Wellington, FL– Jan. 23, 2017– American Equestrians Got Talent (AEGT) Week III, sponsored by Robert Ross, P.A., Keller Williams Realty is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan.18 at 6 p.m. at the Grande Ballroom at 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard, directly behind the town hall. Robert Dover, chef d'equipe of the U.S. Dressage Team, raises funds for USEF High Performance Programs at the weekly event during the winter season. AEGT showcases the talents of anyone associated with the equestrian community in South Florida and raises much-needed funds for the sport.
"We had a packed house last week," Dover said. "It was even more crowded than the first week. We really want to encourage performers to step up. We know you're out there!"
Zach Duckworth, representing the sport of dressage, won the coveted first place prize of $1,000 and a spot to compete to the Finale. Performers may return to audition and try to earn their spot in the March 19 event to be held at the Global Dressage stadium. The winner will take home the grand prize of$10,000.
2016 AEGT Finale winner David Oliver Willis and 2017 Week I winner Olivia Willis will perform to kick off Week III.
An illustrious panel will judge the contestants during AEGT Week III including Ron Davis, Carol Cohen and Linda Zang.
Ron Davis is producer and director at Docutainment Films. He is the producer of the popular feature film, "Harry and Snowman" and "Miss You Can Do It" for HBO. Davis competed in his junior years and has a strong connection to the equestrian sports. He is also a supporter of the Equestrian Aid Foundation.
Carol Cohen, an agent with Keller Williams Luxury Division, is also an editor-at-large for Equestrian Living magazine. She is a former hunter/jumper rider turned FEI-level dressage competitor and is a founding sponsor of the Global Dressage Festival and the inspiration behind the Global Dressage Visionary Awards. She partnered with Robert Dover to sponsor the first-ever Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Lead Line class.
Linda Zang is an FEI judge, FEI technical delegate and clinician. She is one of the most highly-respected FEI judges in the world and has officiated at the Olympic Games and World Cup Finals. Zang was inducted into the USDF Hall of Fame in 2009.
Do you sing or dance? Are you a performance artist? Do you and your dog to tricks? Do you want to try out your magic or comedy act on a really great crowd? AEGT is looking for you.
ABOUT AEGT WEEK III SPONSOR: ROBERT ROSS, KELLER WILLIAMS LUXURY REALTY
Originally from California, Robert Ross is a former international grand prix show jumper and co-founder of the Equestrian Aid Foundation. Ross and his husband, Robert Dover, traveled to Wellington every year to compete then moved to the area full time. Ross found his calling in real estate. An agent with Keller Williams Luxury Division, he is considered one of the top agents in South Florida. His clients sing his praises as a professional and knowledgeable agent.
"I have sponsored AEGT since the first year," Ross said. "It is so important to fund High Performance Programs to support Team USA"
Ross specializes in equestrian, luxury and residential homes and condos. He is an expert in the Wellington area and has a wealth of expertise buying and selling real estate.
Ross helps his clients find the right homes. He knows the Wellington and South Florida area inside and out and works tirelessly to find the right home at the right price. He understands the importance of the clients’ essential criteria necessary that determine their perfect home.
When it's time to move, Ross takes care of every detail from start to close. He is gifted at knowing how to make homes attractive to the ideal audience. He understands when minor changes can make the difference between a home sitting on the market and one sold quickly.
Contact Robert Ross: RobSRoss@aol.com
American Equestrians Got Talent, a fundraiser to benefit USEF High Performance Programs, returns to Wellington, Florida, for its third year in 2017. Contestants participate in weekly auditions to earn a spot to compete in the season finale. Celebrity judges at each audition critique the performances and the audience's applause determines who will progress to the Finale.
AEGT FAST FACTS
6 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Show Begins
Tuesday, Jan. 24;
Wednesday, Feb. 1; Wednesday, Feb. 8; Wednesday, Feb. 15;
Wednesday, Feb.22; Wednesday, March 1; and Wednesday, March 8
The Grande Ballroom at
12150 Forest Hill Boulevard
Wellington, Florida 33414
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$1,000 will be awarded to the winning performer at each audition.
Robert Dover at: Rdover2@aol.com or(561) 758-6186
Individual One-Time Ticket: includes gourmet dinner $60
Individual Standing Room One-Time Ticket: $10
Table of 10 One-Time: includes gourmet dinner $600
Ticket purchase for beverages, wine, beer and spirits
Purchase and Reserve Tickets and Tables:
Contact Patty Scott at (917) 318-0425 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellington Hospitality Group (formerly Aaron's Catering of the Palm Beaches) Each audition week will be a themed event.
Auditions are open to the entire community, including competitors, owners, riders, grooms and others involved in any discipline and citizens of The Village of Wellington associated with the equestrian community. Please sign up in advance.
Robert Dover at: Rdover2@aol.com or(561) 758-6186 to set up rehearsal times the day and evening of the auditions. Walk-in performers may be accepted as time permits.
Week I: Olivia Willis
Week II: Zach Duckworth
When: March 19, 2017
Where: Adequan® Global Dressage Festival show grounds, Wellington, Florida
Caterer: White Horse Catering is the official caterer of the Winter Equestrian Festival and Adequan® Global Dressage Festival.
Prize: The winner, who will be named America's Most Talented Equestrian, will receive a grand prize of $10,000 sponsored by Robert Dover, chef d'equipe of the U.S. Dressage Team, and Robert Ross, P.A., luxury equestrian realtor for Keller Williams.
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