2004 Paralympic Games Dressage Team Announced

The United States Equestrian Federation today announced the team for the 2004 Paralympic Dressage Team which will compete in Athens, Greece this coming September.

"We came into the final selection of our team with a strong pool of good horses and talented riders, and are very pleased with the group that has been nominated,” stated U.S. Paralympic Team Coach Missy Ransehousen. “They are up to the challenge of preparing for and making a good showing at the Games this coming September," she added.

The Team is as follows:

Rider Level Age Hometown Horse Age, Breed, Sex
1. Lynn Seidemann Grade I 40 Coppell, TX Phoenix B Age 15, Warmblood, gelding
2. Keith Newerla Grade I 21 Seaford, NY Lumberjack Age 11, Dutch Warmblood, gelding
3. Barbara Grassmeyer Grade III 32 Placerville, CA Mibis Age 10, Dutch Warmblood, mare
4. Kathryn Groves Grade IV 43 Winter Garden, FL Fleetwood Age 16, Dutch Warmblood, gelding

Two reserve combinations have been named:

Rider Age Hometown Horse Age, Breed, Sex
1 st Reserve: Rebecca Hart 19 Erie, PA Lego Age 9, Holsteiner, gelding
2 nd Reserve: Robin Brueckmann 46 Summerfield, NC Richmond Age 7, Hanoverian, gelding

The nominations are subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

Image copyrighted: Dirk Caremans

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