The selection trials have concluded, and the USEF has spoken: Here’s who they believe to be the best show-jumpers in the land.
From a USEF press release:
Gladstone, NJ – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) approved the Show Jumping FEI Nominated Entries for the 2012 Olympic Games. From the Nominated Entries, the team of four and a traveling reserve will be entered on the Definite Entry on July 6th.
The ranked order of the athlete/horse combinations for the FEI Nominated Entries is as follows:
1. Rich Fellers and Mollie and Harry Chapman’s Flexible
2. Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Ranch’s Coral Reef Via Volo
3. Reed Kessler on her own Cylana
4. McLain Ward and Grant Road Partners’ Antares F
5. Charlie Jayne and Pony Lane Farm’s Chill RZ
6. Beezie Madden and Abigail Wexner’s Simon
7. Reed Kessler and her own Mika
8. Laura Kraut and Cherry Knoll Farm’s Cedric
9. Margie Engle and Greise, Garber, Gladewinds and Hidden Creek’s Indigo
10. Kent Farrington and RCG Farm’s Uceko
11. Christine McCrea and Windsor Show Stables’ Romantovich Take One
12. Lucy Davis and Old Oak Farm’s Nemo 119
13. Mario Deslauriers and Jane Forbes Clark’s Cella
14. Katie Dinan and Grant Road Partners’ Nougat du Vallet
Ranked Alternates to the FEI Nominated Entries:
1. Saer Coulter and Copernicus Stables’ Springtime
2. Beezie Madden and Abigail Wexner’s Cortes ‘C’
3. Jessica Springsteen and Stone Hill Farm’s Voranado van de Hoendrik
The 2012 Olympic Games take place in Greenwich Park, London July 27 – August 9th 2012.
Follow the U.S. Show Jumping Team: http://www.usefnetwork.com/featured/2012Jumping/