U.S. Olympic Jumping Team Announced for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Farrington, Kraut and Ward are selected to represent the U.S. Olympic Jumping Team this summer; Cook is the traveling reserve.

US Equestrian announced the athlete-and-horses combinations selected to represent the U.S. Olympic Jumping Team as a part of Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games from July 27 – August 9, 2024. The jumping competition will run August 1 through August 6 at the equestrian grounds in Versailles, France.

“We are very lucky to have three of the most experienced athletes in the sport riding horses that are in top form heading into the Games. Additionally, we have a strong alternate athlete-horse combination in Karl and Caracole who have shown great recent form,” said Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland. “Now that selection is complete, we are 100% laser-focused on Paris.”

The U.S. Olympic Jumping Team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland alongside Team Leader Lizzy Chesson. They will be supported by team veterinarian Dr. Heather Sherman, team equine physiotherapist Janus Marquis, team human physiotherapist Jennifer Mitchell and team farrier Chuck Jones.

Combinations Selected for the U.S. Olympic Jumping Team

In alphabetical order, the following combinations have been selected for the U.S. Olympic Jumping Team.

Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) and Greya, a 2014 Oldenburg mare (Colestus x Contessa) owned by Kent Farrington LLC, and cared for by Denise Moriarty

Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) and Baloutinue, a 2010 Hanoverian (Balou du Rouet x Utika) gelding owned by St. Bride’s Farm and cared for by Margo Thomas

McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) and Ilex, a 2013 KWPN (Baltic VDL x Calendula) gelding owned by Bonne Chance Farm, Gilberto Sayão da Silva, and McLain Ward cared or by Virginie Casterman

Traveling Reserve Combination

The following combination has been selected as the alternate athlete-and-horse combination.

Karl Cook (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) and Caracole de la Roque, a 2012 Selle Français (Zandor Z x Pocahontas d’Amaury) mare owned by Signe Ostby and cared for by Tessa Falanga

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