U25 Athletes to Compete at the FEI Nations Cup CDIO-U25
Thursday, March 5, 2020
The next generation of dressage athletes will take center stage for the FEI Nations Cup CDIO-U25. Two U.S. teams consisting of three riders each will ride the FEI Intermediate II Test and the top two scores will go forward to the team’s score.
Chef d’Equipe Charlotte Bredahl will lead the team of Hope Cooper, Kerrigan Gluch, and Natalie Pai. Chef d’Equipe George Williams will guide Emma Asher, Ben Ebeling, and Rosemary Julian-Simoes.
The following athletes are listed in alphabetical order and will represent the U.S. in the FEI Dressage Nations Cup CDIO-U25.
U.S. Star Spangled Team:
Hope Cooper (Concord, Mass) and Hot Chocolate W, Mary Mansfield’s 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding
Kerrigan Gluch (Wellington, Fla) Vaquero HGF, Hampton Green Farm’s 13-year-old Andalusian stallion
Natalie Pai (Wellington, Fla.) and Utopie d’Ouilly, Melanie Pai’s 12-year-old Selle Français mare.
U.S. Stars and Stripes Team:
Emma Asher (Greenwood Village, Colo.) and Elegance N, Seeley Equestrian Ventures’ 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
Ben Ebeling (Moorpark, Calif.) and Illuster Van de Kampert, Nuvolari Holdings, LLC and Amy Roberts Ebeling’s 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding
Rosemary Julian-Simoes (Barrington, Ill.) Rankrado, Rankrado LLC’s 16-year-old German Sport Horse gelding
Team competition in the FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA will begin on Wednesday, March 11 with the FEI Grand Prix, followed by the FEI Grand Prix Special on Thursday, March 12. Team medals will be decided following the FEI Grand Prix Special. Two combinations will move forward to contest the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle on Friday, March 13, which will decide individual medals. Livestreaming of the competition will be available here.
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOPC, and USEF sponsors and members.