Morse Withdraws Kingston; Barisone and Neruda to Head to Hong Kong as Traveling Replacement for US Olympic Team in Dressage
RELEASE: July 31, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY - Leslie Morse has withdrawn Kingston from the US Olympic Team in Dressage for veterinary reasons. Following the selection procedures, the USEF named replacement horse/rider combination Michael Barisone/Neruda as the traveling replacement for the US Olympic Team in Dressage.
The following horse/rider combinations have been named to the 2008 US Olympic Team in Dressage:
Rider/Age/Hometown/Horse/Age/Breed/Sex/Owner (in alphabetical order):
Steffen Peters/44/San Diego, CA/Ravel/10/Dutch Warmblood/G/Akiko Yamazaki
Debbie McDonald/54/Hailey, ID/Brentina/17/Hanoverian/M/Peggy and Parry Thomas
Courtney King-Dye/31/New Milford, CT/Harmony's Mythilus/14/Dutch Warmblood/G/Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation
Michael Barisone/44/Califon, NJ/Neruda/13/Dutch Warmblood/G/Jane Suwalsky
The horses shipped to Hong Kong for the Olympic Games on July 30, the dressage competition begins on August 13.
Please see www.usef.org for complete selection procedures.
For information regarding selection, please contact Gil Merrick, Managing Director of Dressage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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