USEF Names Olympic Dressage Team For Rio

Jun 27, 2016 - 8:26 AM
The U.S. Dressage Team for the Olympic Games in Rio is (clockwise from top left) Laura Graves on Verdades, Alison Brock on Rosevelt, Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet, and Steffen Peters on Legolas 92.

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named four athlete-and-horse combinations and one traveling reserve pair to the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games this summer. 

One direct reserve horse has also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which the athlete was named need to be substituted. Dressage competition at the Olympic Games will take place Aug. 8-15, at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Brazil. 

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

Allison Brock (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Claudine and Fritz Kundrun’s Rosevelt, a 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion

Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own Verdades, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

Kasey Perry-Glass (Orangevale, Calif.) with Diane Perry’s Dublet, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding

Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) with Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92, a 14-year-old Westphalian gelding

Direct Reserve for Peters:

Four Winds Farm’s Rosamunde, a 9-year-old Rheinlander mare

The following combination has been named as the traveling reserve:

Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Patricia Stempel’s Doktor, a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Further information regarding the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team selection process can be found on USEF.org. All nominations to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team are subject to approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

 

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