Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2024

USEF Announces Dressage Team For Paris Olympics

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The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced the four athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the United States at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The dressage competition will begin on July 30 and continue through Aug. 4 at the equestrian grounds of Versailles.

The U.S. Olympic Dressage Team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Christine Traurig alongside Team Leader Laura Roberts, and supported by team veterinarian Dr. Laura Faulkner, team human physiotherapist Jennifer Mitchell and team farrier Chuck Jones.

“There has been a lot of anticipation around the selection of this team, and I am confident in and proud of each of the combinations we have representing the U.S. at the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games,” said Traurig. “Everyone has been hard at work here in Europe for the past six weeks, working to solidify and build confidence in their partnerships and producing stronger scores for the U.S. We want to be sure our horses are peaking at the right time over the next few weeks, and I know these athletes will give everything they have to make our country proud.”  

The following combinations have been selected to the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team and are listed in alphabetical order.  

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• Adrienne Lyle (Wellington, Florida) and Helix, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Apache—Zeester T, Jazz) gelding owned by Zen Elite Equestrian Center and groomed by Marina Lemay  

• Marcus Orlob (Loxahatchee, Florida) and Jane, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Desperado— Zandra, Metall) mare owned by Alice Tarjan and groomed by Allison Nemeth  

• Steffen Peters (San Diego) and Suppenkasper a 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Spielberg—Upanoeska, IPS Krack C) gelding owned by Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki and groomed by Eddie Garcia 

The following combination has been selected as the traveling reserves.  

• Endel Ots (Wellington, Florida) and Bohemian, a 14-year-old Westphalian (Bordeaux—Sunshine, Samarant) gelding owned by Zen Elite Equestrian Center and groomed by Caroline Hoerdum  

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