2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Endurance Team Selection Trial Rescheduled for April 20

Torrential rains force reschedule of WEG USA Endurance Team Trials in South Carolina

April 20, 2014, Ehrhardt, South Carolina ~ From the USEF Communications Department

After tremendous rainfall caused the postponement of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Endurance Team Selection Trial, the race will take place Sunday April 20th at the Broxton Bridge Plantation in Ehrhardt, S.C. in a revised format. Fourteen Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games applicants and an additional three proxy riders will ride three loops equaling 70.4km to determine the top 17 positions.

On Monday, April 21, all horse will complete a post-event veterinary inspection and the Long List will be named within 10 days following the inspections.

 On Sunday, riders will set out in two groups. Group 1 will set-out at 9am ET and will be followed 15 minutes later by Group 2 at 9:15am.

 Group 1

The following 10 combinations will compose Group 1:

Melody Blittersdorf (Jeffersonville, VT) and her own Synthetic

Lisanne Dorion (Williston, FL) and her own SH Sur Trad

Kelsey Russell (Williston, FL) and Valerie Kanavy’s My Wild Irish Gold

Wendy MacCoubrey (Quebec, Canada) as proxy rider for Valerie Kanavy and Valerie Kanavy’s Raven About Gold

Jeremy Olson (La Motte, IA) and Amy Wallace-Whelan’s Wallace Hill Shade 

Gene Limlaw (Springfield, VT) as proxy rider for Dr. Margaret Sleeper and Dr. Margaret Sleeper’s Syrocco Cadence 

Dr. Nicki Meuten (Zebulon, NC)  and her own Not Tonight

Willemina DeBoer (Hico, TX) and her own Frisia Shaheen

Martha Rattner (Paris, KY) and  Indepen (owned by James Hay)

Heather Reynolds (Dunnellon, Fla.) and her own Chanses    

 Group 2

The following seven combinations will compose Group 2:

Barbara Hershberger (Stuart, FL) and her own Kenlyn Irishman

Cody Boysen (Sidney, IA) and Roxi Welling and his own Viktory Banner 

Valerie Kanavy (Fort Valley, VA) and her own Just Gold

Ellen Olson (La Motte, IA) and Farzad Faryadi’s Hot Desert Knight 

Jeremy Reynolds (Dunnellon, FL) and his own RR Gold Dust Rising

Dr. Margaret Sleeper (Frenchtown, NJ) and her own  Syrocco Reveille 

Kyle Gibbon (Kingsland, GA) as a proxy rider for Amy Wallace-Whelan and Dr. Nicki Meuten’s FYF Dutch

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