Equestrian Stars Head to New York City for USOC "Invasion" of Times Square


Lexington, KY - Three Olympic hopefuls and a former USEF National CCI4* champion horse will be part of a United States Olympic Committee's invasion of Times Square in New York on April 18th.  April 18th marks the 100-day countdown to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and the USEF will field three humans and one horse as part of a 75 athlete celebration. 

2011 Pan American Games medalists Heather Blitz (Team Gold and Individual Silver in dressage) and Buck Davidson (Team Gold and Individual Bronze in Eventing) along with 17-year-old phenom Reed Kessler, who won last month's USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team, will represent their sport, and their disciplines, all day on April 18th. 

Davidson will also bring Carl and Cassandra Segal's My Boy Bobby, the 2009 Rolex/USEF National CCI4* Champion to the event, a hugely successful horse - My Boy Bobby will represent the other half of the equestrian sport. 

The day will include athletes from a variety of sports, sport demonstrations, giveaways, autograph sessions and interactive sport experiences. There will be beach volleyball, BMX racing, gymnastics and other demonstrations throughout the day. 

More information about the event is available here: http://www2.teamusa.org/For-the-Media/USOC-Events/Road-to-London-Celebration.aspx

Photo: Buck Davidson and My Boy Bobby will both be in New York on April 18th (Mike McNally)




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