U.S. Dressage Team Ready for FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ The Netherlands
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Lexington, KY. - The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team aims for a top placing in the FEI Dressage Nations Cup The Netherlands, the team’s first European Nations Cup of the season. Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover will lead the team of Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir, Adrienne Lyle and Salvino, Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet, and Steffen Peters and Rosamunde at CHIO Rotterdam, June 21-23. The team combinations, along with individual U.S. competitors Shelly Francis and Danilo, Ashley Holzer and Havanna 145, and Peters and Suppenkasper, hope for impressive performances in the first of three designated observation events to determine The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018. The WEG hopefuls are joined by two rising stars competing in their first European CDI-U25 as part of their Discover Dressage™ USEF/USDF Emerging Athlete Program membership, Kerrigan Gluch and Natalie Pai.
Meet the Team:
Olivia LaGoy-Weltz from Haymarket, Va., riding Lonoir, the 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding she owns with Mary Anne McPhail. Follow LaGoy-Weltz on Facebook (@LivDressage), Twitter (@LivDressage), and Instagram (@livdressage).
Adrienne Lyle from Ketchum, Idaho, riding Salvino, Betsy Juliano LLC’s 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion. Follow Lyle on Facebook (@adriennelyleUSA), Twitter (@adriennelyle1), and Instagram (@adrienne.lyle).
Kasey Perry-Glass from Wellington, Fla., riding Goerklintgaards Dublet, Diane Perry’s 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding. Follow Perry-Glass on Facebook (@KaseyPerryDressage), Twitter (@KaseyPDressage), and Instagram (@kasey_perryglass).
Steffen Peters from San Diego, Calif., riding Rosamunde, Four Winds Farm’s 11-year-old Rheinlander mare. Follow Peters on Facebook (@arroyodelmar).
Last Time Out:
The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team won gold in the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Rotterdam.
LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir were members of the gold-medal team at the 2018 FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA during week 12 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). They also won the FEI Grand Prix CDI4* and FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI4* during week 10 of the AGDF.
Lyle and Salvino were members of the gold-medal team at the 2018 FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA and won the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO3* during week 12 of the AGDF.
Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet won the FEI Grand Prix CDI3* and FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* at the 2018 WEG Dressage Test Event.
Peters and Rosamunde won the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W and finished second in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI-W at the 2018 Del Mar National Horse Show.
LaGoy-Weltz: Team gold in the 2018 FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA, the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Rotterdam, and the 2015 FEI Nations Cup CDIO3* Wellington; team silver in the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Aachen and the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CDIO3* Wellington
Lyle: Normandy 2014 WEG team member; London 2012 Olympian; team gold in the 2018 FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA and the 2014 FEI Nations Cup CDIO3* Wellington; team silver 2017 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Aachen
Perry-Glass: Team bronze in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games; 2017 FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final competitor; team gold in the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Rotterdam and the 2016 FEI Nations Cup CDIO3* Wellington; team silver in the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Aachen and the 2016 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Rotterdam
Peters: Team and individual gold at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games; team bronze at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games and the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games and a four-time Olympian (1996, 2008, 2012, 2016); team bronze at the Aachen 2006 WEG and two individual bronze medals at the Lexington 2010 WEG; 2009 FEI World Cup Dressage Final Champion and five-time competitor (2002, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2017); and numerous FEI Nations Cup medals
Meet the WEG Short-Listed CDI3* Competitors:
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Danilo, Patricia Stempel’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding, earned numerous top-three finishes at the AGDF to begin 2018. They then headed to the 2018 FEI World Cup Dressage Final in Paris, France, finishing 12th in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle. Most recently, Francis and Danilo won the FEI Grand Prix and FEI Grand Prix Special at CDI3* Aachen.
Ashley Holzer (New York, N.Y.) and Havanna 145, Diane Fellows's 11-year-old Hanoverian mare, finished in the top eight several times at the AGDF earlier this year. They aided The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team in winning gold at the FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA before finishing fifth in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle.
Peters and Suppenkasper, Four Winds Farm's 10-year-old KWPN gelding, are a new combination, but they have won at almost every turn in 2018. The pair racked up four wins at the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival. At the end of April, Peters and Suppenkasper won the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W and finished third in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W at the Del Mar National Horse Show.
Additionally, Lyle and Horizon, Betsy Juliano LLC’s 11-year-old Oldenburg mare, will also compete in the CDI3*.
Meet the CDI-U25 Competitors:
Kerrigan Gluch (Wellington, Fla.) and Bolero CXLVIII, Hampton Green Farm's 14-year-old P.R.E. stallion, had a solid start to their season with top placings at the AGDF. They won the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle 16-25 CDI-U25 during week seven of AGDF. Gluch and Bolero CXLVIII then helped the U.S. team win silver in the CDIO-U25 during week 12.
Natalie Pai (Wellington, Fla.) and Unlimited, Melanie Pai's 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, also had impressive showings at the AGDF. They won the FEI Intermediate II 16-25 CDI-U25 and the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle 16-25 CDI-U25 during week 10, followed by the team silver medal in the CDIO-U25 two weeks later.
Competition will begin with the CDIO5* Grand Prix at 5:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 21.
Watch the live stream of the FEI Dressage Nations Cup The Netherlands on USA Dressage Facebook.
Find out more information about CHIO Rotterdam.
The U.S. will also be represented at CHIO Rotterdam by the NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ The Netherlands, June 24.
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