2018 Winter Equestrian Festival - January 10 - April 1, 2018 - 86
ADEQUAN ® GLOBAL DRESSAGE FESTIVAL
ADEQUAN® GLOBAL DRESSAGE
FESTIVAL CONTINUES TO GROW
2018 Season Expected to Be Largest Yet
With its initiation in 2012, the Adequan® Global Dressage
Festival (AGDF) has unwaveringly matured into one of
the largest dressage circuits in the world. Presenting
illustrious competition, AGDF will rise to the occasion
once again in 2018, setting the stage for top horse and
rider combinations, and laying the stepping stones
leading up to the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon
2018™ (WEG) in September 2018.
The 2018 AGDF will once again take place this season
at The Stadium at Equestrian Village in Wellington,
Florida from January 4 through March 31, 2018. This
winter circuit will provide indispensable opportunities for
riders who are seeking scores for the World Equestrian
Games™, as the festival will host four qualifying events
throughout the circuit.
The 2018 AGDF season features four CDI-W's, a CDI 4*
and CDI 5*, as well as a CDIO3* and two CPEDI
competitions. Local spectators are welcome to come out
and enjoy world-renowned competition, as the show is
always open to the public with free general admission.
The weekly "Friday Night Stars" events take place every
Friday evening during CDI events and present the FEI
2018 WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Grand Prix Freestyle class, where combinations ride to
choreographed musical routines. The nights also bring
musical acts and various forms of outside entertainment.
The season will begin on Thursday, January 4, 2018, with
the first Para-Equestrian Dressage CPEDI 3* competition.
Week 2 will also play host to a CPEDI 3*, beginning
on Thursday, January 18. Para-Equestrian sports allow
athletes with physical and visual disabilities to excel
in equestrian events and competitions designed for
the able-bodied, and do so by creating a structured
and highly competitive environment. Para-dressage
is conducted under the same basic rules as ablebodied Dressage, but with riders divided into different
competition grades based on their physical abilities.
There is no greater evidence of the incredible bond,
trust and communication between horse and rider than
in Para-Dressage. This Paralympic sport is a humbling
reminder of the strength and determination of the
The season's only CDI 5*, featuring the very best riders
in the world and producing some of the most thrilling
competition of the winter season will begin on Thursday,