Nick Wagman/Don John, Ben Ebeling/Illuster van de Kampert Join USA Elite Program, Eight Combinations Added to Pre-Elite List

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Nick Wagman riding Don John to victory in the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Special on personal best score for second competition in a row. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

May 12, 2021

Nick Wagman on Don John and Ben Ebeling on Illuster van de Kampert have been added to the U.S. Elite Program while another seven rider and horse combinations were placed on the pre-elite list.

The additions announced by the U.S. Equestrian Federation Wednesday Dressage are:

Elite Program

Nick Wagman , 47, of San Diego, California and Don John, 13-year-old KWPN gelding, owned by Beverly Gepfer

Ben Ebeling, 21, of Moorpark, California and Illuster van de Kampert, 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, owned Amy Ebeling and Sasha Cutter for Nuvolari Holdings, LLC

Current members are:

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz of Haymarket, Virginia and Lonoir, Danish Warmblood gelding, owned by Olivia and Mary Anne McPhail

Adrienne Lyle of Wellington, Florida and Harmony’s Duval, Dutch Warmblood gelding, owned by Duval Partners

Adrienne Lyle and Salvino, Hanoverian stallion, owned by Betsy Juliano LLC

Steffen Peters of San Diego, California and Suppenkasper, KWPN gelding owned, by Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki

Sabine Schut-Kery of Napa, California and Sanceo, Hanoverian stallion, owned by Alice Womble

Dressage Pre-Elite List

Anna Buffini, 26, of San Diego and FRH Davinia La Douce, 14-year-old Hanoverian mare, owned by Anna

Susan Dutta, 52, of Wellington and Don Design DC, 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding, owned by Susan & Tim Dutta

Susan Dutta and Figeac DC, 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding, owned by Susan & Tim Dutta

Catherine Haddad Staller, 57, of Wellington and Frankie, 12-year-old Hanoverian mare, owned by Catherine.

Jessica Howington, 41, of Wellington and Cavalia, 14-year-old KWPN mare, owned by Jessica

Katie Johnson, 32, of Greenwood Village, Colorado and Quartett, 13-year-old German Sport Horse gelding, owned by Kylee Lourie

Günter Seidel, 60, of Cardiff, California and Equirelle, 12-year-old KWPN mare, owned by Louise Leatherdale & Leatherdale Farm

Current members are:

Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada and Kastel’s Nintendo, Dutch Warmblood stallion, owned by Kastel Denmark

Jennifer Schrader-Williams of Olympia, Washington and Millione, Danish Warmblood gelding, owned by Millione Partners LLC

Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington and Alcazar, Dutch Warmblood gelding, owned by Jane Clark