Articles: Press Release
USEF Names U.S. Olympic Team in Show Jumping for 2008 Olympic Games
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2008
By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY -- Pending the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), the 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, NY/Authentic/13/ KWPN/G/Abigail Wexner
McLain Ward/33/Brewster, NY/Sapphire/13/McLain Ward, Tom Grossman and Blue Chip Bloodstock
Will Simpson/49/Thousand Oaks, CA/El Campeon's Carlsson vom Dach/12/Holsteiner/ El Campeon Farm
Laura Kraut/43/Wellington, FL/Cedric /10/KWPN/G/Happy Hill Farm and Peter Wetherill
First Replacement (will travel with the team to Hong Kong):
Anne Kursinski/49/Frenchtown, NJ/Champ 163/ 9/Holsteiner/S/ Legacy Stables
Additional Replacements in ranking order:
Charlie Jayne/22/Elgin,IL/Urbanus/11/Belgian Warmblood/G/Alex Jayne
Nicole Shahinian-Simpson/33/Thousand Oaks, CA/SRF Dragonfly/11/Belgian Warmblood/M/Silver Raven Farm and Katie Polk
Anne Kursinski/49/ Frenchtown, NJ/Roxana 112/14/Hessen/M/Scott Hakim
Kate Levy/27/Wellington/Vent du Nord/10/Belgian Warmblood/G/Kate Levy LLC and Nadine Levy
Georgina Bloomberg/25/New York, NY/Curius/13/Holsteiner/S/Gotham North Enterprizes, LLC
Cara Raether/29/North Palm Beach, FL/Ublesco/11/Belgian Warmblood/S/Treelawny Farm
Beezie Madden/45/Cazenovia, NY/Judgement/17/Royal Dutch Warmblood/S/Iron Spring Farm
For more information about selection, please contact Lizzy Chesson, High Performance Show Jumping Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries, please contact Joanie Morris, High Performance Communications Manager at email@example.com.
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