Dressage Superstars - Palm Beach January 26th to 29th 2012

November 28, 2011

Dressage Superstars

Totilas to Make Exclusive Appearance at World Dressage Masters Palm Beach

Can't make it to the 2012 Olympics in London? If you are a dressage fan, you might want to mark your calendar for January 2012 in Palm Beach! Totilas, the reigning Dressage World Champion and current world record holder in the Grand Prix Freestyle, is coming to the 2012 World Dressage Masters Palm Beach (WDM CDI5*) presented by International Polo Club Palm Beach to be held January 26 to 29, 2012. This will be the ONLY public appearance by the legendary stallion during his visit to North America. The WDM Palm Beach CDI5* will run concurrently with the Wellington Classic Sunshine Challenge CDI3*/CPEI3*. The World Dressage Masters CDI5* presented by Axel Johnson Group is the world's premier dressage series, with over half a million dollars in prize money, and each show boasts more than €100,000 in prize money.

With his current rider, Germany's Matthias Alexander Rath, Totilas won the CHIO Aachen 2011 last July. Totilas and Rath went on to help the German Team win a silver medal at the European Dressage Championships in August. The WDM Palm Beach will launch Rath's and Totilas 2012 competition season, which is directed towards the London 2012 Olympics. Totilas is an 11-year-old KWPN stallion co-owned by German Olympic Show Jumper and breeder Paul Schockemöhle and German Olympic Dressage rider Ann-Katrin Linsenhof.

Wellington Classic Dressage is the organizer of the WDM Palm Beach, having taken over the reins of this unique event in 2011. Managing Partner Noreen O'Sullivan says excitement is building around an already star-studded list of confirmed entries. She confirmed that the reigning WDM Palm Beach Champions Steffen Peters and Ravel will be returning to Florida to defend their title. Ravel is a 13-year-old KWPN gelding owned by WDM Palm Beach sponsor Akiko Yamazaki. The only time Ravel and Totilas have competed against one another with their current riders was at the CHIO Aachen 2011, where Totilas narrowly defeated Ravel in the Grand Prix Freestyle.

O'Sullivan has also confirmed several other top international pairs for the WDM Palm Beach 2012, including reigning Olympic Champions Anky van Grunsven and Salinero, as well as the 2011 European Team Champions from Great Britain, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin, who will bring her European Championship mount, Valegro. Making a return visit to the WDM Palm Beach will be the second and third placed pairs from the WDM Palm Beach 2011: Tinne Vilhelmsson Silfven of Sweden on Favourit and Tina Konyot of the US with Calecto V.

If you go:

What: North America's only World Dressage Masters CDI5*, and part of the richest dressage series in the world. Up to twenty of the world's top dressage stars will compete for 100,000 Euros in prize money at the WDM Palm Beach.

When: January 26 - 29, 2012

Where: Jim Brandon Equestrian Center - Okeeheelee Park South, 7500 Forest Hill Blvd,
West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Tickets: 561-282-5334


Categories: | Breyer_News | Collector_Club_News


BreyerLover2222 Says:
06/23/2016 at 4:01 pm

WOW!!! I love Dressage, and would love to see this.!!!

BreyerLionheart13 Says:
04/18/2012 at 1:52 pm


Salinero! What! I never knew! Well than...GOOO SALINERO! GOOO SALINERO!

Sporthorses Says:
02/28/2012 at 10:17 pm


Totilas Totilas Totilas breyer please please please maake a Totilas model in a NEW mold!!!!!!!! And go Totilas,Ravel,Salinero!!!!!!!!!!!!

wild2468 Says:
02/09/2012 at 11:49 pm


yeah no kiding:)

krissii Says:
01/20/2012 at 10:21 am

So Breyer, when are you going to make Totilas a model???? I'd love that!! ;) Hint hint!

caracell01 Says:
01/11/2012 at 11:47 am


I would love to go but my finances being what they are and my injury preventing me from driving to the event I would love to see it televised on NBC in full programming, this is a once in a life time viewing for me and im sure others too would enjoy this programming.

wild2468 Says:
12/23/2011 at 11:54 pm

dressage is so beautiful
it's like the horse is floating
and the riders make it look soooo
one of
my favourite dressage horse is totilas
to bad I won't be able to go:(

abby00 Says:
12/22/2011 at 11:56 am

i saw some dressage at the WEGs, and i would love to go to this, but i live in indiana, so i won't be able to go.

daughter of evil Says:
12/21/2011 at 9:29 pm


Will this be televised?? If so, what channel? I live in ny but I want to watch

livelongstables Says:
12/21/2011 at 7:36 pm


i LOVE all of these ponies too bad i dont get to go

breyercrazygal500 Says:
12/21/2011 at 4:03 pm


omg i really want to go it would be a dream come true i have always wanted to go to a dressage competition and with such professional horses..its ten times better!!! i asked my dad if we could go and he said maybe!

breyercrazy14 Says:
12/21/2011 at 12:14 pm


yes i live in miami i am going :DDD

wild2468 Says:
12/20/2011 at 7:57 pm

AHhhhhhhhh really wish I could go :(
that would be sooooo awesome

gabby Says:
12/03/2011 at 1:30 pm

totally awesome

Ok,I really am a crazy horse/breyer lover and I would do anything to go there with my dad!

Madison Says:
11/30/2011 at 2:14 pm


Definitely want to see this! Totilas, Ravel, Salinero, Pop Art all in the same arena! WOW!

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