June 6, 2016 -- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named four athlete-and-horse combinations for the CDIO5* and five combinations for the CDI3* at Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 22-26, 2016. Both competitions will serve as the final of three designated observation events for determining the 2016 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team. Previous observation events included CDIO5*/CDI3* Compiegne, May 19-22, and CDI4* Roosendaal, June 1-5.
The following athletes and horses will compose The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team for the CDIO5* (in alphabetical order):
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Patricia Stempel's Doktor, a 2003 Oldenburg gelding
Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own Verdades, a 2002 KWPN gelding
Kasey Perry-Glass (Orangevale, Calif.) with Diane Perry's Goerklintgaards Dublet, a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding
Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) with Four Winds Farm's Legolas 92, a 2002 Westphalian gelding
The following athletes and horses will compete in the CDI3* (in alphabetical order):
Allison Brock (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Claudine and Fritz Kundrun's Rosevelt, a 2002 Hanoverian stallion
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Patricia Stempel's Danilo, a 2004 Hanoverian gelding
Arlene "Tuny" Page (Wellington, Fla.) and her own Woodstock, a 2003 KWPN gelding
Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) with Four Winds Farm's Rosamunde, a 2007 Rheinlander mare
Guenter Seidel (Cardiff, Calif.) with James and Charlotte Mashburn's Zero Gravity, a 2004 Dutch Warmblood gelding
Further information regarding the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team selection process can be found on USEF.org. All nominations to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team are subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee.
The U.S. will also be represented at CHIO Rotterdam by the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup competition. This competition will serve as the final of four designated observation events for determining the 2016 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team.
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