For Immediate Release: March 21, 2023

Virginia Horse Center Foundation

Media Contact: Lisa Davis Engel


The Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival and Lexington CDI3*, presented by Täkt Saddlery

Prize List is Available

LEXINGTON, VA—The prize list is now available for the highly anticipated Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival [MADFest] and The Lexington CDI3*, presented by Täkt Saddlery, to benefit the Virginia Horse Center Foundation, May 18-21, 2023.

In addition to high performance competitions, special events and hospitality will be offered to all:

Thursday, 5/18 3pm – CDI Jog starting at 3pm sponsored by Ewbank Equestrian. Refreshments for all at the Stave Mill Pavilion.

Saturday, 5/20 –Lead Line, Grand Prix Freestyles and a Mid-Afternoon Wine Tasting at the Isabel de Szinay Complex starting at 2pm, sponsored by Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates. Watch our current and future high-performance riders compete and enjoy wine and light hors d'oeuvres.

Sunday, 5/21 – Brunch and Freestyles 8am-11am sponsored by Brooks Cushman.

Enjoy the CDI from the seating at the Stave Mill Pavilion. The all-new Competitor Welcome Table, sponsored by MDK Horse Show Services, will be located near the show office, and will offer snacks and the Ultima Replenisher will offer a human hydration station. Virginia Equine Imaging is hosting a coffee and breakfast cart.


Running simultaneous with the Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival is The Keswick Horse Show, a top hunter/jumper competition. Together, these two USEF recognized disciplines offer visitors a variety of spectating options and increased exposure opportunities for both sponsors and vendors.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Gardy Bloemers For vending opportunities please contact Michelle King or go to our website to learn more:

All photo credits: Susan Stickle Photography

Presenting Sponsor Täkt Saddlery

Täkt Saddlery is the presenting sponsor of the 2023 MADFest and creates bespoke hand-crafted saddles for dressage, eventing, show jumping and the hunt field. The founders of Täkt (pronounced t-ah-kt) recognized the need for a customer-focused approach to the saddle buying experience. From the beginning, their corporate mission was simple; support their customers before, during and after each sale, deliver the highest quality products and services, and appreciate the investment their clients make in their products. They know their customers are passionate about riding, and Täkt shares that passion.  

For more information about Täkt, visit them online.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Blue Ridge Trailers

American Stalls

World Equestrian Brands


Cumber Farm

Bayfox Designs

Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

Ewbank Equestrian

Hilltop Farm, Inc.

Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates

The Dressage Foundation

Lara Tweedie

Sprieser Sporthorse

MDK Horse Show Services

Brooks Cushman

Ultima Health

Old Dominion Equine Associates

Old Raptor Farm

Dynamic Dressage

Stephanie Leahey Dressage

William Lemon & Christian Garweg at Serenity Farm

Virginia Equine Imaging

Blue Ridge Trailer Sales offer a complete range of trailers to meet market demand, including business owners, farmers and recreational users. They consistently have the best quality products at the most competitive prices. Their lot is open and available for “window shopping” anytime with accurate and descriptive price tags on every trailer.

Our Service and Fabrication Departments provide “white glove” service to every customer including Virginia State Inspections, Maintenance, Repairs and custom fabrication of both steel and aluminum products.

Blue Ridge has only professional sales staff all of whom have lifetime experience using all types of trailers (particularly horse trailers).

American Stalls manufactures luxury stabling equipment and hardware for leading equestrian facilities. Their mission is to supply custom stabling equipment that promotes elegance, safety, and long-term value in their clients' barns. They achieve this by manufacturing the finest products – driven by a relationship-driven approach to customer service.

BioStar empowers horse and dog owners with 100% authentic nutrition and supplements. They provide whole food, raw, dehydrated, wheat-free, soy-free, organic and non-GMO options for your animals. Their wide range of supplements, treats, and poultices made of real ingredients are formulated with the whole body in mind. They are passionate about the health of your animals as well as the planet and guarantee each of our products. If you need help, their specialists can help you choose the right products for your animals.

Attwood Equestrian Surfaces is an innovator of equestrian footing. They scientifically develop, produce and install surfaces that enhance the safety and performance of both the horse and rider.

About the Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival and Lexington CDI3*

The Virginia Horse Center has hosted Lexington Spring Dressage, a national USEF licensed show which was successfully owned and managed by Rosinburg Events, LLC and Janine Malone from 2012 through 2021. Once Janine decided to scale back her scope of operations to North Carolina, former VHC President of the Board, Gardy Bloemers, led the effort to have the VHCF take on the national show and add a CDI. 2023 marks the second year of the Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival and Lexington CDI and the inaugural CDI3* Grand Prix. Additional competitions include the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle plus Small and Medium Tour CDI3* divisions, Jr, YR, U25, CDIAm Small Tour and YH divisions.  

About the Virginia Horse Center Foundation

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class facility hosting regional, national, and international equestrian events. The Virginia Horse Center Foundation envisions a unique, bucolic landmark to honor and celebrate the timeless, special bond between mankind and the horse through safe, fair and spirited equestrian competition.

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