LEXINGTON, Ky.--US Equestrian announced the fou rrider and horse combinations selected to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, as part of the U.S. Dressage Olympic Team.
The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Debbie McDonald and Team Leader Hallye Griffin.
The first horse inspection will take place on July 23, and competition is set to begin on July 24 and continue through July 28 at the Equestrian Park in Tokyo, Japan.
Three riders will compete as a team with one traveling reserve.
“The team selected to represent us in Tokyo is incredibly strong and I’m looking forward to working with these combinations in the coming weeks to ensure we deliver performances our country will be proud of this summer,” said Chef d’Equipe Debbie McDonald. “We’ve worked tremendously hard over the past year to adjust and prepare for these Games and it’s exciting to see all of the hard work begin to pay off. These combinations are up for the challenge that will be presented to us in Tokyo, and we are incredibly grateful for the continued support of our family, friends, and fans around the country.”
THE FOLLOWING rider and horse combinations will represent the United States at the Olympic Games Tokyo and are listed in alphabetical order:
Adrienne Lyle of Wellington, Fla., on Salvino, a 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Betsy Juliano, LLC
Steffen Peters of San Diego, Calif., on Suppenkasper, a 13-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki
Sabine Schut-Kery of Napa, Calif., on Sanceo, a 15-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Alice Womble
The following has been named as the traveling reserve:
Nick Wagman of San Diego, Calif., on Don John, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Beverly Gepfer
The following have been named as team alternates and are listed in selected order:
Olivia LaGoy-Weltz of (Haymarket, Va., on Rassing’s Lonoir, a 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Mary Anne McPhail and Olivia LaGoy-Weltz
Ben Ebeling of Moorpark, Calif., on Illuster van de Kampert, a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Sasha Cutter for Nuvolari Holdings and Amy Roberts Ebeling