U.S. Selects Eventing Team

The United States has selected its team of four for the Olympic Three-Day Event squad as well as three starters for the individual eventing competition at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The team three-day event horse inspection will be held on Friday, September 15 with team three-day event competition beginning Saturday, September 16, 2000. For a complete schedule of the equestrian competition, please visit the American Horse Shows Association web site at www.ahsa.org.

The Three-Day Event team is as follows:


Nina Fout of Middleburg, VA riding 3 Magic Beans

David O'Connor of The Plains, VA riding Giltedge

Karen O'Connor of The Plains, VA riding Prince Panache

Linden Wiesman of Bluemont, VA riding Anderoo


Julie Black of Newnan, GA riding Hyde Park Corner

Robert Costello of Southern Pines, NC and Hamilton, MA riding Chevalier

David O'Connor of The Plains, GA riding Custom Made

Hannigan ridden by Abigail Lufkin is out of contention after several refusals at a local competition this past weekend. Also out of contention due to injury is Lukfin's horse Jacob Two Two. Rattle N Hum, ridden by David O'Connor and Special Attention ridden by Bruce (Buck) Davidson, Jr. have incurred injuries which have put them out of the games.

About the Author

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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