With the results in from two mandatory outings–Barbury Castle Horse Trials CIC*** in Britain (July 3-6) and The Fork Stables in Norwood, N.C. (July 11-12)–the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named its 2008 U.S. Olympic three-day eventing team. Pending U.S. Olympic Committee approval, the team will include the following five horse/rider combinations:
Phillip Dutton/44/West Grove, PA/Connaught/15/Irish Sport Horse/G/Bruce Duchossois
Becky Holder/39/Mendota Heights, MN/Courageous Comet/12/Thoroughbred/G/Becky and Thomas Holder, Jr.
Gina Miles/34/Creston, CA/McKinlaigh/14/Irish Sport Horse/Gina Miles, Laura Coats and Thomas Schulz
Amy Tryon/38/Duvall, WA/Poggio II/16/Thoroughbred/G/Amy and Greg Tryon, and Mark Hart
Heidi White/42/Aiken, SC/Northern Spy/15/English Thoroughbred/G/Heidi White
Replacements in alphabetical order:
Bruce Davidson, Jr./32/ Ocala, FL/BallyNoe Castle RM/8/Irish Thoroughbred/G/Carl and Cassandra Segal
Phillip Dutton/44/WestGrove, PA/Woodburn/13/Thoroughbred/G/Acorn Hill Farm
Bonnie Mosser/45/Unionville, PA/Merloch/11/New Zealand Thoroughbred Cross/G/Bonnie Mosser and Margaret Egan
Karen O’Connor/50/The Plains, VA/Mandiba/9/Irish Thoroughbred/G/Joan Goswell
All of the horses will be in England by July 17; they will enter quarantine on July 22 and ship to Hong Kong for the Olympic Games on July 30. Three-day eventing competition begins August 8. To view television broadcast times for all equestrian disciplines during the Olympic Games, click here.