Articles: Press Release
Morse Withdraws Kingston; Barisone and Neruda to Head to Hong Kong as
Traveling Replacement for US Olympic Team in Dressage
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2008
By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY - Leslie Morse has withdrawn Kingston from the US Olympic
Team in Dressage for veterinary reasons. Following the selection
procedures, the USEF named replacement horse/rider combination Michael
Barisone/Neruda as the traveling replacement for the US Olympic Team in
The following horse/rider combinations have been named to the 2008 US
Olympic Team in Dressage:
Rider/Age/Hometown/Horse/Age/Breed/Sex/Owner (in alphabetical order):
Steffen Peters/44/San Diego, CA/Ravel/10/Dutch Warmblood/G/Akiko
Debbie McDonald/54/Hailey, ID/Brentina/17/Hanoverian/M/Peggy and Parry
Courtney King-Dye/31/New Milford, CT/Harmony's Mythilus/14/Dutch
Warmblood/G/Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation
Michael Barisone/44/Califon, NJ/Neruda/13/Dutch Warmblood/G/Jane
The horses shipped to Hong Kong for the Olympic Games on July 30, the
dressage competition begins on August 13.
Please see www.usef.org for complete selection
For information regarding selection, please contact Gil Merrick,
Managing Director of Dressage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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