Bravo! Vail meets Dressage

The Dressage Gala featuring Anita Williams Dressage, local musicians, caterers, sommeliers, and myself, was one of the many items auctioned at the annual Gala benefiting the Bravo! Vail Music Festival. Bravo! Vail enriches people’s life through the power of music by producing performances, fostering music education and by promoting a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

So on September 15th, 2018, music lovers, equine professionals and local vendors gathered in the beautiful setting of Anita Williams Dressage, a charming dressage facility nestled into the mountains of Eagle, Colorado.

Anita Williams is a Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist with the United States Dressage Federation and has been competing at National and International levels of dressage for over 30 years, winning many National USDF Horse of the Year Awards, and Regional Championships from 1st level through the FEI levels. Together with her mount Stortebecker, she performed Grand Prix level dressage movements while violinists accompanied their dance. After the demonstration and a surprise performance by two Norwegian Fjord horses, everyone enjoyed a five star dinner in the luxurious equestrian lounge above the stables. Enjoy this small selection of impressions of this neat event.

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