The board of Dressage Ireland has decided with great regret to cancel the CDI3* at Cavan Equestrian Centre from 30th April to 3rd May 2009. due to difficulty in securing the necessary sponsorship required to run the event in 2009. However it has been confirmed that the dressage festival will go ahead at Cavan Equestrian Centre from 1st to 3rd May 2009. Each year pony, junior and young rider teams from England, Scotland and Wales have travelled over to compete at the festival and the organisers looks forward to extending a warm Irish welcome to them once again in 2009. Ireland has for the first time been awarded a ‘Dressage Masters at Hickstead’ qualifier which will take place at the festival. The top four riders in each class from novice level will qualify to compete at the final which will be held at the famous Hickstead show grounds in August. Dressage Ireland would like to acknowledge the support of Dane Rawlins the Director of Dressage at Hickstead in awarding the ‘Dressage Masters at Hickstead’ qualifier to Ireland.