The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced the three athlete-and-horse combinations who will compete in the 2018 Dressage European Young Rider Tour.
The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been selected for the Tour (in alphabetical order):
Ben Ebeling (Moorpark, California) and Amy Ebeling, Ann Romney, and Elizabeth Meyer’s Behlinger, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding
Callie Jones (Henderson, Kentucky) and her Don Philippo, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding
Anna Weniger (Apex, North Carolina) and Dawn Weniger’s Don Derrick, a 14-year-old NRPS gelding
The Dressage European Young Rider Tour is considered an important part of the dressage pathway. “The Tour is designed to introduce our Young Riders to competing internationally, both as individuals and as a team representing the U.S.” said George Williams, U.S. dressage youth coach and chef d’equipe. “It is important for our Young Riders’ development to have a chance to compete against their counterparts in Europe. The final leg, the Future Champions Hagen CDIO-Y [Germany], is especially exciting as our riders will be going head-to-head as a team against a number of the best of their division in the world.”
The Tour will send Ebeling, Jones, and Weniger to a series of competitions, with the highlight competition being the CDIO-Y Hagen from June 12-17. Additionally, Jones and Weniger will also compete at the CDI-Y Compiegne [France] from May 17-20 and the CDI-Y Aachen [Germany] from May 29-31.