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Twenty-two year old Los Angeles native Lucy Davis is on the four-person U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team heading to Brazil for the Aug. 12-19 games.

Twenty-two year old Los Angeles native Lucy Davis is on the four-person U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team heading to Brazil for the Aug. 12-19 games.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lucy Davis, a 22-year-old jumping rider from Los Angeles, will join fellow Californians and dressage riders Steffen Peters and Kasey Perry-Glass when the respective U.S. Olympic Show Jumping and Dressage teams head to Rio De Janiero, Brazil, next month for the 2016 Olympic Games.

The USEF announced the squads last week. The Games will be held Aug. 12-19 at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio.

Davis, who will ride Old Oak Farm’s Barron, a 2004 Belgian Warmblood gelding, will be flanked on the U.S. Show Jumping squad with an abundance of international experience, as she will be joined by Kent Farrington of Wellington, Fla., riding Voyeur, a 2002 KWPN gelding owned by Amalaya Investments; Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, N.Y., on Cortes ‘C’, a 2002 Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Abigail Wexner; and

McLain Ward of Brewester, N.Y., on HH Azur, a 2006 Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Double H Farm.

Named to as the traveling reserve athlete-and-horse combination was Laura Kraut of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., and Old Willow Farms’s Zeremonie, a 2007 Holsteiner mare.

Two California riders were among the four horse-and-rider pairs named by the USEF to the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team, which will compete in Rio Aug. 8-15. San Diego-based Steffen Peters and Legolas 92, a 2002 Westphalian gelding owned by Four Winds Farm, will take center stage, joined by Kasey Perry-Glass of Orangevale with Diane Perry’s Dublet, a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding.

Perry-Glass was raised in a close-knit family with five siblings and began riding at age five when she joined her sisters and mother at a small community barn in Northern California. She soon saw how much fun her friends were having jumping, discovered the discipline of eventing, and went on to train with eventers Carmela Richards and Olympian Gina Miles.

Perry-Glass recognized her love for dressage in high school when she was training with Gina Duran at Topline Training. She ultimately decided to pursue dressage full-time and began training with ENE French Riding Academy graduate, Christophe Theallet. Perry-Glass pursued her riding as she attended and graduated from California State University Sacramento, with a degree in business entrepreneurship.

Now working closely with Olympian Debbie McDonald, Perry-Glass divides her time between her winter base in Florisa and Hailey, Idaho, at Parry and Peggy Thomas’ River Grove Farm. Perry-Glass, who is married to farrier Dana Glass, enjoys running and spinning in her spare time. She has run multiple half-marathons with her sisters and mother and has completed the California International Marathon several times.
Four Winds Farm’s Rosamunde, a 2007 Rheinlander mare who is quite familiar to California dressage fans, was designated by the USEF as Direct Reserve.

Rounding out the 2016 U.S. Dressage Team for the Games are Allison Brock of Loxahatchee, Fla., with Rosevelt, a 2002 Hanoverian stallion owned by Claudine and Fritz Kundrun, and Laura Graves of Geneva, Fla., with her own Verdades, a 2002 KWPN gelding. Named as the traveling reserve was Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Fla., riding Patricia Stempel’s Doktor, a 2003 Oldenburg gelding.

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