The United States Equestrian Federation Ad Hoc Committee on Selection has named both Laura Kraut on Cedric and Beezie Madden on Coral Reef Via Volo to the showjumping long list for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The USEF Selectors, in consultation with Chef d'Equipe George Morris and team veterinarian Dr. Tim Ober, named Kraut on Cedric and Madden on Coral Reef Coral Reef Via Volo to the long list. The USEF Selection Procedure for the US showjumping team, allows the selectors to have the discretion to recommend up to five athlete/horse combinations for the long list before the conclusion of the Selection Trials.
The USEF Selection Procedure for the 2012 Olympic Games showjumping team provides the following language for Discretionary Selection: An athlete/horse combination named subjectively to the Long List may or may not have completed one or more of the Selection Trials. The Selectors will subjectively rank any discretionary positions within the Final Overall Standings of the Selection Trials.
At the conclusion of the selection trials, athlete/horse combinations will be named to the long list according to their ranking in the trials in addition to athlete/horse combinations named through discretionary selection. The Selection Trials run March 21-24, 2012 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL in conjunction with the USEF National Show Jumping Championship.
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