Articles: Press Release
Be Sure to Watch the Grand Finale of The Search for America's Next
Equestrian Star: Dressage on Friday November 16, 2007
Equestrian Sports Promotions
Wellington, FL - Be sure to watch the grand finale of The Search for
America's Next Equestrian Star: Dressage on the Fox Reality Channel
this Friday, November 16, 2007. You won't want to miss a moment as the
final four battle it out for the coveted position as Robert Dover's
assistant trainer, plus other wonderful prizes. While the contestants
have faced a variety of challenges, they have also accessed some of the
sport's renowned experts, including Ashley Holzer and Palm Beach Equine
Clinic. In the last of five episodes, the players will face their
greatest challenge yet.
"Each of the contestants has had their own personal trials," Dover
explains. "For the final challenge, we tried to create a situation
that would emulate the pressure that a top professional rider would
face. It was a true battle to the finish."
For the contestants, the challenges have been worth the stress.
"Robert Dover has been my idol since I was little," says Philesha
Chandler, from Wichita, Kansas. "I would make my grandma watch tapes of
his riding when I was growing up. It has been exciting to be one of
the contestants. I was nervous because I haven't had lots of formal
training with big name instructors, which made me feel out of my
J.J. Tate concurs. "The whole experience was life changing, which
probably sounds a bit cliché. It motivated me to say, 'I can ride at
this level.' Having a camera around heightened the excitement."
For both Dover and Executive Producer Karin Reid Offield, watching the
young riders rise to the challenges and grow as riders, instructors and
human beings has been a humbling experience. "I am so incredibly proud
of these six kids," Offield says. "From the beginning to the last scene
we shot, we could not have asked for more from them. They gave us
everything they had; they dug deep and delivered amazing performances.
And did we have fun!"
So who takes home the grand prize? Find out on Friday on the Fox
Reality Channel, 9:00 a.m. EST, 8:00 a.m. CST, 7:00 a.m. MST, and 6:00
The Search for America's Next Equestrian Star: Dressage was conceived
by Dover and Brave St. Productions. The show has been called a cross
between American Idol and The Apprentice.
Did you miss an episode? Let us know if you are interested in
purchasing a DVD set of the shows. Take the survey at
About Offield Farms
Offield Farms is a FEI-level breeding, showing and training facility
catering to the needs of discerning horse owners and riders. The farm's
mission is to serve as a significant catalyst for the advancement and
promotion of the sport of dressage. For more information visit
About Brave St. Productions, Inc.
Brave St. Productions, owned by Tammy Leech and Russell Best, is an
award winning and vertically integrated content creator and Production
Company serving the worldwide marketplace. While continuing to produce
series for a variety of traditional cable and broadcast networks, Brave
St. also produces documentaries, webisodes, promotional videos, and
has most recently created and produced a pilot for legendary Sandy
Frank Entertainment, a 10 webisodic order for Comedy Central, is in
development with FUSE, and is currently producing various pilots for
various different cable outlets.