The U.S. Equestrian Federation has confirmed the definite entries for the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games/
Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, the following athlete-and-horse combinations will represent the U.S. in the jumping arena in Tryon:
Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Florida) with Zeremonie, Old Willow Farms LLC’s 11-year-old Holsteiner mare
Devin Ryan (Long Valley, New Jersey) with Eddie Blue, LL Show Jumpers LLC’s nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
Adrienne Sternlicht (Greenwich, Connecticut) with Cristalline, Starlight Farms LLC’s nine-year-old Bavarian Warmblood mare
McLain Ward (Brewster, New York ) with Clinta, the 11-year-old Oldenburg mare he owns with Sagamore Farms
In consultation with his supporters, owners, and Ridland, Ward chose Clinta as his mount for the WEG. His longtime international partner and 2017 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final Champion, HH Azur, sustained a minor injury following competition at the 2018 World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen (Germany). In the best interest of “Annie,” the decision was made for Ward to compete with Clinta at the WEG.
Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, New York) and Darry Lou, Abigail Wexner’s 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion, will serve as the reserve combination for the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team.