USEF Names Show Jumping Long List for 2010 WEG

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named 15 horse/rider combinations to the U.S. show jumping long list for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
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The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named 15 horse/rider combinations to the U.S. show jumping long list for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

March 9, 2010 -- Following the completion of the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) Selection Trials for the U.S. show jumping team in Wellington, Fla., the USEF's Ad Hoc Committee on Selection has approved naming the following 15 horse/rider combinations to the show jumping long list for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky., September 25-October 10, 2010. (Read EquiSearch.com's coverage of the selection trials.)

As per the selection procedures, the top nine horse/rider combinations are named according to their final overall placing in the selection trials. The remaining six horse/rider combinations may be discretionary choices recommended by the selectors. In this case, the selectors exercised their option to use three discretionary choices. In addition, the selectors name and rank up to five substitute horse/rider combinations to the long list. The rankings are as follows:

Name/Horse (Hometown)
1. McLain Ward/Sapphire (Brewster, N.Y.)
2. Laura Kraut/Cedric (Wellington, Fla.)
3. Lauren Hough/Quick Study (Wellington, Fla.)
4. Nicole Shahinian-Simpson/Tristan (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
5. Richard Spooner/Cristallo (Agua Dulce, Calif.)
6T. Mario Deslauriers/Urico (New York, N.Y.)
6T. Beezie Madden/Danny Boy (Cazenovia, N.Y.)
8. McLain Ward/Rothchild (Brewster, N.Y.)
9. Hillary Dobbs/Quincy B (Sussex, N.J.)
10. Beezie Madden/ Mademoiselle (Cazenovia, N.Y.)
11. Candice King/Skara Glen's Davos (Wellington, Fla.)
12. Rich Fellers/Flexible (Wilsonville, Ore.)
13. Todd Minikus/Pavarotti (Loxahatchee, Fla.)
14. Cara Raether/Ublesco (North Palm Beach, Fla.)
15. Bob Kraut/Graf Lando (Oconomowoc, Wis.)

Alternates in order:
Ashlee Bond/Chivas Z (Hidden Hills, Calif.)
Georgina Bloomberg/Fiedi 3 (New York, N.Y.)
Jeffery Welles/Armani (Wellington, Fla.)
Nicole Shahinian-Simpson Kilkenny Rindo (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
Charlie Jayne/Athena (Elgin, Ill.)

The horse/rider combinations have been named to compete on the following tours, which consist of 2010 FEI Top League competitions:

Tour 1: CSIO5* La Baule, FRA (May 13-16); CSIO5* Rome, ITA (May 27-30); and CSIO5* St. Gallen, SUI (June 3-6)
McLain Ward/Sapphire
Richard Spooner/Cristallo
Mario Deslauriers/Urico
Hillary Dobbs/Quincy B
Beezie Madden/ Mademoiselle

Tour 2: CSIO5* Rotterdam, NED (June 16-20); and CSIO5* Aachen, GER (July 13-18)
Laura Kraut/Cedric
Lauren Hough/Quick Study
Nicole Shahinian-Simpson/Tristan
Candace King/Skara Glen's Davos
Beezie Madden/Danny Boy

Tour 3: CSIO5* Falsterbo, SWE (July 8-11); CSIO5* Hickstead, GBR (July 22-25) and CSIO5* Dublin, IRL (August 4-8)
McLain Ward/Rothchild
Rich Fellers/Flexible
Todd Minikus/Pavarotti
Cara Raether/Ublesco
Bob Kraut/Graf Lando