Wellington Nations Cup to Start Teams from 4 Countries in First of Trans-Atlantic Series Events in a Year

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The 2020 Nations Cup in Wellington was won by the USA team of Anna Marek, Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Adrienne Lyle and Steffen Peters before the series was called off for the year. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 11, 2021–Four countries–Australia, Canada, Germany and USA–have entered teams for the Global Dressage Festival CDIO3* Nations Cup next week, the first dressage team competition in the trans-Atlantic series in a year.

The competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center kicks off the series that was launched in 2013. The Wellington CDIO3* was the only one held of the five scheduled in 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic shut down most horse sports throughout the world.

Three of the teams this year have riders under 25 years old–Hope Beerling, 21, for Australia, Benjamin Ebeling, 21, for the United States and Naïma Moreira Laliberté, 24, for Canada.

The teams are:

AUSTRALIA
Hope Beerling and Alpha HM, 17-year-old Lusitano stallion
Kelly Layne and Samhitas, 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding
Sally Lofting and Quinlan CF, 12-year-old Oldenburg stallion

CANADA
Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In, 16-year-old KWPN gelding
Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien, 15-year-old Rhinelander gelding
Naïma Moreira Laliberté and Statesman, 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding
Chris von Martels and Eclips, 12-year-old KWPN gelding

GERMANY
Michael Klimke and Domino, nine-year-old Westfalen mare
Kevin Kohmann and Five Star, 11-year-old KWPN stallion
Christoph Koschel and Eaton Unitechno, 12-year-old KWPN gelding
Frederic Wandres and Quizmaster, nine-year-old Hanoverian stallion

USA
Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington and Alcazar, 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
Ben Ebeling of Moorpark, California and Illuster Van de Kampert, 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding
Adrienne Lyle of Wellington and Harmony’s Duval, 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding
Jennifer Schrader-Williams of Olympia, Washington and Millione, 18-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding

Spain’s Carlos Salguero Ocaña and Vangens Star-Light, 12-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, will compete as an individual.

After Wellington, the series moves across the Atlantic to Alter do Chão, Portugal April 22-25; Compiègne, France May 27-30; Rotterdam, Netherlands June 24-27; Falsterbo, Sweden July 15-18 and Aachen, Germany Sept. 14-19.