The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the four horse-and-rider combinations who will head to Tokyo for this summer’s Olympic Games. The show jumping competition will take place Aug. 3-7.
Kent Farrington (Wellington, Florida) and Gazelle, a 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Robin Cleary Parsky and the rider
Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Florida) and Baloutinue, an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by St. Bride’s Farm
Jessica Springsteen (Los Angeles) and Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion owned by Stone Hill Farm
McLain Ward (Brewster, New York) and Contagious, a 12-year-old German Sporthorse gelding owned by Beechwood Stables LLC
The announcement did not specify which combination will serve as the alternate.
The first reserve is:
Brian Moggre (Flower Mound, Texas) with Balou du Reventon, a 15-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by Ann Thompson
The second reserve is:
Lucy Deslauriers (New York City) and Hester, a 16-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Lisa Deslauriers
“This weekend’s two simultaneous CSI5* grand prix events in Rotterdam and Windsor completed a long and productive selection process for the Tokyo Olympic Games,” said Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland. “Following a very competitive winter circuit in Florida, American riders competed successfully against the world’s best in five major CSI5* events in Europe over the past couple months. I feel very confident that the seasoned group of riders that we will be sending to Tokyo is in top current form and peaking at just the right time. Backing them up as reserves will be Brian Moggre and Lucy Deslauriers, two of the young stars on the international circuit who made a mark for themselves with their one-two finish in the CSI5* Grand Prix of Sopot. We’re looking forward to the next few weeks ahead and are aiming to deliver a strong performance for Team USA in Tokyo.”