The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced the horse and rider combinations that will represent the United States in the Nations Cup competition at the Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament with chef d’equipe George Morris. The competition will be held in Calgary, Alberta, on Sept. 9, 2012. Each of the four riders have been entered with two horses.
- Brianne Goutal, 23, New York, N.Y., is entered on Remarkable Farms’ Nice De Prissey, an 11-year-old Selle Francias stallion (Rosire—Trophee De Prissey, Amarpour), and Onira, a 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Nimmerdor—K Ylona D, Ramiro).
- Lauren Hough, 35, Wellington, Fla., is entered on Robin Parsky’s Blue Angel, a 10-year-old Anglo-European mare (Luidam—Astrid, Ascendant), and Laura and Meredith Mateo’s Quick Study, a 13-year-old French Warmblood gelding (Quick Star—Sirene De Plantro, What A Joy).
- Leslie Howard, 55, Darien, Conn., is entered on her own and Peter Howard’s Lennox Lewis 2, a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Laureatus—Ronja, Weizenkorn), and The Utah Group’s Utah, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Andiamo—Petit Pommes D, Jus De Pomme).
- Reed Kessler, 18, Lexington, Ky., is entered on her own Cylana, a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare (Skippy II—Verona Van De Ruiterhoeve, Darco), and Mika, a 13-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Nidor Platiere—Faeva De Villiers, Rubis Rouge).