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Montgomery and Wooten Added to Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games
Lexington, KY, USA

The United States Equestrian Federation has approved the following additional horse/rider combinations to the USEF Eventing Short List for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong August 8-14, 2008.

The combinations are as follows (listed alphabetically):

Name Age Hometown Horse Sex Age Breed Owner
Clark Montgomery 27 Bryan, TX Up Spirit G 9 Irish Thoroughbred Bill Becker, Holly Becker, and Clark Montgomery
Jennifer Wooten 30 Ramona, CA The Good Witch M 12 Irish Sport Horse Daisy Tognazzini

As per the Selection Procedures, the horse/rider combinations were evaluated based on the following factors:  the overall performance and soundness of the horse/rider combination in those 2007/2008 CCI***s, CCI****s and other specified competitions designated as Selection Trials as well as the USEF Selection Division, with emphasis on dressage scores, fitness, jumping without faults, boldness, rideability, and speed; the previous international experience of the horse/rider combination, including the demonstrated ability of the horse/rider combination to success in Eventing competitions; and the prospect of the horse/rider combination to win an individual medal or contribute to a team medal at the 2008 Olympic Games Eventing competition. Selectors may give primary consideration to performance in Four Star competitions.  A maximum of 15 horse/rider combinations may be named to the Short List. Additions and/or substitutions to this list may occur up until June 30.


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