The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team is headed to their first European team competition of the year for the FEI Dressage Nations Cup France from May 18-19 at Les Internationaux de Dressage in Compiègne. Led by U.S. Dressage Development Coach Charlotte Bredahl, the team will go head-to-head with six other teams when competition gets underway on Saturday at 2:30 a.m. ET.
The combinations will be:
Katherine Bateson-Chandler (Wellington, Florida) and Alcazar, Jane Clark’s 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Heather Blitz (Wellington, Florida) and Semper Fidelis, Rowan O’Riley’s 13-year-old Oldenburg mare.
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Florida) and Danilo, Patricia Stempel’s 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding.
Nick Wagman (San Diego, Calif.) and Don John, Beverly Gepfer’s 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Additionally, U.S. Dressage European Young Rider Tour athletes Ben Ebeling (Illuster Van De Kampert), Callie Jones (Don Philippo)‚ and Kayla Kadlubek (Perfect Step) kick off their European competition with the Compiègne CDI-Y on Friday, May 17. The tour is a link to the Discover Dressage USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program and an opportunity for the athletes to gain valuable experience abroad. The tour will conclude with a team competition at the CDIO-Y Hagen (Germany) in June.