The U.S. Equestrian Federation will be represented in large tour dressage competition at the CHIO Aachen, July 11-20, in Aachen, Germany. Four members of the short list for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team will compose the U.S. team in the CDIO*****, with a further four contesting CDI**** competition. Big tour competition at CHIO Aachen will serve as the second mandatory outing for the short list.
Updated July 14: Steffen Peters and Legolas 92, originally named to the CDIO***** team, have withdrawn due to Peters’ personal illness. Peters is currently hospitalized with pneumonia. Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O, originally slated for the CDI**** team, will now compete with the five-star team.
The following riders will compose the team for Nations Cup competition at CDIO***** Aachen (listed in alphabetical order):
Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own Verdades. Verdades is a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Tina Konyot (Palm City, Fla.) and her own Calecto V. Calecto V is a 16-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion.
Adrienne Lyle (Ketchum, Idaho) and Peggy Thomas’ Wizard. Wizard is a 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding.
Caroline Roffman (Wellington, Fla.) and her own Her Highness O. Her Highness O is an 11-year-old Hanoverian mare.
The following riders will compete in big tour competition at CDI**** Aachen (listed in alphabetical order):
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Patricia Stempel’s Doktor. Doktor is an 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding.
Lisa Wilcox (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Betty Wells’ Denzello. Denzello is an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding.
Kathleen Raine (Murietta, Calif.) and Jennifer Mason, David Wightman and the rider’s Breanna. Breanna is a 14-year-old Hanoverian mare.