kathleen Raine USA/Breanna
Lisa Bukowski CAN/Santos Utopia
Shelly Francis USA/Danilo
Shelly Francis USA/Doktor
Gabriel Armando ARG/Zipero,,
Christoph Koschel GER/Butopiar
Joanne Vaughan GEO/Elmegarden’s Marquis
Juan Antonio Jimennez Cobo ESP/Sunny Boy
Juan Antonio Jimennez Cobo ESP/Elevado