Wellington, Fla. – May 27, 2016 – The United States holds the lead midway through the 2016 FEI Nations Cup Dressage series, which is comprised of six events this year after the cancellation of the Hickstead CDIO3*.
Team USA jumped out to the lead with a victory on home turf in the Wellington CDIO3* (March 29-April 3), which they have historically dominated. But this year, they have kept the momentum going. They fielded a team for the Odense CDIO3* in Denmark, finishing fifth to add more points to their total. In the rain-shortened Compiègne CDIO5*, they earned another Nations Cup victory.
Other teams in the mix include Sweden, in second with 21 points, and both Denmark and Germany, tied for third with 16 points. With three CDIO5* events still to come, the U.S. will have to work hard to maintain their advantage.
CDIO5* events award their winners 15 points toward the overall standings, while the victors in CDIO3* events come away with 10 points. Remaining events in the series are the Rotterdam CDIO5* (June 22-26 in the Netherlands), the Falsterbo CDIO5* (July 7-10 in Sweden), and the Aachen CDIO5* (July 13-17 in Germany).
2016 FEI Nations Cup Dressage Series Standings (as of May 23)
|Rank||Country||Wellington CDIO3*||Odense CDIO3*||Compiègne CDIO5*||Total|
Team USA – Tuny Page, Kasey Perry-Glass, Laura Graves and Shelly Francis – in Wellington