The United States Equestrian Federation has announced the twelve qualified combinations that are allowed to compete in the U.S. Olympic Selection Trial held at the 2008 American Dressage Championships in San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA, on June 21-22 and June 27-29, 2008.
The top ranked riders at the U.S. Championship, also known as The Festival of Champions, will become the U.S. Short Listed riders from which a definite team will be picked that will compete at the 2008 Hong Kong Olympic Games.
The 12 qualified Grand Prix riders are (ranked in order of highest qualification score obained this 2008 show season)
- 1. Debbie Mc Donald - Brentina - 71.624
- 2. Steffen Peters - Ravel - 71.314
- 3. Courtney King - Idocus - 71.263
- 4. Sue Blinks - Mark - 69.064
- 5. Debbie Mc Donald - Felix - 68.813
- 6. Steffen Peters - Lombardi - 68.403
- 7. Courtney King - Harmony’s Mythillus - 68.167
- 8. Michael Barisone - Neruda - 68.064
- 9. Kristina Harrison-Naness / - Rociero XV - 68.021
- 10. Leslie Morse - Kingston - 67.938
- 11. Lisa Wilcox - Naomi - 67.771
- 12. George Williams - Rocher - 67.646
- 12. Heather Blitz - Otto - 67.646
This Championship will be held during the Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions in San Juan Capistrano, CA on June 21-22 and June 27-29. This unique championship festival will also award National Championship titles for the Intermediaire I, Young Adult “Brentina Cup”, Young Rider, and Junior divisions.
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