The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named four athlete-and-horse combinations for the FEI Dressage Nations Cup Germany and four combinations for the CDI**** at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen, July 17-22.
The Nations Cup CDIO***** and CDI**** will serve as a designated observation event for determining the 2018 The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, which will take place Sept. 11-23 in Mill Spring, North Carolina. An additional observation event will take place at Leudelange CDI**** (Luxembourg), July 3-8.
The following WEG short-listed athletes and horses will compose The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team in the Nations Cup (in alphabetical order):
Laura Graves (Geneva, Florida) and Verdades, her and Curt Maes’ 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
Adrienne Lyle (Ketchum, Idaho) and Salvino, Betsy Juliano LLC’s 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion
Kasey Perry-Glass (Wellington, Florida) and Goerklintgaards Dublet, Diane Perry’s 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding
Steffen Peters (San Diego, California) and Rosamunde, Four Winds Farm’s 11-year-old Rheinlander mare
The following WEG short-listed athletes and horses will compete in the CDI**** big tour (in alphabetical order):
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Florida) and Danilo, Patricia Stempel’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding
Ashley Holzer (New York City) and Havanna 145, Diane Fellows’s 11-year-old Hanoverian mare
Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (Haymarket, Virginia) and Lonoir, the her and Mary Anne McPhail’s 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding
Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper, Four Winds Farm’s 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
The U.S. will also be represented at CHIO Aachen by the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup CICO*** Aachen from July 19-21 and the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup CSIO***** Aachen on July 19.