World Dressage Masters Palm Beach Lineup

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Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén and Don Auriello. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Jan. 8–Swedish Olympic combinations Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén and Don Auriello and Patrik Kittel and Waterill Scandic H.B.C. head a lineup that includes top ranked American Steffen Peters and Legolas for Florida’s fifth World Dressage Masters CDI5* to be held at the Jim Brandon Center in West Palm Beach Jan. 23-27.

Tinne and Don Auriello, based in Florida for their third straight winter, is the 10th ranked combination in the world while London team mate Patrik Kittel and Scandic, based in Germany, are ranked 11th on the International Equestrian Federation’s standings.

Edward Gal of the Netherlands is scheduled to compete with Interfloor Next One, now 18 years old and that he rode at WDM in Florida in 2009. His partner, Hans Peter Minderhoud, will ride Withney van ‘t Genthof that was also competed at the Florida WDM in 2009 with his previous rider.

Steffen will be making his first competition foray with Legolas outside their California base. The pair are ranked 20th in the world. Steffen won the two prevous events on Ravel.

The lineup:

AUSTRALIA
Sentimiento – Nicholas Fyffe

CANADA
Chrevi’s Capital – David Marcus
D Niro – Jacqueline Brooks

DENMARK
Mariett – Lars Petersen
Jonstrupgardens Raneur – Lisbeth Seierskilde

ITALY
Donnerbube II – Slvia Rizzo

NETHERLANDS
Interfloor Next One – Edward Gal
Withney van ‘t Genthof – Hans Peter Minderhoud

SWEDEN
Don Auriello – Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén
Watermill Scandic H.B.C. – Patrik Kittel

USA
Legolas 92 – Steffen Peters, San Diego, California
Wizard – Adrienne Lyle, Hailey, Idaho
Paragon – Heather Bliz, Wellington, Florida
Calecto V – Tina Konyot, Palm City, Florida
Rhett – James Kofford, Wellington

The top two qualified riders from the CDI3* Grand Prix qualifier the same weekend will be invited to compete in the WDM.