Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named eight athlete-and-horse combinations to the 2015 Dressage Pan American Games European CDI Observation Event Squad. The squad is composed of four Big Tour and four Small Tour combinations, which will compete in designated European CDI Observation Events. Additionally, Laura Graves and her own 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Verdades, have been approved to be considered for the Pan American Games Dressage Team without competing in the European Observation Events per the Dressage Selection Procedures for the 2015 Pan American Games under the following provision:
An athlete named to compete at the European CDI Observation Event Squad may request special consideration for selection without competing in the Observation Events by submitting a written request prior to or during the European CDI Observation Events to the Selectors who will approve or disapprove the request based on these factors: 1. An athlete/horse combination that has demonstrated proven ability to succeed at CDI competitions (See definition on page 15). 2. Previous international experience of the athlete and/or horse.
The following combinations have been named to the 2015 Dressage Pan American Games European CDI Observation Event Squad (in ranked order):
Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) with Four Winds Farm's Legolas 92
Legolas 92 is a 2002 Westphalian gelding.
Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) with Four Winds Farm's Rosamunde
Rosamunde is a 2007 Rheinlander mare.
Allison Brock (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Claudine and Fritz Kundrun's Rosevelt
Rosevelt is a 2002 Hanoverian stallion.
Kathleen Raine (Murrieta, Calif.) with Jennifer Mason, David Wightman, and her own Breanna
Breanna is a 2001 Hanoverian mare.
Kim Herslow (Stockton, N.J.) with Kiroli Enterprises LLC's Rosmarin
Rosmarin is a 2005 Hanoverian gelding.
Olivia Lagoy-Weltz (Reston, Va.) with her own Rassing's Lonoir
Rassing's Lonoir is a 2004 Danish Warmblood gelding.
Sabine Schut-Kery (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) with Alice Womble's Sanceo
Sanceo is a 2006 Hanoverian stallion.
Kasey Perry (Orangevale, Calif.) with Diane Perry's Goerklingtgaards Dublet
Goerklingtgaards Dublet is a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding.
It is anticipated that combinations will compete in at least two of the designated European CDI Observation Events.
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