Mulhouse, France - June 19, 2015- U.S. Para-Dressage riders Annie Peavy, Rebecca Hart, and Deborah Stanitski recently headed to Europe to compete in the Mulhouse, France CPEDI3* scheduled June 18-21, 2015 and the Iberherrn, Germany CPEDI3*, scheduled July 2-5, 2015. Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time World Equestrian Games athlete (2010, 2014), and six -time USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion Rebecca Hart (Grade II) with Schroeter's Romani (owned by Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolos, and Will and Sandy Kimmel) will be riding in both events. 2014 World Equestrian Games Rider Annie Peavy (Grade III) will be showing her horses Lancelot Warrior and Ozzy Cooper, owned by Rebecca Reno. Deborah Stanitski (Grade II) will be riding Biara G owned by Stanitski.
Deborah Stanitski commented, "Being the first time in Europe and the first CPEDI with Biara G I am nervous but excited to begin our international journey together. Becca Hart has been particularly helpful to me in terms of riding, competition pointers and schedules. It has been great to have both Becca and Annie Peavy to help me as both have done this before."
The Mulhouse CPEDI3* begins with the Team Test on Friday, June 19, followed by the Individual Test, and the Freestyle test on June 21. 50 horse and rider combinations participated in the FEI Jog with riders from 13 nations. The Mulhouse CPEDI3* Ground Jury includes Kathy Amos-Jacob 4*, Jan Holger Holtschmit 4*, Eva Maria Bachinger 5*, Sarah Rodger 5*, and Genevieve Pfister 3*. The U.S. riders are using this opportunity to compete against the best Para-Dressage riders in the world. They are also looking forward to showcasing their mounts in front of the international ground jury and receiving quality feedback from each of their tests.
For more information about the Mulhouse CPEDI3* please visit, http://www.shm-waldeck.fr.