USA Names Nations Cup Team for Aachen, Nine Countries to Compete

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Steffen Peters and Legolas competing in Europe. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Steffen Peters and Legolas competing in Europe. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

AACHEN, Germany, July 10, 2014–The United States team for the World Equestrian Festival Nations Cup CDIO5* in Aachen, Germany next week features the American championship pair of Steffen Peters on Legolas, 2012 Olympic combinations of Tina Konyot on Calecto V and Adrienne Lyle on Wizard and the 26-year-old Laura Graves on Verdades on their first European circuit.

Another four combinations to compete in the companion CDI4* event were also named by the U.S. Equestrian Federation Thursday. They are:

–Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California and Rafalca, 17-year-old Oldenburg mare;
–Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida and Doktor, 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding;
–Caroline Roffman of Wellington, Florida and a.) and Her Highness O, 11-year-old Hanoverian mare, and
–Lisa Wilcox of Loxahatchee and Denzello, 11-year-old Hanoverian mare.

Steffen will also compete Rosamunde, the seven-year-old Rhinelander mare that was 2014 U.S. Intermediate champion, in the small tour.

The American squad in the CDIO5* is one nine teams in the Nations Cup that will be decided by the Grand Prix to be held Thursday. The complete lineup:

Austria
KOSAK, Karin/Lucy’s Day
SCHUMACH, Christian/Auheim’s Picardo
VOGLSANG, Renate/Fabriano 58

Belgium
DE DEKEN, Julie/Lucky Dance
FASSAERT, Claudia/Donnerfee
JORISSEN, Philippe/Le Beau
VANOMMESLAGHE, Laurence/Avec Plaisir

Denmark
GUNDERSEN, Mikala Münter/My Lady
KASPRZAK, Anna/Donnperignon
LARSEN, Lone Bang/Fitou L
PETERSEN, Lars/Mariett

Spain
BARBANÇON MESTRE, Alexandra/Don Lorean
BARBANÇON, Morgan/Painted Black
GARCIA MENA, José Antonio/Norte Lovera
MARTIN DOCKX, Jose Daniel/Grandioso

Great Britain
CRISP, Nikki/Pasoa
DUJARDIN, Charlotte/Valegro
EILBERG, Michael/Half Moon Delphi
WATSON, Daniel/Fideramber

Germany
LANGEHANENBERG, Helen/Damon Hill NRW
RATH, Matthias Alexander/Totilas
SPREHE, Kristina/Desperados FRH
WERTH, Isabell/Bella Rose 2

Netherlands
CORNELISSEN, Adelinde/Jerich Parzival N.O.P.
GEVERS, Katja/Thriller
HEIJKOOP, Danielle/Kingsley Siro N.O.P.
MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter/Glock’s Romanov

Sweden
HOGBERG, Jeanna/Darcia v.
KITTEL, Patrick/Toy Story
TELDE, Minna/Santana
VILHELMSON SILFVÉN, Tinne/Don Auriello

United States of America
GRAVES, Laura/Verdades
KONYOT, Tina/Calecto V
LYLE, Adrienne/Wizard
PETERS, Steffen/Legolas 92