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Correction on 2004 Olympic Games Eventing Team Short List Information, Damien Is Owned by Mari R. Krein-Secrist and Roger Secrist

by jprovost | Jun 18, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

Ownership and breed information on Damien in the June 16th release on the Short List announcement for the 2004 Olympic Games Eventing Team was incorrect. Damien, ridden by Holly Hepp, is owned by Mari R. Krein-Secrist and Roger Secrist of Vass, North Carolina. Damien is a Thoroughbred – Dutch Warmblood cross.

2004 Olympic Dressage Trials Continue This Weekend at Oaks Blenheim

by jprovost | Jun 18, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

San Juan Capistrano, CA - The 2004 Olympic Dressage Trials continue this weekend with the final two legs of the competition. The second Grand Prix will be held on Saturday and the Freestyle competition on Sunday at Oaks Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano, California. Competition begins at 1:00 pm Pacific time both days. Last weekend Robert Dover on FBW Kennedy won both the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special and is leading the competition. Guenter Seidel was second in the Grand Prix and third in...

Steffan Peters and Marlando Win Prix St. George in USEF Intermediaire I Championship at the Bayer/USET Festial of Champions

by gaillardm | Jun 18, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Steffen Peters and Marlando won the Prix St. George today at the USEF Intermediaire I Championship at Oaks Blenheim with a score of 73.750%. Leslie Morse on Tip Top 962 was second scoring 72.450%. Peters and Morse distanced themselves from the field as the third place score of 67.200% was shared by Heather Blitz on American-bred Arabella and Nicole Perry on Rubino Bellissimo. The test was the FEI Prix St. Georges 2000. California resident Peters described his ride as...

Olympic Coverage of Equestrian Sport at

by By Sarah L. Evers | Jun 16, 2004, 12:00 PM EST announces their coverage of Olympic equestrian sport at . NBC’s online coverage includes news, athlete biographies, television listing schedules, information on medals for the various countries competing in the Olympics, videos, an Olympic store, and much more. Debbie McDonald, the United States’ Dressage superstar, was featured on the main page of the Equestrian section. McDonald has already been named to the U.S. dressage team’s short list...

Short List for 2004 Olympic Eventing Team Announced

by kcadams | Jun 16, 2004, 12:00 PM EST

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation today announced the Short List and Alternates for the Short List for the 2004 Olympic Games Eventing Team. According to the official selection procedures, a total of fifteen horse and rider combinations may be named to the Short List and a rider may be named with more than one horse. The Short List is as follows: Rider Residence Horse Owner Nathalie Bouckaert Chatsworth, GA West Farthing (G) English Thoroughbred Carl Bouckaert...

Samsung Super League 2004 Results: The Color Looks Very Much Like Orange

by Sarah Evers | Jun 15, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

THE COLOUR LOOKS VERY MUCH LIKE ORANGE…… Dutch pride is at an all-time high after two consecutive victories in the Samsung Super League 2004, and the team at the top of the leaderboard can expect huge support when they line out on their home ground in Rotterdam next Friday. A full three points ahead of Germany in second position, The Netherlands could take a real grip on pole position if they can capitalise with another good result, and the organisers at Rotterdam are encouraging...

Robert Dover and Kennedy Keep on Rolling. Win Grand Prix Special at 2004 Olympic Dressage Trials.

by gaillardm | Jun 13, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

San Juan Capistrano, California – Again today Robert Dover and FBW Kennedy demonstrated masterful consistency and solidity, the hallmarks of their vast experience. They won the Grand Prix Special in the Selection Trials with a score of 78.640%, with two judges scoring them just over 80%. Dover summed up his two very different rides on Kennedy and Ranier, “honestly, I was actually really relaxed going into the ring today, and excited about especially riding Kennedy today, because I...

Madden and McDonald Among Top Three in World Rankings

by gaillardm | Jun 12, 2004, 12:00 PM EST

Beezie Madden of Casanovia, New York has moved up to third position in the FEI/Gandini World Riders Ranking behind 2003 World Cup Winner Marcus Ehning, and Ludger Beerbaum, both of Germany. Swiss rider Markus Fuchs is fourth. This is the first time in recent years that an American rider has been in the top five. Madden riding Authentic was the highest placed rider at last month’s Olympic Show Jumping Selection Trials in California earning her the #1 position on the Short List for the Olympic...

Robert Dover and FBW Kennedy Grab Lead in Olympic Dressage Selection Trials

by gaillardm | Jun 12, 2004, 12:00 PM EST

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Veteran Olympic Judge Axel Steiner was doing color commentary at the trials today and described Robert Dover’s ride on FBW Kennedy as “one of the nicest Grand Prix rides in the United States.” The enthusiastic applause of the knowledgeable crowd indicated they agreed. Their score of 76.292% leads Gunter Seidel on Aragon, who had a score of 72.375%. Seidel was also third on Nikolaus 7 with a score of 71.458%. Steffan Peters on Floriano was fourth with 71.333%. “You...

2004 Olympic Dressage Selection Trials Start This Weekend

by gaillardm | Jun 9, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

The 2004 Bayer/USET Foundation Festival of Champions, Presented by State Line Tack, Olympic Dressage Selection Trials, will be held over the next two weekends, June 12th and 13th and June 18th -20th, 2004 at the Oaks Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano, California. The USEF Grand Prix Championship at the Festival will serve as the Olympic Dressage Selection Trials to determine the “short list” for the rider/horse combinations for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. The following are the...