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White Withdraws Northern Spy; O'Connor and Mandiba Named to 2008 US Olympic Team
Lexington, KY, USA
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Heidi White has withdrawn Northern Spy from the US Olympic Team in Eventing for veterinary reasons. Following the selection procedures, the USEF named replacement horse/rider combination Karen O'Connor/Mandiba to the US Olympic Team in Eventing.

This will be O'Connor's fourth Olympic Games.

The following horse/rider combinations have been named to the 2008 US Olympic Team in Eventing:

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 Gina Miles, Laura Coats and Thomas Schulz
Karen O'Connor 50 The Plains, VA Mandiba 9 Irish Thoroughbred G Joan Goswell
Amy Tryon 38 Duvall, WA Poggio II 16 Thoroughbred G Amy and Greg Tryon and Mark Hart
Replacements 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 Gordonsville, VA Merloch 11 New Zealand Thoroughbred Cross G Bonnie Mosser and Margaret Egan

The horses in the U.S. will ship to Hong Kong for the Olympic Games on July 30.

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