U.S. and Germany to have most pairs at next week's Dressage World Cup Final

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Wednesday 27 March - 10h15 | Ian Clayton

U.S. and Germany to have most pairs at next week's Dressage World Cup Final

The United States will be sending the maximum three horse-and-rider combinations to next week's 2019 FEI Dressage World Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden. The only other country sending an equal number of pairs is Germany, with that country's defending champion Isabell Werth having automatically qualified for the competition. 

 - U.S. and Germany to have most pairs at next week's Dressage World Cup Final

As a reminder, according to FEI rules, a maximum of 18 athletes and horses may participate in the Final:
 
Western European League 9 
Central European League 2 
Pacific League 1 
North America 2 
Non-League NFs 1 
Title-Defender 1 
FEI extra starting places 2 

Additionally, "A maximum of three athlete/horse combinations per National Federation (including the Title-Defender) will be allowed to participate in the Final."

While two spots are normally allocated to North America, there are extra starting places available and as US Equestrian announced, "The following U.S. dressage combinations will compete based on their results in FEI Dressage World Cup qualifying events from the North American League held throughout the 2018-2019 season:

Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) with Verdades, her and Curt Maes’s 16-year-old KWPN gelding
Adrienne Lyle (Wellington, Fla.) with Salvino, Betsy Juliano LLC’s 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion
Kasey Perry-Glass (Wellington, Fla.) with Goerklintgaards Dublet, Diane Perry’s 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding"

The full entries list is here. 

 - U.S. and Germany to have most pairs at next week's Dressage World Cup Final


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