Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2024

USEF Announces Update To U.S. Dressage Team Short List For Paris 2024

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U.S. Dressage has updated the Paris 2024 Olympic Short List to include an additional combination following recent results in Europe. The U.S. Olympic Dressage Team will be announced no later than June 25 and will include three combinations and a traveling reserve.  

The following combination has been added to the U.S. Dressage Team Short List for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games later this summer.  

•    Ashley Holzer (Wellington, Florida) and Hansel, a 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Don Olymbrio—Diatina, Metall) owned by P.J. Rizvi

Athletes and horses must compete in a minimum of two CDIs between May 8 and June 25 and must compete in at least one of the following observation events: Le Mans CDI4* (France), Hagen CDI3* (Germany) and Rotterdam CDIO5* (the Netherlands). 

The complete U.S. Dressage Team Short List for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games includes the following combinations.

•    Katherine Bateson-Chandler (Wellington) and Haute Couture, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Connaisseur—Destiney, IPS Krack C) mare owned by Jennifer Huber and the rider

•    Anna Buffini (Rancho Santa Fe, California) and Fiontini, her own 14-year-old Danish Warmblood (Fassbinder—Rapitala, Romanov) mare

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•    Ashley Holzer (Wellington) and Hansel, a 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Don Olymbrio—Diatina, Metall) owned by P.J. Rizvi

•    Adrienne Lyle (Wellington) and Helix, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Apache—Zeester T, Jazz) gelding owned by Zen Elite Equestrian Center; and Lars Van De Hoenderheide, a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood (Negro—Taaika, Layout) gelding owned by Zen Elite Equestrian Center

•    Anna Marek (Dunnellon, Florida) and Fire Fly, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Briar Junior—Arieka, OO Seven) gelding owned by Janet Simile

•    Marcus Orlob (Loxahatchee, Florida) and Jane, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Desperado—Zandra, Metall) mare owned by Alice Tarjan

•    Endel Ots (Wellington) and Zen Elite’s Bohemian, a 14-year-old Westphalian (Bordeaux 28—Sunshine, Samarant) gelding owned by Zen Elite Equestrian Center

•    Steffen Peters (San Diego) and Suppenkasper, a 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Spielberg—Upanoeska, IPS Krack C) gelding owned by Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki

The final team selection will be announced by June 25.

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