USEF Names List of Equestrians Heading To Rio to Represent the US on the Show Jumping, Dressage, Eventing & Paralympic Dressage Teams!
Wellington Equestrian Realty congratulates all the riders who have been named to the US Show Jumping and Dressage Teams and we’re proud to say each one has graced the grounds at either Global or WEF in Wellington!
Eventing will take place August 5-9, Dressage will take place August 8-15 and Show Jumping will take place August 12-19, all at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Each team consists of 4 horse and rider combinations, with one traveling alternate.
The US Show Jumping Team consists of the following horse and rider combinations:
- Lucy Davis of Los Angeles, CA, and Old Oak Farm’s Barron, a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding
- Kent Farrington of Wellington, FL, and Amalaya Investments’ Voyeur, a 14-year-old KWPN gelding
- Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, NY, and Abigail Wexner’s Cortes ‘C’, a 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding
- McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, with Double H Farm and Francois Mathy’s HH Azur, a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare
The following athlete-and-horse combination has been named as the traveling reserve:
- Laura Kraut of Royal Palm Beach, FL, and Old Willow Farms, LLC’s Zeremonie, a 9-year-old Holsteiner mare
The team will ride together at one last mandatory outing in Aachen, Germany but they may or may not do the Nations Cup.
The US Dressage team consists of the following horse & rider combinations:
- Allison Brock (Loxahatchee, FL) with Claudine and Fritz Kundrun’s Rosevelt, a 2002 Hanoverian stallion
- Laura Graves (Geneva, FL) and her own Verdades, a 2002 KWPN gelding
- Kasey Perry-Glass (Orangevale, CA) with Diane Perry’s Dublet, a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding
- Steffen Peters (San Diego, CA) with Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92, a 2002 Westphalian gelding; Direct Reserve is Four Winds Farm’s Rosamunde, a 2007 Rheinlander mare
The following combination has been named as the traveling reserve:
- Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, FL) with Patricia Stempel’s Doktor, a 2003 Oldenburg gelding
The US Eventing Team named the following horse & rider combinations:
Although the eventing team riders do not usually base themselves in Wellington, many of them competed in the Eventing Showcase this past winter with Boyd Martin taking home the top prize money on Blackfoot Mystery. It has also been confirmed that their team training camp will be based out of Ocala, before the horses ship from Miami to Rio.
- Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) and Caroline Moran, Simon Roosevelt, and Thomas Tierney’s Fernhill Cubalawn, a 2003 Holsteiner gelding
Direct Reserves: HND Group’s Mighty Nice, a 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding & Ann Jones and Thomas Tierney’s Fernhill Fugitive, a 2005 Irish Sport Horse gelding
- Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, VA) and Team Rebecca, LLC’s Veronica, a 2002 KWPN mare
Direct Reserve: Marie Le Menestrel’s Meadowbrook’s Scarlett, a 2007 Thoroughbred cross mare
- Boyd Martin (Cochranville, PA) and Blackfoot Mystery Syndicate, LLC’s Blackfoot Mystery, a 2004 Thoroughbred gelding
Direct Reserve: Gloria Callen’s Welcome Shadow, a 2005 Thoroughbred cross mare
- Clark Montgomery (Tetbury, England) and Holly and William Becker, Kathryn Kraft, and Jessica Montgomery’s Loughan Glen, a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding
- Maya Black (Clinton, Wash.) and Dawn and Jonathan Dofelmier’s Doesn’t Play Fair, a 2005 Holsteiner gelding
In addition to the Olympic Teams being named, we’re thrilled for the following horse and riders who will represent the US Paralympic Team September 12-16 at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center:
- Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Grade Ib, and Wesley Dunham’s Western Rose, a 2003 Oldenburg mare
- Rebecca Hart (Wellington, Fla.), Grade II, and her own Schroeters Romani, a 2002 Danish Warmblood mare
- Margaret McIntosh (Reading, Pa.), Grade Ia, and her own Rio Rio, a 2006 Rheinland Pfalz-Saar mare
- Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn. and Wellington, Fla.), Grade III, and Heather Blitz and Rebecca Reno’s Lancelot Warrior, a 2002 Hanoverian gelding
Again, all of these ladies have either been based in Wellington or have traveled to our area to take part in FEI level competitions and qualifiers for the Paralympics. We’ve been following their progress through a series of articles on our blog and have high hopes for our Paralympic riders on the world’s stage.