USEF Names Riders, Drivers and Vaulters for CHIO Aachen

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will be represented in four disciplines at CHIO Aachen, which runs July 8-17, 2011 in Aachen, Germany. Please click on any athlete or team name for more information about them.

The following horse/rider combinations have been named in ranked order to represent the U.S. in Dressage:

Steffen Peters (San Diego, CA) will ride Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki’s Ravel
Ravel is a 13-year-old KWPN gelding

Jan Ebeling (Moorpark, CA) will ride Ann Romney and Amy Roberts Ebeling Rafalca
Rafalca is a 14-year-old Oldenburg mare

Guenter Seidel (Cardiff, CA) will ride Dick and Jane Brown’s UII
UII is a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood

Todd Flettrich (Royal Palm Beach, FL) will ride Cherry Knoll Farm’s Otto
Otto is a 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding

Catherine Haddad-Staller (Vectha, Germany) and Winyamaro have been named as the first ranked substitute.

The U.S. will have one representative in Driving. Chester Weber (Ocala, FL) won back-to-back CAI4s in Europe, picking up victories in Hungary and Austria.

The Jumping Team was named on June 10; please click here: for complete details.

Vaulting will kick off the competition at CHIO Aachen and the U.S. will be well represented in the sport in which they won the Team Gold at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Members of gold medal-winning Vaulting team, as well as some new names, will represent the United States. For the first time, the USEF will also field a Pas de Deux. Craig Coburn will serve as Chef d’Equipe.

Individual Females in Ranked Order
1.            Mary McCormick
2.            Katharine Wick
3.            Elizabeth Ioannou
4.            Kalyn Geisler

Individual Male in Ranked Order
1.            Devon Maitozo
2.            Joseph Gadd


Gabe Aniello
Alyssa Bonora
Tessa Divita
Kathryn Jaggers
Siddartha Kreaden
Samantha Smith
Katharine Wick

Mt. Eden
Joseph Gadd
Michelle Guo
Elizabeth Ioannou
Florence Rubinger
Tasha Thorner
Alexandra Thrasher
Mackenzie Thurman

Pas de Deux
Devon Maitozo and Rosalind Ross

The USEF will be providing full coverage of CHIO Aachen on the USEF Network. Please visit for more information or visit

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