U.S. Team Announced for 2024 CDIO Aachen

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 09:39
Marcus Orlob and Jane at the 2024 CDI Hagen on 6 June 2024 :: Photo © Astrid Appels

US Equestrian announced the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the U.S.A. at CHIO Aachen to compete in the Nations Cup CDIO5*.

The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Christine Traurig and Team Leader Laura Roberts.  

The U.S.A. will have announced its nominative entries for the Olympic Games by the entry deadline of 24 June. However, the definite entry deadline is July 8, after Aachen and then the final composition of each Olympic team has to be known. So battle continues after Rotterdam/Kronberg.

Riding in the Aachen CDIO 5* tour are:

  • Anna Buffini (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) and Fiontini, her own 2010 Danish Warmblood (Fassbinder x Rapitala) mare cared for by Michael Hernandez 
  • Anna Marek (Dunnellon, Fla.) and Fire Fly, a 2010 KWPN (Briar Junior x Arieka) gelding owned by Janet Simile and cared for by Katherine Esterline 
  • Marcus Orlob (Wellington, Fla.) and Jane, a 2014 Dutch Warmblood (Desperado x Zandra) mare owned and cared for by Alice Tarjan 
  • Endel Ots (Wellington, Fla.) and Bohemian, a 2010 Westphalian (Bordeaux x Sunshine) gelding owned by Zen Elite Equestrian Center and cared for by Caroline Hoerdum 

Riding in the CDI 4* tour are;

  • Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Suppenkasper, a 2008 KWPN gelding (Spielberg x Upanoeska) owned by Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki and cared for by Eddie Garcia

Riding in the invitational CDI-YR tour are:

  • Alicia Berger (Chicago, Ill.) will compete Aqua Marin, a 2011 Oldenburg (Ampere x Stedinger Heide) gelding owned by Alicia Berger and Marianne Berger and cared for by Maria Force
  •  Kat Fuqua (Atlanta, Ga.) will pilot Dreamgirl, her own 2008 Dutch Warmblood (Spielberg x U-Vira) mare cared for by Jose Escobedo

Two young riders will contest the CDIY led by USEF Youth Coach, George Williams. 

Photo © Astrid Appels

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