WEG: USEF Names Endurance Short List/Nominated Entry

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the following horse/rider combinations to the Short List/Nominated Entry for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games according to the USEF Selection Procedure for Endurance. From this group the Definite Entry will be named to represent the United States in the Endurance Championships. The Games take place from Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2010 in Lexington, Ky.

The following horse/rider combinations have been named to this Short List/Nominated Entry in alphabetical order:

  • Melody Blittersdorf/50/Jeffersonville, Vt./Synthetic/10/Arabian/Gelding/Rider
  • Lindsay Graham/28/Napa, Calif./Monk/8/Arabian/Gelding/Christopher Martin
  • Ellen Rapp/28/La Motte, Iowa/Berjo Smokey/15/Arabian/Gelding/Jeremy Olson
  • Ellen Rapp/28/La Motte, Iowa/SA Belshazzar/13/Shagya-Arabian/Gelding/Jeremy Olson
  • Deborah Reich/50/Croton On Hudson, N.Y./DJB Juniper/8/Arabian/Mare/Rider
  • Heather Reynolds/33/Los Gatos, Calif./Ssamiam/9/Arabian/Gelding/ Rider and Jeremy Reynolds
  • Jeremy Reynolds/30/Los Gatos, Calif./Sir Smith/11/Arabian/Gelding/Rider and Heather Reynolds
  • Michele Roush/43/North San Juan, Calif./Ivanhoes Debutante/11/ Anglo-Arabian/Mare/Spy Coast Farm, LLC
  • Margaret Sleeper/42/Frenchtown, N.J./Syrocco Harmony/8/Arabian/Rider
  • Margaret Sleeper/42/Frenchtown, N.J./Syrocco Reveille/10/Arabian/Rider
  • Ceci Butler Stasiuk/28/Humble, Texas/DJB Cytron Kon JMF/15/Arabian/Darolyn Butler
  • Janice Worthington/70/Scales Mound/Golden Lightning/10/Arabian/Rider

For many of the riders who will represent the U.S. in the sport of endurance, the competition will be a family affair: Heather and Jeremy Reynolds are married and Jeremy's identical twin brother, Tim, is his groom. Ellen Rapp's groom is also her identical twin sister Eryn.

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