The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the following four horse and rider combinations to the U.S. Dressage Team for the Hickstead CDIO*** in Hickstead, Great Britain, Aug. 1-4. Additionally, the United States will be represented by two individuals.
The following four combinations have been named to the U.S. Dressage Team for the Hickstead CDIO*** (listed in alphabetical order):
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) on Patricia Stempel’s Doktor. Doktor is a 2003 Oldenburg gelding.
Arlene “Tuny” Page (Wellington, Fla.) on her own Alina. Alina is a 1998 Danish Warmblood mare.
Kathleen Raine (Murrieta, Calif.) on Jennifer Mason, Kathleen Raine and David Wightman’s Breanna. Breanna is a 2000 Hanoverian mare.
Guenter Seidel (Cardiff, Calif.) on Coral Reef Ranch’s Coral Reef Wylea. Coral Reef Wylea is a 2000 Westphalian mare.
The following two riders will compete as individuals and serve as alternates for the team at the Hickstead CDIO*** (listed in ranked order):
Caroline Roffman (Wellington, Fla.) on Hyperion Farm Inc’s Sagacious HF. Sagacious HF is a 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
David Blake (Encinitas, Calif.) on Melanie Pai’s Ikaros. Ikaros is a 2000 Danish Warmblood gelding.
The CDIO*** Hickstead will be held in a new format, in that the Nations Cup team event will take place during the Grand Prix freestyle competition instead of during the Grand Prix.