Last updated on October 3rd, 2017 at 11:54 pm
The exciting Wellington event Returns to Rock the 2017 Season
American Equestrians Got Talent (AEGT) is the brainchild of Robert Dover, chef d’equipe of the U.S. Dressage Team – bronze medalists at the Olympic Games in Rio. Looking for a way to raise funds to benefit USEF High Performance Programs, Dover knew that horse people aren’t just one-trick-ponies.
AEGT, held in Wellington, Florida, became a rousing success and a highlight of the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 11 and for eight more weeks, enjoy toe-tapping, fire-twirling talent critiqued by celebrity judges. Audience applause is factored into the naming of the victor at the weekly auditions. The winners go head-to-head in the Grand Finale at the International Stadium on the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival showgrounds March 19 to vie for the $10,000 prize and to be named America’s Most Talented Equestrian.
American Equestrians Got Talent kicks off Week I, sponsored by Diamante Farms on Jan.11 at 6 p.m. at the new Wellington Community Center.
Week I, includes an incredible lineup of celebrity judges and performers. Steven Battey from the Grammy Award-winning duo of Jackie Boyz will judge and perform.
Jackie Boyz have collaborated in the studio with the likes of mega-stars Madonna, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Amy Weber, Sean Kingston, Cee-Lo, Jennifer Hudson, Ciara, Diggy Simmons, Charice, Jay Sean, Jennifer Lopez, Big Time Rush, Shontelle, and Mann, among others.
The 2016 AEGT Finale winner, American Idol top 40 contestant and always a crowd pleaser, David Oliver Willis will also perform. Willis bridges the genres of alternative, soul and folk.
“We have more contestants than ever,” Dover said. “I think everyone is going to love the new venue at Wellington Community Center. We are really excited to get going!”
The judges panel includes Battey, Grand Prix dressage competitor and AEGT Honorary Chair P.J. Rizvi, Week I sponsor Terri Kane of Diamante Farms and Athens Olympic Games team bronze medalist and FEI World Cup Dressage champion Debbie McDonald.
Members of the media should contact Carrie Wirth at EQ Media for credentials at: (612) 209-0310 or carrie@EQmedia.agency.
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