Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the athletes that will compete on the NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Teams for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Poland as well as the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup The Netherlands. The FEI Jumping Nations Cup Poland, part of the Lotto CSIO Sopot taking place Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17, and FEI Jumping Nations Cup The Netherlands, part of CHIO Rotterdam running Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24, serve as designated observation events for the short-listed athletes competing for a spot on the 2018 NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018, running September 11-23, in Mill Spring, N.C.
The following athletes will comprise the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup Poland:
Jamie Barge (Malibu, Calif.)
Margie Engle (Wellington, Fla.)
Lillie Keenan (New York, N.Y.)
Devin Ryan (Long Valley, N.J.)
*Jessica Springsteen (Colts Neck, N.J.)
The following athletes will compose the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup The Netherlands:
*Lauren Hough (Wellington, Fla.)
Laura Kraut (Wellington, Fla.)
Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.)
Adrienne Sternlicht (Greenwich, Conn.)
Mclain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.)
*As previously noted, Hough and Springsteen are not short-listed athletes. However, they will serve as the reserve riders for these competitions.
Both teams will compete under the direction of U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor Robert Ridland.
Additional observation events for the short-listed athletes include CSIO5* Aachen, Germany, July 17 – 22; and CSIO5* Dublin, August 8 – 12. More information regarding the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team’s selection procedures for the 2018 WEG can be found here.
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