EQUESTRIAN: USEF Names 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in Eventing

July 15, 2008, 10:59 a.m. (ET)

Lexington, KY - 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/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:

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.