July 15, 2008 -- Pending U.S. Olympic Committee approval, the U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the following horse/rider combinations to the 2008 U.S. Olympic team in eventing. These five combinations will represent the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games, the equestrian portion of which will be held in Hong Kong, beginning on August 9.
|Rider||Age||Hometown||Horse||Horse Age, Breed, Sex, Owner||Phillip Dutton||44||West Grove, PA||Connaught||15, Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, Bruce Duchossois||Becky Holder||39||Mendota Heights, MN||Courageous Coment||12, Thoroughbred, Gelding, Becky and Thomas Holder, Jr.||Gina Miles||34||Creston, CA||McKinlaigh Dach||14, Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, Gina Miles, Laura Coats and Thomas Schulz||Amy Tryon||38||Duvall, WA||Poggio II||16, Thoroughbred, Gelding, Amy and Greg Tryon and Mark Hart||Heidi White||42||Aiken, SC||Northern Spy||15, English Thoroughbred, Gelding, Heidi White|
Replacements in alphabetical order:
1. Bruce Davidson and BallyNoe Castle RM
2. Phillip Dutton and Woodburn
3. Bonnie Mosser and Merloch
4. Karen O'Connor and Mandiba