U.S. Team Goes Into Third In Rotterdam Dressage

Jun 18, 2015 - 5:41 PM

Rotterdam, the Netherlands—June 18  

The United States had successful showings from both teams and individuals today at the CDIO5* and CDI Under-25 Rotterdam in the Netherlands and the CDIOY Hagen in Germany.

In Rotterdam, the CDIO5* team consisting of Shelly Francis and Patricia Stempel’s Doktor, Charlotte Jorst and Kastel Denmark’s Kastel’s Nintendo, Arlene Page and her own Woodstock, and Kathleen Raine and Jennifer Mason, David Wightman and her own Breanna ended the day in third place in Nations Cup competition on a team average score of 70.29 percent, behind only the Netherlands and Sweden.


Arlene Page was the high score of the U.S. team on Woodstock, with a 71.36 percent. All Photos by Shannon Brinkman

First to compete was Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo (69.54%). Next in the order was Page and Woodstock who received a team high score of 71.36 percent which landed them in sixth place individually at the end of the Grand Prix.

Third in the order for the United States was Francis and Doktor, scoring a 68.66 percent, followed by Raine and Breanna (69.98%).


Patrick Kittel of Sweden won the Grand Prix individually aboard Watermill Scandic. The Swedish team is in second place after the Grand Prix.


Edward Gal, on Glock’s Undercover N.O.P., helped the Dutch team take the Nations Cup lead in the Grand Prix. 

Chef d’Equipe Christine Traurig was pleased with the results of the day’s efforts as the team looks forward to Saturday and the completion of team competition. Page and Raine will contest the Grand Prix freestyle while Francis and Jorst compete in the Grand Prix Special; the scores from both tests will be used in the final team score calculations.

The U.S. Under-25 duo of Genay Vaughn on Starr Vaughn Equestrian’s Donarweiss GGF and Chase Hickok on Hyperion Farm’s Sagacious HF had a great first day under the watchful eye of USEF Developing Coach Debbie McDonald.

Vaughn received a score of 66.79 percent and eighth place overall in the U25 Grand Prix, and Hickok scored a 65.74 percent and 11th place in the standings. These young stars will contest the U25 Grand Prix freestyle on Friday.

See team standings after the Grand Prix. See individual results of the Grand Prix. See results of the Under-25 Grand Prix.  

All Photos by Shannon K. Brinkman Photography


Arlene Page on Woodstock on their way to the leading U.S. score in the Nations Cup Grand Prix.


Kathleen Raine and Breanna rode to a score (69.98%) that helped the U.S. team move into third place in the Grand Prix portion of the Nations Cup. 


Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo led off the U.S. team effort with a score of 69.54 percent.


Sweden’s Patrick Kittel took victory in the Grand Prix with Watermill Scandic. 


The CDIO5* Grand Prix had a dedicated cadre of fans.

Shelly Francis and Doktor’s Grand Prix test helped the U.S. team move into third after the Grand Prix day of the Nations Cup at Rotterdam.


Genay Vaughn rode Donarweiss GGF into eighth place in Rotterdam’s Under-25 Grand Prix.


Chase Hickock rode the veteran Sagacious into 11th place in the Under-25 Grand Prix at Rotterdam.



Donarweiss GGF waited patiently with Genay Vaughn before the Rotterdam Under-25 Grand Prix.


Genay Vaughn got some last-minute advice from Debbie McDonald before riding in the Under-25 Grand Prix.

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