USEF Names Riders, Drivers and Vaulters for CHIO Aachen

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will be represented in four disciplines at CHIO Aachen, which runs July 8-17, 2011 in Aachen, Germany. Please click on any athlete or team name for more information about them.

The following horse/rider combinations have been named in ranked order to represent the U.S. in Dressage:
  • Steffen Peters (San Diego, CA) will ride Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki's Ravel - Ravel is a 13-year-old KWPN gelding
  • Jan Ebeling (Moorpark, CA) will ride Ann Romney and Amy Roberts Ebeling Rafalca - Rafalca is a 14-year-old Oldenburg mare
  • Guenter Seidel (Cardiff, CA) will ride Dick and Jane Brown's UII - UII is a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood
  • Todd Fettrich (Royal Palm Beach, FL) will ride Cherry Knoll Farm's Otto - Otto is a 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding
  • Catherine Haddad-Staller (Vectha, Germany) and Winyamaro have been named as the first ranked substitute.
The U.S. will have one representative in Driving. Chester Weber (Ocala, FL) won back-to-back CAI4s in Europe, picking up victories in Hungary and Austria.

The Jumping Team was named on June 10, please click here: for complete details.

Vaulting will kick-off the competition at CHIO Aachen and the U.S. will be well represented in the sport in which they won the Team Gold at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Members of gold medal-winning Vaulting team, as well as some new names will represent the United States. For the first time, the USEF will also field a Pas de Deux. Craig Coburn will serve as Chef d'Equipe. 

Individual Females in Ranked Order

1.   Mary McCormick

2.  Katharine Wick

3.  Elizabeth Ioannou

4.  Kalyn Geisler

Individual Male in Ranked Order

1.  Devon Maitozo

2.  Joseph Gadd


  • Gabe Aniello
  • Alyssa Bonora
  • Tessa Divita
  • Kathryn Jaggers
  • Siddartha Kreaden
  • Samantha Smith
  • Katharine Wick
Mt. Eden
  • Joseph Gadd
  • Michelle Guo
  • Elizabeth Ioannou
  • Florence Rubinger
  • Tasha Thorner
  • Alexandra Thrasher
  • Mackenzie Thurman
Pas de Deux
  • Devon Maitozo and Rosalind Ross
The USEF will be providing full coverage of CHIO Aachen on the USEF Network. Please visit for more information or visit