Michael Barisone and Neruda Headed to Hong Kong as US Dressage Team Reserve Rider and Horse

Thursday, July 31, 2008
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Olympic Dressage News Olympic Dressage Competition Begins August 13

Leslie Morse has withdrawn Kingston from the US Olympic Team in Dressage for veterinary reasons.

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

Traveling replacement:

  • 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.