U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team Announced

The USEF announced their recommended horse and rider pairs

Pending the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has recommended the following horse/rider combinations for the US Olympic Team in Show Jumping for the 2008 Olympic Games to be held in Hong Kong, China Aug. 15-21, 2008.


Beezie Madden/45/Cazenovia, N.Y./Authentic/13/ KWPN/G/Abigail Wexner

McLain Ward/33/Brewster, N.Y./Sapphire/13/McLain Ward, Tom Grossman and Blue Chip Bloodstock

Will Simpson/49/Thousand Oaks, Calif./El Campeon’s Carlsson vom Dach/12/Holsteiner/ El Campeon Farm

Laura Kraut/43/Wellington, Fla./Cedric /10/KWPN/G/Happy Hill Farm and Peter Wetherill

First Replacement (will travel with the team to Hong Kong):

Anne Kursinski/49/Frenchtown, N.J./Champ 163/ 9/Holsteiner/S/ Legacy Stables

Additional Replacements in ranking order:

Charlie Jayne/22/Elgin, Ill./Urbanus/11/Belgian Warmblood/G/Alex Jayne

Nicole Shahinian-Simpson/33/Thousand Oaks, Calif./SRF Dragonfly/11/Belgian Warmblood/M/Silver Raven Farm and Katie Polk

Anne Kursinski/49/ Frenchtown, N.J./Roxana 112/14/Hessen/M/Scott Hakim

Kate Levy/27/Wellington, Fla./Vent du Nord/10/Belgian Warmblood/G/Kate Levy LLC and Nadine Levy

Georgina Bloomberg/25/New York, N.Y./Curius/13/Holsteiner/S/Gotham North Enterprizes, LLC

Cara Raether/29/North Palm Beach, Fla./Ublesco/11/Belgian Warmblood/S/Treelawny Farm

Beezie Madden/45/Cazenovia, N.Y./Judgement/17/Royal Dutch Warmblood/S/Iron Spring Farm


  1. AWESOME TEAM!!! I’m so glad these horse/rider combinations are going. Good luck this summer, I’ll be rooting for you guys! 🙂 🙂


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