The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced today which eventing athletes would ride as the four team members and which two athletes would ride as individuals at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. The U.S. eventing team will compete Aug. 24-27, trying to defend the team gold.
The final eventing team of four includes:
Will Faudree of Southern Pines, N.C., riding Antigua, a 17-year-old Australian Thoroughbred gelding, owned by Faudree
Kim Severson of Keene, Va., riding Winsome Adante, a 13-year-old English Thoroughbred gelding, owned by Plain Dealing Farm, Inc.
Amy Tryon of Duval, Wash., riding Poggio II, a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, owned by Tryon and Mark Hart
Heidi White of Aiken, S.C., riding Northern Spy, a 13-year-old English Thoroughbred gelding, owned by White
The two individuals competing for the U.S. are:
Jan Byyny of Purcellville, Va., riding Task Force, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, owned by J.C. Chester
Karen O\’Connor of The Plains, Va., riding Upstage, a 15-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred gelding, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thompson
Two of the four 2002 team members will again be riding as part of the team–2004 Olympic Individual Silver medalist Kim Severson and her Athens\’ teammate Amy Tryon. They also earned team bronze in Athens.