Debbie McDonald

Hometown: Wellington, Fla. Sport/Disciplines: Dressage

Debbie McDonald is the Technical Advisor and Chef d'Equipe for the U.S. Dressage Team. In 2018, the US Equestrian Federation announced that she would succeed Robert Dover in this role following the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018.

Team Leader

Laura Roberts

Hometown: Lexington, Ky.

Laura Roberts began working for US Equestrian in 2018 as the Director of Dressage Performance and Event Support and also serves as the Para-Equestrian Centers of Excellence Coordinator.


Nora Batchelder

Hometown: Williston, Fla. Birthday: 5/21/1984 Sport/Disciplines: Dressage

Debuted Faro SQF and Fifi MLW in the CDI Small Tour in 2018; Two-time Prix St. Georges Open Champion and Reserve Champion at the US Dressage Finals with Faro SQF and Fifi MLW (2018, 2017); Intermediate I Freestyle Open Champion and Reserve Champion at the 2018 US Dressage Finals with Faro SQF and Fifi MLW; Competed at the North American Youth Championships with Region 8 (2003)


Jennifer Baumert

Hometown: Wellington, Fla. Birthday: 3/12/1971 Sport/Disciplines: Dressage

Jennifer Baumert represented the U.S. Dressage Team for the first time at the 2019 FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA in Wellington, Fla. where she aided the team to their gold medal finish. Baumert's list of accolades include being named to the long list for the U.S. Dressage Team for the 2012 London Olympic Games, as well as being awarded multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals from the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). Additionally, she was named the 2018 USEF Intermediaire I Reserve National Champion at the USEF Dressage Festival of Champions.


Sarah Tubman

Hometown: Wellington, Fla. Birthday: 8/11/1988 Sport/Disciplines: Dressage

Sarah Tubman is team silver and individual gold medalist from the Lima 2019 Pan American Games--all in her senior team debut with First Apple. She has earned numerous wins over the years, and represented The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team for the FEI Dressage Nations Cup CDIO5* at the 2023 CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival.