Kentucky Cup, Dressage Test Event for 2010 World Equestrian Games

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 13:48
2010 World Equestrian Games

The Kentucky Cup Dressage Test Event in preparation for the 2010 World Equestrian Games is gearing up to be a spectacular showcase of top level dressage. The test event, to be held April 19-22 in conjunction with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, is in preparation for the Games which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park, September 25-October 10.

Riders and horses from eight countries will be competing at the Kentucky Cup including Michelle Gibson, who with her mount Peron scored 75.20% at the Atlanta Olympic Games; Ashley Holzer, Olympic veteran and 2009 Canadian Equestrian Athlete of the Year; Oded Shimoni, the first Israeli to qualify for and compete in the World Equestrian Games and the Olympics.

The three-star test event will feature all three classes of international competition, the Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and the Grand Prix Freestyle, a stylized competition set to music and choreographed for each horse and rider, allowing the rider to create their own test which must include specific compulsory movements.

Kentucky Cup Dressage will begin the week of official test events. All Kentucky Cup Dressage events will be held in the Outdoor Stadium. The schedule includes:

- Tuesday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. Dressage Grand Prix
- Wednesday, April 21 10:00 a.m. Grand Prix Special 
- Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. Dressage Freestyle

2010 Kentucky Cup CDI*** Participants

  • Michelle Gibson, Don Angelo, USA
  • Pierre St Jacques, Lucky Tiger, USA
  • Ashley Holzer, Pop Art, CAN
  • Lars Petersen, Beemer, DEN
  • Melissa Taylor, Schumacker Solyst, USA
  • Melissa Taylor, Succes, USA
  • Diane Creech, Devon L, CAN
  • Diane Creech, Wiona, CAN
  • Jane D. Hannigan, Maksymilian, USA
  • Shawna Harding, Come On III, USA
  • Yvonne Losos de Muniz, Optimus Prime, DOM
  • Victoria Winter, Proton, CAN
  • Todd Flettrich, Otto, USA
  • Mikala Munter Gundersen, Leonberg, DENC
  • Chris Von Martels, Naomi, CAN
  • Jacqueline Brooks, Balmoral, CAN
  • Jacqueline Brooks, Gran Gesto, CAN
  • Bonny Bonnello, Pikardi, CAN
  • Belinda Trussell, Anton, CAN
  • Jaimey Irwin, Dover, CAN
  • Ute Busse, Lindor's Finest, CAN
  • Katherine Bateson Chandler, Dea II, USA
  • Arlene F. Page, Alina, USA
  • Luis Reteguiz-Denizard, Nalando, PUR
  • Tina M. Konyot, Calecto V, USA
  • Nadine Schlonsok, Ikaros, GER
  • Gary Vander Ploeg, Cezanne, CAN
  • Marco Bernal, Halbgott, COL
  • Shannon Dueck, Ayscha, CAN
  • Dr. Cesar Parra, Don Ulrik, USA
  • Oded Shimoni, Granada, ISR
  • Reese Koffler Stanfield, Goubergh's Kasper, USA

Eurodressage Coverage of the 2010 World Equestrian Games