U.S. Dressage Team Looks Fit and Sound, Ready to Take on the World in Kentucky

Steffen Peters and Ravel. (Photo by Sara Lieser)
Steffen Peters and Ravel. (Photo by Sara Lieser)

Lexington, KY - All four of the U.S. Team dressage horses were presented during the official Veterinary Inspection (or jog) at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on Sunday. The U.S. Team is but one of the 24 countries with dressage athletes competing at the Games. A total of 11 four-member teams will be in the battle for a Team medal. There are a total of 66 dressage competitors with the hopes of earning an Individual medal.

With the jog complete, the four horse-and-rider combinations that will compete for a Team medal for the U.S. are:

(Name / Age / Hometown / Horse / Age / Sex / Breed / Owner)
* Tina Konyot / 48 / Palm City, FL / Calecto V / 12 / Stallion / Danish Warmblood / Tina Konyot and John Byrialsen
* Todd Flettrich / 40 / Royal Palm Beach, FL / Otto / 14 / Gelding / Danish Warmblood / Cherry Knoll Farm
* Katherine Bateson-Chandler / 35 / Wellington, FL / Nartan / 15 / Gelding / KWPN / Jane Forbes Clark
* Steffen Peters / 45 / San Diego, CA / Ravel / 12 / Gelding / KWPN / Four Winds Farm

"The team looks really good," said Eva Salomon, USEF Dressage Team Chef d'Equipe. "The horses all look good, and we are really excited and ready to have a chance to compete."

Dressage competition begins on Monday, September 27, in the Kentucky Horse Park's Main Stadium at 8:30 a.m. The schedule for the various competitions is as follows:

Monday, September 27 - Team Grand Prix - 1st Half of Part 1 - 8:30 a.m.; 1st Half of Part 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 28 - Team Grand Prix - 2nd Half of Part 1 - 8:30 a.m.; 2nd Half of Part 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 29 - Grand Prix Special - 1st Half - 10:00 a.m.; 2nd Half - 2:30 p.m.
Friday, October 1 - Grand Prix Freestyle - 7:00 p.m.


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