USA Final Rankings for World Games Selecton Trials
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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, May 28, 2014–The United States Equestrian Federation has posted the Grand Prix final rankings and the top 15 horses and riders will be invited to the American team for the World Equestrian Games selection trials at Gladstone, New Jersey in two weeks.
Eight horses and riders are to be selected at the Tim Dutta national championships June 12-15 to go to Europe where the final team of four combinations and a reserve will be chosen for WEG starting at the end of August.
Three California combinations fill the top spots–Steffen Peters of San Diego and Legolas head up the list with an average of 74.892 per cent. Günter Seidel of Cardiff and Coral Reef Wylea are in second place but the horse was injured and has dropped out of contention.
The London Olympic team partnership of Jan Ebeling of Moorpark and Rafalce are third on 71.515 per cent.
Adrienne Lyle of Ketchum, Idaho and Wizard, also starting for the U.S. at the London Games and who was based in Wellington, Florida for the past six months are in fourth place on 71.227 per cent.
Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida, who rode for the U.S. at the 1998 WEG, and Doktor that competed in Europe last summer, are in fifth place on 70.725 per cent.
Tina Konyot of Palm City, Florida and Calaecto V, members of both the 2010 WEG and 2011 Olympic teams, are ranked sixth on 70.384 per cent.
Caroline Roffman of Wellington and at age 25 the youngest of the group and Her Highness O filled the seventh spot with 70.127 per cent.
Kathleen Raine of Murieta, California, a WEG and World Cup veteran, and Breanna are in eighth on 69.542 per cent.
Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada and Nintendo made a successful last-minute bid for the trials to rank ninth on 69.532 per cent.
Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington, a member of the 2010 WEG team, and Wellnetta are ranked 10th on 69.370 per cent.
Arlene “Tuny” Page, also of Wellington and who recently returned from training and competing in Europe, is 11th with Alina on 69.362 per cent.
Cesar Parra of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey and Van the Man are 12th on 68.948 per cent, Catherine Haddad-Staller of Califon, New Jersey and Mane Stream Hotmail are 13th on 68.600 per cent, Lisa Wilcox of Wellington and Denzello 14th on 68.513 per cent and Brian Hafner of Sonoma, California and Lombardo LHF 15th on 67.429 per cent.
With Günter Seidel and Wylea out next in line is Michael Barisone of Long Valley, New Jersey and Ellegria on 67.339 per cent.
Laura Graves of Geneva, Florida and Verdades on 67.273 per cent are expected to fill the 15th place as Brian Hafner and Lombardo are in Europe training and competing.