Debbie McDonald: American Olympian Debbie McDonald had an extensive competition career. McDonald won a team bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, a team and individual gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games, team silver at the 2002 World Equestrian Games and team bronze at the 2006 World Equestrian Games. She was the first American to win the title at the FEI World Cup. She has a unique eye for talented riders, which the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) acknowledged by naming her the Developing Dressage Coach in early 2010. She currently trains high performance athletes Laura Graves, Kasey Perry-Glass and Adrienne Lyle.
David Marcus: David Marcus represented Canada in the 2012 London Olympics and 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, on Chrevi’s Capital. The pair also competed on multiple Nations Cup teams and topped the North American League to qualify for the 2013 World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden. Throughout his career, David has won many Grand Prix, including CDIs at Dressage at Devon and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. He won the 2016 Adequan/USDF Intermediate II Dressage Horse of the Year Award aboard Binjora and in 2017 he was selected as the guest rider and judge for the KWPN Championships’ Pavo Cup in Ermelo, Netherlands.
Jessica Jo Tate: JJ Tate first received recognition as the United States’ top young rider at the Grand Prix level. She continued to earn multiple national and regional titles and has competed close to 30 horses at the FEI level. She led her region’s North American Young Rider team to a silver medal and is also a USDF bronze, silver, and gold medalist. In 2006, she won the Grand Prix Special at the Winter Equestrian Festival and was a FEI World Cup reserve finalist which longlisted her for the World Equestrian Games. JJ also finished as the runner-up in Robert Dover’s ͞Search for the Next American Equestrian Star.͟ JJ and Donnermuth were chosen to represent the U.S. at the World Breeding Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany, and were the highest scoring American pair.