The US Equestrian Federation has settled on the five horses and riders who will make up its eventing team for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Pennsylvania based ex-pat Australians Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin join Karen O’Connor, Will Coleman and Tiana Coudray on the team, with five additional riders named as replacements. Dutton and Martin each have two other horses listed as replacements.
The eventing competition starts on Saturday, 28 July with two days of dressage, followed by cross country (Monday 30 July) before the team and individual jumping competitions on Tuesday 31 July. All five athletes compete as a team and an individual, but only the three best scores will count towards the team result.
All the equestrian events are competed at Greenwich Park.
The 2012 U.S. Olympic Eventing Team in Alphabetical Order:
Will Coleman (Gordonsville, VA) and Jim Wildasin’s Twizzel
Tiana Coudray (Ojai, CA) and the Jatial, Inc.’s Ringwood Magister
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) and Jim and Arden Wildasin’s Mystery Whisper
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, PA) and the Otis Barbotiere Syndicate’s Otis Barbotiere
Karen O’Connor (Ocala, FL) and the Mr. Medicott Syndicate’s Mr. Medicott
Replacements for the team (in alphabetical order):
Buck Davidson (Ocala, FL) and Carl and Cassandra Segal’s BallyNoe Castle RM
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) and Bruce Duchossois’ Mighty Nice
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) and Team Rebecca’s Fernhill Eagle
Will Faudree (Hoffman, NC) and Jennifer Mosing’s Andromaque
Will Faudree (Hoffman, NC) and Jennifer Mosing’s Pawlow
Sinead Halpin (Oldwick, NJ) and Carriag, LLC’s Manoir de Carneville
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, PA) and the Neville Bardos Syndicate’s Neville Bardos
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, PA) and Henley House Stables’ Remington XXV
Clark Montgomery (Kennett Square, PA) and Holly Becker and Kathryn Kraft’s Loughan Glen
Allison Springer (Upperville, VA) and Carole and William Springer’s Arthur