The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the short listed combinations which are invited to compete on a Euro tour this spring 2018 as part of the final team selection process for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, U.S.A., in September.
Eight riders have been officially selected with nine horses in total.
The short listed combinations will be required to compete in a minimum of two Observation Events: CDIO Compiegne (17 May – 20 May), CDIO Rotterdam (21 June – 24 June 2018), CDI Leudelange (3 July – 8 July 2018), and CDIO Aachen(17 July – 22 July 2018). Aachen is mandatory.
The American WEG Team short list includes:
- Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Patricia Stempel’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding Danilo
- Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) with her and Curt Maes’s 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Verdades
- Ashley Holzer (New York, N.Y.) with Diane Fellows’s 11-year-old Hanoverian mare Havanna 145
- Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (Haymarket, Va.) with her and Mary Anne McPhail’s 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding Lonoir
- Adrienne Lyle (Ketchum, Idaho) with Betsy Juliano’s 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion Salvino
- Kasey Perry-Glass (Wellington, Fla.) with Diane Perry’s 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding Goerklintgaards Dublet
- Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) with Four Winds Farm’s 11-year-old Rheinlander mare Rosamunde and Four Winds Farm’s 10-year-old KWPN gelding Suppenkasper
- Sabine Schut-Kery (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) with Alice Womble’s 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion Sanceo
The European WEG training camp will no longer be at De Begijnhoeve in Retie, Belgium, but at Eliane Cordia-Van Reesema's Jewel Court Stud in Wuustwezel, Belgium, where the Canadians had their WEG training camp in 2010.
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