Wellington to Host World Dressage Masters Through 2012

As the only North American leg of the prestigious World Dressage Masters CDI5* circuit, the World Dressage Masters Palm Beach CDI5* presented by International Polo Club Palm Beach will take place ...

As the only North American leg of the prestigious World Dressage Masters CDI5* circuit, the World Dressage Masters Palm Beach CDI5* presented by International Polo Club Palm Beach will take place January 26 – 29, 2012. Wellington Classic Dressage will once again bring this world-class dressage spectacle to the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, FL, close to the nearby Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington.

Wellington Classic Dressage has secured exclusive rights to host the renowned World Dressage Masters Palm Beach through 2013, making this premier dressage event an integral part of the Wellington area's action-packed winter equestrian offerings. Spectators will have the chance to view some of the most impressive dressage exhibitions in the world, while also relaxing in the fun, social atmosphere that characterizes this event.

The Axel Johnson Group will again sponsor the entire World Dressage Masters circuit, which spans several nations and invites the globe's top dressage Horse/Athlete combinations to compete against one another. Last year, the World Dressage Masters circuit included CDI5* competitions in Munich, Germany and Falsterbo, Sweden. These elite CDI5* events were also held at Hickstead in Great Britain as well as in Palm Beach. Launched in 2008, the World Dressage Masters awards over 100,000 in prize money per show to its famed participants.

Please visit www.wellingtonclassicdressage.com or call 561-227-1570.

Highlight events for 2011-2012 include:

October 23, 2011: Wellington Classic Autumn Challenge

December 10-11, 2011: Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge

January 6-8, 2012: Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge I

January 26-29, 2012: Wellington Classic Sunshine Challenge CDI3*

January 26-29, 2012: World Dressage Masters CDI5* Palm Beach

February 9-12, 2012: Wellington Classic Spring Challenge CDI3*

March 8-11, 2012: Wellington Classic Challenge II CDIW

April 21-22, 2012: Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge III

July 21-22, 2012: Wellington Classic Dressage in Tropics I & II

September 15-16, 2012: Wellington Classic Fall Challenge I & II

For a full calendar, please visit www.wellingtonclassicdressage.com.

The International Polo Club Palm Beach is South Florida's premier polo club, attracting thousands of fans each week during the winter polo season. The 2012 season officially kicks off January 8 in Wellington, FL. For more information, please visit www.internationalpoloclub.com or call 561-282-5334.