American Teams for 2023 CDIO Nations Cup Legs in Rotterdam and Aachen

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 22:17
Sarah Tubman and First Apple at the 2022 CDIO Aachen :: Photo © Astrid Appels

The U.S. equestrian federation has announced the team that will represent the U.S.A. at the FEI Nations Cup legs at the 2023 CDIO Rotterdam in The Netherlands and CDIO Aachen in Germany.

George Williams will serve as the Chef d’Equipe at CHIO Rotterdam, which will take place June 21-25, 2023, and Debbie McDonald will serve as Chef d’Equipe at CHIO Aachen, which will run June 23-July 2, 2023.

U.S. Team for 2023 CDIO 4* Rotterdam: 

  • Ben Ebeling (Wellington, Fla.) and Indeed, a 2008 Danish Warmblood mare owned by Vantage Equestrian Group II, LLC
  • Kerrigan Gluch (Ocala, Fla.) and Mejorano HGF, a 2011 Andalusian gelding owned by Hampton Green Farm
  • Kevin Kohmann (Wellington, Fla.) and Duenensee, a 2009 Hanoverian gelding owned by Diamante Farms
  • Lina Uzunhasan (Sint-Oedenrode, Netherlands) and Furst Fabelhaft UZN, a 2014 Rhineland gelding owned by UZN Holding

U.S. Team for 2023 CDIO 5* Aachen:

  • Anna Buffini (San Diego, Calif.) and FRH Davinia la Douce, her own 2007 Hanoverian mare
  • Susie Dutta (Wellington, Fla.) and Don Design DC, a 2010 Hanoverian gelding owned by Susie and Tim Dutta
  • Alice Tarjan (Oldwick, N.J.) and Serenade MF, her own 2013 Hanoverian mare
  • Sarah Tubman (Wellington, Fla.) and First Apple, a 2010 KWPN stallion owned by Summit Farm

In addition, two athlete-and-horse combinations will represent the U.S. in CDIY competition at CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival.

  • Erin Nichols (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Handsome Rob AR, a 2012 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Diane Nichols
  • Christian Simonson (Ventura, Calif.) and Son of a Lady, a 2011 Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Christina Morgan and Clifton Simonson

For CDIY competition, the FEI Young Rider Individual Test will take place Friday, June 30, while the FEI Young Rider Freestyle will take place Saturday, July 1.

Simonson will also compete in the CDI1* with Zeaball Diawind, a 2012 Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Christina Morgan.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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