The United States’ Eventing, Dressage, and Jumping teams have been named for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and Team USA is looking like a force to be reckoned with at this year’s Games. The official teams are:
Jan Ebeling and Rafalca
Tina Konyot and Calecto V
Steffen Peters and Ravel
Adrienne Lyle and Wizard
Will Coleman and Twizzel
Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister
Phillip Dutton and Mystery Whisper
Boyd Martin and Otis Barbotiere
Karen O'Connor and Mr. Medicott
Rich Fellers and Flexible
Reed Kessler and Cylana
Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo
McLain Ward and Antares F
Traveling Reserve: Charlie Jayne and Chill R Z
The youngest team member is show jumping’s Reed Kessler, who will be 18 at the time of the Games. On the other end of the spectrum, eventer Karen O’Connor, at 54, will be competing in her fifth Olympics.
Pop-culture sensation Rafalca, owned by Ann Romney, will be making an appearance on the dressage team, and we can be sure to see coverage of her performance on The Colbert Report!
Each and every team member is talented, experienced, and hungry for a win. While nothing is a sure thing in equestrian sports, odds are Team USA will be bringing home a few medals from London this summer. Keep checking our blog for updates on team preparation, Olympic competition, and results.