USEF announces nominated entries for dressage and show jumping

Tina Konyot and Calecto V
Tina Konyot and Calecto V are ranked second in the nominated entry for the U.S. Olympic dressage team. Photo: Leslie Potter

The USEF has announced the nominated entries for dressage and show jumping for this summer’s Olympic games in London.

The final dressage team will consist of three horse-and-rider pairs, plus one that will compete as an individual representing the U.S. The show jumping team will have four pairs.

The dressage nominated entry in ranked order based on results from the USEF Selection Trials & National Dressage Championship:

  1. Steffen Peters and Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92
  2. Tina Konyot and her own Calecto V
  3. Steffen Peters and Four Winds Farm’s Ravel*
  4. Jan Ebeling and Ann Romney, Beth Meyers, Amy Ebeling’s Rafalca
  5. Adrienne Lyle and Peggy Thomas’ Wizard
  6. Todd Flettrich and Cherry Knoll Farm’s Otto
  7. Heather Blitz and her own Paragon
  8. Guenter Seidel and Toyon Farm’s Fandango
  9. Pierre St. Jacques and his own Lucky Tiger
  10. Kathleen Raine and Jennifer Mason and David Wightman’s Breanna
  11. Shawna Harding and her own Come On III
  12. Susan Blinks and the Minnesota Group’s Robin Hood
  13. Jim Koford on Shirley McQuillan’s Rhett

*In the 2012 Olympic format, three athlete/horse combinations comprise the team and each rider can only ride one horse. Ravel was granted permission to not contest the Trials and is therefore ranked in third.

Reed Kessler and Cylana
Reed Kessler is ranked 3rd in show jumping with Cylana. If she makes the final cut, Kessler will be the youngest rider ever to compete in show jumping at the Olympics. Photo: Leslie Potter

The ranked order for the U.S. show jumping nominated entry:

  1. Rich Fellers and Mollie and Harry Chapman’s Flexible
  2. Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Ranch’s Coral Reef Via Volo
  3. Reed Kessler on her own Cylana
  4. McLain Ward and Grant Road Partners’ Antares F
  5. Charlie Jayne and Pony Lane Farm’s Chill RZ
  6. Beezie Madden and Abigail Wexner’s Simon
  7. Reed Kessler and her own Mika
  8. Laura Kraut and Cherry Knoll Farm’s Cedric
  9. Margie Engle and Greise, Garber, Gladewinds and Hidden Creek’s Indigo
  10. Kent Farrington and RCG Farm’s Uceko
  11. Christine McCrea and Windsor Show Stables’ Romantovich Take One
  12. Lucy Davis and Old Oak Farm’s Nemo 119
  13. Mario Deslauriers and Jane Forbes Clark’s Cella
  14. Katie Dinan and Grant Road Partners’ Nougat du Vallet

Ranked Alternates to the FEI Nominated Entries:

  1. Saer Coulter and Copernicus Stables’ Springtime
  2. Beezie Madden and Abigail Wexner’s Cortes ‘C’
  3. Jessica Springsteen and Stone Hill Farm’s Voranado van de Hoendrik

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