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The Charles Owen International Riders Lounge Welcomes Global Dressage Festival Riders for Another Year

Monday 27th January 2014

Every winter Wellington, Florida holds host to one of the world's largest international dressage circuits, the Global Dressage Festival (GDF), and Charles Owen is happy to be a part of this prestigious competition as their Official Helmet.

When GDF kicked off on January 9, Charles Owen once again sponsored the International Arena Rider's Lounge, located directly beside the International Arena. The Rider's Lounge provides riders a place to relax and grab a quick snack and offering also a great vantage point for spectating in the main arena.

Charles Owen representatives will also be on site at GDF to provide complimentary helmet fitting, safety and style tips.

"As the Official Helmet of GDF, Charles Owen hopes to continue to promote and educate dressage riders about the importance of wearing a helmet," said Charles Owen Managing Director, Roy Burek. "I look forward to welcoming riders to our GDF Rider's Lounge and wish the best of luck to all competitors."

About The Global Dressage Festival

The Global Dressage Festival (GDF) is one of the world's largest international and national dressage circuits featuring five CDIs, including a 5*, the first non-championship CDIO Nations' Cup in the Western Hemisphere, and nine U.S. national events. The GDF offers more than $275,000 in prize money for the five international competitions, making it one of the richest circuits in the world. In addition to the CDIs with national competitions, the GDF features four separate national shows to be held at the newly constructed venue that extends the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) show grounds.

The GDF encompasses almost 60 acres of the former Palm Beach Polo Grounds. The facility includes four outdoor arenas with world-class footing, 200 permanent stalls, and one of the world's largest covered arenas. To learn more, visit

About Charles Owen & Co.

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