First International Dressage Show at Wellington Since Last CDI in World Before Coronavirus Lockdown Mid-March

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Not too hard to tell which country Denielle Gallagher-Legriffon rides for as she is with groom Michael Deluna and Golden Girl that she is competing in the CDI3* Small Tour. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Nov. 12, 2020–The first international dressage show in the United States since mid-March began Thursday at the same Global Dressage Festival grounds that saw the last CDI in the world before the coronavirus lockdown.

The CDI3* is being held simultaneously with a World Cup event in Thermal, California and after several competitions have been staged in Europe.

Riders from 11 nations–Asia, North and South America, Europe and Australia–are competing in the national and international divisions in the first of two CDIs ahead of the winter circuit of seven CDIs over 12 weeks.

Lars Petersen, an Olympic rider for Denmark but who now competes under the Stars and Stripes with Svalegards De Luxe. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Anna Marek of Williston, Florida and Dee Clair. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Elias Marinho of Brazil with Aron De Massa in the pair’s first Wellington competition. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Kelly Layne, who rides for her homeland of Australia but is based in Wellington, with Samhitas. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com