Mill Spring, N.C. - The U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte has been named for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon Para-Dressage Test Event CPEDI3* taking place April 20-22, at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. The U.S. team will begin their competition on Friday, April 20, with the FEI Individual Championship Test for all grades. The FEI Team Test for all grades will take place Saturday, April 21, followed by the FEI Freestyle Test for all grades on Sunday, April 22. The FEI Individual Test on Friday and the FEI Team Test on Saturday each count 50% toward the overall team score.
Meet the Team:
Kate Shoemaker, 30, from Peoria, Ariz., riding Solitaer 40, her and Craig and Deena Shoemaker’s 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion. Follow Shoemaker on Facebook (@KateShoemakerDressage).
Last Time Out:
A brand new combination, Hart and Fortune 500 will make their show ring debut at the WEG Tryon Para-Dressage Test Event CPEDI3* on Friday. View Hart’s career results here.
Jackson and Diesel will be making their debut in the ring together for the very first time at the WEG Tryon Para-Dressage Test Event CPEDI3*. View Jackson’s career results here.
Shoemaker and Solitaer 40 most recently placed first in the Grade IV FEI Individual Test and second in the Grade IV FEI Team Test, aiding the U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte in their win at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 2 CPEDI3*.
Trunnell and Dolton will be entering the ring together as a new combination at the WEG Tryon Para-Dressage Test Event CPEDI3*. View Trunnell’s career results here.
Hart: 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympian; 2012 London Paralympian; Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games competitor (Normandy 2014 and Kentucky 2010)
Jackson: 2017 USEF Grade V Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion
Shoemaker: 2015 USEF CPEDI1* Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion
Trunnell: 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympian; 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games competitor
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members.
Photos by Taylor Pence/US Equestrian