The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced four athlete-and-horse combinations for the U.S. Endurance Squad for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, which takes place Sept. 11-23 in Mill Spring, North Carolina. Following the 2016-2018 selection period, the USEF Board of Directors approved the following combinations for the U.S. Endurance Squad to be named to the FEI nominated entry list.
The following combinations have been named to the U.S. Endurance Squad for the WEG (in alphabetical order):
Danielle Crouse (Lexington, Ohio) and AM Mysterious Mopsa, Wendy MacCoubrey’s 11-year-old Arabian mare
Gwen Hall (Woodland Park, Colorado) and SizeDoesntMatter, her 12-year-old Arabian gelding
Kelsey Russell (Williston, Florida) and Fireman Gold, Wendy MacCoubrey and Valerie Kanavy’s 8-year-old Arabian gelding
Rae Shumate-Tysor (Cumming, Georgia) and DM Michaelangelo, her 9-year-old Arabian gelding
Erin Champion (Clinton, Tennessee) and Kongtiki, her own 15-year-old Arabian stallion, will serve as the traveling reserve combination.
Additionally, the following three combinations have been named to the reserve list for the U.S. Endurance Squad for the WEG (in alphabetical order):
Cameron Holzer (Houston) and Kong, her 9-year-old Shagya Sport Horse gelding
Erin Lemmons-Innes (Hico, Texas) and Tuscarora John, her 12-year-old Arabian gelding
Cheryl Van Deusen (New Smyrna Beach, Florida) and Hoover the Mover, her 14-year-old Arabian gelding