August 17, 2010–The U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the following horse/rider combinations in ranked order to the short list/nominated entry for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games according to the USEF Selection Procedure for Dressage. From this group the definite entry will be named to represent the United States. The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games take place from September 25-October 10, 2010 in Lexington, Ky.
1.Tina Konyot/48/Palm City, FL/Calecto V/12/S/Danish Warmblood/Tina Konyot and John Byrialsen
2.Todd Flettrich/40/Royal Palm Beach, FL/Otto/14/G/Danish Warmblood/Cherry Knoll Farm
3.Katherine Bateson-Chandler/35/Wellington, FL/Nartan/15/G/KWPN/Jane Forbes Clark
4.Steffen Peters/45/San Diego, CA/Ravel/12/G/KWPN/Four Winds Farm
5.Catherine Haddad/46/Vechta, Germany/Winyamaro/10/G/Hanoverian/Catherine Haddad
6.Pierre St. Jacques/45/Anthony, FL/Lucky Tiger/15/G/Danish Warmblood/Pierre St. Jacques
7.Sue Blinks/52/Encinitas, CA/Robin Hood/12/G/Dutch Warmblood/The Minnesota Group, LLC
8.Jan Ebeling/51/Moorpark, CA/Rafalca/13/M/Oldenberg/Ann Romney and Amy Ebeling
The selection trials for the U.S. dressage team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games took place over the last two weekends at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, N.J., as part of the Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Festival of Champions. Tina Konyot and Calecto V swept the four Grand Prix classes to win the Selection Trial. Todd Fletterich was second with Otto and Katherine Bateson-Chandler was third on Nartan.
Steffen Peters and Ravel, who won the 2009 FEI World Cup Final and were fourth at the 2008 Olympic Games, was considered for selection and named to the fourth ranked position without taking place in the Selection Trials based on these prior results according to the USEF Selection Procedure for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
The team and alternates will be named sometime prior to the deadline for submission of definite entries on September 22.