US Olympic showjumping longlist named

Reed Kessler and Cylana
Reed Kessler and Cylana

The United States Equestrian Federation has named 38 combinations on its long list for the 2012 Olympic Games.

The announcement follows the completion of the USEF Selection Trials in Florida at the weekend.

As per USEF selection procedures, in order to remain in consideration for the US Olympic Show Jumping Team, the combinations are required to compete at two observation events.

Following the completion of the observation events, FEI Nominated Entries will be submitted to the FEI on June 17. Twelve athlete/horse combinations can be named to the FEI Nominated Entries. The USOC Final Entries will be submitted no later than July 6, 2012.

The 2012 Olympic Games take place from July 27 to August 12.

Combinations have been ranked in the following order:
1 Cylana/Reed Kessler
2 Indigo/Margie Engle
3 Cedric/ Laura Kraut
4 Coral Reef Via Volo/Beezie Madden
5 Mika/Reed Kessler
6 Urico/Mario Deslauriers
7 Flexible/Rich Fellers
8 Antares F/ McLain Ward
9 Uceko/Kent Farrington
10 Sapphire/McLain Ward
11 Teirra/Laura Kraut
12 Cortes ‘C’/Beezie Madden
13 Romantovich Take One/Christine McCrea
14 Springtime/Saer Coulter
15 Nemo 119/Lucy Davis
16 Quick Study/Lauren Hough
17 Nougat De Vallet/Katie Dinan
18 HH Carotino/Quentin Judge
19 Nice De Prissey/Brianne Goutal
20 Uraya/Charlie Jayne
21 Simon/Beezie Madden
22 Scarface/Nick Dello Joio
23 Voranado Van De Hoendrik/Jessica Springsteen
24 Saskia/Cara Raether
25 Combina/ Kirsten Coe
26 Blue Angel/Lauren Hough
27 Walk About/Jimmy Torano
28 Lyonell/Cara Raether
29 Leap of Joy/Charlie Jacobs
30 Jonkheer Z/Karl Cook
31 Kismet 50/Ray Texel
32 Tao Tao 3/Alicia Jonsson-Foster
33 Athena/Charlie Jayne
34 ASB Conquistador/Karl Cook
T35 Woodpecker De Villars/Cara Anthony
T35 Cadett 7/Ashlee Bond
T35 Cella/Mario Deslauriers
T35 Chill R Z/Charlie Jayne

Observation events:

The Del Mar National Horse Show – Del Mar, California May 1-6, 2012
Kentucky Spring Horse Show – Lexington, Kentucky May 8-13, 2012
The Devon Horse Show – Devon, Pennsylvania May 29-June 2, 2012
Spruce Meadows- Calgary, Alberta Canada June 13-17, 2012

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