Gladstone, New Jersey – Four days of dressage action kick off today at the U.S. Equestrian Team headquarters and 16 of the country’s best Grand Prix riders and horses are about to go head-to-head for the title of National Grand Prix Champion.
Initially, only 12 competitors had made it to the national competition, but the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s Dressage High Performance Committee opted to allow an additional four competitors who had not met the initial entry deadline. Grand Prix competition starts today and continues Friday with the Grand Prix Special. The final Grand Prix competition will be the Grand Prix freestyle on Saturday afternoon.
Here are the 16 riders and horses that have earned the right to compete for National Grand Prix Championship.
- Michael Barisone/42/Califon, NJ/Neruda/G/Dutch Warmblood/12/ Jane Suwalsky
- Katherine Bateson-Chandler/31/Wellington, FL/Rainier/G/Oldendburg/16/Jane F. Clark
- Tami Crawford/53/College Grove, TN/Markant/G/KWPN/13/Tami Crawford
- Suzanne Dansby-Phelps/48/Atlanta, GA/Goubergh’s Kasper/G/Dutch Warmblood/15/Suzanne Dansby-Phelps
- Susan Dutta/37/Wellington, FL/Gumshoes DC/G/Dutch Warmblood/16/Tim Dutta, Inc.
- Jane Hannigan/36/Harvard, MA/Maksymilian/G/Dutch Warmblood/13/Jane Hannigan
- Kristina Harrison-Naness/35/Los Angeles/Rociero XV/S/Andalusian/12/Margaret Carrera
- Jennifer Hoffman/33/Carlsband, CA/Petit Danseur/G/Dutch Warmblood/12/Georgia Griffiths
- Courtney King/29/New Milford, CT/Idocus/S/KWPN/17/Christine Mc Carthy
- Timothy Malin/48/Cromwell, CT/Harmony’s Coolio/G/Holsteiner/13/Timothy Malin
- Jo Moran/43/Valley Center, CA/Minna/M/Swedish Warmblood/12/Victoria Cotchett
- Cathy Morelli/63/Bedminster, NJ/Be Se/G/Dutch Warmblood/14/Diane Rosenberg
- Steffen Peters/42/San Diego, CA/Lombardi 11/G/Holsteiner/16/Akiko Yamazaki
- Betsy Rebar Sell/47/Akron, OH/Wonderful Walden/G/Hanoverian/19/Shade Tree Farm, Inc.
- Melissa Taylor/36/Wellington, FL/Succes/G/Danish Warmblood/12/Lars Peterson
- George Williams/51/Delaware, OH/Marnix/G/Dutch Warmblood/13/Joann Smith