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Short List Announced for 2004 Olympic Dressage Team Athens Could Be Sixth Olympics for Robert Dover, 1st for McDonald Ranked #2 in World

by Ben Sledge | Jun 24, 2004, 12:00 AM

The United States Equestrian Federation today announced the Short List for the 2004 Olympic Dressage Team. The four horse/rider combinations and two substitutes are as follows: Rider Age Hometown Horse Age, Breed, Sex Debbie McDonald 49 Hailey, Idaho Brentina 1991, ch. M. Hanoverian (Brentano II - Liselotte) Robert Dover 48 Wellington, FL FBW Kennedy 1989 ch.g, Baden Wurttemberger, (Tiro - Katy) Guenter Seidel 43 Del Mar, CA Aragon 1992 gr.g. Bavarian (Abydos - La Sabrina) Guunter Seidel 43 Del...

USEF Announces Top 12 Qualifiers for 2004 USEF Junior Dressage Team Championship

by Sarah Evers | Jun 23, 2004, 12:00 AM

USEF is pleased to announce the top twelve qualified horse/rider combinations for the 2004 USEF Junior Dressage Team Championship to be held July 8 – 11, 2004 and hosted by Pebble Beach Dressage & CDI 3* in Pebble Beach, California. This event, now in its eighth year, showcases some of the most talented young dressage riders in the country today. For the first time, this official USA Junior Olympic – Equestrian Event is sponsored by Collecting Gaits Farm, the Dutta Corporation, and Performance...

Robert Dover and FBW Kennedy Sweep All Four 2004 Olympic Dressage Trials. Take USEF National Championship Title.

by gaillardm | Jun 21, 2004, 12:00 AM

San Juan Capistrano, CA - Robert Dover did it again today and in some kind of style, Freestyle to be exact, with a score today of 81.70 in the Bayer/USET Foundation Festival of Champions presented by State Line Tack. The competition was the 2004 Olympic Dressage Trials and also determined the USEF Grand Prix National Championship. Gunter Seidel was second in the Freestyle on Aragon with a 78.425%, and third on Nikolaus 7 with 77.175%. Leslie Morse was fourth on Kingston with 77.025% and Steffen...

Robert Dover and Kennedy Again Brilliant in Grand Prix at the 2004 Dressage Olympic Selection Trials

by gaillardm | Jun 19, 2004, 12:00 AM

San Juan Capistrano, CA - Robert Dover and FBW Kennedy were even better today than they were last weekend. Just prior to Dover’s ride, Guenter Seidel on Aragon and Steffen Peters on Floriano had exceptional rides creating a super-charged atmosphere, but Dover and Kennedy marched down the center line, saluted and never looked back. Their score of 78.917% kept them firmly in the lead. Seidel and Aragon were second with 74.167%, Peters and Floriano were third with 71.875%, Leslie Morse and...

Team Announced for Samsung Super League Competitions, CSIO Hickstead and CSIO Dublin

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

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation today announced the team for the Samsung Super League Competitions in Hickstead, Great Britain July 21st – 25th and Dublin, Ireland August 4th – 8th. The team members are as follows: Riders Residence Horse Lauren Hough Wellington, FL Clasiko (HOL, Calando IV – Bola) Molly Ashe Wellington, FL Lutopia (KWPN, Gentleman – Utopia) John French Redwood City, CA Millenium (KWPN, Burggraaf - ) Margie Engle Wellington, FL Hidden Creek’s Perin Hidden...

Vaulting Team for 2004 World Championship Announced

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

The United States Equestrian Federation today announced the individual men and women’s selections and the team selection for the 2004 Vaulting World Championships to be held in Stadl Paura, Austria from August 5th through 8th. The individual members, named in order of their ranking, are as follows; Women Selected for Individual Competition: Vaulter Residence 1. Megan Benjamin Saratoga, CA 2. Mari Inouye Palo Alto, CA 3. Samantha Smith Saratoga, CA 4. Shannyn Poer (alternate) Los Angeles, CA Men...

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

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

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

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 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...