U.S. Grand Prix Dressage Squads of 2019 Updated

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:46
Shelly Francis and Danilo won the Grand Prix Kur to Music at the 2019 CDI Hagen in April :: Photo © Petra Kerschbaum

The US Equestrian Federation has updated U.S. Dressage Elite and Pre-Elite Lists with Grand Prix riders for 2019.

The Elite Program was established to provide support and resources to athlete/horse combinations that have proven they are internationally competitive. Combinations qualify for the program based on scores received at CDI3*/CDIO3* or above competitions in the last 12 months.

Membership is reviewed twice annually and new members may be added on a rolling basis.

The Elite Program includes:

  • Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Danilo, Patricia Stempel’s Hanoverian gelding
  • Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and Verdades, her and Curt Maes’s KWPN gelding
  • Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (Haymarket, Va.) and Lonoir, her Danish Warmblood gelding
  • Adrienne Lyle (Wellington, Fla.) and Salvino, Betsy Juliano LLC’s Hanoverian stallion, and Harmony’s Duval, Duval Partners LLC’s Dutch Warmblood gelding
  • Kasey Perry-Glass (Wellington, Fla.) and Goerklintgaards Dublet, Diane Perry’s Danish Warmblood gelding
  • Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Suppenkasper, Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki’s KWPN gelding

The Dressage Pre-Elite List underpins the Elite Program and seeks to provide support and guidance to those combinations in the 69-73% Grand Prix score range so they are able to succeed in reaching Elite Member status (consistent 73%+ score range). View the complete criteria.

The Pre-Elite Program now includes:

  • Katherine Bateson-Chandler (Wellington, Fla.) and Alcazar, Jane Clark’s Dutch Warmblood gelding
  • Ashley Holzer (Wellington, Fla.) and Havanna 145, Diane Fellows’s Hanoverian mare
  • Charlotte Jorst (Reno, Nev.) and Kastel’s Nintendo, Kastel Denmark’s Dutch Warmblood stallion
  • Nick Wagman (San Diego, Calif.) and Don John, Beverly Gepfer’s Dutch Warmblood gelding

Photo © Petra Kerschbaum

Related Links
American Dressage Squads for 2019 Named
USEF Updates 2018 Elite Program and Pre-Elite Program Lists