Ocala, Fla. – The World Equestrian Center (WEC) May Dressage CDI3* presented by Hampton Green Farm and Discover Dressage on May 24-28, 2023, offers international- and national-level competition for dressage. Those who wish to compete must enter by May 17, 2023.
International competition at the WEC May Dressage CDI3* will be held in the Grand Arena (weather permitting) with The Equestrian Hotel as a stunning backdrop. National competition is hosted in the CaptiveOne Advisors Indoor Arena 1 and UF Health Indoor Arena 2.
The WEC May Dressage show includes CDI3*, CDI2*, and CDI1* competition, along with internationally rated divisions for Pony, Children’s, Junior, Young Riders, Under 25, Amateur and Young Horses. The CDI classes will offer $40,000 in prize money. The CDI judges include Maria Colliander (FIN), Debbie Rodriguez (USA), Cesar Torrente (COL), Jane Weatherwax (USA), Isobel Wessles (GBR) and Kristi Wysocki (USA).
National competition is USEF/USDF Level 5 rated and offers official qualifying classes for the 2023 Great American/USDF Regional Championships, plus the FEI North American Youth Championship and 2023 FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Dressage. It also provides qualifying opportunities for the USEF National Championships in Children’s, Pony, Junior, Young Rider, Young Adult Brentina Cup, Young and Developing Horse, Intermediaire I, Grand Prix and Para Dressage divisions.
Dressage at WEC runs throughout 2023 with three additional international competitions following the May CDI3*. The upcoming dressage competition schedule includes:
May 24-28, 2023 – CDI3* and USEF/USDF competition
August 24-27, 2023 – USEF/USDF competition
September 14-17, 2023 – CDI3* and USEF/USDF competition
October 21-22, 2023 – USEF/USDF competition
November 16-19, 2023 – CDI3* and USEF/USDF competition
December 7-10, 2023 – CDI3* and USEF/USDF competition
Prize list and show entry information for these competitions can be found HERE.
May Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle Reception presented by Wheels Up
Watch top-level Dressage athletes from across the globe dance under the lights in the WEC Grand Arena on Friday, May 26 at 7pm during the World Equestrian Center – Ocala May Dressage CDI3* competition presented by Hampton Green Farm and Discover Dressage. The event is free and open to the public. Spectators also have the option to watch the action on the terrace of The Equestrian Hotel while enjoying a buffet meal along with an open bar during our Grand Prix Freestyle Reception presented by Wheels Up. Click the button below to purchase your seat today!
For all WEC competitors, horse owners and animal lovers in the surrounding Ocala area, the UF Veterinary Hospital located on the show grounds offers the best way to have leading-edge care from board-certified specialists. Sport horses, backyard pets, and animals large and small can be cared for at UF Veterinary Hospital at WEC.
Visit hospitals.vetmed.ufl.edu/wec to learn about the services available at UF Veterinary Hospital at WEC or call 352-414-3858 for information and appointments.
About World Equestrian Center
World Equestrian Center features two premier equestrian and multidisciplinary venues in Ocala, Florida, and Wilmington, Ohio.
These exclusive facilities comprise state-of-the-art arenas, expansive stadiums, versatile outdoor space, sporting fields and well-appointed exposition centers. An abundance of lodging options and luxury accommodations are conveniently located on-site, along with shopping and dining throughout each property.
Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises an unparalleled experience for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, sponsors and retailers built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.
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