48/ MAY 2021 THE RIDER

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Dressage Team Short List for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Lexington, Ky. – April 28, 2021 – US Equestrian has announced the 12 athletes who have been se- lected to the U.S. Dressage Olympic Short List. The total of 15 athlete/horse combinations are in consideration for the three team spots and one traveling re- serve for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer. The following athletes and

horses have been selected to the U.S. Dressage Team Olympic Short List and are listed in alpha- betical order:

Katherine Bateson-Chandler (Wellington, Fla.) and Alcazar, a 2005 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Jane Clark Susan Dutta (Wellington, Fla.) and her own and Tim Dutta’s Don Design DC, a 2010 Hanoverian gelding, and her own and Tim Dutta’s Figeac DC, a 2009 Oldenburg gelding Ben Ebeling (Moorpark, Calif.) and Illuster Van De Kampert, a 2008 Belgian Warmblood geld- ing owned by Sasha Cutter for Nuvolari Holdings and Amy Roberts Ebeling Jessica Howington (Wellington, Fla.) and Cavalia, her own 2007 KWPN mare Charlotte Jorst (Reno, Nev.) and Kastel’s Nintendo, a 2003 Warmblood stallion owned by Kastel Denmark Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (Haymar- ket, Va.) and Rassing’s Lonoir, her own and Mary Anne McPhail’s 2004 Danish Warm- blood gelding Adrienne Lyle (Wellington, Fla.) and Salvino, a 2007 Hanoverian stallion owned by Betsy Juliano LLC, and Harmony’s Duval, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Duval Partners LLC

Additional information including Olympic Team are subject to ap- Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Rassing’s Lonoir. Photo by Annan Hepner.

live streaming details, spectator attendance, and VIP availability for the Mandatory Observation Event will be announced in the next few weeks. The final team selection

will be announced by June 21, 2021. All nominations to the U.S.

proval by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Commit- tee.

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Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Suppenkasper, a 2008 KWPN gelding owned by Four Winds Farm and Akiko Ya- mazaki Jennifer Schrader-Williams (Olympia, Wash.) and Millione a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Millione Partners, LLC

Sabine Schut-Kery (Napa, Calif.) and Sanceo, a 2006 Hanoverian stallion owned by Alice Womble Alice Tarjan (Oldwick, N.J.) and Candescent, her own 2010 Hanoverian mare Nick Wagman (San Diego, Calif.) and Don John, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding

owned by Beverly Gepfer, and Ferano, a 2010 Dutch Warm- blood gelding owned by Eliza- beth Keadle Athletes and horses will

compete in the U.S. Dressage Short List Mandatory Observa- tion Event at the Palm Beach In- ternational Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla., from June 8-12.

Alice Tarjan and Candescent. Photo by Emma Miller.

Capital Challenge Horse Show to Host North American League National Finals

Brookeville, MD – Capital Challenge Horse Show (CCHS) management is pleased to announce that the North American League (NAL) National Finals will be held during this year’s event, which runs October 1-10, and is traditionally held at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The NAL Finals will

feature year-end champi- onship competitions in each of the NAL’s five divisions – Adult Jumper Presented by SmartPak, Children’s Jumper Presented by EquiFit, Low Junior/Ama- teur Jumper Presented by HorseFlight, Children’s Hunter presented by Copper Fox LLC, and Adult Hunter presented by Monkey Busi- ness LLC. “We are excited to

host the NAL Finals for the second year in a row at Cap- ital Challenge Horse Show,” said show manager Oliver Kennedy. “The addition of the NAL gives us National Finals for our jumper clients to complement the National Finals we have for hunters and equitation. We look for-

hunter horses and riders compete in the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Hunter Challenges at CCHS. Throughout the week, the show will offer WCHR Hunter Challenge classes for amateurs, adults, juniors, children, ponies, professionals, and develop- ing professionals, which in- cludes

the WCHR

Professional Challenge and the WCHR Professional Fi- nals.

The NAL season runs

ward to having a wonderful event once again.” Annette Longenecker

of Ryegate Show Services, which produces the NAL, said, “Last year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we moved the National Fi- nals to the Capital Chal- lenge for the first time and the move was very well re- ceived by our participants. The Capital Challenge did a great job hosting the Finals, and we feel that keeping the Finals there is in the best in- terest of those who compete in the NAL.” The 10-day Capital

Challenge Horse Show also hosts equitation finals such as the EMO Insurance Agency/United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Final – East, the Palm Beach International Academy (PBIA) North American Junior Equitation Championships, the North American Adult Amateur Equitation Championships, the Ariat National Adult Medal Finals, and the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Children’s Medal Finals. The nation’s best

from September 1 to August 31. NAL qualifying classes are open to all competitors, but only current members are awarded points. Joining the NAL allows riders to ac- cumulate the points neces- sary to qualify for both the West Coast and the National Finals. Annual memberships are only $40 per rider. For more information

regarding the North Ameri- can League series please call (717) 867-5643, email, or visit Fol- low the NAL on Facebook. Learn more about the

Capital Challenge Horse Show by visiting www.cap-

Dominic Gibbs and Douwe won the NAL Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Final at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in 2020. Photo by Jump Media, and fol- low them on Facebook, In- stagram, and Twitter.

About the Capital Challenge Horse Show Now in its 28th year,

the Capital Challenge Horse Show sets itself apart with a distinct and unique focus on

preeminent hunter and equi- tation competition. Held each autumn, the 2021 edi- tion of the Capital Chal- lenge Horse Show will take place on October 1-10. The 10 days of competition will include prestigious equi- tation events, jumper divi- sions,

the World

Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Finals,


$25,000 3’ and 3’3” Green Hunter North American Championships, and more, with many of the country’s best horses and riders com- peting in junior, amateur, and professional divisions.

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