Lexington, VA – May 5, 2023– Entries for the Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival (MADFest) and Lexington 3* CDI, presented by Täkt Saddlery, close Monday, May 8, 2023. The show is set to return to the Virginia Horse Center from Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21, 2023. Exhibitors can download the prize list and other entry forms here, or enter directly through Horse Show Office by clicking here.

MADFest and Lexington 3* CDI are excited to highlight our inaugural on-line auction to benefit the Virginia Horse Center Foundation. Thanks to our generous sponsor donations from Uniqcorn Exceptionnel, American Stalls – Luxury Barn Equipment & Hardware and Stübben North America, this fundraiser is possible.

Look and bid on your favorite items, including Bespoke Show Breeches from Uniqcorn, Luxury Stall Fronts from American Stalls, a discount of $3,000 for a single combined purchase of $25,000 or more with American Stalls and various horse care products from Stübben North America’s Equine Care Line, all the while benefitting the Sport of Dressage in Virginia! To learn more or bid on these items, click HERE.

Best Turned Out Horse sponsored by Lara Tweedie. The winner gets a Gift Voucher to be used on any of their merchandise to the value of $700.

Best Turned Out Rider Over 25 sponsored by Anna Klose.  The winner gets an Exclusive Suede Blanket from Anna Klose with Italian micro fleece lining with a value of $1,740.00.

Best Turned Out Rider Under 25 sponsored by Anna Klose. The winner gets an Exclusive Suede Blanket from Anna Klose with Italian micro fleece lining with a value of $1,740.00.

1st through 3rd place Jr, YR and AAs are invited to visit Barbie’s Loot Table for special prizes, kindly sponsored by Barbie Asplundh.

Riders are encouraged to enter the Jackpot classes to win money, kindly sponsored by the Rowe Family.

MADFest Events

Monday, May 8th – Entries Close

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

Saturday, May 20th
2pm –Lead Line, Grand Prix Freestyles and a Mid-Afternoon Wine Tasting at the Isabel de Szinay Complex 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, May 21st
8am-11am – Breakfast and Freestyles sponsored by Brooks Cushman.


MADFest would like to highlight the exciting list of vendors that will be at the show this year! Get ready for some great shopping at the 2023 MADFest!

Presenting Sponsor of MADFest

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.


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