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Coach

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

Hallye Griffin

Hometown: Lexington, Ky. Birthday: 7/4/1986 Sport/Disciplines: Dressage

Hallye Griffin grew up in Lexington, Ky., competing in the discipline of eventing and as a member of the United States Pony Club. She attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., and majored in Political Science. Beginning her employment in the 2010 Alltech® FEI World Equestrian Games Organizing Committee in the Competition Department, in 2011, Griffin joined US Equestrian as the Director of Dressage National Programs. Following the 2015 Pan American Games, Griffin was promoted to Managing Director, Dressage. Griffin’s role as team leader includes managing all logistics around the selection process and preparation for the Olympics, as well as coordinating the day-to-day plans for the U.S. Dressage Team while at the Olympics.


Competitor

Adrienne Lyle

Hometown: Wellington, Fla. Birthday: 1/2/1985 Sport/Disciplines: Dressage Olympic Years: 2012, 2020

Adrienne Lyle is an Olympic dressage athlete from the 2012 London Games and from the silver medal-winning team at the 2020 Tokyo Games. She was a member of the U.S. Dressage team for the 2014 FEI Alltech® World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, France and the silver medal-winning team from 2018 WEG in Tryon, N.C. In the lead up to Tryon, Lyle competed on all three U.S. Dressage Nations Cup teams, helping the U.S. earn gold at FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA, bronze at FEI Dressage Nations Cup The Netherlands, and silver at FEI Dressage Nations Cup Germany. With Harmony’s Duval, Lyle was on winning FEI Dressage Nations Cup – USA teams in 2020 and 2021. With Salvino, she placed second at the CDI4* FEI Grand Prix at CHIO Aachen in 2022.

 

Salvino

Nickname: Vinny Owner: Betsy Juliano LLC Groom: Morgan Klingensmith Gender: Stallion Breed: Hanoverian Disciplines: Dressage Sire: Sandro Hit Dam: Dynastie Foal Date: 4/30/2007

Salvino was part of the team silver medal efforts at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 with Adrienne Lyle. The pair was the 2017 USEF Grand Prix Dressage Reserve National Champions and earned team medals in FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ competitions in Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.S. in 2018. They went on to place seventh at the 2019 FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final in Göteborg, Sweden. In 2022, they placed second at the CDI4* FEI Grand Prix at CHIO Aachen.


Competitor

Steffen Peters

Hometown: San Diego, Calif. Birthday: 9/18/1964 Sport/Disciplines: Dressage Olympic Years: 1996, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020

Steffen Peters is a five-time Olympian, including as a team bronze medalist in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 with Legolas 92 and Atlanta in 1996 with Udon, and a team silver medalist in Tokyo 2020 with Suppenkasper. He has also represented the United States at four FEI World Equestrian Games™, with a team silver from Tryon 2018, individual bronze from Lexington 2010, and team bronze from Aachen in 2006. He is a two-time individual and team gold medalist at the 2015 Toronto and 2001 Guadalajara Pan-American Games, and in 2009 won his first FEI World Cup Final with Ravel.

 

Suppenkasper

Nickname: Mopsie Owner: Akiko Yamazaki & Four Winds Farm Groom: Eddie Garcia Gender: Gelding Breed: KWPN Disciplines: Dressage Sire: Spielberg Dam: Upanoeska Foal Date: 3/26/2008

Suppenkasper has been the top ride for U.S. dressage athlete Steffen Peters since 2018. He was part of the silver medal-winning team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and was also on the U.S. team at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018. “Mopsie” has been part of FEI Nations Cup Teams in 2019 in Aachen, Germany, where the team finished in third place, and again in Aachen in 2022.


Competitor

Sabine Schut-Kery

Hometown: Napa, Calif. Birthday: 9/10/1968 Sport/Disciplines: Dressage Olympic Years: 2020

Sabine Schut-Kery is a team gold medalist from the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto with Sanceo. The pair were also part of the winning FEI Nations Cup USA team in Wellington, Fla., in 2018. In 2021, they won the FEI Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special CDI5* at Adequan Global Dressage Festival 7.

 

Sanceo

Nickname: Sanceo Owner: Alice Womble Groom: Christie Erickson Gender: Stallion Breed: Hanoverian Disciplines: Dressage Sire: San Remo Dam: Rivera Foal Date: 4/20/2006

Sanceo began his partnership with Sabine Schut-Kery when he was three-years-old. Schut-Kery developed the talented youngster into a world-class mount, with the pair representing the U.S. at the 2012 FEI Dressage World Championships for Young Horses and winning the 2014 Markel/USEF Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Dressage National Championship. Schut-Kery and Sanceo won team gold medals at the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2018 FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ USA.


Competitor

Nick Wagman

Hometown: San Diego, Calif. Birthday: 7/31/1973 Sport/Disciplines: Dressage

Nick Wagman is a California-based dressage rider. In 2019, he represented the U.S. overseas in FEI Dressage Nations Cup competitions, including in Geesteren, the Netherlands, and in Compiegne, France as part of the bronze-medal winning team.

 

Don John

Nickname: DJ Owner: Beverly Gepfer Groom: Jose Alaniz Gender: Gelding Breed: KWPN Disciplines: Dressage Sire: Johnson TN Dam: Lindalie Foal Date: 5/15/2008

Don John began his partnership with Nick Wagman when he was five-years-old in 2013. The pair had a standout year in 2019, earning the team bronze medal at FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ France at CDIO5* Compiègne and winning the USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions.