Since the inception of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, the venue has seen riders, trainers and spectators flock from around the world to the winter heartbeat of the international dressage circuit.
As one of the only outdoor circuits available to riders in the world from January through March, the AGDF has become enticing not only for riders, but an array of sponsors who continue to ensure its success.
The sport of dressage has a loyal and dedicated following, paralleling the passion of sponsors who are motivated to see the sport continue on its upward trajectory of popularity in the United States and around the world. Sponsors have been a driving factor in the rapid expansion of the circuit. Their presence and support have created a safe haven for both amateurs and professionals to perfect their skills at PBIEC’s Equestrian Village during the dressage season.
“The growth of the AGDF circuit over the past several years has been tremendous, and that is very much in part to our sponsorship portfolio and their encouragement of our vision for dressage in Wellington,” said Michael Stone, president of Equestrian Sport Productions, the company that manages the dressage circuit. “Without these sponsors, it would be impossible to create the atmosphere we have for our competitors, and we are incredibly thankful for their continued support.”
The AGDF was founded by a fervent group of dressage enthusiasts, who approached Mark Bellissimo, the CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions and the managing partner of Wellington Equestrian Partners, with the idea of creating a legacy for the sport in the heart of Wellington, alongside its sister discipline of show jumping.
Bellissimo, eager to continue expanding the equestrian footprint in Wellington and create an environment for all riders to compete and succeed, immediately began planning and consulting. The result is the now massive AGDF circuit, which is the largest dressage circuit to date, distributing more prize money than any other competition in the world and sporting the envious backdrop of palm trees and sunshine.
The AGDF thanks the following sponsors for their continued support of the circuit:
Major Sponsors — Adequan, Brooke USA, CaptiveOne Advisors, Diamante Farms, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Fair Sky Farm, Harmony Sporthorses, Havensafe Farm, Helgstrand Dressage, Mission Control, MTICA Farm, Palm Beach Equine Clinic, Peacock Ridge, Rolex, Stillpoint Farm, the Dutta Corporation, the US PRE Association, Wellington Agricultural Services, Wellington Equestrian Realty, Wellington Regional Medical Center and Yellow Bird Farm.
Corporate Sponsors — Alessandro Albanese, Custom Saddlery, Dever Golf Cars, Discover Dressage, Dressage Today, the Footing Factory, Gold Coast Feed, Horse of Course, Horseware Ireland, Iron Spring Farm, Nutrena, Omega Alpha, Platinum Performance, Premier Equestrian, ProElite, Show Chic, The Chronicle of the Horse, Triple Crown Feed, Triple Crown Custom, Vita Flex and the Wanderers Club.
Visit www.globaldressagefestival.com for more information about the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, and to learn more about AGDF sponsorships.