USA Combinations Awarded European Training & Competition Grants

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, May 8, 2015–Thirteen U.S. horse and rider combinations have been awarded grants to train and compete in Europe in addition to the Big and Small Tour squads already in Europe seeking selection to the Pan American Games team.

U.S. teams will compete at Nations Cups in Rotterdam June 18-21; Hagen, Germany July 8-12; Falsterbo, Sweden July 9-12 and Hickstead, England July 15-19.

The combinations receiving grants announced Friday by the U.S. Equestrian Federation are:

Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida.) with Doktor, 2003 Oldenburg gelding, and Danilo, 2004 Hanoverian gelding;

Catherine Haddad-Staller of Wellington, Florida with Mane Stream Hotmail, 2002 Oldenburg gelding;

Brian Hafner of Penngrove, California with Lombardo LHF, 1999 Hanoverian gelding;

Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada with Kastel’s Nintendo, 2003 Dutch Warmblood stallion;

Devon Kane of Wellington with Destiny, 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding;

Arlene “Tuny” Page of Wellington with her Alina, 1998 Danish mare, and Woodstock, 2003 Dutch Warmblood gelding, and

Kasey Perry of Orangevale, California with Trostruplund’s Scarlet, 1999 Danish Warmblood mare.

Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington with Alcazar, 2005 Dutch Warmblood gelding Alcazar, Susan Dutta of Wellington with Currency DC, 2000 Oldenburg gelding and Jennifer Hoffman of San Diego, California with Rubinio NRW, 2003 Westfalen stallion or Farinelli, 1999 Westphalian gelding based in Europe over the summer were also named to teams.

Chase Hickock of Wellington with Sagacious HF, 1999 KWPN gelding, and Genay Vaughn of Elk Grove, California with Donarweiss GGF, 2001 Hanoverian stallion, received grants from Akiko Yamazaki/Red Husky Foundation to compete at two European Under-25 CDIs in Europe in July.

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The U.S. team was also named for the Young Rider Nations Cup in Hagen, Germany, June 16-21. The team:

Catherine Chamberlain of Murrieta, California with Avesto Van Weltevreden, 2005 Dutch Warmblood gelding;
Ayden Uhlir of Wellington with Sjapoer, 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding;
Barbara Davis of Wellington with Feivel Mousekewitz, 2001 Hanoverian gelding, and
Cassidy Gallman of Poway, California with Grand Makana, 2000 Hanoverian gelding as first alternate and Lindsey Brewin of San Ramon, California with Vaillant, 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding as second alternates.