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.