The US, with many excellent horse rider combinations from which to choose, has already had a few good mounts removed from the selection process. When Valerie Kanavy chose to withdraw from possible selection, she took with her some very qualified horses, Gold Raven, King Ali Gold, and Spectacular Gold. After an excellent year of competition, Ceci Butler-Stasiuk was disappointed that DJB Cytron Kon had an injury that would keep them off the team, as were Jeremy Reynolds and Sir Smith. The well of USA horses is deep and the selected Team and Individual members have worked hard in order to bring the medals back to the US. With the home-team advantage, the US has every chance to suceed.