Para-Equestrian Dressage Athletes Selected for the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Invitational Event

Photo by Vyla Carter.

From the US Equestrian Communications Department

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce that 10 athlete-and-horse combinations have been selected to compete at the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Invitational Event from July 6-8, 2018. Hosted by Wheatland Farm in Purcellville, Va., the invitational event serves as an opportunity for combinations to qualify for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG).

The selectors, in consultation with the USEF Para-Equestrian High Performance Consultant, Chef d’Equipe, and Team Vet, recommended these combinations to the Para-Equestrian Sport Committee for invitation to the event. With the approval of the Para-Equestrian Sport Committee, the following combinations have been selected to compete, listed in alphabetical order.

Michele Bandinu (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and Soulman 13, his nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding, and Skagen 5, his 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Rebecca Hart (Wellington, Fla.) and El Corona Texel, Rowan O’Riley’s nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, and Fortune 500, Rowan O’Riley’s eight-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Katie Jackson (Austin, Texas) and Diesel, her 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Margaret McIntosh (Reading, Pa.) and Heros, her 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare

Angela Peavy (Wellington, Fla.) and Lancelot Warrior, Rebecca Reno and Heather Blitz’s 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding

Kate Shoemaker (Peoria, Ariz.) and Solitaer 40, the 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion she owns with Craig Shoemaker and Deena Shoemaker

Deborah Stanitski (Charleston, S.C.) and Butterfinger Bonanza, her 20-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare

Roxanne Trunnell (Rowlett, Texas) and Dolton, Kate Shoemaker’s six-year-old Hanoverian gelding

These combinations have met the requirements in Sections I.A. and I.B. of the USEF Athlete Selection Procedures for the WEG. View the complete selection procedures for the WEG Deloitte U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team here.

This invitational mock competition is not a standalone selection trial. Results from this competition are one of the components used in determining the Short List/Nominated Entries for the WEG.

An invitation to the training event and mock competition does not guarantee that a combination will be named to the Short List/FEI Nominated Entries for the WEG Deloitte U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team.

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The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members.