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Olympic Eventing Team Practice, Thursday, August 12th 10:30 am

by gaillardm | Aug 10, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

The 2004 United States Olympic Eventing Team will practice on Thursday, August 12th and the media is invited to attend from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. The riders will be available for interviews. The practice schedule has not yet been finalized. All of the Olympic Equestrian events will take place at the Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre, where the practice session will be held.

Members of the Eventing Team are as follows:
Darren Chiacchia, 39, Springville, NY, riding Windfall II
Julie Burns Richards, 34, Newnan, GA, riding Jacob Two Two
Kim Severson, 29, Keene, VA, riding Winsome Adante
Amy Tryon, 34, Redmond, WA, riding Poggio II
John Williams, 39, Middleburg, VA, riding Carrick
Reserve Rider: Will Faudree, 24 , Southern Pines, NC, Antigua

Kim Severson heads into the Olympic Games ranked #2 in the world according the FEI rankings. Julie Richards competed as an individual at Sydney. Amy Tryon and John Williams were a member of the gold medal winning team at the World Equestrian Games in 2002.

For more information contact:
In the United States, Scott Carling 859-225 -6928
Maria Partlow, USEF Press Officer, Athens tel. 693 673 3136