August 11, 2015–The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named an additional combination to represent the United States at CICO3* Aachen, held in Aachen, Germany, August 12-14. The U.S. has now been invited to send a full team of four athlete-and-horse combinations.
The following combination has been named as the fourth member of the U.S. Team:
Colleen Rutledge (Frederick, Md.) and her own Covert Rights, a 2006 Thoroughbred Cross gelding
The U.S. Team will also include (in ranked order):
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Thomas Tierney and Simon Roosevelt’s Fernhill Cubalawn, a 2003 Holsteiner gelding
Lauren Kieffer (Ocala, Fla.) and Team Rebecca, LLC’s Veronica, a 2002 Dutch Warmblood mare
Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and The Donner Syndicate, LLC’s Donner, a 2003 Thoroughbred gelding
Dutton and Kieffer have been awarded, through the USET Foundation, Karen E. Stives Endowment Fund for High Performance Eventing Competition Grants. Symansky has been awarded a Land Rover USEF Competition Grant. Rutledge has been awarded a Jacqueline B. Mars Competition Grant, through the USET Foundation.
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members. Without the support of these organizations and individuals, it would not be possible to support our athletes. The USEF is especially grateful to individuals who give generously of their time and money to support the equestrian teams.