USA Teams Named for Florida CDIO3* & Under-25 Nations Cups

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Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir. © 2017 Ken Braddick/

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Mar. 7, 2017–United States teams were named Tuesday for the CDIO3* and the CDIO Under-25 Nations Cups at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Mar. 21-25. The Under-25 Nations Cup will be the first outside Europe.

The Dutta Corp. U.S. team for the Stillpoint Farm CDIO3* Nations Cup will be:

–Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida and Doktor, 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Patricia Stempel;

–Olivia LaGoy-Weltz of Haymarket, Virginia and her own Lonoir, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding;

–Arlene “Tuny” Page of Wellington, and her own Woodstock, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, and

–Lisa Wilcox of Wellington and Galant, an 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Jacqueline Shear.

Reserve is Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington and Alcazar, 12-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Jane Clark.

Shelly Francis and Danilo, 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding, and Arlene Page and Dr. House, 12-year-old KWPN gelding, will be direct reserves for those riders.

Robert Dover was named chef d’equipe.

Two U.S. teams will compete in the CDIO U25 to run concurrently with the CDIO3* Nations Cup. Teams are:

–Anna Buffini of San Diego, California on her Sundayboy, 18-year-old KWPN gelding;

–Sean Sierra Keasler of Wellington and her own Lux Stensvang, 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, and

–Kerrigan Gluch of Wellington and HGF Brio, a 12-year-old Andalusian stallion owned by Hampton Green Farm.

Debbie McDonald will be chef d’equipe.

Anna and Sundayboy. © 2017 Ken Braddick/

The 2nd U25 team:

–Kaitlin Blythe of Rougemont, North Carolina and Don Principe, 18-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Maryanna Haymon;

–Molly Paris of Charlotte, North Carolina and her own Countess, 15-year-old Danish Warmblood mare, and

–Genay Vaughn of Elk Grove, California .) and Donarweiss GGF, 16-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Starr Vaughn Equestrian, Inc.

George Williams will be chef d’equipe.