Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival Features Fleeceworks Prize Pads
Fleeceworks is based in Ramona, California. Which means this January and February the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival (AWCDF) is practically in our back yard. NICE! These four new CDIs and national dressage competitions kicked off the 2018 show season on the West Coast, another great addition to the burgeoning FEI dressage calendar in the United States.
The Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival circuit runs from Jan. 3 through Feb. 17 with a CDI competition at each of the four shows. Each competition also includes a U.S. Equestrian Federation-recognized three-star national show.
Annndddd, thanks to a teamwork trifecta of Fleeceworks, Mary's Tack & Feed and the AWCDF event visionary Scott Hayes of SH Productions, 200 winners at the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival--will receive a great prize: this Fleeceworks Easy Care Bamboo Quilted Dressage pad. Picture this pad--PLUS the super snazzy Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival logo. Now that's a PRIZE! We're so grateful to
Fleeceworks rider Niki Clarke, of Dressage Unlimited, was there for the first week of competition at Galway Downs with her horse Quincy, who was featured in an Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival video series "Meet the Horses." In this video, we learn that another Fleeceworks rider, Tamie Smith, gave Quincy the nickname "Hammy," when he first arrived, for his hamster-like characteristics of being round and squishy. Niki also won the coveted "Who Wore it Best?" award in the Shadbelly edition of this hotly contested Dressage competition, 'natch!
(Left: Niki Clarke and Quincy from Dressage Unlimited competing at the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival. Photo credit: Terri Miller)
Of course, the Festival features an extensive vendor row, because SHOPPING. Some of our very favorite Fleeceworks vendors are in the mix including Mary's Tack & Feed (which has a brick & mortar store in Del Mar, CA). Mary's has a wide range of Fleeceworks dressage pads in stock including the prize pad mentioned above which is part of the Fleeceworks Pads With Purpose. Buy a pad from the PWP program and Fleeceworks donates a portion of the sale to one of our partner charity: you choose!
After Galway Downs, competitors at the Aqequan West Coast Dressage Festival move to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the remaing six weeks. Stabling opened Jan. 7, 2018.
Saturday evenings will host FEI-level freestyles preceded by Master Classes conducted by equestrian team guests from the United States and other countries. Ummm, yes please?
Here's the schedule for the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival:
AWCDF I, Temecula, Calif., Galway Downs, Jan. 3-7
AWCDF II, Del Mar, Calif., Del Mar Fairgrounds, Jan. 18-21
AWCDF III, Del Mar, Calif., Del Mar Fairgrounds, Feb. 1-4
AWCDF IV, Del Mar, Calif., Del Mar Fairgrounds, Feb. 14-17
For more information, visit is www.westcoastdressagefestival.com
- Elizabeth Howell