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US Equestrian Announces Updates to U.S. Dressage Elite and Pre-Elite Lists

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 15, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the updated U.S. Dressage Elite and Pre-Elite Lists for 2019.

The Elite Program was established to provide support and resources to athlete/horse combinations that have proven they are internationally competitive. Combinations qualify for the program based on scores received at CDI3*/CDIO3* or above competitions in the last 12 months. View the complete criteria. Membership is reviewed twice annually and new members may be added on a rolling basis.

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

Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Danilo, Patricia Stempel’s Hanoverian gelding

Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and Verdades, her and Curt Maes’s KWPN gelding

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (Haymarket, Va.) and Lonoir, her Danish Warmblood gelding

Adrienne Lyle (Wellington, Fla.) and Salvino, Betsy Juliano LLC’s Hanoverian stallion, and Harmony’s Duval, Duval Partners LLC’s Dutch Warmblood gelding

Kasey Perry-Glass (Wellington, Fla.) and Goerklintgaards Dublet, Diane Perry’s Danish Warmblood gelding

Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Suppenkasper, Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki’s KWPN gelding

The Dressage Pre-Elite List underpins the Elite Program and seeks to provide support and guidance to those combinations in the 69-73% Grand Prix score range so they are able to succeed in reaching Elite Member status (consistent 73%+ score range). View the complete criteria.

In alphabetical order, the following athlete/horse combinations meet the criteria for Pre-Elite Program membership:

Katherine Bateson-Chandler (Wellington, Fla.) and Alcazar, Jane Clark’s Dutch Warmblood gelding

Ashley Holzer (Wellington, Fla.) and Havanna 145, Diane Fellows’s Hanoverian mare

Charlotte Jorst (Reno, Nev.) and Kastel’s Nintendo, Kastel Denmark’s Dutch Warmblood stallion

Nick Wagman (San Diego, Calif.) and Don John, Beverly Gepfer’s Dutch Warmblood gelding

For more information, please contact Hallye Griffin, Managing Director of Dressage, at (859) 225-6949 or [email protected].Follow USA Dressage on Facebook. Use #USADressage.

The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF sponsors and members.