After competing in designated Observation Events throughout the summer, the following athlete-and-horse combinations have been selected to represent U.S. jumping at the WEG under the leadership of Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland (in alphabetical order):
Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) with Zeremonie, Old Willow Farms LLC’s 2007 Holsteiner mare
Devin Ryan (Long Valley, N.J.) with Eddie Blue, LL Show Jumpers LLC’s nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
Adrienne Sternlicht (Greenwich, Conn.) with Cristalline, Starlight Farms LLC’s nine-year-old Bavarian Warmblood mare
McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y,) with Clinta, the 11-year-old Oldenburg mare he owns with Sagamore Farms, and HH Azur, the 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare he owns with Double H Farm
The following combination will serve as the traveling reserve:
Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and Darry Lou, Abigail Wexner’s 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion
Information regarding the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team selection procedures for the 2018 WEG can be found here.
The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team will begin competition on September 19 and 20 with round one of the team competition. Round two, the final team competition and medal ceremony will occur on September 21.
Source: Press Release by US Equestrian Communications Department for USEF – United States Equestrian Federation
Photos: © Elena Lusenti / Shannon Brinkman / Taylor Pence