Riders' Quests to Earn Spots on Pan Am Teams Continue at 2011 CDI Woodside

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 06:00
2011 CDI Woodside

American riders will continue their quest for a Pan American Games team berth at the Dressage at Woodside CDI*/Y/J in Woodside, CA, May 19 - 22, 2011.  As a valuable qualifier for the Northern California region, horses and riders will compete in front of judges Axel Steiner (FEI 5* USA), Hilda Gurney (FEI 4* USA), Brenda Minor (FEI 4*CAN), and Sandra Hotz ("S" USA).

In addition, this competition will serve as a qualifier for the Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Festival of Champions (Pony Rider, Junior, Young Rider, and Brentina Cup divisions); NAJYRC; Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program; and the USEF Developing Horse division (sponsored by Dutta & PSI).

A competitive field of U.S. and Canadian horses and riders who are already well-seasoned from early-spring West Coast competitions will once again face off for valuable qualifying scores in the beautiful setting of the Horse Park at Woodside.  Situated on 272 gently rolling, oak-studded acres on the border of Menlo Park and Woodside, California, the Horse Park’s facilities, terrain and scenic setting have made it an ideal venue for equestrian activities including horse trials, Pony Club ratings, dressage, arena polo, hunter/jumper shows and western reining.

Woodside Spring Dressage will be the first show in the 2011 Woodside Vacation Rewards series.  All Open and Adult Amateur riders are eligible for a drawing to win a 5-day/4-night stay at the Marriott Resort of their choice located anywhere in the continental U.S.  Riders must compete in two of the three Cornerstone dressage competitions held at the Horse Park at Woodside this year to be eligible for the September 17 drawing.  In addition, Markel Insurance will once again award high-percentage coolers in a variety of divisions for Open competitors, Adult Amateurs, and Juniors/Young Riders.

Spectator admission to Woodside Spring Dressage is free.  For a complete time schedule for each day of competition, visit www.cornerstonedressage.com.

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