Shelly Francis & Arlene Page Move Up in USA Olympic Rankings

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Shelly Francis on Doktor in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle that helped move the pair up in the USA Olympic rankings. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Shelly Francis on Doktor in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle that helped move the pair up in the USA Olympic rankings. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Feb. 18, 2016

Shelly Francis on Doktor and Danilo and Arlene Page on Woodstock moved up the United States Olympic rankings, according to the latest standings released Thursday by the U.S. Equestrian Federation.

Shelly of Loxahatchee, Florida on the 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding moved up a spot to fourth on the rankings behind Laura Graves on Verdades and Steffen Peters on Rosamunde and Legolas filling the top three places as they have all year.

Shelly, who rode for the United States at the 1988 World Games in Rome, and Danilo, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding, moved up to seventh place.

Arlene “Tuny” Page of Wellington, Florida on Woodstock, were in sixth place, up two spots from the previous ranking.

Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet was ranked fifth, Allison Brock on Rosevelt eighth and Lisa Wilcox on Galant in ninth. All are based in Wellington.

The U.S. will send up to eight combinations to Europe after the California and Florida winter circuits to compete in three events–Compiegne, France and Roosendaal and Rotterdam in the Netherlands–to determine which four horses and riders will be on the American team for Rio de Janeiro, and one reserve combination.