Exciting Format for The 2015 CDIO Nations Cup

Written by Betsy LaBelle - In Dressage - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2015 CDIO Nations Cup

Nine teams plus three individuals will be in action this week for the second mixed (small tour and large tour) season of FEI Nations Cup™ Dressage underway at CDIO3* Wellington (USA) March 25 - 28, 2015. The team classification will be determined by the best three scores per team from the results gathered suceeding the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special. And the same for the Small tour combinations, the scores count from the Prix St. George and from the Intermediaire I tests. The tension will build over the two days for the best team placings.

United States 1: Laura Graves, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, Robert Dover (Chef d’Equipe) Allison Brock and Kimberly Herslow

During the Wellington CDIO Nations Cup, there will be scores for teams and also scores for individuals. The Grand Prix Freestyle will be the deciding factor for Individual placings, therefore horse and rider combinations will be vying for the team placing or the individual placing. 

Sponsored by Stillpoint Farm, the event organizers had a choice of competition formats, and the organizers in Wellington have chosen the option of counting results from the Grand Prix Special and the Intermediaire I for team placings, and the Grand Prix Freestyle, as well as the Intermediare Freestyle for individual placings.


For the 2015 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival the CDIO Teams/Individuals will be: United States 2: Kasey Perry, Catherine Haddad-Staller, Chris Hickey, Debbie McDonald (Chef d’Equipe)

USA Team 1:
Allison Brock / Rosevelt – Large Tour
Kimberly Herslow / Rosmarin – Small Tour
Olvia Lagoy Weltz / Rassings Lonoir – Small Tour
Laura Graves / Verdades – Large Tour

USA Team 2:
Christopher Hickey/ Ronaldo – Small Tour
Catherine Haddad Staller / Mane Stream Hotmail –Large
Kasey Perry / Goerklintgaards Dublet – Small Tour

Canada Team 1:
Diane Creech / Robbie W – Small Tour
Megan Lane / Caravella – Large Tour
Belinda Trussell / Anton - Large Tour
Chris Von Martels / Zilverstar – Small Tour

Canada Team 2:CANADA: Jill Irving, Chris von Martels, Shannon Dueck, Megan Lane and Diane Creech

Christilot Boylen / Donatella – Small Tour
Shannon Dueck / Cantaris – Small Tour
Jill Irving / Degas 12 – Large Tour
Tina Irwin / Fancy That – Small Tour

Michael Klimke / Djamba Djokiba – Small Tour
Christoph Koschel / Tiesto – Large Tour
Patricia Koschel / Leuchtfeuer DE – Small Tour
Neve Myburgh / Bon Chance – Small Tour

Maria Aponte / Pretty Woman – Small Tour
Marco Bernal / Farewell IV – Small Tour
Marco Bernal Kalb / Antonio – Small TourGermany: Michael Klimke, Patricia Koschel and Christoph Koschel

Pia Aragao / Blador Interagro – Small Tour

Domincan Republic:
Yvonne Losos de Muniz / Foco Loco W – Large Tour

Puerto Rico:
Luis Reteguiz-Denizard / Royal Affair – Small Tour

Alexandra Dominquez Thomas / Beijing – Small Tour
Esther Mortimer / Adajio – Small Tour
Andrea Schorpp Pinot / Zedrick Dyloma – Small TourColombia: Marco Bernal , Jr. Maria Aponte, Carmen Franco (Chef d’Equipe) and Marco Bernal

Karin Davis / Morris – Small Tour
Nicholas Fyffe / Fiero HGF – Small Tour
Kim Gentry / Leonardo – Small Tour

Patricia Ferrando / Alpha’s Why Not – Small Tour
Irina Moleiro de Muro / Von Primaire – Small Tour
Irina Muro / Don Royal – Small Tour

After Wellington, the series goes to Rotterdam (NED) in June, Hagen (GER) also in June, Fasterbo (SWE) and Hickstead(GBR) in July.A fascinating series, as more new formats will be tested over the six legs that take place over the coming months.

Venezuela: Irina Muro, Patricia Ferrando and Irina Moleiro Muro

Puerto Rico: Luis Reteguiz-Denizard

Austraiia: Ilse Schwarz (Chef d’Equipe) Karin Davis, Kim Gentry and Nicholas Fyffe

Guatemala: Alexandra Dominguez, Andrea Schorpp and Esther Mortimer