USEF Awards 10 High Performance Dressage Grants

Apr 22, 2013 - 11:23 AM

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has awarded training and competition grants to 10 dressage athlete/horse combinations. These grants will help these combinations take part in CDI competitions throughout Europe in preparation for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France). Grants were awarded based on international competition experience and the athlete’s prospect of contributing to a team or individual medal at the 2014 WEG.

The following 10 combinations have been awarded grants (listed in alphabetical order): 

David Blake (Encinitas, Calif.) on Melanie Pai’s Ikaros, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding

Heather Blitz (Wellington, Fla.) on her own Paragon, a 10-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding

Jan Ebeling (Moorpark, Calif.) on Ann Romney, Amy Ebeling and Beth Meyers’ Rafalca, a 16-year-old Oldenburg mare

Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) on Patricia Stempel’s Doktor, a 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Adrienne Lyle (Ketchum, Idaho) on Peggy Thomas’ Wizard, a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Tina Konyot (Palm City, Fla.) on her own Calecto V, a 15-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion

Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) on Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92, an 11-year-old Westphalian gelding

Kathleen Raine (Murrieta, Calif.) on Jennifer Mason and David Wightman’s Breanna, a 13-year-old Hanoverian mare

Guenter Seidel (Cardiff, Calif.) on Coral Reef Ranch’s Coral Reef Wylea, a 13-year-old Westphalian mare

Lisa Wilcox (Loxahatchee, Fla.) on Horses Unlimited Inc.’s Pikko Del Cerro HU, a 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion

The funding for these grants was made possible by the USET Foundation.

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