USEF Awards Grants to Ten Dressage Combinations for European Competition
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that 10 dressage athlete/horse combinations have been awarded training and competition grants to be used in 2013. These grants were awarded in order for the combinations to take part in CDI competitions throughout Europe in preparation for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Grants were awarded based on international competition experience and athlete's prospect of contributing to a Team or Individual medal at 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
The following 10 combinations have been awarded grants (listed in Alphabetical Order):
David Blake (Encinitas, CA) on Melanie Pai's Ikaros
Ikaros is a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding
Heather Blitz (Wellington, FL) on her own Paragon
Paragon is a 10-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding
Jan Ebeling (Moorpark, CA) on Ann Romney, Amy Ebeling, and Beth Meyers' Rafalca
Rafalca is a 16-year-old Oldenburg mare
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, FL) on Patricia Stempel's Doktor
Doktor is a 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding
Adrienne Lyle (Ketchum, ID) on Peggy Thomas' Wizard
Wizard is a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding
Tina Konyot (Palm City, FL) on her own Calecto V
Calecto V is a 15-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion
Steffen Peters (San Diego, CA) on Four Winds Farm's Legolas 92
Legolas 92 is an 11-year-old Westphalian gelding
Kathleen Raine (Murrieta, CA) on Jennifer Mason and David Wrightman's Breanna
Breanna is a 13-year-old Hanoverian mare
Guenter Seidel (Cardiff, CA) on Coral Reef Ranch's Coral Reef Wylea
Coral Reef Wylea is a 13-year-old Westphalian mare
Lisa Wilcox (Loxahatchee, FL) on Horses Unlimited Inc's Pikko Del Cerro HU
Pikko Del Cerro HU is a 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion
The funding for these grants was made possible by the USET Foundation.
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