Wellington, FL - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Ad Hoc Committee on Selection has approved naming the horse/rider combinations of Lauren Hough/Quick Study and Laura Kraut/Cedric to the Show Jumping Long List for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to be held in Lexington, KY, September 25-October 10, 2010.
As per the USEF Selection Procedure for the Show Jumping Team, the Selectors have the discretion to recommend up to six of the 15 horse/rider combinations to the Long List regardless of their participation or placing in the Selection Trials. The remaining nine combinations will be chosen according to their ranking at the conclusion of the USEF Selection Trials for the US Show Jumping Team which run February 25 – March 7 in Wellington, FL.
Hough and Quick Study (owned by Laura and Meredith Mateo) and Kraut and Cedric (owned by Happy Hill Farm) both jumped two immaculate clear rounds in the first two legs of the USEF Selection Trials for the US Show Jumping Team currently underway at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. This combination joins Sapphire/McLain Ward who were named to the Long List last week.
The 15 horse/rider combinations on the Long List will travel to Europe and compete at CSIOs La Baule, Rome, St. Gallen, Rotterdam, Aachen, Falsterbo, Hickstead and Dublin before final selection for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.