Articles: Press Release
Montgomery and Wooten Added to Eventing Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2008
By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY -- The United States Equestrian Federation has approved the following additional horse/rider combinations to the USEF Eventing Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong August 8-14, 2008.
The combinations are as follows (listed alphabetically):
Clark Montgomery / 27 / Bryan, TX / Up Spirit / G / 9 / Irish Thoroughbred / Bill Becker, Holly Becker, and Clark Montgomery
Jennifer Wooten / 30 / Ramona, CA / The Good Witch / M / 12 / Irish Sport Horse /Daisy Tognazzini
As per the Selection Procedures, the horse/rider combinations were evaluated
based on the following factors: the overall performance and soundness of
the horse/rider combination in those 2007/2008 CCI***s, CCI****s and other
specified competitions designated as Selection Trials as well as the USEF
Selection Division, with emphasis on dressage scores, fitness, jumping
without faults, boldness, rideability, and speed; the previous international
experience of the horse/rider combination, including the demonstrated
ability of the horse/rider combination to success in Eventing competitions;
and the prospect of the horse/rider combination to win an individual medal
or contribute to a team medal at the 2008 Olympic Games Eventing
competition. Selectors may give primary consideration to performance in Four
Star competitions. A maximum of 15 horse/rider combinations may be named to
the Short List. Additions and/or substitutions to this list may occur up
until June 30.
The short list can be found here http://www.usef.org/Contentpage2.aspx?id=eventing.
For more information, please contact USEF Managing Director of Eventing, Sara Ike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation(r) is to provide leadership
for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the pursuit
of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a
foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare
of its human and equine athletes.