USEF Names Dressage Squad for European Observation Events

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named nine athlete-and-horse combinations to the squad for the European Observation Events as part of the selection process for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team.

Laura Graves and Verdades (photo ©


The athletes and their horses will compete in designated CDIO/CDI observation events taking place May 19 – June 26, 2016.

The following athletes and horses have been named to the squad (in alphabetical order):

  • Allison Brock (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Claudine and Fritz Kundrun’s Rosevelt, a 2002 Hanoverian stallion
  • Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Patricia Stempel’s Danilo, a 2004 Hanoverian gelding, and Doktor, a 2003 Oldenburg gelding
  • Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own Verdades, a 2002 KWPN gelding
  • Arlene “Tuny” Page (Wellington, Fla.) and her own Woodstock, a 2003 KWPN gelding
  • Kasey Perry-Glass (Orangevale, Calif.) with Diane Perry’s Goerklintgaards Dublet, a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding
  • Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) with Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92, a 2002 Westphalian gelding, and Rosamunde, a 2007 Rheinlander mare
  • Guenter Seidel (Cardiff, Calif.) with James and Charlotte Mashburn’s Zero Gravity, a 2004 Dutch Warmblood gelding

Combinations will be required to compete in two of the designated events

Compiegne (FRA) CDIO5*/3* May 19-22, 2016
Roosendaal (NED) CDI4* June 1-5, 2016
Rotterdam (NED) CDIO5*/3* June 22-26, 2016