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Another Successful Day at CHIO Aachen for US

Caroline Roffman and Sagacious HF (Stockimageservices.com)

Weber Maintains Lead Following Cones Phase, Roffman Is Second in CDI-U25

Aachen, Germany – Strong performances continue from the U.S. competitors at the 2013 CHIO Aachen. In the CAIO-4 competition, Chester Weber maintained his Individual lead following the cones phase. Caroline Roffman rode Sagacious HF to a second place finish in the CDI-U25 Grand Prix Test, while Laura Kraut had a second place finish of her own with longtime partner Cedric.

Dressage

Caroline Roffman made quite a statement in Aachen’s Deutsche Bank Stadium with Sagacious HF in the CDI-U25 Grand Prix. With the Hyperion Farm, Inc.’s 14-year-old Royal Dutch Warmblood gelding, Roffman (Wellington, FL) rode a lovely, flowing test with quality piaffe and passage movements. The pair earned a score of 68.953% as the first combination to come down centerline in the Preis der Liselott und Klaus Rheinberger Stiftung class to finish in second place.

In the CDI4* Big Tour competition, Susan Dutta and Currency DC performed the Grand Prix Special in the Lindt-Preis class. She and Tim Dutta Inc.’s 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding moved well between the challenging sequences of movements in the test, earning a 67.042% to finish in sixth place.

Roffman withdrew her own Her Highness O from Aachen CDI4* Intermediaire I competition for veterinary reasons. Roffman, Team Veterinarian Dr. Rick Mitchell, and Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover had the welfare of the horse as top priority.

Driving

CAIO-4 competition continued Friday in Aachen with the Prize of Soers cones phase, which counted towards Individual standings, and following its completion Chester Weber remains atop the leaderboard.

Weber (Ocala, FL), driving a team he co-owns with Jane Clark, left all the balls in place but collected 1.19 points for just exceeding the time. The four-time FEI World Championship medalist was the winner of both Wednesday and Thursday’s driven dressage phases and looks to continue his domination in Aachen.

Weber leads the individual standings on a score of 32.39, two points ahead of reigning FEI World Champion Boyd Exell of Australia.

Also competing for the U.S. is Jimmy Fairclough (Newtown, NJ) with a leased team from Koos de Ronde. He stands in 25th place after collecting 22.09 points in the cones on Friday.

Competition continues Saturday with the marathon, which will be the final phase in Individual competition and the second portion of Team competition.

Following Thursday’s driven dressage, the U.S. lies second on a score of 98.5 behind the Dutch Team who lead on 87.29.

Laura Kraut and Cedric (Shannon Brinkman)
Laura Kraut and Cedric (Shannon Brinkman)

Jumping

Laura Kraut continued her streak of success this summer with a second place finish in Friday’s RWE-Preis von Nordrhein-Westfalen. On Cherry Knoll Farm Inc.’s Holsteiner gelding Cedric, Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, FL) cleared the lengthy sixteen-obstacle course of German course designer Frank Rothenberger with a clean, efficient first round.

She carried that success into an exciting jump-off and put together an aggressive, nimble round, but wasn’t quite able to catch Germany’s Ludger Beerbaum. On Chaman, Beerbaum’s 38.12s effort was almost a half second faster than Kraut and Cedric’s 39.77s round.

Also representing the U.S. were Beezie Madden and Abigail Wexner’s Cortes ‘C’. They had a couple of unfortunate rails down and finished in 27th place (from a field of forty-eight) with eight faults.

Eventing

The fifth and final discipline hosted at the 2013 CHIO Aachen kicked off Friday, with many of the top eventers from throughout the world going head-to-head. Two of the three phases of CICO3*competition were held as elite combinations performed their dressage tests and went to task over a demanding show jumping track.

The U.S. will head out onto Saturday’s cross country in sixth place with all to play for. The four Land Rover Competition Grant recipients represented the U.S. admirably on Friday in Aachen’s electric atmosphere.

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Rolex Releases Exclusive Films in Build-up to Rolex Grand Prix at the CHIO Aachen

To celebrate the CHIO Aachen and the first event of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, Rolex has produced three films featuring Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, winner of the Rolex Grand Prix in 2005; Frank Kemperman, CHIO Aachen Show Director; and Michael Mronz, President of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Steering Committee for 2013.

In the first of the three films, Rolex Testimonee Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum explains why the CHIO Aachen is such a special place and what impact the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping will have on the sport.

http://youtu.be/sJsNDjqrZYY

In the second film, Frank Kemperman and Michael Mronz talk about the eight historic decades of equestrian sport in Aachen, how the venue has changed, and how the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping is a natural progression for the sport.

http://youtu.be/bzzF0gQ8Cfo

In the third film, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Frank Kemperman, and Michael Mronz outline how they all prepare for the highlight of their year: the CHIO Aachen and the Rolex Grand Prix.

http://youtu.be/_PfkG_fF1Fk

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Chester Weber Takes the Lead at Aachen with Record Score in Dressage

Chester Weber and his team during the dressage phase of the CHIO Aachen. (Photo courtesy of Scheytt Photography)

Aachen, Germany (June 28, 2013) – American combined driver Chester Weber proved himself worthy of his well-earned nickname, Mr. Dressage, by winning the Preis der Fa. Horsch – the dressage phase of the four-in-hand combined driving at CHIO Aachen in Germany.  Driving his team to a personal international record score of 31.2, Weber dominated this world-class field and beat out current World Champion, Boyd Exell, for the win. “The team was fabulous to drive,” Weber described about taking the early lead in Aachen, “and it is humbling to sit behind them as they are like poetry in motion.”  Following this record score in the individual dressage, Weber also won the Team dressage Pries der Montello Immobilenmanagement GMbH & Co. with a 38.21 on Thursday, putting Team USA in second place overall behind the Dutch.

Weber’s winning team is made up of his own Para and Senate, as well as Splash and Uniek, owned by Jane Clark.  Together, these four horses showed their amazing power, grace and synergy to easily take two dominate the first two phases.  Proudly representing the US, Weber now leads the individual competition in Aachen.  “I truly believe they are the best dressage team in the world,” Weber added about the horses with a chuckle, “but I guess I am partial to them.”

This early victory will help drive momentum as Weber continues with the marathon and cones phases of the prestigious Aachen competition.  As one of America’s most driven and decorated competitors, Weber continues to be a driving force behind American four-in-hand combined driving, and promotes the sport wherever he goes by bringing in the ribbons. For more information on Weber and his combined driving team, visit their website at www.chesterweber.com.

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Gerco Schröder, Winner of the Furusiyya Rider of the Day Award at CHIO Aachen

Photo: Kate Houghton/FEI.

Gerco Schröder (NED) has been judged as the winner of the Furusiyya Rider of the Day award at the CHIO Aachen (GER).

Schröder, riding his chestnut stallion, London, rode two outstanding clear rounds, which gave his Netherlands team a fantastic win in the Mercedes-Benz Preis, part of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping. The 34-year-old Dutchman was the only rider in the competition to record two faultless rounds, with his team pipping Belgium to first place by just three points.

The Furusiyya Rider of the Day award is presented to the horse & rider combination that is judged to have best displayed qualities such as harmony, partnership, balance and skill throughout their two rounds; values represented and embodied by Furusiyya. The award was judged by Frank Rothenberger, Course Designer at the CHIO Aachen.

– At the 2012 FEI General Assembly in Istanbul, it was announced that Furusiyya would become sponsor of the FEI Nations Cup until 2016.

– “Furusiyya” is a single Arabic word and conveys so much, embracing the idea of horsemanship, chivalry, and equestrian knowledge in general. The term is a derivation of faris, or horseman and faras, a horse.

– The new structure of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping has come about through intense consultation between the Saudi Equestrian Fund and the FEI with the sport’s stakeholders around the world.

– 39 countries have signed up to take part in the 2013 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping and 21 Nations will host qualifiers.

– The Saudi Equestrian Fund was created by HM King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz by Royal Decree in November 2009 to give the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a lasting legacy in equestrianism through sport and cultural events.

– The Saudi Equestrian Fund supports the Kingdom’s national show jumping team, Saudi Equestrian, which won a team bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

– The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping is now a genuinely international competition which gives all nations – whether from developed or developing countries – the opportunity to compete on a level playing field and qualify for a highly prestigious Final.

– The Final of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping will be staged at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain from 26-29 September 2013.

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CHIO Aachen in Full Swing; Weber Wins Preis der Fa. Horsch

Chester Weber (Shannon Brinkman)

Aachen, Germany – Competition was in full swing at CHIO Aachen Wednesday with dressage, driving and jumping competitions all taking place. The U.S. had representation in all three disciplines and did not disappoint as American combinations notched solid results.

Driving

Leading the U.S. effort on Wednesday was veteran driver Chester Weber, who dominated the start of CAIO-4 competition. For the second consecutive year, Weber (Ocala, FL) claimed victory in the Preis der Fa. Horsch in a world-class field. Driving his own Para and Senate along with Jane Clark’s Splash and Uniek, the nine-time USEF Four-in-Hand National Champion drove a lovely test to score 31.2 to earn victory by more than a three-point margin over reigning World Champion Boyd Exell.

Weber now leads the individual competition in Aachen as he looks to secure his second European victory in a month after topping the Four-in-Hand field at the Saumur CAI-A4.

Also representing the U.S. in the Preis der Fa. Horsch was Jimmy Fairclough (Newtown, NJ), who drove a leased team from Koos de Ronde to a score of 63.24 for 25th place.

The Aachen CAIO-4 continues Thursday with the Prize of Martello Immobilienmanagement GmbH & Co. KG, where drivers will perform a second dressage test as the first phase of team competition.

Laura Kraut and Woodstock O (StockImageServices.com)
Laura Kraut and Woodstock O (StockImageServices.com)

Jumping

In CSIO5* competition the U.S. was represented on Wednesday by Laura Kraut and Beezie Madden. In the final jumping competition of the day the Prize of StädteRegion Aachen, Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, FL) scorched to a third place finish with Le Bon’s Jubilee D’Ouilly. Earlier in the day, the Olympic Games veteran piloted Joan Kalman and the Freedom Group’s Woodstock O to a fifth place finish in the Prize of Handwerk. Kraut also contested the Warsteiner Prize with longtime partner Cherry Knoll Farm’s Cedric, producing an eight-fault round.

Madden (Cazenovia, NY) completed her first class of the 2013 Aachen CSIO5*, the Warsteiner Prize, riding Abigail Wexner’s Cortes ‘C’ to a four-fault effort. She rounded out Wednesday in the Prize of StädteRegion Aachen producing a four-fault trip with Wexner’s Vanilla.

Dressage

Three U.S. dressage riders began the CDI4* competition in Aachen today. Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O and Shelly Francis and Danilo contested the Prix St. Georges Test as part of the Small Tour competition, while Susan Dutta rode Currency DC in the Grand Prix Test for the Big Tour.

Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O (Shannon Brinkman)
Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O (Shannon Brinkman)

Roffman (Wellington, FL) was the first rider to enter the ring in the Deutsche Bank Stadium with her own Her Highness O. She and the 10-year-old Hanoverian mare executed a lovely, flowing test, scoring a 71.026% and earning a seventh place finish in the Preis der VUV class. Francis (Loxahatchee, FL) and Patricia Stempel’s nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Danilo, put forth a respectable effort to score 67.500% for 11th place. In the HAVENS Pferdefutter-Preis class, Dutta (Wellington, FL) and Tim Dutta Inc.’s 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding scored a 64.766% in the Grand Prix Test to finish in 19th place.

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US Eyes Top Finishes at CHIO Aachen

Jan Ebeling and Rafalca (SusanJStickle.com)

Lexington, KY – The U.S. sends a strong group of athletes to Germany to compete across five disciplines at the prestigious CHIO Aachen. The host of the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games, Aachen draws many of the best in the game for world class competition held over ten days. In 2013, the competition runs June 21-30 and will feature 20 talented American athletes.

Dressage

In dressage competition the United States will have representation in each division with six athletes competing on eight horses. The U.S. sends four talented pairs to the CDIO5* which will run June 27-30. Jan Ebeling (Moorpark, CA) will ride his 2012 Olympic veteran Ann Romney, Beth Meyers, and Amy Ebeling’s Rafalca. Tina Konyot (Palm City, FL) also brings her Olympic Games partner Calecto V. They will be joined by rising stars Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, FL) and Patricia Stempel’s Doktor. Rounding out the U.S.’s CDIO5* team is Olympic Games and FEI World Equestrian Games Team medalist Steffen Peters (San Diego, CA), who will ride Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92.

In 2013, the United States will be represented in CDI-U25 competition for the first time; Caroline Roffman (Wellington, FL) will vie for top honors with Hyperion Farm, Inc.’s Sagacious HF. The pair was awarded a Dutta Corp. flight to train and compete in Europe and look to make a splash at the prestigious European CDI.

CDI-U25 competition will run June 28-29 and features 15 competitors from eight nations.

The United States will send three combinations down center line in the CDI4*, which will be held June 26-29. In Big Tour competition, Grand Prix, Susie Dutta (Wellington, FL) will fly the flag for the U.S. with Tim Dutta Inc.’s Currency DC. While in the Prix St. Georges division, Small Tour, Francis brings Stempel’s Danilo and Roffman will ride her own Her Highness O.

A total of 57 competitors from 16 different nations are set to contest the CDIO5* and CDI4*.

Vaulting

The first weekend of competition at CHIO Aachen wrapped up on Sunday with six U.S. vaulters putting forth great efforts and gaining valuable experience. Four individuals and one Pas de Deux team represented the U.S. in CVIO3* competition with Kimberly and Cassidy Palmer and Alicen Divita leading the way.

The Palmer Sisters (Half Moon Bay, CA), vaulting on Wolfgang Renz’s Leon 364 and lunged by Wolfgang Renz, earned scores of 6.658 and 7.302 on their way to a fourth place finish in the Pas de Deux competition.

In the three-phase individual female competition Alicen Divita (Redwood City, CA), vaulting on her mother Julie Divita’s Pino del Rio and lunged by Elke Lensing, was the U.S.’s top representative. With a tenth place finish in the compulsory competition, an impressive fourth in the technical competition, and eighth in Saturday’s freestyle competition, Divita earned a sixth place overall finish with an average score of 7.465.

Also competing for the U.S. were Elizabeth Ioannou (Saratoga, CA), who finished in twelfth place overall and Mary Garrett (Seal Beach, CA), who finished fourteenth.

In the individual male competition, Kristian Roberts (Moss Beach, CA) was the U.S.’s sole representative. Vaulting on Wolfgang Renz’s Leon 364 and lunged by Wolfgang Renz, Roberts finished in fourteenth place overall.

Chester Weber (Shannon Brinkman)
Chester Weber (Shannon Brinkman)

Driving

The U.S. sends two of its most experienced drivers into CAIO-4 competition this week in Aachen. The driving portion of CHIO Aachen will run June 25-30 and hosts 25 competitors from 10 nations. Chester Weber (Ocala, FL) is no stranger to success in international competition, having won four FEI World Championship medals. Recently, he won at the Saumur CAI-A4 with his own and Jane Clark’s team; he looks to win his second competition in the month of June in Aachen. Jimmy Fairclough (Newtown, NJ) has represented the U.S. at numerous championships and has more than five National Titles to his name. He will look to utilize that experience as he drives a leased team from Koos de Ronde.

Jumping

Always a destination competition for the top jumpers in the world, the Aachen CSIO5* once again hosts the very best in the game June 25-30 as 62 riders from 17 nations line up. The U.S. will be represented by two of its most experienced and accomplished competitors. Olympic and FEI World Equestrian Games Team medalist, Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, FL) brings four horses to Aachen; Cherry Knoll Farm’s Cedric, Le Bon’s Jubilee D’Ouilly, Joan Kalman and the Freedom Group’s Woodstock O, and Stars and Stripes’ Bonito R. Reigning Rolex/FEI World Cup Final champion, Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, NY) has two entries for Aachen’s prestigious classes; Abigail Wexner’s Cortes ‘C’ and Vanilla.

Eventing

Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister (Mike McNally)
Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister (Mike McNally)

The 2013 Aachen CICO3* represents a new challenge for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team as they contest the highly regarded competition for the first time. A team of four experienced riders are set to try and help the United States secure CICO3* victory in their inaugural effort. Tiana Coudray (Ojai, CA) brings Jatial, Inc.’s Ringwood Magister to Aachen. Will Faudree (Hoffman, NC) makes a return to the venue of the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games having represented the U.S. at those championships; in 2013 he rides Jennifer Mosing’s Pawlow. Marilyn Little (Fredrick, MD) will ride her Raylyn Farms Inc. and Phoebe and Michael Manders’ RF Smoke on the Water. Rounding out the American effort is Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) and Jessica Montgomery, Carole Montgomery, Janet Higgins, and Elizabeth Smith’s Universe.

The Aachen CICO3* runs June 27-29 and features 40 competitors from 10 nations.

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US Vaulters Finish Strong at Aachen CVIO3*

Kimberly and Cassidy Palmer performing a Pas de Deux freestyle test (barnysphotoshop.eu)

Lexington, KY – The first weekend of competition at CHIO Aachen in Aachen, Germany wrapped up Sunday with a day of CVIO3* vaulting competition. Representing the U.S. were sisters Kimberly and Cassidy Palmer (Half Moon Bay, CA) performing their second freestyle test in the Prize of Sparkasse Pas de Duex competition.

On Saturday the pair, vaulting on Wolfgang Renz’s Leon 364 and lunged by Wolfgang Renz, finished their first freestyle test with a score of 6.658. That score was good for a fifth place finish. On Sunday the Palmer’s improved upon that score, earning a 7.302, and finished one place better in fourth.

Those two efforts earned them a fourth place overall finish.* Winning the Pas de Deux were Austria’s Stefan Csandl and Theresa Thiel.

Complete results are available at www.chioaachen.de.

*Pas de Deux total scores are an average of two freestyles scores.

Individual Competition

While the Pas de Deux teams were just getting started Saturday, individual vaulters were wrapping up their efforts.

Alicen Divita finished sixth overall in the Individual Female competition (barnysphotoshop.eu)
Alicen Divita finished sixth overall in the Individual Female competition (barnysphotoshop.eu)

Leading those individual efforts for the U.S. was Redwood City, California’s Alicen Divita. The 24-year-old earned a sixth place overall finish in the Prize of Sparkasse Individual Female Competition. Thanks to top ten placings in all three phases of competition*, Divita, vaulting on Julie Divita’s Pino del Rio and lunged by Elke Lensing, improved upon her tenth place finish at the Aachen CVIO3* in 2012. Divita was tenth in the compulsory competition, an impressive fourth in the technical competition, and eighth in Saturday’s freestyle competition.

The U.S.’s top freestyle effort came from Elizabeth Ioannou (Saratoga, CA). On Emma Seely’s Jarl, lunged by Lasse Kristensen, Ioannou earned a 7.961 and took seventh place. She finished in twelfth place overall. Mary Garrett, the third and final U.S. individual female competitor, finished in fourteenth place overall. Garrett (Seal Beach, CA) vaulted on Wolfgang Renz’s Leon 364 and was lunged by Wolfgang Renz.

Kristian Roberts (Moss Beach, CA), the sole U.S. individual male vaulter in Aachen, also vaulted on Leon 364 and was lunged by Wolfgang Renz. Roberts finished fourteenth with a three round average score of 5.586.

Great Britain’s Joanne Eccles won the individual female competition and Erik Oese of Germany was the top placed individual male.

Click here for final individual female standings.

Click here for final individual male standing.

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*Individual competition consists of three phases, compulsory, technical, and freestyle. Overall score is determined by averaging the three.

US Vaulters Ready for Competition at Aachen CVIO3*

Alicen Divita (Shannon Brinkman)

Lexington, KY – The U.S. effort at the 2013 CHIO Aachen kicks off Friday as vaulters take center stage at the historic German venue. The United States will be represented by six athletes across three divisions in CVIO3* competition held June 20-23. Alicen Divita, Elizabeth Ioannou, and Mary Garrett will look to earn top Individual Female honors, while in Individual Male competition Kristian Roberts is the sole U.S. representative. In Pas de Deux competition, Cassidy and Kimberly Palmer look to showcase their talent.

Individual Female

A total of 29 competitors from 15 nations will vie for top honors in the Individual Female division at the CVIO3*. On Friday morning, they kick off competition in the Preis of Sparkasse where all entries will complete their Compulsory Tests. The vaulters will then return later in the afternoon to complete their Technical Tests in the Prize of Sparkasse. Final places will be decided Saturday in Preis of Sparkasse competition where Freestyle Tests are performed.

Divita (Redwood City, CA) will use the experience earned from competing twice in World Championship competition as she looks to secure a top finish in Aachen. At the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, she earned a seventh place finish in her first international championship. Last year, Divita represented the U.S. at the FEI World Vaulting Championship in Le Mans, France, finishing in 11th place.

The 24-year-old will look to improve upon her 2012 10th place finish in Aachen this year as she vaults on her mother Julie Divita’s Pino del Rio. The combination looks to showcase the form that earned them third place in the Krumke CVI3* two weeks ago.

Ioannou (Saratoga, CA) will vault on Lasse Kristensen and Emma Seely’s Jarl at her second appearance in Aachen. In 2006, she vaulted on the F.A.M.E. team that won Silver for the U.S. at the FEI World Equestrian Games that were hosted at the prestigious German venue. Vaulting in Individual competition, Ioannou earned a second place finish in the Chilliwack CVI3* in 2012. This year she has collected wins at the Great Falls Vaulter, Topaz Vaulters Spring Fest, and Garrod’s 2013 Spring Classic competitions.

Garrett (Seal Beach, CA) is no stranger to success at the top levels, having helped the U.S. capture Team Gold at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. In 2012, she vaulted to the Reserve Champion honors at the USEF/AVA National Vaulting Championship. Garrett began 2013 with a second place finish at the Mozart Memorial Vaulting Classic.

In Aachen, Garrett will vault on Renz Wolfgang’s Leon 364.

Kristian Roberts (Shannon Brinkman)
Kristian Roberts (Shannon Brinkman)

Individual Male

In Individual Male competition Roberts (Moss Beach, CA) is one of 17 entries representing 10 nations. Competition begins Friday morning with the Compulsory Test in the Prize of Sparkasse and continues later in the day as competitors perform their Prize of Sparkasse Technical Tests. Competition concludes Saturday as the Prize of Sparkasse Freestyle Tests are executed.

Roberts is making his second appearance in Aachen after having placed eighth in 2012. In addition, he also represented the U.S. at the FEI World Vaulting Championship and added the USEF/AVA National Vaulting Championship title to his name last year.

The 20-year-old prepared for the Aachen CVIO3* with a ninth place finish at the Krumke CVI3*. This weekend he will also vault on Wolfgang’s Leon 364.

Pas de Deux

In Pas de Deux competition, sisters Cassidy and Kimberly Palmer (Half Moon Bay, CA) look to continue the trend of strong U.S. results in the division after American pairs claimed second and third places in Aachen last year. In 2013, they will be among a field of six combinations from four nations. Prize of Sparkasse Pas de Deux competition begins Saturday with the first of two Freestyle Tests. Winners will be crowned Sunday following the second Freestyle Test.

Cassidy and Kimberly Palmer (Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography)
Cassidy and Kimberly Palmer (Sarah Miller/MacMillan Photography)

The Palmers will vault on Wolfgang’s Leon 364 as they strive to earn top honors in Aachen. In 2010, they joined forces to win the Pas de Deux at the Chilliwack CVI2*. They prepared for their first trip to Aachen with a second place finish at the Krumke CVI3*.

To learn more about CHIO Aachen, visit: http://www.chioaachen.de/en/.

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BallyNoe Castle RM Withdrawn from Aachen CIC03*; Marilyn Little and RF Smoke on the Water Named to Team

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has updated the entry for the Aachen CICO3*. Due to veterinary reasons Buck Davidson has withdrawn Cassandra Segal’s BallyNoe Castle RM from the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the Aachen CICO3*. The pair has been replaced on the CICO3* Team by Marilyn Little and Raylyn Farms Inc. and Phoebe and Michael Manders’ RF Smoke on the Water, who originally were slated to compete as individuals.

The following four combinations have been named to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the Aachen CICO3* (listed in Alphabetical Order):

Tiana Coudray (Ojai, CA) on Jatial LLC’s Ringwood Magister
Ringwood Magister is a 2001 Irish Sport Horse gelding

Will Faudree (Hoffman, NC) on Jennifer Mosing’s Pawlow
Pawlow is a 1999 Irish Thoroughbred gelding

Marilyn Little (Frederick, MD) on Raylyn Farms Inc. and Phoebe and Michael Manders’ RF Smoke on the Water
RF Smoke on the Water is a 2005 Wurttemburger gelding

Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) on Jessica Montgomery’s Universe
Universe is a 2001 Dutch Warmblood gelding

Combinations named to the CICO3* Team at Aachen will receive Land Rover Competition Grants.

The Aachen CICO3* will be held during CHIO Aachen in Germany, June 27-29, 2013.

2013 is the first time the United States has fielded an eventing team to compete at the prestigious German competition.

To learn more about the CHIO Aachen, visit: http://www.chioaachen.de/en/programm-sport.

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USEF Announces Dressage Combinations to Represent the U.S. at CHIO Aachen

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the following four horse-and-rider combinations to the U.S. Dressage Team for the Aachen CDIO5* held during CHIO Aachen in Germany, June 26-30, 2013. Additionally, two Small Tour combinations have been named to represent the U.S. in CDI4* competition. In 2013, the United States will also be represented for the first time in CDI-U25 competition.

The following four combinations have been named to the U.S. Dressage Team for the Aachen CDIO5* (listed in alphabetical order):

Jan Ebeling (Moorpark, CA) on Ann Romney, Amy Ebeling, and Beth Meyers’ Rafalca
Rafalca is a 1997 Oldenburg mare

Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, FL) on Patricia Stempel’s Doktor
Doktor is a 2003 Oldenburg gelding

Tina Konyot (Palm City, FL) on her own Calecto V
Calecto V is a 1998 Danish Warmblood stallion

Steffen Peters (San Diego, CA) on Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92
Legolas 92 is a 2002 Westphalian gelding

All four combinations have been awarded grants from the USEF for European competition, with funding for the grants made possible by the USET Foundation. Learn more about the grants here.

The following two combinations have been named to represent the United States in Small Tour competition in the Aachen CDI4* (listed in alphabetical order):

Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, FL) on Patricia Stempel’s Danilo
Danilo is a 2004 Hanoverian gelding

Caroline Roffman (Wellington, FL) on her own Her Highness O
Her Highness O is a 2003 Hanoverian mare

The following combination has been named to represent the United States in the Aachen CDI-U25:

Caroline Roffman (Wellington, FL) on Hyperion Farm, Inc.’s Sagacious HF
Sagacious HF is a 1999 Royal Dutch Warmblood gelding

To learn more about the CHIO Aachen, visit: http://www.chioaachen.de/en/programm-sport.

Follow the 2013 U.S. Dressage Team here.