The USEF has just released the names on the High Performance Summer and Fall Training Lists. The horses and riders listed in each section will participate in training sessions with Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor on dates to be announced later.
As with this year’s Winter/Spring training lists, there is only one pair listed under Global Talent, and it’s clear that the selectors have really put their faith into Boyd Martin and Shamwari 4 after a great performance at Luhmühlen —even with the relatively new and untested partnership these two have. These two threw down in Germany, stamping their ticket to Normandy and a spot on the Global Talent List.
The rest of the U.S. WEG squad is, of course, on the lists as well. The depth that can be seen all the way through each list is impressive and an encouraging sign that U.S. eventing is headed in the right direction.
The combinations named are as follows, taken from the press release posted on the USEF’s website:
Combinations that currently possess the ability to win anywhere in the world.
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and the Shamwari 4 Syndicate LLC’s Shamwari 4
Shamwari 4 is a 2002 Hanoverian gelding.
Combinations that currently possess the ability to be competitive anywhere in the world.
Jan Byyny (Purcellville, Va.) and her own and Dick and Jo Bynny’s Inmidair
Inmidair is a 1999 New Zealand Thoroughbred gelding.
Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) and Jacqueline Mars’ Harbour Pilot
Harbour Pilot is a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Carl and Cassandra Segal’s Park Trader
Park Trader is a 2002 Irish Thoroughbred gelding.
Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Carl and Cassandra Segal’s Ballynoe Castle RM
Ballynoe Castle RM is a 2000 Irish Thoroughbred gelding.
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and the Trading Aces LLC’s Trading Aces
Trading Aces is a 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Bruce Duchossois’ Mighty Nice
Mighty Nice is a 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Sinead Halpin (Oldwick, N.J.) and Manoir De Carneville Syndicate’s Manoir de Carneville
Manoir de Carneville is a 2000 Selle Francais gelding.
Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and Team Rebecca, LLC’s Veronica
Veronica is a 2002 Dutch Warmblood mare.
Marilyn Little (Frederick, Md.) and Raylyn Farms and Team Demeter’s RF Demeter
RF Demeter is a 2002 Oldenburg mare.
Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) and Jessica Montgomery, Kathryn Kraft, and Holly and William Becker’s Loughan Glen
Loughan Glen is a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) and Jessica Montgomery, Carole Montgomery, Janet Higgins, and Elizabeth Smith’s Universe
Universe is a 2001 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Meghan O’Donoghue (Carbondale, Ill.) and her own Pirate
Pirate is a 2002 Thoroughbred gelding.
Doug Payne (Apex, N.C.) and Larry and Amelia Ross’ and his own Crown Talisman
Crown Talisman is a 2003 Holsteiner/Thoroughbred gelding.
Kim Severson (Charlottesville, Va.) and her own Fernhill Fearless
Fernhill Fearless is a 2000 Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and her own Donner
Donner is a 2003 Thoroughbred gelding.
Combinations that are currently competitive in domestic international-level competition, and who the USEF Selection Committee feel have the future potential to be competitive anywhere in the world.
Maya Black (Clinton, Wash.) and Dawn Dofelmier’s Doesn’t Play Fair
Doesn’t Play Fair is a 2005 Holsteiner gelding.
Will Coleman (Charlottesville, Va.) and Four Star Eventing Group’s OBOS O’Reilly
OBOS O’Reilly is a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Caroline and Sherrie Martin’s Petite Flower
Petite Flower is a 2002 Thoroughbred mare.
Ellen Doughty (Heartland, Texas) and her own Sir Oberon
Sir Oberon is a 2002 Holsteiner/Thoroughbred gelding.
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Tom Tierney and Ann Jones’ Fernhill Fugitive
Fernhill Fugitive is a 2005 Irish Sport Horse gleding.
Will Faudree (Hoffman, N.C.) and Jennifer Mosing’s Pawlow
Pawlow is a 1999 Irish Thoroughbred gelding.
Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (East Sussex, UK) and Deborah Halliday’s Fernhill By Night
Fernhill By Night is a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Lillian Heard (Hamilton, Va.) and her own Share Option
Share Option is a 2002 Thoroughbred Cross gelding.
Caroline Martin (Miami Beach, Fla.) and her own and Sherrie Martin’s Quantum Solace
Quantum Solace is a 2005 Argentinian Thoroughbred gelding.
Kurt Martin (Middleburg, Va.) and his own Anna Bella
Anna Bella is a 2006 Holsteiner mare.
Michael Pollard (Dalton, Ga.) and his own, Carl Bouckaert, and Natalie Pollard’s Mensa G
Mensa G is a 1998 Thoroughbred gelding.
Lizzie Snow (Southern Pines, N.C.) and Kathryn Rosson and Diane Snow’s Coal Creek
Coal Creek is a 2000 Thoroughbred gelding.
Sharon White (Summit Point, W.V.) and Mary Ann Ghadban’s Under Suspection
Under Suspection is a 2004 Holsteiner mare.
Sharon White (Summit Point, W.V.) and her own and Sheri Weber’s Wundermaske
Wundermaske is a 2003 Hanoverian/Thoroughbred gelding.
In addition, the following riders will be invited to participate in Training Sessions with David O’Connor:
Mathew Brown (Sebastopol, Calif.) and Blossm Creek Foundation’s Super Socks BCF
Super Socks BCF is a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Mathew Brown (Sebastopol, Calif.) and Blossm Creek Foundation’s BCF Belicoso
BCF Belicoso is a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Sydney Conley-Elliott (Bossier City, La.) and Carol Stephens’ Cisko A
Cisko A is a 2006 Westphalian gelding.
Colleen Rutledge (Frederick, Md.) and her own Covert Rights
Covert Rights is a 2006 Thoroughbred Cross gelding.