USEF Names Eventing Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games

Lexington, KY − The United States Equestrian Federation has approved the following horse/rider combinations to the Eventing Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong August 8-14, 2008. 

The combinations are as follows (listed alphabetically): 

Name/Age/Hometown/Horse/Sex/Age/Breed/Owner

Stephen Bradley / 46 / Leesburg, VA / Brandenburg’s Joshua / G / 13 / Thoroughbred / Southern Edition Farm, LLC

Bruce Davidson, Jr. / 32 / Ocala, FL / BallyNoe Castle RM / G / 8 / Irish Thoroughbred / Carl and Cassandra Segal

Phillip Dutton / 44 / West Grove, PA / Connaught / G / 15 / Irish Sport Horse / Bruce Duchossois

Phillip Dutton / 44 / West Grove, PA / The Foreman / G / 12 / Thoroughbred / Ann Jones 

Phillip Dutton / 44 / West Grove, PA / Woodburn / G / 13 / Thoroughbred / Acorn Hill Farm

Will Faudree / 26 / Southern Pines, NC / Antigua / G / 19 / Australian Thoroughbred / Will Faudree

Becky Holder / 39 / Mendota Heights, MN / Courageous Comet / G / 12 / Thoroughbred / Thomas Holder, Jr.

Gina Miles / 34 / Creston, CA / McKinlaigh / G / 14 / Irish Sport Horse / Laura Coats, Gina Miles, and Thomas Schulz

Karen O’Connor / 50 / The Plains, VA / Mandiba / G / 8 / Thoroughbred / Joan Goswell

Karen O/Connor / 50 / The Plains, VA / Theodore O’Connor / G / 13 / Sport Pony / The Theodore O’Connor Syndicate

Kim Severson / 34 / Keene, VA / Tipperary Liadhnan / G / 11 / Irish Thoroughbred / Kim Severson

Amy Tryon / 38 / Duvall, WA / Leyland / G / 8 / Thoroughbred / Elizabeth Nicholson

Amy Tryon / 38 / Duvall, WA / Poggio II / G / 16 / Thoroughbred / Mark Hart, Amy Tryon, and Greg Tryon

Heidi White / 42 / Aiken, SC / Northern Spy / G / 15 / English Thoroughbred / Heidi White

The following horse/rider combinations are substitutes:

Stephen Bradley / 46 / Leesburg, VA / From / G / 15 / Russian Thoroughbred / Stephen Bradley and Charlotte Harris

Clark Montgomery / 27 / Bryan, TX / Up Spirit / G / 9 / Irish Thoroughbred / Bill Becker, Holly Becker, and Clark Montgomery

Bonnie Mosser / 45 / Unionville, PA / Merloch / G/ 11 / Thorougbred Cross / Margaret Egan and Bonnie Mosser

Jennifer Wooten / 30 / Ramona, CA / The Good Witch / M / 12 / Irish Sport Horse /Daisy Tognazzini

As per the Selection Procedures, the horse/rider combinations were evaluated based on the following factors:  the overall performance and soundness of the horse/rider combination in those 2007/2008 CCI***s, CCI****s and other specified competitions designated as Selection Trials as well as the USEF Selection Division, with emphasis on dressage scores, fitness, jumping without faults, boldness, rideability, and speed; the previous international experience of the horse/rider combination, including the demonstrated ability of the horse/rider combination to success in Eventing competitions; and the prospect of the horse/rider combination to win an individual medal or contribute to a team medal at the 2008 Olympic Games Eventing competition. Selectors may give primary consideration to performance in Four Star competitions.  A maximum of 15 horse/rider combinations may be named to the Short List. Additions and/or substitutions to this list may occur up until June 30.

For more information, please contact USEF Managing Director of Eventing, Sara Ike at sara.ike@usef.org.

 




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