USEF Names Eventing Team For Rio Olympic Games

Jun 20, 2016 - 9:25 AM
Boyd Martin and Blackfoot Mystery will represent the United States at this year's Olympic Games in Rio. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team and one traveling reserve for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Four direct reserve horses have also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which an athlete was named need to be substituted. Eventing competition at the Olympic Games will take place Aug. 5-9 at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the team (in alphabetical order):

-Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Caroline Moran, Simon Roosevelt and Thomas Tierney’s Fernhill Cubalawn, a 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding

Dutton’s Direct Reserves

HND Group’s Mighty Nice, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Ann Jones and Thomas Tierney’s Fernhill Fugitive, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

-Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and Team Rebecca LLC’s Veronica, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare

Kieffer’s Direct Reserve

Marie Le Menestrel’s Meadowbrook’s Scarlett, a 9-year-old Thoroughbred-cross mare

-Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and Blackfoot Mystery Syndicate LLC’s Blackfoot Mystery, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Martin’s Direct Reserve

Gloria Callen’s Welcome Shadow, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred-cross mare

-Clark Montgomery (Tetbury, England) and Holly and William Becker, Kathryn Kraft and Jessica Montgomery’s Loughan Glen, a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

The following combination has been named as the traveling reserve:

Maya Black (Clinton, Wash.) and Dawn and Jonathan Dofelmier’s Doesn’t Play Fair, an 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding

The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been named as additional reserves (in alphabetical order):

Matthew Brown (Cochranville, Pa.) and Blossom Creek Foundation’s Super Socks BCF, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Sinead Halpin (Oldwick, N.J.) and the Manoir de Carneville Syndicate LLC’s Manoir de Carneville, a 16-year-old Selle Francais gelding

Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and the Donner Syndicate LLC’s Donner, a 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Elisa Wallace (Jasper, Ga.) and the Simply Priceless Syndication LLC’s Simply Priceless, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding


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