Steffen Peters Withdraws from 2014 CDIO Aachen, Hospitalized with Pneumonia

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:25
American Dressage News

America's number one Grand Prix rider Steffen Peters has withdrawn from competing at the 2014 CDIO Aachen this week, being hospitalized with pneumonia. Peters had scheduled to compete Legolas in the CDIO tour and Rosamunde in the small tour.

Peters has been replaced on the American CDIO5* team by Caroline Roffman on Her Highness O (by  Hohenstein x Weltmeyer), who originally were slated to compete in CDI4* competition.

Peters and Legolas, a 12-year-old Westfalian gelding by Laomedon x Florestan II, completed their one compulsory Mandatory Outing for the Short List for the 2014 World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team at CDI4* Fritzens two weeks ago.

The following riders will compose the U.S. team for Nations Cup competition at CDIO5* Aachen:

  • Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own Verdades, a 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
  • Tina Konyot (Palm City, Fla.) and her own Calecto V, a 1998 Danish Warmblood stallion.
  • Adrienne Lyle (Ketchum, Idaho) and Peggy Thomas' Wizard, a 1999 Oldenburg gelding.
  • Caroline Roffman (Wellington, Fla.) and her own Her Highness O, a 2003 Hanoverian mare.

The American CDI4* riders are

  • Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Patricia Stempel's Doktor, a 2003 Oldenburg gelding.
  • Lisa Wilcox (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Betty Wells' Denzello, a 2003 Hanoverian gelding.
  • Kathleen Raine (Murrieta, CA) and Jennifer Mason, Kathleen Raine, and David Wightman's Breanna, a 2000 Hanoverian mare.

As the ninth-place finisher at the 2014 U.S. Grand Prix Championship and Selection Trial for the U.S. Dressage Team Short List for the 2014 World Equestrian Games, Kathleen Raine has been invited to compete in Aachen’s CDI4* competition.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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