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US Equestrian Announces Dressage Development Program Members

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 18, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the updated member lists to the Dressage Development Program.

The aim of the Dressage Development Program is to provide strategic guidance and resources to selected athletes with the perceived ability to make the podium or contribute to podium scores. This program is overseen by the USEF Development Coach with the assistance of the USEF Dressage Youth and Young Horse Coaches, as well as the USEF Dressage Technical Advisor. The Program is supported by Akiko Yamazaki and her family’s foundation, The Red Husky Foundation.

In alphabetical order, the following athlete/horse combinations meet the criteria for Dressage Development Program membership:

Lauren Asher (Littleton, Colo.) with West Side, Select Equine International’s 16-year-old KPWN gelding

Jennifer Baumert (Wellington, Fla.) with Handsome, Betsy Juliano LLC’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Patti Becker (Wadsworth, Ill.) with Freedom, Anne Ramsay’s 12-year-old Oldenburg stallion

Heather Blitz (Wellington, Fla.) with Praestemarkens Quatero, her 10-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding

Michael Bragdell (Colora, Md.) with Qredit Hilltop, Hilltop Farm Inc’s 11-year-old Oldenburg stallion

Michael Bragdell with Sternlicht Hilltop, Hilltop Farm Inc’s nine-year-old Hanoverian stallion

Niki Clarke (Temecula, Calif.) with Coral Reef Scoobidooh, Coral Reef Ranch’s 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Lehua Custer (North Hollywood, Calif.) with F.J. Ramzes, Wendy Sasser’s nine-year-old KWPN gelding

Claire Darnell (Moorpark, Calif.) with Harrold S, her seven-year-old KWPN gelding

Susie Dutta (Wellington, Fla.) with Dimacci DC, her and Tim Dutta’s 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Shawna Harding (Aiken, S.C.) with Regent, her nine-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding

Kristina Harrison (Burbank, Calif.) with Finley, her nine-year-old KWPN gelding

Chris Hickey (Wellington, Fla.) with Straight Horse Zackonik, Cecelia Stewart’s nine-year-old Danish Warmblood mare

Aaron Janicki (Mount Vernon, Wash.) with Heron, his seven-year-old KWPN gelding

Jodie Kelly-Baxley (Destin, Fla.) with Caymus, Beth Godwin’s 12-year-old KWPN gelding

Jami Kment (Palmyra, Neb.) with Gatino Van Hof Olympia, her and Elaine Vandeventer’s eight-year-old KWPN gelding

Sarah Lockman (Wildomar, Calif.) with Balia, Gerry Ibanez’s seven-year-old Westphalian mare

Amy Miller (Fullerton, Calif.) with Encore, her 10-year-old KWPN gelding

Jennifer Schrader-Williams (Olympia, Wash.) with Millione, Millione Partners, LLC’s 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding

Melissa Taylor (Wellington, Fla.) with Dixie WRF, her and Marcia Pepper’s 11-year-old KWPN mare

Alice Tarjan (Oldwick, N.J.) with Harvest, her seven-year-old KWPN stallion

Carly Taylor-Smith (Malibu, Calif.) with Rosalut NHF, Nikki Taylor-Smith’s nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Dawn White-O’Connor (San Diego, Calif.) with Bailarino, Four Winds Farm’s 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Find out more about the Dressage Development Program online or contact Kristen Brett, Director of Dressage Programs, at [email protected]. Stay up to date on news and information about USEF’s dressage programs and teams by following USA Dressage on Facebook.