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Short List for 2004 Olympic Eventing Team Announced

Equestrian Press Release

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation today announced the Short List and Alternates for the Short List for the 2004 Olympic Games Eventing Team. According to the official selection procedures, a total of fifteen horse and rider combinations may be named to the Short List and a rider may be named with more than one horse. The Short List is as follows:

Rider, Residence, Horse, Owner

Nathalie Bouckaert. Chatsworth, GA, West Farthing(G) English Thoroughbred, Stephanie Bouckaert and Carl Bouckaert

Stephen Bradley, Leesburg, VA, From(G)Russian Thoroughbred, Maria T. Amos Land

Darren Chiacchia, Springville, NY, Windfall 2 (S)Trakehner, Tim Holekamp

Will Faudree, Southern Pines, NC, Antigua(G)Australian Thoroughbred, Will and Matt Faudree

Holly Hepp, Middleburg, VA, Damien(G)Trakehner, Marie Piskorz and Bernardo Piskorz

Abigail Lufkin, Middleburg, VA, Kildonan Tug (G)Australian Thoroughbred, Dan Lufkin and Tom Purcell

David O’Connor, The Plains, VA, Outlawed (G)New Zealand Thoroughbred, Jennifer Taxay

Julie Richards, Atlanta, GA, Jacob Two Two(G)Canadian Thoroughbred, Jim Richards

Kim Severson, Keene, VA, Winsome Adante(G)English Thoroughbred, Linda Wachtmeister

Kim Severson, Keene, VA, He’s Got Rhythm Thoroughbred, Linda Wachtmeister

Jan Thompson, Purcellville, VA, Task Force (G)Thoroughbred, Jo Ellen Byyny and Richard Byyny

Amy Tryon Duvall, WA, My Beau(G)Thoroughbred, Leigh Mesher and Bob & Barbara Mesher

Amy Tryon Duvall, WA, Poggio II (G)Thoroughbred,Amy Tryon and Mark Hart

Heidi White, Chadds Ford, PA, Northern Spy (G)English Thoroughbred, Heidi White

John Williams, Middleburg, VA, Carrick(G)Canadian Sport Horse, Ann Williams and Dr. Elise DePapp


Rider, Residence, Horse, Owner

Anna Collier, Ridgefield, WA, Leopold(G)Dutch Warmblood, Anna Collier

Abigail Lufkin, Middleburg, VA, Better I Do It (G), Dan Lufkin and Tom Purcell

Gina Miles, Creston, CA, McKinlaigh (G)Irish Sport Horse, Tom Schulz and Laura Coats

Karen O’Connor, The Plains, VA, Upstage(G)Thoroughbred, M/M Richard Thompson

Kim Severson, Keene, VA, Maguire(G)Irish Thoroughbred, Linda Wachtmeister

Jan Thompson, Purcellville, VA, Shared Dreams(G)Thoroughbred, Jo Ellen Byyny and Richard Byyny

John Williams, Middleburg, VA, Sloopy(G)Thoroughbred, Mary Delton and Robert Boeckman

(G = Gelding, S=Stallion)

Members of the Short List will arrive in Middleburg, Virginia on July 6th to train with USEF Chef d’Equipe and Technical Adviser, Mark Phillips as well as Dressage Instructor Sandy Phillips and Show Jumping Coach George Morris. The Mandatory Short List Outing will take place on July 13th at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Spectators are welcome to attend this competition, which will be the final opportunity for the USEF Eventing Selectors to observe these combinations in a competition setting before the naming of the Olympic Team. Veterinary inspections will be conducted on all horses on July 14th and 15th at the USEF Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, New Jersey. The Olympic Team will be announced on July 16th. The five team members along with an anticipated 5 additional replacement combinations will ship to the United Kingdom to train on July 18th. They will stay in the UK until shipping to Athens on August 10th.

“We are very fortunate to have a great deal of depth in both horse and riders from which to select our Team for Athens. We have a strong group on this Short List and we believe we will be sending a very competitive team to the Olympic Games. We are very much looking forward to the challenge in Athens,” said James Wolf, USEF Director of Eventing Activities.