Global Dressage Festival $154,000 CDI5* Begins at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center

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Adrienne Lyle leading Salvino in the Global Dressage Festival veterinary inspection at their first competition, CDI5*, since the USA’s historic Olympic silver medal. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Feb. 22, 2022

All 18 horses from eight nations were cleared Tuesday to compete in the Global Dressage Festival $154,000 CDI5* over two nights for the first international dressage event at the world famous Palm Beach International Equestrian Center since the founding of the Global circuit a decade ago.

A center of attention was Salvino, the 15-year-old Hanoverian stallion that Adrienne Lyle rode on the Tokyo Games United States silver medal team last July. The partnership of seven years has produced for American teams–as did Steffen Peters on Suppenkasper as team mates–the first back-to-back global silver medals, the 2018 World Equestrian Games and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Grand Prix for the Freestyle and the Special will be staged in close to perfect weather of temperatures in the low 70sF/23C Wednesday night in the PBIEC’s centerpiece International Arena that is usually reserved for top jumping events.  There’s free admission and free parking to the competitions beginning at 6 p.m.

For the Friday Night Stars Special and Freestyle there’s free admission but a $2o parking fee.

The accompanying CDI3* along with youth riders, young horse and amateur inernational divisions runs from Thursday through Sunday at the Global grounds in Equestrian Village.

The lineup for the CDI5* includes Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In and Lidsay Kellock on Sebastien, both on Canada’s Tokyo Olympic team.

Canada’s Brittany Fraser- Beaulieu and All In. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Christoph Koschel with Favorito, seemingly wary of the photographer, is one of two Germans in the CDI5*, the other being Frederic Wandres, who leads the World Cup Western European League but spending the winter in Florida for the second year. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Great Britain’s Susan Pape with Harmony’s Eclectisch. The German-based rider who competes for herself and Harmony Sporthorses of Kiowa, Colorado this year is experiencing the most successful in six years at Global. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Paula Matute Guimon, based in Wellington but who rides for Spain, with Delagronge that she’s been having the best season of her career. Her brother, Juan, is also competing in the CDI5*. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com