Wellington Equestrian Realty wishes the US Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing and Combined Driving and Vaulting Teams the best of luck at the CHIO Aachen Nation’s Cup, which is currently underway in Germany. This historic competition was founded in 1898, with the first Nations Cup of Show Jumping and Dressage competitions beginning in 1929. Both those competitions are revered as the most prestigious in Europe.
The team is over at Aachen to cheer on Ocala Horse Properties’ Deniro Z and Liz Halliday-Sharp, who are members of the US Eventing team. Competition is underway now and continues through Sunday, July 21st and we wish all of the US Team Members the best of luck as they take on the world’s best international equestrian athletes over the next week in Germany.
It should come as no surprise that many of these team members either compete or train out of Wellington and Ocala.
The following athlete-horse information is courtesy of the USEF website:
The following athlete-horse combinations will comprise The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team for FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ Germany led by Chef d’Equipe Debbie McDonald:
Katherine Bateson-Chandler (Wellington, Fla.) and Alcazar, Jane Clark’s 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Danilo, Patricia Stempel’s 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding
Adrienne Lyle (Wellington, Fla.) and Salvino, Betsy Juliano LLC’s 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion
Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Suppenkasper, Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki’s 11-year-old KWPN gelding.
The following athletes will comprise the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Aachen CSIO5* led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland:
Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.)
Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.)
Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.)
Nicole Shahinian-Simpson (Wellington, Fla.)
McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.)
The following athletes and their team of horses will compete in the FEI Driving Nations Cup Aachen CAIO4* led by Chef d’Equipe Marcie Quist:
Chester Weber (Ocala, Fla.) competing with his team of horses: Amadeus, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; Boris W, a 13-year-old KWPN gelding; First Edition, a 10-year-old KWPN gelding; Gouveneur, an eight-year-old KWPN gelding; and Reno, a 10-year-old gelding of unknown breeding
Misdee Wrigley-Miller (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) competing with her team of horses: Alonso, a 10-year-old KWPN gelding; Bravour 54, a 13-year-old KWPN gelding; and Daan 8, an 11-year-old KNHS gelding. She will also compete with Zindgraaf, Exell Holding BV’s 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, and Flash 279, Georg von Stein’s 12-year-old gelding of unknown breeding
The FEI Driving Nations Cup Aachen CAIO4* will begin Thursday, July 18, with driven dressage followed by the marathon phase on Saturday. The competition will conclude on Sunday, July 21, with the cones phase.
The following athlete-horse combinations will comprise the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Aachen CCIO4*-S led by Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander:
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Z, 11-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned by Thomas Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Caroline Moran, and Ann Jones
Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (Ocala, Fla.) and Deniro Z, an 11-year-old KWPN gelding, owned by Ocala Horse Properties’
Caroline Martin (Miami Beach, Fla.) and Islandwood Captain Jack, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Caroline and Sherrie Martin
Originally selected to compete, Tamie Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) withdrew Wembley, Kevin Baumgardner’s 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, due to a minor veterinary concern. In the best interest of the team and Wembley, Smith will rest him in preparation for future events. The FEI Eventing Nations Cup Aachen CCIO4*-S will take place July 19 and 20. The dressage and jumping phases will take place Friday, July 19, while the cross-country phase will close out the competition on Saturday, July 20.
Stay tuned for our updates from the event – and to see a schedule of all the different disciplines, please go to CHIO Aachen’s website.