U.S. Dressage Team Sits in Second Place After Day 1 of Aachen CDIO5* – USET Foundation

U.S. Dressage Team Sits in Second Place After Day 1 of Aachen CDIO5*

The United States had a strong first day of competition at the CDIO5* in Aachen, Germany, earning a total score of 218.414 that puts them in second place behind the German team. Aachen is the final leg of the 2016 FEI Nations Cup Dressage Series, and the United States hopes for a successful showing in Aachen that will allow them to close the gap behind current series leader Sweden.
Steffen Peters and Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92, a 14-year-old Westphalian gelding, led the United States by earning a 77.243 percent and placing fourth individually with high marks for their piaffe and passage tour. Peters was originally entered on Rosamunde, but had to switch mounts earlier in the week in order for Rosamunde to recover from a muscle strain.
Steffen Peters and Legolas 92. Photo By: Shannon Brinkman
Steffen Peters and Legolas 92. Photo By: Shannon Brinkman
Shelly Francis earned a solid 72.2 percent to take 12th in the class on Patricia Stempel’s Doktor, a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding. Tuny Page and her own Woodstock, a 13-year-old KWPN gelding, contributed a score of 68.971 percent to the team result. Rounding out Team USA was Katherine Bateson-Chandler on the 11-year-old KWPN gelding Alcazar, owned by Jane Forbes Clark. The pair earned a 66.314 percent.
Team USA qualified for the Grand Prix Special, which takes place on Friday.
Results: Aachen Nations Cup CDIO5*
Day 1 Team Standings 
1. Germany/246.285
2. United States of America/218.414
3. Denmark/214.242
4. Spain/212.886
5. Sweden/212.657
6. Great Britain/211.772
7. Belgium/210.229
8. Japan/204.457

9. Australia/204.214

Grand Prix Individual Results
1. Isabell Werth/GER/Weihegold OLD/83.271
2. Kristina Bröring-Sprehe/GER/Desperados FRH/82.314
3. Dorothee Schneider/GER/Showtime FRH/80.700
4. Steffen Peters/USA/Legolas 92/77.243
5. Sönke Rothenberger/GER/Cosmo 59/75.600
6. Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez/ESP/Lorenzo/74.357
7. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén/SWE/Paridon Magi/74.086
8. Jorinde Verwimp/BEL/Tiamo/73.071
9. Emile Faurie/GBR/Weekend Fun/72.886
10. Judy Reynolds/IRL/Vancouver K/72.714
11. Marcela Krinke Susmelj/SUI/Smeyers Molberg/72.343
12. Shelly Francis/USA/Doktor/72.200

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