USA Elite, Pre-Elite Squads Updated Heading into Olympic Year

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Dec. 18, 2020

The United States Elite and Pre-Elite squads have been updated by the U.S. Equestrian Federation heading into the Olympic year.

The squads–that will be updated throughout 2021–are:

ELITE

Katherine Bateson-Chandler, 45, of Wellington, Florida and Alcazar, 15-year-old KWPN gelding, owned by Jane Clark

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, 37, of Haymarket, Virginia and Lonoir, 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, owned by Olivia and Mary Anne McPhail

Adrienne Lyle, 35, of Wellington, Florida, and Salvino, 13-year-old Hanoverian stallion, owned by Betsy Juliano LLC

Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval, 12-year-old KWPN gelding, owned by Duval Partners LLC

Steffen Peters, 56, of San Diego, California, and Suppenkasper, 12-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Akiko Yamazaki, Four Winds Farm

Sabine Schut-Kery, 52, of Thousand Oaks, California, and Sanceo, 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion, owned by Alice Womble

PRE-ELITE

Charlotte Jorst, 56, of Reno, Nevada, and Kastel’s Nintendo, 17-year-old KWPN stallion, owned by Kastel Denmark

Jennifer Schrader-Williams, 40, of Roy, Washington, and Millione, 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, owned by Millione Partners LLC

Nick Wagman, 47, of San Diego, California, and Don John, 12-year-old KWPN gelding, owned byBeverly Gepfer

The lists are based on past performances to identify combinations eligible for assistance in training and support.

The dressage elite and development programs, the USEF said, aim to identify and support athletes who have the potential to represent the U.S. in international competition. 

Early focus to select combinations for consideration for the American team for the Tokyo Olympics will be during winter at the Global Dressage Festival of seven international events in Wellington, Florida and one at Temecula, California followed by qualifiers in April in Sacramento, California; Ocala, Florida and Tryon, North Carolina.

There is uncertainty over competitions in Europe before the Games at the end of July. A European competition swing was planned prior to the pandemic to select the team of three combinations plus a reserve, but then canceled.

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