Aachen’s CHIO Go-To Show for USA Equestrians

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Susan Dutta and Currency DC. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Susan Dutta and Currency DC. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

More than 20 American equestrians will compete in all five of the disciplines staged at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO in Aachen, Germany June 26-30 with the biggest contingent of six riders and eight horses entered for every division in dressage.

Americans will compete in dressage, driving, eventing, jumping and vaulting for the first time at Aachen since the World Equestrian Games in 2006.

The lineup:

DRESSAGE
Nations Cup CDIO5*
-Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California and Rafalca, 16-year-old Oldenburg mare (Argentinius x Ratine x Rubinstein) owned by Ann Romney, Amy Ebeling and Beth Meyer;
-Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida and Doktor, 10-year-old Oldenburg geding (Diamond Hit x Gurena x Renoir I) owned by Patricia Stempel;
-Tina Konyot of Palm City, Florida on Calecto V, 15-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion (Come Back II x Bahera x Rastell) and owned by Tina, and
-Steffen Peters of San Diego, California on Legolas 92, 11-year-old Westfalen gelding (Laomedon x Furstin x Florestan II) owned by Akiko Yamaki’s Four Winds Farm.

CDI4* Grand Prix
-Susie Dutta of Wellington, Florida on Currency DC, 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Clintino x Classiker). FL) owned by Tim Dutta Inc.

Prix St. Georges/Intermediaite I
-Shelly Francis on Danilo, a nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding (De Niro x Andiamo) owned by Patricia Stempel.
-Caroline Roffman of Wellington, Florida will ride Her Highness O, 10-year-old Hanoverian mare (Hohenstein x WildLady O x Weltmeyer) that she owns.

Under-25
-Caroline, aged 24, will also compete Sagacious HF, 14-year-old KWPN gelding (Welt Hit II x Cocktail) owned by Al Guden’s Hyperion Farm.

JUMPING
-Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, New York and
-Laura Kraut of Wellington.

EVENTING
Team
-Tiana Coudray of Ojai, California and Ringwood Magister, 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding;
-Buck Davidson of Ocala, Florida and Ballynoe Castle RM, 13-year-old Irish Thoroughbred gelding;
-Will Faudree of Hoffman, North Carolina and Pawlow, 14-year-old Irish Thoroughbred gelding, and
-Clark Montgomery of Wiltshire, Great Britain and Universe, 12-year-old KWPN gelding.

Individual
-Marilyn Little of Frederick, Maryland and D) and Smoke on the Water, eight-year-old Wurttemburger gelding.

DRIVING
-James Fairclough of Newton, New Jersey and a team leased from Koos de Ronde, and
-Chester Weber of Ocala, Florida and Jane Clark’s team.

VAULTING
Individual Female
-Alicen Divita of Redwood City, California;
-Elizabeth Ioannou of Saratoga, California, and
-Mary Garrett of Seal Beach, California

Individual Male
-Kristian Roberts of Moss Beach, California.

Pas de Deux
-Cassidy Palmer of Half Moon Bay, California, and
-Kimberly Palmer of Half Moon Bay.