U.S. Team Selected for 2016 Olympic Games

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 19:32
American Dressage News

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the four combinations to the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team and one traveling reserve athlete-and-horse combination for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

One direct reserve horse has also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which the athlete was named need to be substituted.

Dressage competition at the Olympic Games will take place August 8-15, 2016 at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Team trainer Robert Dover recommended the following team to the USEF based on the riders' performances at the three designated European observation events in Compiegne, Roosendaal and Rotterdam.

The USEF has approved and nominated the following 2016 U.S. Olympic dressage team:

  • Allison Brock (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Claudine and Fritz Kundrun’s Rosevelt, a 2002 Hanoverian stallion
  • Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own Verdades, a 2002 KWPN gelding
  • Kasey Perry-Glass (Orangevale, Calif.) with Diane Perry’s Dublet, a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding
  • Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) with Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92, a 2002 Westphalian gelding

Steffen Peters can rely on Four Winds Farm’s Rosamunde, a 2007 Rhinelander mare, as direct reserve

The traveling reserve is Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) with Patricia Stempel’s Doktor, a 2003 Oldenburg gelding.

Photo © Astrid Appels

Related Link
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games