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Harmony’s Duval ridden by Adrienne Lyle. © 2019 Ken Braddick/

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, May 15, 2019–The American-bred Harmony’s Duval joins Salvino on the USA Elite squad to make Adrienne Lyle the first rider to have two horses in the top program while California’s Nick Wagman and Don John have been added to the pre-Elite list in the latest update announced Wednesday by the U.S. Equestrian Federation.

Seven combinations including the four riders and horses that were on U.S. silver medal at the 2018 World Equestrian Games were named to Elite list, the same number from the previous lineup that requires Grand Prix and Special scores of at least 73% at CDI3*.

Four combinations named to the pre-Elite list met the requirement of being in the 69-70% range.

Dressage Elite Program Members
In alphabetical order, the following athlete/horse combinations meet the criteria for Elite Program membership:
Shelly Francis, 60 years old, of Loxahatchee, Florida, and Danilo, 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Patricia Stempel
Laura Graves, 31, of Geneva, Florida, and Verdades, 17-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Laura and Curt Maes
Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, 35, of Haymarket, Virginia, and Lonoir, 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Olivia and Mary Anne McPhail
Adrienne Lyle, 34, of Ketchum, Idaho, and Harmony’s Duval, 11-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Duval Partners LLC
Adrienne Lyle and Salvino, 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Betsy Juliano LLC
Kasey Perry-Glass, 31, of Wellington, and Goerklintgaards Dublet, 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Diane Perry
Steffen Peters, 54, of San Diego, California, and Suppenkasper, 11-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Four Winds Farm

Nick Wagman and Don John. © Terri MillerDressage Pre-Elite List
In alphabetical order, the following athlete/horse combinations meet the criteria for Pre-Elite Program membership:
Katherine Bateson-Chandler, 44, of Wellington, and Alcazar, 14-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Jane Clark
Ashley Holzer, 55, of Wellington, and Havanna 145, 12-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Diane Fellows
Charlotte Jorst, 54, of Reno, Nevada,  and Kastel’s Nintendo, 16-year-old KWPN stallion owned by Kastel Denmark
Nick Wagman, 45, of San Diego, California, and Don John, 11-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Beverly Jean Gepfer

Elite squad combinations receive a training grant paid every six months, get home visits from the Technical Advisor, Debbie McDonald, and other benefits.

Pre-Elite members are eligible for grants and human and equine sports medicine, and veterinary support as well as possible training with the Technical Advisor.

Source: Dressage News


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