US Equestrian Names 10 Athletes to Short List for FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018
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US Equestrian Names 10 Athletes to Short List for FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018

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The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) has named 10 show jumping athletes to the Short List for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team. Athletes named to the Short List will compete at two of the following NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team observation events: FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Poland, June 14 – 17; The Netherlands, June 21 – 24; CSIO5* Aachen, Germany, July 17 – 22; and Ireland, August 8 – 12.

The following 10 athletes have been named to the Short List (in alphabetical order):

Jamie Barge (Malibu, Calif.)

Margie Engle (Wellington, Fla.)

Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.)

Lauren Hough (Wellington, Fla.)

Lillie Keenan (New York, N.Y.)

Laura Kraut (Wellington, Fla.)

Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.)

Devin Ryan (Long Valley, N.J.)

Adrienne Sternlicht (Greenwich, Conn.)

McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.)

Jessica Springsteen (Colts Neck, N.J.) was originally named to the Short List on April 27, 2018, based on discretion. Springsteen has withdrawn herself from consideration. As such, Lillie Keenan (New York, N.Y.) will replace Springsteen on the Short List, as approved by the US Equestrian Board of Directors and in accordance with the WEG U.S. Show Jumping Team selection procedures.

Following the FEI Nominated Entries deadline of August 13, 2018, and no later than the closing date for the FEI Definite Entries for the Event of September 10, 2018, the Chef d’Equipe, in consultation with the Advisors, will recommend up to five athletes and 10 horses to the Squad, subject to the recommendation of the USEF Jumping Sport Committee or its designees and the approval of the Board of Directors or an Ad Hoc Selection Group approved by the Board of Directors.

By no later than the to-be-determined assigned time for the declaration of starters, the Chef d’Equipe will evaluate the horses and athletes on the Squad and will name the Team of four athlete/horse combinations that will compete as well as the fifth athlete and/or horse that will serve as the Traveling Reserve.