Canada, Germany, USA Only Teams Entered for Wellington Nations Cup

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Germany leading the USA and Canadian teams in the traditional but unmounted “victory round” after winning the 2021 Nations Cup in Wellington. © Ken Braddick/

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 9, 2022–Canada, Germany and the United States are the only teams entered in the CDIO3* Nations Cup Mar 15-20, the kickoff event in this year’s trans-Atlantic series.

Teams were reported Wednesday for the Nations Cup at the Global Dressage Festival. Although the event has been staged as a CDIO for 11 years as the only competition of its type held outside Europe it became part of the series in 2015.

Germany is the defending champion having it won it for the first time in 2021 and the country took the coronavirus-curtailed series top place. Canada has also won the event once, in 2017 while the Dutta Corp. United States team has claimed the title five times.

A minimum of four teams is required to count for the series ranking so the Wellington results will not factor in the series standings.

Teams entered for Wellington are:

Pia Fortmuller and Frieda, 11-year-old Hanoverian mare, owned by Pia and Lars Busch
Megan Lane and Zodiac MW, 18-year-old KWPN gelding, owned by Deer Ridge Equestrian
Evi Strasser and Deja Vu Tyme, 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding, owned by Evi
Beatrice Boucher and Summerwood’s Limei, nine-year-old Hanoverian mare, owned by Monica von Glahn

Michael Klimke and Harmony’s Sanrino RHP, 13-year-old Oldenburg stallion, owned by Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation
Christoph Koschel and Eddieni, 13-year-old KWPN Gelding, owned by Masahiro Kosaka
Lars Ligus and Soccer City, 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding, owned by Katherine Kuss
Frederic Wandres and Dolciario, eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding, owned by Hof Kasselmann

Bianca Berktold of Loxahatchee, Florida and Imperial, nine-year-old KWPN mare, owned by Bianca
Katie Duerhammer of Greenwood Village, Colorado and Quartett, 14-year-old German Sport Horse gelding, owned by Kylee Lourie
Susan Dutta of Wellington and Don Design DC, 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding, owned by Susan and Tim Dutta
Benjamin Ebeling of Moorpark, California and Indeed, 14-year-old Danish Warmblood mare owned by Vantage Equestrian

Nations Cups scheduled for Europe over the spring and summer are:
Mariakalnok, Hungary CDIO3* May 5-8
Compiègne, France CDIO5* May 19-22
Rotterdam CDIO5* June 23-26
Aachen,Germany CDIO5* June 28-July 3
Falsterbo, Sweden CDIO4* July 14-17