Here is an interesting article about the American elite cadre.
Below, you can find the English translation to the article, written by Savannah Pieters from Horses.nl.
“America has presented the elite framework for the Olympic year 2021. Two top combinations are missing: Laura Graves with Verdades and Kasey Perry-Glass with Dublet. Both horses retired this year and with that the medal chances on the OS have become considerably smaller for America.
In 2018, America started at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon with a very strong team (Graves, Perry-Glass, Adrienne Lyle with Salvino and Steffen Peters with Suppenkasper) and could return home with team silver. Graves sent Verdades into retirement on January after a huge successful career, but Perry-Glass was still hoping to participate in the Tokyo Games. When it became clear that the Games were being rescheduled for a year, she announced the retirement of the seventeen-year-old gelding.
The elite cadre consists of:
- Katherine Bateson-Chandler with Alcazar (Contango x Ferro)
- Olivia LaGoy-Weltz with Lonoir (De Noir x Loran)
- Adrienne Lyle with Salvino (Sandro Hit x Donnerhall) and Harmony’s Duval (Rousseau x Riverman)
- Steffen Peters with Suppenkasper (Spielberg x Krack C) Sabine Schut-Kery with Sanceo (San Remo x Ramiro’s Son II)”