The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named 10 athletes and their horses to the Short List for the 2016 Olympic Show Jumping Team. The athletes and their horses will compete in designated CSIO/CSI observation events taking place May 12-June 26.
The following athletes and horses have been named to the Short List for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (in alphabetical order):
Lucy Davis (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Old Oak Farm’s Barron, a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding
Margie Engle (Wellington, Fla.) and Elm Rock Partners LLC’s Royce, a 12-year-old Oldenburg stallion
Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) with Robin Parsky and his own Gazelle, a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, and Amalaya Investments’ Voyeur, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
Lauren Hough (Wellington, Fla.) and The Ohlala Group’s Ohlala, a 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare
Reed Kessler (Lexington, Ky.) and Kessler Show Stable’s Cylana, a 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare
Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) with Old Willow Farms LLC’s Deauville S, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding, and Zeremonie, a 2007 Holsteiner mare
Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) with Abigail Wexner’s Breitling LS, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion, Cortes ‘C’, a 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, Quister, a 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding, and Simon, a 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
Todd Minikus (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Jack Snyder’s Babalou 41, an 11-year-old Oldenburg mare
Callan Solem (Glennmore, Pa.) and Horseshoe Trail Farm LLC’s VDL Wizard, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
McLain Ward (Brewester, N.Y.) with Double H Farm and Francois Mathy’s HH Azur, a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, and Sagamore Farm’s Rothchild, a 15-year-old warmblood gelding
Further information regarding the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping 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.