byNina Fedrizzi| Feb 21, 2017
The fans were out in full force during the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival’s CDI5* week (February 8-12), where crowds of up to 2,000 filled the seats at the AGDF show grounds in Wellington, Florida. They were there to witness two days of five-star competition with some of the biggest names in the sport in attendance.
The week’s top honors went to Laura Graves and Verdades, who earned a personal best of 80.08 percent in Thursday’s CDI5* Grand Prix, an effort they defended with their second win and a score of 82.00 percent in the CDI 5* Grand Prix Freestyle on Friday under the lights. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven on Paridon Magi finished second, while Laura’s bronze medal-winning Rio 2016 teammate Steffen Peters and Rosamunde were third.
If you happened to miss it, here’s a photo diary of some of the highlights—including our favorite moments, styles, and enthusiastic pats from one of American dressage’s biggest weeks of the year.
–Photos by Shannon Brinkman for NF Style.