Defender U.S. Eventing Team Stamps Mark on 2024 SAP-Cup CCIO4*-S with Second-Place Finish

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 7, 2024, 5:17 AM EST

Aachen, Germany – The Defender U.S. Eventing Team moved up nearly five places on the leaderboard in the SAP-Cup throughout the three phases to ultimately clinch a well-deserved second place finish. The team completed on a final combined score of 123.7, behind Great Britian, who secured first on a 112.8. Ireland finished in third with a final score on 138. This is the second year in a row the team has secured a second-place finish at CHIO Aachen in the CCIO4*-S. Overall, I’m really...
Aachen, Germany – The Defender U.S. Eventing Team holds third place overnight as they look towards the final phase of cross-country in the SAP Cup CCIO4*-S at CHIO Aachen. The team, led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello, produced solid scores keeping them within reach of the top five after the dressage phase, with the team then producing four consecutive clear rounds in the Main Stadium for their jumping phase later in the day. They currently sit on 102.1 combined team penalties...

NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team Finishes Ninth in Mercedes-Benz Jumping Nations Cup CSIO5*

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jul 5, 2024, 4:52 AM EST

Aachen, Germany - The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team finished ninth in the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup CSIO5*, finishing on eight faults in the first round. The team unfortunately did not qualify for the second round, alongside Switzerland, who also finished on eight faults, as only the top eight teams returned for the second round. Laura Kraut and Baloutinue were the only combination to finish on a zero-fault score, while Katie Dinan and Out of the Blue SCF, Natalie Dean with Acota M, and McLain Ward...

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From Muncie to Aachen: Dan Kreitl Making His Dreams Come True

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 27, 2023, 3:30 PM

Dan Krietl and Carmango, or "Frtiz," won The Dutta Corp. USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship in the fall of 2022. (Devyn Trethewey/US Equestrian) Amateur competitor Dan Kreitl has been getting attention for an impressive string of results on the eventing scene. Kreitl competed in his first FEI eventing competition in 2021 and won The Dutta Corp. USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship to close out 2022. The result earned him and his young, talented mount, Carmango, a flight grant to...