Lexington, Ky. – The U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte will compete in its second competition of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) winter circuit, taking place January 19-21, in Wellington, Fla. The U.S. will compete against Canada beginning with the FEI Team Test for all grades on Friday, which will count 50% toward the overall team score. The FEI Individual Test for all grades follows on Saturday, which will count 50% toward the overall team score. In addition, the top eight will proceed to Sunday’s FEI Freestyle Test. Learn more about the women who will comprise the team this week:
Meet the Team:
Sydney Collier, 20, from Ann Arbor, Mich., riding Wesley Dunham’s Western Rose, a 14-year-old Oldenburg mare. Follow Collier on Facebook (@SydsParaquest), Instagram (Sydsparaquest), and Twitter (@SydsParaquest).
Katie Jackson, 38, from Austin, Texas, riding her and Yancy Jackson's Royal Dancer, a 12-year-old Westphalian gelding. Follow Jackson on Facebook (@katiejacksonparaequestrian) and Instagram (@katiejdressage).
Kate Shoemaker, 30, from Peoria, Ariz., riding Solitaer 40, her and Craig and Deena Shokemaker’s 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion. Follow Shoemaker on Facebook (@KateShoemakerDressage).
Last Time Out:
Collier and Western Rose began the 2018 competition year at the AGDF 0 CPEDI3* where they placed second in the Grade I FEI
Para Team Test and placed third in the Grade I FEI Individual and FEI Freestyle tests, respectively. View their career results here.
Jackson and Royal Dancer are off to a strong start in the 2018 season. They placed first in the Grade V FEI Individual and Team Tests as part of the U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte at the AGDF 0 CPEDI3*. View their career results here.
Peavy and Royal Dark Chocolate solidified first-place finishes in the Grade IV FEI Individual and Team Tests at the AGDF 0 CPEDI3*. In addition, they placed third in the Grade IV Freestyle Test. View their career results here.
Shoemaker and Solitaer 40 placed second in the Grade IV FEI Individual and Team Tests and won the Grade IV Freestyle Test at the AGDF 0 CPEDI3*. View their career results here.
Collier: 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympian; Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ competitor (Normandy 2014)
Jackson: 2017 USEF Grade V National Champion
Peavy: 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympian; 2017 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion
Shoemaker: 2015 USEF CPEDI1* Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion
Watch the AGDF 2 CPEDI3* on the USEF Network beginning on Friday at 10:00 a.m. EST. For those who are not US Equestrian members, sign up for a free fan membership to watch using promo code CPEDI18. View the schedule, day sheets, prize list, and results.
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