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Short List for 2004 Olympic Eventing Team Announced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Dutch Win in Lucerne. U.S. Team Ties for Sixth

by gaillardm | Jun 7, 2004, 12:00 AM

SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE 2004 – PRESS RELEASE NO. 8 DUTCH DO IT AGAIN IN LUCERNE…. The Dutch masters did it again today when sweeping to a decisive second successive victory in the 2004 Samsung Super League in Lucerne and now stand top of the leaderboard going into the midway stage of the series which moves to their home ground in Rotterdam in two weeks time. In a complete reversal of the inconsistent run of form they displayed during the inaugural 2003 series the Dutch riders looked...

Debbie McDonald and Brentina Named as Discretionary Selection to the Short List for the 2004 Olympic Games Dressage Team

by kcadams | Jun 4, 2004, 12:00 PM

The Committee on Selections of the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF), has approved the unanimous recommendation of the Dressage Selectors and of the Dressage High Performance Committee, to name Debbie McDonald of Hailey, Idaho, to the “Short List” for the 2004 Olympic Games Dressage Team. According to the USEF Dressage Athlete Selection Procedures, it is possible for a horse/rider combination to be named to the Short List by the selectors without competing in the Olympic...

Correction to the May 25 Press Release on the Bayer/USEF Open Reining Championship

by Ben Sledge | May 27, 2004, 12:00 PM

Please note that Tom McCutcheon and Steady’s Dude placed third in the $75,000 Bayer/USEF Open Reining Championship on May 23, 2004. It was incorrectly reported that Scott McCutcheon placed third. Also, the lifetime earnings of Matt Dillon Dun It are $94,636.56. It was incorrectly reported that that amount was the lifetime earnings of Todd Crawford.

USEF Announces Team for the 2004 World Singles Driving Championship

by Ben Sledge | May 26, 2004, 12:00 AM

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) today announced the team for the 2004 World Singles Driving Championship in Astorp, Sweden in July 22-25. The team is as follows: Driver Age Hometown Horse Age & Breed Fred Merriam 54 Newfane, Vermont Gaitwood Lightwing Age 9, Morgan Scott Monroe 51 Sharon, Connecticut Bethesda After Dark Age 10, Morgan Scott Padgett 27 Southern Pines, North Carolina Collector’s Right Stuff Age 13, Morgan Alternate team member Driver Age Hometown Horse...