Excerpt from Adequan Global Dressage Festival 2015 Press release 1/21/15:

January 22, 2015

Janet Richardson-Pearson and Chesapeake Dressage Institute are also proud to announce their continued sponsorship and support of the 2015 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival and are looking forward to another wonderful year of dressage competition. Chespeake Dressage Institute sponsors this week’s CDI-W Small Tour classes: the FEI Prix St. Georges, FEI Intermediaire-1, and FEI I-1 Freestyle.

As AGDF has continued to grow in size and scale each year since its inception, Richardson-Pearson has felt responsible for helping the sport she loves find a permanent home. “After seeing the incredible success of the Winter Equestrian Festival, I felt that there was nothing but good things to come for AGDF under the watchful eye of Mark Bellissimo,” she said. “I’ve always thought it would be wonderful to give dressage a permanent home in Wellington, and AGDF has given it the platform it has needed to attract the superstars of the sport.”

Not only has AGDF strengthened the sport by giving it a permanent winter location, but it has also provided competitors, sponsors, and owners with a sense of camaraderie, helping to bond dressage-enthusiasts alike. “I enjoy being able to share my love for horses and dressage with like-minded people,” said Richardson-Pearson. “I am so proud to be a part of this venue and the way it supports the sport that we love.”

The quality of competition AGDF continually hosts has played a major role in the growing number of international riders who wish to spend their winters in Wellington. While seasoned veteran riders continue to strengthen the level of performance throughout the season, Richardson-Pearson is most proud of the up-coming young riders who have been able to showcase their talents.

“There have been some wonderful moments for us as sponsors, but one moment that stands out was when we awarded Juan Matute, Jr. last year,” she commented. “He was obviously having such a good time competing, he was serious, but in such a light-hearted way. He is such a strong reminder of how fun this sport can be.”

Proud to be a part of the show’s continued growth, Richardson-Pearson and Chesapeake Dressage Institute are excited for the beginning of a new season and would like to wish all competitors a healthy and fun 2015 season. “I once read a statement that said, ‘Never watch bad riding,’ and that has stuck with me ever since. This competition helps to elevate the sport and makes everyone want to be better. We feel that we are supporting the overall quality of dressage through our sponsorship here at AGDF.”

photo – Janet Richardson-Pearson awards last year’s AGDF 3 FEI Prix St. Georges winners, Juan Matute, Jr. and Don Diego Ymas. Photo ©SusanJStickle.com

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CDI’s 2014 Clinic Schedule. Our 2015 Clinic Schedule is being organized and will be posted shortly

January 19, 2015

2014 Clinic List

Uwe Steiner returns to CDI

March 31, 2014

May 21 & 22 we will host the first Uwe Steiner Clinic of the 2014 season here at CDI. We offer open auditing for $5 per day please bring exact change. His daily schedule varies so please feel free to call ahead at 410-267-7174. Mr. Steiner has several regular students in the area who have enjoyed coming to CDI over the past few years for his lessons. Openings are available and if you would like to take advantage of his visits here please call Lisa 410-991-3711 for rider registration information. Auditing is also a great way to learn so please consider joining us to observe for only $5 per day!

Jan Brons returns to CDI on April 5 for the 2014 season!

March 12, 2014

Open auditing is $20 per day no registration necessary. For rider registration contact Lisa at 410-991-3711. See our calendar for his 2014 schedule here at CDI!

Friends of CDI go to see Cavalia OdysseO!

November 15, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely evening of acrobats, gymnastics, singing, dancing and… horses! This is the last weekend of this incredible show at the National Harbor.
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Nov 15 & 16 Julio Mendoza Clinic hosted by Southern Maryland PVDA

November 1, 2013

For more information go to their website: http://pvdasouthernmaryland.com/2013/07/31/julio-mendoza-clinic-date-set/ 

Auditing Registration and tentative rider list for the George Williams Clinic on Nov 23 & 24

October 29, 2013

Auditing is $30 per day including lunch. Please fill out our Auditor Registration Form. Registration deadline is Nov 18!

Our tentative list of riders are as follows:

Lisa Gruen
Barbara Strawson
Hallie Ahrnbrak
Esther Brimmer
Julie Gross
Carolyn Stearns
Kristen Ortt
Lori Willis
Alexa Derr

 

Coming soon… George Williams Clinic!

October 23, 2013

 

George Williams returns to CDI for his annual clinic on November 23 & 24.  Auditing is $30 per day and includes lunch. For auditing registration contact Nona at nona@chesapeakedressage.com or 410-267-7174

Returning to CDI October 4-5 – Ilse Schwarz

September 9, 2013

Trainer and FEI Rider Ilse Schwarz will be returning to Chesapeake Dressage Institute the first weekend in October, Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th for private lessons.  Ilse, originally from Australia, is a protégé of Steffen Peters and for the last 4 years has studied extensively with him  during show season in Wellington, FL.  She is a delightful instructor and a favorite of judges, riders and other FEI trainers.  Always upbeat and positive, she builds confidence and trust with horse and rider.

We will also be hosting a pizza party at the barn lounge on Friday at 6:00, where Ilse will talk about training with Steffen, and will then do a riding demonstration of  the Training Scale to FEI.  There is a $2 charge which will be used for our Education Fund.  Come for an educational and fun experience.  Please rsvp to Nona@chesapeakedressage.com or call her at 410-267-7174.

Steffen Peters and Ilse Schwarz

Steffen Peters and Ilse Schwarz

Riders with young horses should be particularly interested in her record with starting and successfully competing horses from Training Level to Gran Prix. Right now, she has been showing horses she personally started, including her two GP horses and 6 year old Don Joseph, undefeated at 3rd Level with average scores around 73%, and 4 year old Carolina, also with scores in the 70’s.

Her horse Cadenza represented Australia in the Nations Cup CDI as Australia’s only Grand Prix representative. In 2012 his average GP scores at National shows were around 68% with a high score of 73%

She been invited to the USA Young Horse Finals on multiple horses, with her horse Sauvignon, ranked 4th as a 6yo.

She has been in the top 20 USDF Horse of the Year Awards on different horses at several levels.

Students
Region 3 champions at 2nd, 3rd and 4th level
Multiple students qualified for Australian National championships
Multiple students trained from young horse classes to FEI

Recent Results

  • GDF National 2 – 04/03-05/12 – Ilse on Don Joseph – First Level Test 3 – 72.581%(1)
  • WEF Dressage Classic – 3/14/13 – Ilse on Don Joseph – 3rd 1 – 73.421%
  • Dressage National 3 – 3/19/13 – Ilse on Don Joseph – 3rd 1 – 75.526%
  • GDF 5* WPB – 03/29-04/01/12 – Ilse on Sauvignon – I1 – 63.289%(2) & 65.132%(5), on Florencios Son – 6yr old – 76.4%(6)
  • GDF National Classic – 03/21/12 – Ilse on Cadenza – FEI I1 -65.132%(1)
  • Wellington Dressage Classic – 03/15-18/12 – Ilse on Sauvignon – FEI Prix St Georges – 60.789%(3) & 68.947%(2), on Carolina – 4yr old Materiale Class – 74%(1) & 75.50% (1)

$135 per lesson. Limited stabling available.

Please contact Lisa Gruen at 410-991-3711 or email her at: lisagruen@comcast.net for registration, scheduling and stabling.

Clinic with FEI Trainer Ilse Schwarz – July 20-21

July 10, 2013

Trainer and FEI Rider Ilse Schwarz will be hosting her first clinic at Chesapeake Dressage Institute the last weekend of July. Ilse, originally from Australia, is a protégé of Steffen Peters and for the last 6 years has studied extensively with him during show season in Wellington, FL. She is a delightful instructor and a favorite of judges, riders and other FEI trainers. Always upbeat and positive, she builds confidence and trust with horse and rider.

Steffen Peters and Ilse Schwarz

Steffen Peters and Ilse Schwarz

Riders with young horses should be particularly interested in her record with starting and successfully competing horses from Training Level to Gran Prix. Right now, she has been showing horses  she personally started, including her two GP horses and 6 year old Don Joseph, undefeated at 3rd Level with average scores around 73%, and 4 year old Carolina, also with scores in the 70’s.

Her horse  Cadenza represented Australia in the Nations Cup CDI as Australia’s only Grand Prix representative. In 2012 his average GP scores at National shows were around 68% with a high score of 73%

She been invited to the USA Young Horse Finals on multiple horses, with her horse Sauvignon, ranked 4th as a 6yo.

She has been in the top 20 USDF Horse of the Year Awards on different horses at several levels.

Students
Region 3 champions at 2nd, 3rd and 4th level
Multiple students qualified for Australian National championships
Multiple students trained from young horse classes to FEI

Recent Results

  • GDF National 2 – 04/03-05/12 – Ilse on Don Joseph – First Level Test 3 – 72.581%(1)
  • WEF Dressage Classic – 3/14/13 – Ilse on Don Joseph – 3rd 1 – 73.421%
  • Dressage National 3 – 3/19/13 – Ilse on Don Joseph – 3rd 1 – 75.526%
  • GDF 5* WPB – 03/29-04/01/12 – Ilse on Sauvignon – I1 – 63.289%(2) & 65.132%(5), on Florencios Son – 6yr old – 76.4%(6)
  • GDF National Classic – 03/21/12 – Ilse on Cadenza – FEI I1 -65.132%(1)
  • Wellington Dressage Classic – 03/15-18/12 – Ilse on Sauvignon – FEI Prix St Georges – 60.789%(3) & 68.947%(2), on Carolina – 4yr old Materiale Class – 74%(1) & 75.50% (1)

$135 a day per ride.       Limited stabling available.

Please contact Lisa Gruen at 410-991-3711 or email her at: lisagruen@comcast.net for registration, scheduling and stabling.

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