Articles: Press Release
USEF Names 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in Eventing
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2008
By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY - Pending US Olympic Committee approval, the USEF has
named the following horse/rider combinations to the 2008 US Olympic Team
in Eventing. These five combinations will represent the United States at
the 2008 Olympic Games, the Equestrian portion of which will be held in
Hong Kong, beginning on August 8.
Rider/Age/Hometown/Horse/Age/Breed/Sex/Owner (in alphabetical order):
Phillip Dutton/44/West Grove, PA/Connaught/15/Irish Sport Horse/G/Bruce
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
Replacements in alphabetical order:
Bruce Davidson, Jr./32/ Ocala, FL/BallyNoe Castle RM/8/Irish
Thoroughbred/G/Carl and Cassandra Segal
Phillip Dutton/44/West Grove, PA/Woodburn/13/Thoroughbred/G/Acorn Hill
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
The horses in the U.S. will ship to England on July 17 where they will
join McKinlaigh, Poggio and Mandiba. These horses will enter quarantine
on July 22, 2008 and ship to Hong Kong for the Olympic Games on July 30.
Please see www.usef.org for complete selection
For information regarding selection, please contact Sara Ike, Managing
Director of Eventing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media requests, please contact Joanie Morris, High Performance
Communications Manager at email@example.com.
The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation(r) is to provide
for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the
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.