More Riders for World Dressage Masters Palm Beach

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Shawna Harding and Come On III © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 25–More riders were announced Friday for the €100,000 ((US137,000) World Dressage Masters Palm Beach presented by International Polo Club Palm Beach Mar. 9-11.

The two U.S. riders and one Canadian added to the lineup are Shawna Harding of Aiken, South Carolina, on Come On III, Elisabeth Austin of Williston, Vermont , on Olivier and Shannon Dueck, a Canadian based in Loxahatchee, Florida, on Ayscha.

Riders already announced for the CDI5* are:

Steffen Peters of San Diego, California – Ravel
Tinne Vilhelmsson Silfven of Sweden – Favourit
Ashley Holzer, a New York-based Canadian – Pop Art
Tina Konyot of Palm City, Florida – Calecto V
Michal Rapcewicz of Poland – Randon
Valentina Truppa of Italy – Chablis or Eremo del Castegno
Anja Plönzke of Germany – Le Mont d’Or
Christa Laarakkers of The Netherlands – Ovation
Anne Van Olst of Denmark – Exquis Clearwater
Todd Fletrich of Wellington – Otto
Pierre St Jacques of Anthony, Florida – Lucky Tiger
Evi Strasser of Canada – Quantum Tyme

One U.S. wild card is still to be announced and the top two placed pairs in the Grand Prix test at the concurrent Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge II CDI3* will also be invited to compete.

The WDM Palm Beach will be held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach.

Horse inspection is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 9, the Grand Prix 1 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 10, the Grand Prix Special at 1 p.m. and the Grand Prix Freestyle at 6 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 11.

For information on tables and tickets visit www.internationalpoloclub.com.