US Olympic show jumping shortlist named

A strong list of contenders for the American showjumping team.

USA’s Beezie Madden and Simon. (Image: FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst)

The US Olympic show jumping shortlist has been named and of course one of our favourites, Beezie Madden is on it.  Actually, she isn’t just on it, she is on it with three horses! So surely it now comes down to a question of WHICH horse she will take to the Olympics? 

The full list, in alphabetical order, is:

Lucy Davis (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Old Oak Farm’s Barron, a 2004 Belgian Warmblood gelding

Margie Engle (Wellington, Fla.) and Elm Rock Partners, LLC’s Royce, a 2004 Oldenburg stallion

Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Lexington (1 November 2015), Kent Farrington (USA) and Voyeur, winners of the qualifier of this new exciting league.(
Kent Farrington and Voyeur. (Image:

Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) with Robin Parsky and his own Gazelle, a 2006 Belgian Warmblood mare, and Amalaya Investments’ Voyeur, a 2002 KWPN gelding

Lauren Hough (Wellington, Fla.) and The Ohlala Group’s Ohlala, a 2004 Swedish Warmblood mare

Reed Kessler (Lexington, Ky.) and Kessler Show Stable’s Cylana, a 2002 Belgian Warmblood mare

Laura Kraut (USA) and Deauville S. Photo: Stock Image Services
Laura Kraut (USA) and Deauville S. (Image: Stock Image Services)

Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) with Old Willow Farms, LLC’s Deauville S, a 2006 Holsteiner gelding, and Zeremonie, a 2007 Holsteiner mare

Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) with Abigail Wexner’s Breitling LS, a 2006 Dutch Warmblood stallion, Cortes ‘C’, a 2002 Belgian Warmblood gelding, Quister, a 2004 Selle Français gelding, and Simon, a 1999 KWPN gelding

Todd Minikus (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Jack Snyder’s Babalou 41, a 2005 Oldenburg mare

Callan Solem (Glennmore, Pa.) and Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC’s VDL Wizard, a 2003 KWPN gelding

Mclain Ward and Rothchild. Photo credit FEI
Mclain Ward and Rothchild. (Image: FEI)

McLain Ward (Brewester, N.Y.) with Double H Farm & Francois Mathy’s HH Azur, a 2006 Belgian Warmblood mare, and Sagamore Farm’s Rothchild, a 2001 Warmblood gelding

The final team will be named in early July. Events selectors will be watching these horses compete at:
  • CSIO5* La Baule (France), May 12-15,
  • CSIO5* Rome (Italy), May 26-29,
  • CSIO5* St. Gallen (Switzerland), June 2-5,
  • CSIO5* Rotterdam (Netherlands), June 22-26.