Kent Farrington

Hometown: Wellington, Fla Birthday: 12/28/1980 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping Olympic Years: 2016, 2020, 2024

Kent Farrington has represented the United States at numerous international championships, including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 Toronto Pan American Games, 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, and 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games. In 2019, he became the first U.S. rider to win the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen and the International Jumping Riders Rolex Grand Prix of Geneva in the same year. Farrington was named the 2020 USEF International Equestrian of the Year. Farrington was named to the U.S. Jumping Short List for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games with three horses. Aboard Greya, the duo were strong in their showing for the team, earning top honors in the Rolex Grand Prix of La Baule CSIO5* in June, adding to their fourth-place finish at the FEI Jumping World Cup Finals earlier in the spring. Paris 2024 will be Farrington's third consecutive Olympic Games and the first for Greya.


Laura Kraut

Hometown: Royal Palm Beach, Fla. Birthday: 11/14/1965 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping Olympic Years: 1992 (alternate), 2000, 2008, 2020, 2024

Laura Kraut is a four-time Olympian, including a team gold medalist at the 2008 Beijing Games and a team silver medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Games. She was a member of the gold-medal winning NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, as well as a WEG Lexington 2010 team member, and WEG Aachen 2006 team silver medalist. Kraut has been a member of numerous medal-winning FEI Nations Cup teams, including a member of the historic first all-women’s FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* Dublin gold-medal winning team and recipient of the Aga Khan Trophy in 2017. More recently, Kraut helped the team earn gold at the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games, where she finished fourth individually with Dorado 212. She was selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, with Baloutinue.


Jessica Springsteen

Hometown: Colts Neck, N.J. Birthday: 12/30/1991 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping Olympic Years: 2020

Jessica Springsteen was a member of the silver medal-winning U.S. Jumping Team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She amassed numerous top results in her successful youth career, capturing the young rider team silver medal and the young rider individual bronze medal at the 2010 North American Youth Championships, along with a win at the 2008 ASPCA Maclay Finals. In recent years, she has been selected to several Nations Cup teams, including the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4* and CHIO Aachen teams in 2021 and the FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Knokke Hippique in 2022.


McLain Ward

Hometown: Brewster, N.Y. Birthday: 10/17/1975 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping Olympic Years: 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024

McLain Ward is a five-time Olympian, including a team silver medalist at the Tokyo 2020 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games as well as team gold medalist at the Beijing 2008 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games. He was also a member of the gold-medal winning NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, as well as a WEG Normandy 2014 team bronze medalist, and WEG Aachen 2006 team silver medalist. Ward is a Pan American Games Toronto 2015 individual gold and team bronze medalist as well as Guadalajara 2011 team gold medalist. In 2017, he was the champion at the FEI World Cup Jumping Final. In 2022, he was the winner of the Turkish Airlines – CHIO Aachen CSIO5* Grand Prix and the RWE Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia – Aachen CHIO CSIO5* Grand Prix riding Contagious. In 2023, Ward helped the U.S. Jumping Team earn team qualification to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games aboard Contagious, where they secured team gold and individual bronze at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. Ward debuted both Callas and Ilex as potential horses for team selection ahead of the Olympics, with his sixth straight selection coming in July, confirming Ilex his mount for Paris 2024.