Welcome to our annual Faces of Dressage issue where we highlight some of the world’s top dressage competitors. Top riders from around the world have returned to participate in the 10th season of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, North America’s most prestigious dressage series. Check out just a few of the amazing dressage riders competing at AGDF in our annual Faces of Dressage pictorial section.
On our cover, we feature seven-time Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén of Sweden, who has made Wellington her winter home for the past 10 years and is a regular on the AGDF circuit. She has kept horses central to her life since childhood and has found happiness in the warm Florida winters. We also learn how Wellington and its tight-knit dressage community has changed life for the well-known Rizvi family. Rider PJ Rizvi first came to Wellington in 1999 and has raised her family here, becoming more active in the sport of dressage once the AGDF was founded 10 years ago.
Also this issue, we recap the amazing Great Charity Challenge, which was retooled for our current pandemic era, yet still managed to give away more than $1 million to dozens of Palm Beach County nonprofits while saluting our healthcare heroes and first responders for the amazing work they have been doing. Next, we profile dressage competitor and trainer Allison Kavey, who brings a fresh outlook to riders of all disciplines through her Rivendell Dressage facility.
Our Wellington Health feature this month visits Cheryl Love’s Resilient Fitness, which can help get you on the path to good health and wellness. Wellington Table’s Signature Dish series stops by DeVine Bistro to sample the new southern-style Shrimp and Grits, a must-try new dish that has taken the menu by storm. Wellington Real Estate explores a professionally decorated Toscana model home in the gated, amenity-filled, resort-style community of Buena Vida, presented by Shelley Sandler of Illustrated Properties. Finally, Celebrate Wellington looks back at the very first meeting of the inaugural Wellington Village Council, which took place 25 years ago this month. Wellington The Magazine spoke with the three surviving members of that council and got their thoughts on Wellington then and now.
As we celebrate another wonderful dressage season, we want to thank all our community partners, advertisers and staff who make each season more exciting than the last. Meanwhile, we look forward to featuring Young Equestrians in the upcoming April issue of Wellington The Magazine, keeping a watch on up-and-coming equestrian stars.
FACES OF DRESSAGE: 2021 Brings Top-Level Dressage Competition Back To Wellington
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