July 1, 2008 -- The U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) has approved the following nominated entry for the dressage team for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong. Final entries will be made to the U.S. Olympic Committee on July 15.
|Rider||Age||Hometown||Horse||Horse Age, Breed, Sex, Owner||Steffen Peters||44||San Diego, CA||Ravel||10, Dutch Warmblood, Gelding, Akiko Yamazaki||Debbie McDonald||54||Hailey, ID||Brentina||17, Hanoverian, Mare, Peggy and Parry Thomas||Courtney King-Dye||31||New Milford, CT||Harmony's Mythilus||14, Dutch Warmblood, Gelding, Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation|
Because of King-Dye and Peters are ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, with their second horses, Idocus and Lomardi 11 can be used as substitute horses for those riders if needed. Leslie Morse has been named as the alternate rider with her stallion Kingston and will travel with the team to Hong Kong.