Excitement is high right now for basketball lovers (like my own husband!) with “March Madness” upon us. But get ready equestrians, because it’s time for you to get excited too!
With the 2012 Olympic games in London quickly approaching, I for one am pumped up!!!
The summer Olympics is one time when equestrian sports gets a mainstream spot light along side other athletes.
This week, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team will kick off in Wellington, Florida.
Like basketball junkies everywhere hoping their team clenches a spot in the “Final Four”, be sure to follow your favorite equine-equestrian teams to see who makes the cut this year.
The trial Schedule is as follows:
Trial #1 Wed. March 21
Trial #2 Thurs. March 22
Trial #3 Thurs. March 22
Trial #4 Sat. March 24
McLain Ward, Beezie Madden, and Laura Kraut have already received byes to automatically move to the Olympic Long List with their horses. I can’t wait to see who else will be headed to London this year to represent team USA!
Below is a list of hopefuls who will be competing this week for their spot:
Nick Dello Joio
For more information and to follow the Trial Applicants, visit our friends at ProEquest.
Truly, regardless if you are a jumper or not, these talented and courageous athletes represent equestrians everywhere, showing the world that we have the guts to get the glory just like any other athlete.
Ride hard Athletes, and good luck to you all!