Sabine Schut-Kery & Sanceo, Shelly Francis & Danilo Elevated to USA Elite Program

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Sabine Schut-Kery on Sanceo. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, April 17, 2018–Shelly Francis and her World Cup mount Danilo and Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo have been elevated to the United States Elite Program, joining five other combinations at the top of American dressage under U.S. Equestrian Federation criteria.

Elite Program members in the latest list published Tuesday and in alphabetical order are:

Shelly Francis, 59 of Loxahatchee, Florida and Danilo, 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Patricia Stempel;

Laura Graves, 30, of Geneva, Florida and Verdades, 16-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Laura and Curt Maes;

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, 34, of Haymarket, Virginia and Lonoir, 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Olivia and Mary Anne McPhail;

Adrienne Lyle, 32, of Ketchum, Idaho and Salvino, 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Elizabeth Juliano;

Kasey Perry-Glass, 30, of Wellington, Florida and Goerklintgaards Dublet, 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Diane Perry;

Steffen Peters, 53, of San Diego, California and Rosamunde, 11-year-old Rhinelander mare owned by Four Winds Farm, and

Sabine Schut-Kery, 49, of Thousand Oaks, California and Sanceo, 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Alice Womble.

Shelly Francis on Danilo at the World Cup Final in Paris. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The Pre-Elite list, also in alphabetical order:

Katherine Bateson-Chandler, 43, of Wellington and Alcazar, 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Jane Clark;

Shelly Francis, 59, of Loxahatchee and Doktor, 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Patricia Stempel;

Catherine Haddad Staller, 54, of Wellington and Semper Fidelis, 12-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Rowan O’Riley;

Ashley Holzer, 54, of New York City and Havanna 145, 11-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Diane Fellows;

Charlotte Jorst, 53, Reno, Nevada and Kastel’s Nintendo, 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Kastel Denmark;

Adrienne Lyle, 32, of Ketchum, Idaho and Horizon, 11-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Elizabeth Juliano;

Arlene “Tuny” Page, 61, of Wellington, and her Woodstock, 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding;

Steffen Peters, 53, of San Diego and Suppenkasper, 10-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Four Winds Farm;

Kathleen Raine, 52, Murrieta, California and Breanna, 18-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Kathleen, Jennifer Mason and David Wightman, and

P.J. Rizvi, 47, Greenwich, Connecticut and Breaking Dawn, 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by P.J. and Ashley Holzer.

Dropped from the Elite program and moved to the pre-Elite list was Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo.

Dropped from the pre-Elite list was Chase Hickock and Sagacious HF that are no longer competing together.