The Americans didn’t make the podium at Herning 2022, but it’s mission accomplished as far as the team is concerned.

“Our main goal here was to qualify our country for an Olympic berth,” said Tokyo Olympics team silver medalist Adrienne Lyle (USA).

Nineteen nations came forward in the Blue Hors FEI World Team Dressage Grand Prix Championship at the 2022 ECCO FEI World Championships in Herning, Denmark last weekend, contending for both championship medals and Olympic qualification. The top six earned a berth to Paris 2024.

Team USA squeaked in with a sixth place finish on a team total of 220. Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper earned the highest score for the team with a 74.767%.

Also Paris bound with podium finishes at Herning are the home team, Denmark (gold), Great Britain (silver) and Germany (bronze). Sweden and Netherlands round out the top five with fourth and fifth place finishes, respectively.

The path to Paris begins.

Feature image: Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper. ©US Equestrian