August 16, 2010 -- The U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the following horse/rider combinations in alphabetical order to the short list/nominated entry for the U.S. endurance team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games according to the USEF Selection Procedure for Endurance. From this group the definite entry will be named to represent the United States. The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games take place from September 25-October 10, 2010 in Lexington, Ky.
- Melody Blittersdorf/50/Jeffersonville, VT/Synthetic/10/Arabian/Gelding/Rider
- Lindsay Graham/28/Napa, CA/Monk/8/Arabian/Gelding/Christopher Martin
- Ellen Rapp/28/La Motte, IA/Berjo Smokey/15/Arabian/Gelding/Jeremy Olson
- Ellen Rapp/28/La Motte, IA/SA Belshazzar/13/Shagya-Arabian/Gelding/Jeremy Olson
- Deborah Reich/50/Croton On Hudson, NY/DJB Juniper/8/Arabian/Mare/Rider
- Heather Reynolds/33/Los Gatos, CA/Ssamiam/9/Arabian/Gelding/ Rider and Jeremy Reynolds
- Jeremy Reynolds/30/Los Gatos, CA/Sir Smith/11/Arabian/Gelding/Rider and Heather Reynolds
- Michele Roush/43/North San?Juan, CA/Ivanhoes Debutante/11/Anglo-Arabian/Mare/Spy Coast Farm, LLC
- Margaret Sleeper/42/Frenchtown, NJ/Syrocco Harmony/8/Arabian/Rider
- Margaret Sleeper/42/Frenchtown, NJ/Syrocco Reveille/10/Arabian/Rider
- Ceci Butler Stasiuk/28/Humble, TX/DJB Cytron Kon JMF/15/Arabian/Darolyn Butler
- Janice Worthington/70/Scales Mound/Golden Lightning/10/Arabian/Rider
For many of the riders who will represent the United States in the sport of endurance, the competition will be a family affair: Heather and Jeremy Reynolds are married, and Jeremy's identical twin brother, Tim, is his groom. Ellen Rapp's groom is also her identical twin sister Eryn.