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2023 Sponsor Guide

  The Virginia Horse Center Foundation is pleased to present an array of sponsorship opportunities for your consideration for our second Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival & Lexington CDI3*, May 18-21, 2023, at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. We are very excited to share the news that the CDI was upgraded from a 2* in 2022 and will now be a 3* featuring a CDI3* Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special, and Grand Prix Freestyle classes. 


Some of the highlights from the Festival in 2022 included:

  • The creation of an authentic festival atmosphere with vendors, entertainment, and the added ambiance created by the Keswick Horse Show held at the facility the same weekend as our show. 

  • Enthusiastic support received from the regional dressage community and

    • Top Regional Riders showed up for the CDI – 33 horse, and rider combinations participated.

    • National Show Entries were more than 140 horse and rider combinations, and national show entries were so large that we expanded the national show from two to three days.  

  • Very positive feedback was received from attendees on our footing, our facility, our stabling, and the Stave Mill Pavilion (especially the Sunday Brunch with Freestyles).

  • And last but not least, we garnered incredible support from sponsors like you!


  Due to the fact that we are now a 3*, we have increased the value of many of our sponsorship opportunities. We recognize that this may have repercussions for last year’s sponsors, so we encourage every one of you to reach out and engage in a dialogue with us regarding your specific needs. We are focusing on improving the show, some of which will directly benefit our sponsors: we will have dedicated social media pages and press before, during, and after our show featuring winners and sponsors! In addition, we have increased prize money to over $12,000, will have a scoreboard at our CDI ring, and a dedicated area with MADFest signage where winners can take their own photos, aka the MADFest Winners Circle. 


  We remain incredibly grateful to all those who supported us in 2022 and hope to see you again in 2023. Of course, we will gladly welcome new supporters together with a discussion about any creative ideas you may have. We are flexible and happy to tailor sponsorships to specific ideas and budgets. 


Contact for sponsorship and for vendor opportunities.

Sponsorship Information

Thank You, 2022 MADFEST Sponsors! 

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