Veteran U.S. Team Ready for Lambertz FEI Nations Cup at Aachen CDIO5*
RELEASE: June 26, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department
The U.S. will be represented by a veteran team in Wednesday’s Lambertz FEI Nations Cup, one of the feature competitions of the 2013 Aachen CDIO5*. All three members of the U.S. Team from the 2012 London Olympic Games will be competing at the
Tina Konyot and Calecto V (Shannon Brinkman)
prestigious German competition, along with a 1998 FEI World Equestrian Games veteran. The Aachen CDIO5* will run June 26-30 as part of the CHIO Aachen.
Jan Ebeling, Shelly Francis, Tina Konyot and Steffen Peters were all awarded training and competition grants for European CDIs. They will use these grants to test themselves against many of best European combinations this week in Aachen. The funding for these grants was made possible by the USET Foundation.
Ebeling, Konyot and Peters join forces once again for the U.S. a year after competing together in London. Ebeling (Moorpark, CA) once again will ride Ann Romney, Amy Ebeling, and Beth Meyers' Rafalca, who he has represented the U.S. three times with at the FEI World Cup Finals in addition to their Olympic appearance.
Konyot (Royal Palm Beach, FL) brings her 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and 2012 London Olympic Games veteran Calecto V to Aachen. The 2010 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Grand Prix National Dressage Champions look to showcase the form that earned them two second place finishes at the Schloss Achleiten CDI3* two weeks ago.
Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 (SusanJStickle.com)
Peters (San Diego, CA) enjoyed an epic sweep of all three tests at the Aachen CDIO5* in 2009 with longtime partner Ravel. In 2013, the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games dual Bronze medalist brings Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92. The pair has been together little over a year but has already earned the 2012 USEF National Grand Prix Dressage Champion title as well as top finishes both in the U.S. and abroad.
Rounding out the U.S. Team for the Aachen CDIO5* is Francis and Patricia Stempel’s Doktor. Francis (Loxahatchee, FL) has used her vast experience, including representing the U.S. at the 1998 FEI World Equestrian Games in Rome, to develop the talented gelding into a future American star. In March, they helped the U.S. earn victory in the Wellington Nations Cup CDIO3* presented by Stillpoint Farm.
Francis will be the first competitor in the ring at 9:00am CEST, Ebeling will follow 10:03am CEST, with Konyot first after the lunch break at 1:15pm CEST. Peters will ride in his familiar role as team anchor at 3:15pm CEST.
To learn more about the CHIO Aachen visit; http://www.chioaachen.de/en/programm-sport
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