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The U.S. short list for Tokyo Olympic Games announced

Friday, 16 April 2021

US Equestrian has announced the horse-and-rider combinations that have been selected to the short list for continued observation ahead of team selection for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

The short list consists of: 

Lucy Deslauriers (New York, N.Y.) and Hester (Wander van de Mispelaere x Palestro vd Begijnakker), a 16-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Lisa Deslauriers

Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) with Austria 2 (Casall x Corrado I), a 13-year-old Holsteiner mare owned by Take The High Road LLC, and Gazelle (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Indoctro), a 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Robin Cleary Parsky

Bliss Heers (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Antidote de Mars (Diamant de Semilly x Jarnac), an 11-year-old Selle Français stallion owned by Bridgeside Farms LLC

Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) with Baloutinue (Balou du Rouet x Landor S), an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by St. Bride’s Farm; Confu (Contact Me x Cambridge), a 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by St. Bride’s Farm; and Goldwin (Emerald x Understone van de Kapel), a 9-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Stars and Stripes

Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) with Breitling LS (Quintero x Acord II), a 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Abigail Wexner; Chic Hin D Hyrencourt (Taran de la Pomme x Elanville), a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Abigail Wexner; and Garant (Warrant x Verdi TN), a 10-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Abigail Wexner

Brian Moggre (Flower Mound, Texas) with Balou du Reventon (Cornet Obolensky x Continue), a 15-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by Ann Thompson, and MTM Vivre Le Reve (Ustinov x Chello II), a 12-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Major Wager LLC

Devin Ryan (Long Valley, N.J.) and Eddie Blue (VDL Zirocco Blue x Marlon), a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by LL Show Jumpers, LLC

Jessica Springsteen (Los Angeles, Calif.) with Don Juan van de Donkhoeve (Bamako de Muze x Heartbreaker), a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion owned by Stone Hill Farm, and RMF Zecilie (Acolord x Canturo), a 14-year-old Holsteiner mare owned by Rushy Marsh Farm LLC

Adrienne Sternlicht (Greenwich, Conn.) with Bennys Legacy (Lupicor x Voltaire), a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Starlight Farms 1 LLC; Cristalline (Cristallo I x Cartello B), a 13-year-old Bavarian Warmblood mare owned by Starlight Farms 1 LLC; and Just a Gamble (Toulon x Corofino), a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Starlight Farms 1 LLC

McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) with Contagious (Contagio x For Keeps), a 12-year-old Deutsches Sportpferd gelding owned by Beechwood Stables LLC; HH Azur (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Sir Lui vd Zuuthoeve), a 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Double H Farm; and Kasper van het Hellehof (Emerald x Nabab de Reve), an 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion owned by Poden Farms

The riders and horses will compete in designated CSIO/CSI observation events, including the CSIO5* Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ in Sopot, Poland and the CSIO5* Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland. Final team selection will be announced by July 5, 2021. All nominations to the U.S. Olympic Team are subject to approval by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

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