The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced a change to the endurance team for the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games. The team is made up of five horse and rider combinations that will compete in Aachen, Germany, Aug. 21. The endurance competition will be the lead-off event beginning at 6:00 a.m. The U.S. endurance team for the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games is as follows:
Kathryn Downs of Somerville, Maine, riding Pygmalion, a 10-year-old Arabian gelding, owned by Downs
Joseph Mattingley of Scales Mound, Ill., riding SA Laribou, an 11-year-old Arabian gelding, owned by Mattingley
Jennifer Niehaus of Cloverdale, Calif., riding Cheyenne XII, a 14-year-old Arabian gelding, owned by Ruth Waltenspiel
Christoph Schork of Moab, Utah, riding Taj Rai Hasan, a 7-year-old Arabian gelding, owned by Schork
Margaret Sleeper, DVM, of Frenchtown, N.J., riding Shyrocco Troilus, a 14-year-old half-Arabian gelding, owned by Sleeper
Both Stephen Rojek and his 10-year-old Arabian gelding, Finch, were pulled from competition for medical reasons. This allowed the team alternate combination of California\’s Jennifer Niehaus and Cheyenne XII to take to the course.