US Equestrian has announced the 12 athletes who have been selected to the U.S. Dressage Olympic Short List.
The total of 15 athlete/horse combinations are in consideration for the three team spots and the traveling reserve for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer.
Long Short-List with 15 Pairs
The following athletes and horses have been selected to the U.S. Dressage Team Olympic Short List and are listed in alphabetical order:
- Katherine Bateson-Chandler (Wellington, Fla.) and Alcazar, a 2005 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Jane Clark
- Susan Dutta (Wellington, Fla.) and her own and Tim Dutta’s Don Design DC, a 2010 Hanoverian gelding, and her own and Tim Dutta’s Figeac DC, a 2009 Oldenburg gelding
- Ben Ebeling (Moorpark, Calif.) and Illuster Van De Kampert, a 2008 Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Sasha Cutter for Nuvolari Holdings and Amy Roberts Ebeling
- Jessica Howington (Wellington, Fla.) and her own Cavalia, a 2007 KWPN mare
- Charlotte Jorst (Reno, Nev.) and Nintendo, a 2003 Warmblood stallion owned by Kastel Denmark
- Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (Haymarket, Va.) and Rassing’s Lonoir, her own and Mary Anne McPhail’s 2004 Danish Warmblood gelding
- Adrienne Lyle (Wellington, Fla.) and Salvino, a 2007 Hanoverian stallion owned by Betsy Juliano LLC, and Harmony’s Duval, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Duval Partners LLC
- Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Suppenkasper, a 2008 KWPN gelding owned by Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki
- Jennifer Schrader-Williams (Olympia, Wash.) and Millione a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Millione Partners, LLC
- Sabine Schut-Kery (Napa, Calif.) and Sanceo, a 2006 Hanoverian stallion owned by Alice Womble
- Alice Tarjan (Oldwick, N.J.) and Candescent, her own 2010 Hanoverian mare
- Nick Wagman (San Diego, Calif.) and Don John, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Beverly Gepfer, and Ferano, a 2010 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Elizabeth Keadle
Ride Off at the Mandatory Observation Event
Instead of a European tour, US Equestrian has decided to host one single "mandatory observation event" where all short listed pairs will have a ride-off against each other to determine the team.
Athletes and horses will compete in the U.S. Dressage Short List Mandatory Observation Event at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla., from June 8-12.
The final team selection will be announced by June 21, 2021. All nominations to the U.S. Olympic Team are subject to approval by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
At the moment the three highest scoring riders, who are considered to top team contenders are Steffen Peters (Suppenkasper), Adrienne Lyle (Salvino) and Sabine Schut-Kery (Sanceo).
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