WDM Palm Beach Latest Start List

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Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén and Favourit. © 2011 Ken Braddic/dressage-news.com

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Jan. 19–The number of confirmed entries for the World Dressage Masters Palm Beach expanded to 14 with the addition of a third Swedish rider for the €100,000 (US$130,000) event scheduled for next Friday and Saturday.

The organizers announced Thursday that Per Sandgaard and Lomumba Havdal, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, is joining fellow Swedes Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén on Favourit and Minna Telda on Deinhardt.

WDM is one of two CDI5* events scheduled for Florida this winter. The Global Dressage Festival in Wellington will stage a CDI5* in March with prize money of $125,000 as part of its inaugural winter circuit with a total purse of more than $275,000.

Confirmed entries for WDM Palm Beach:

Jacqueline Brooks (CAN) – Gran Gesto
Ashley Holzer (CAN) – Pop Art
Yvonne Losos de Muñiz (DOM) – Dondolo Las Marismas
Anja Plönzke (GER) – Le Mont d’Or
Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) – Valegro
Carl Hester (GBR) – Wie Atlantico
Per Sandgaard (SWE) – Lomumba Havdal
Minna Telde (SWE) – Deinhardt
Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfven (SWE) – Favourit
Todd Flettrich (USA) – Otto
Adrienne Lyle (USA) – Wizard
Tina Konyot (USA) – Calecto V
Steffen Peters (USA) – Ravel
Pierre St. Jacques (USA) – Lucky Tiger

The top two finishers in a CDI3* held in conjunction with the 5* will also be invited.

Competition schedule:
Friday, Jan. 27 – 2 pm to 5 – Grand Prix

Saturday, Jan. 28:
2 pm to 4:30 – Grand Prix Special
7:30 pm to 10:30 – Grand Prix Freestyle