The teams that will be competing in the first Nations' Cup competition of 2021 in Wellington, Florida, have been announced.
Six CDIO's in 2021
The CDIO Wellington on 17 - 21 March kicks off the 2021 FEI Nations Cup series for dressage.
Traditionally Wellington hosts the only CDIO on Pan American soil. All other CDIO competitions take place in Europe.
Six CDIO's are scheduled this year. In 2020 the series were cancelled due to the corona pandemic. The next show is the CDIO Alter do Chao on 22 - 25 April 2021 in Portugal, followed by Compiegne (27 - 30 May), Rotterdam (24 - 27 June), Falsterbo (15 - 18 July) and Aachen (14 - 19 September).
Teams from four countries will be competing in the CDIO Wellington. They are:
- Hope Beerling and Alpha HM, 17-year-old Lusitano stallion by Portugal x Marfim
- Kelly Layne and Samhitas, 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Sir Donnerhall x Abanos
- Sally Lofting and Quinlan CF, 12-year-old Oldenburg stallion by Quaterback x Harvard
- Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In, 16-year-old KWPN gelding by Tango x Damiro
- Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien, 15-year-old Rhinelander gelding by Sandro Hit x Fidermark
- Naïma Moreira Laliberté and Statesman, 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Sandro Hit x Brentano II
- Chris von Martels and Eclips, 12-year-old KWPN gelding by Apache x Ferro
- Michael Klimke and Domino, 9-year-old Westfalian mare by Den Haag x Weltmeyer
- Kevin Kohmann and Five Star, 11-year-old KWPN stallion by Amazing Star x Jazz
- Christoph Koschel and Eaton, 12-year-old KWPN gelding by Wynton x San Remo
- Frederic Wandres and Quizmaster, 9-year-old Hanoverian stallion by Quasar de Charry x Velten Third
- Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Alcazar, 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Contango x Ferro
- Ben Ebeling and Illuster Van de Kampert, 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding by Spielberg x Contango
- Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval, 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Rousseau x Riverman
- Jennifer Schrader-Williams and Millione, 18-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding by Milan x Rawage Quintus
According to Dressage-News.com, Spain’s Carlos Salguero Ocaña and Vangens Star-Light, 12-year-old Danish warmblood gelding by Skovens Rafael x Midt West Ibi Light, will compete as an individual.