Jamie Saults as Global Dressage Festival Communications Director

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Jamie Sauts. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 20–Jamie Saults, a veteran of network television equestrian sports, has been appointed diector of communications at the Global Dressage Festival’s inaugural winter circuit of five CDIs and a lineup of national competitions.

Jamie will bring more than a quarter-century of media experience to the staging of the five CDIs with more than $275,000 in prize money from February through mid-April. A cmopletely new permanent dressage facility as part of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center is being constructed by Wellington Equstrian Partners at a cost of several million dollars.

Jamie worked in television as an associate producer and researcher for more than 20 years for ESPN and for NBC and ABC Sports at major events including eight Olympic Games, the 1998 World Equestrian Games, all three legs of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown and at every Breeders’ Cup World Championships since its inception in 1984. In Wellington she has worked on the broadcasts for major grand prix competitions that have aired on ESPN and NBC Sports. She will be a part of the NBC Sports staff at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

She also worked for the U.S. Equestrian Team and the U.S. Equestrian Federation from 1995-2006 as a consultant in public relations and television production. She represented both organizations at the 2002 and 2006 World Equestrian Games and the 2003 Pan American Games.

She also covered dressage as part of Classic Communications’ on-site press staff at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, the three FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas and the USET Festival of Champions in Gladstone, New Jersey. She also worked for the on-site press staff at the 1990 World Equestrian Games and on Classic Communications’ staff at the Show Jumping World Cup Finals in Del Mar, California, and Las Vegas.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Global Dressage Festival and the Equestrian Sport Productions team,” said Jamie.

Betsy La Belle of Chuluota, Florida, will be the GDF Media Relations Coordinator.