White Withdraws Northern Spy; O'Connor and Mandiba Named to 2008 US Olympic Team in Eventing
By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY - Heidi White has withdrawn Northern Spy from the US Olympic Team in Eventing for veterinary reasons. Following the selection procedures, the USEF named replacement horse/rider combination Karen O'Connor/Mandiba to the US Olympic Team in Eventing. This will be O'Connor's fourth Olympic Games.
The following horse/rider combinations have been named to the 2008 US Olympic Team in Eventing:
Rider/Age/Hometown/Horse/Age/Breed/Sex/Owner (in alphabetical order):
Phillip Dutton/44/West Grove, PA/Connaught/15/Irish Sport Horse/G/Bruce Duchossois
Becky Holder/39/Mendota Heights, MN/Courageous Comet/12/Thoroughbred/G/Becky and Thomas Holder, Jr.
Gina Miles/34/Creston, CA/McKinlaigh/14/Irish Sport Horse/Gina Miles, Laura Coats and Thomas Schulz
Karen O'Connor/50/The Plains, VA/Mandiba/9/Irish Thoroughbred/G/Joan Goswell
Amy Tryon/38/Duvall, WA/Poggio II/16/Thoroughbred/G/Amy and Greg Tryon and Mark Hart
Replacements in alphabetical order:
Bruce Davidson, Jr./32/ Ocala, FL/BallyNoe Castle RM/8/Irish Thoroughbred/G/Carl and Cassandra Segal
Phillip Dutton/44/West Grove, PA/Woodburn/13/Thoroughbred/G/Acorn Hill Farm
Bonnie Mosser/45/Gordonsville, VA/Merloch/11/New Zealand Thoroughbred Cross/G/Bonnie Mosser and Margaret Egan
The horses in the U.S. will ship to Hong Kong for the Olympic Games on July 30.