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USEF Names 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in Eventing
Lexington, KY, USA

Pending US Olympic Committee approval, the USEF has named the following horse/rider combinations to the 2008 US Olympic Team in Eventing. These five combinations will represent the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games, the Equestrian portion of which will be held in Hong Kong, beginning on August 8.

Rider Age Hometown Horse Age Breed Sex Owner (in alphabetical order):
Phillip Dutton 44 West Grove, PA Connaught 15 Irish Sport Horse G Bruce Duchossois
Becky Holder 39 Mendota Heights, MN Courageous Comet 12 Thoroughbred G Becky and Thomas Holder, Jr.
Gina Miles 34 Creston, CA McKinlaigh 14 Irish Sport Horse G Gina Miles, Laura Coats and Thomas Schulz
Amy Tryon 38 Duvall, WA Poggio II 16 Thoroughbred G Amy and Greg Tryon and Mark Hart
Heidi White 42 Aiken, SC Northern Spy 15 English Thoroughbred G Heidi White
 
Replacements in alphabetical order:
 
Rider Age Hometown Horse Age Breed Sex Owner (in alphabetical order):
Bruce Davidson, Jr. 32  Ocala, FL BallyNoe Castle RM 8 Irish Thoroughbred G Carl and Cassandra Segal
Phillip Dutton 44 West Grove, PA Woodburn 13 Thoroughbred G Acorn Hill Farm
Bonnie Mosser 45 Unionville, PA Merloch 11 New Zealand Thoroughbred Cross G Bonnie Mosser and Margaret Egan
Karen O'Connor 50 The Plains, VA Mandiba 9 Irish Thoroughbred G Joan Goswell

The horses in the U.S. will ship to England on July 17 where they will join McKinlaigh, Poggio and Mandiba. These horses will enter quarantine on July 22, 2008 and ship to Hong Kong for the Olympic Games on July 30.


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