The U.S. had 3 participants competing at the FEI World Breeding Championship Dressage for Young Horses in Verden, Germany which took place August 1-4, 2002. Tennessee based, Jane Cleveland was the highest placed US rider finishing in 10th place in the final standings of the 5-year-old class on her gray Trakehner gelding Kavalier (Amatcho - Kandice). This was the first time Cleveland competed in an FEI competition in Europe. "It was a fabulous experience and the competition was particularly tough said Cleveland. I learned where the judges want the horses to be at a certain age. Breeding and riding are a bigger part of their culture here so of course they are further along than we are but we just have to keep at it".
Debbie McDonald finished in 18th place in the 5-year-old division on Felix, a Hanoverian (Fabriano - Alexa) gelding owned by Peggy Thomas.
Romy Tota started the test for the 6-year-old division on her Hanoverian gelding, Wincenzo (Werther - Genie), but was irregular in the trot and could not continue.
These three combinations were selected on the basis of qualifying criteria developed by the USA Equestrian Dressage Committee and approved by the USA Equestrian Executive Committee.
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Complete scores of the 2002 WCYH online at Eurodressage.com