Michael Barisone and Neruda Headed to Hong Kong as US Dressage Team Reserve Rider and Horse
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Following the selection procedures, the USEF named replacement horse/rider combination Michael Barisone/Neruda as the traveling replacement for the US Olympic Team in Dressage.
The following horse/rider combinations have been named to the 2008 US Olympic Team in Dressage:
Rider/Age/Hometown/Horse/Age/Breed/Sex/Owner (in alphabetical order):
- Steffen Peters/44/San Diego, CA/Ravel/10/Dutch Warmblood/G/Akiko Yamazaki
- Debbie McDonald/54/Hailey, ID/Brentina/17/Hanoverian/M/Peggy and Parry Thomas
- Courtney King-Dye/31/New Milford, CT/Harmony's Mythilus/14/Dutch Warmblood/G/Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation
- Michael Barisone/44/Califon, NJ/Neruda/13/Dutch Warmblood/G/Jane Suwalsky
The horses shipped to Hong Kong for the Olympic Games on July 30, the dressage competition begins on August 13.