By American Farriers Journal Staff
On the heels of a strong performance at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, a horse owned by a husband and wife farrier team will be going to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) named Dawn and Jon Dofelmier’s Doesn’t Play Fair as the traveling reserve at the Rio Olympics. Maya Black rides the 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding.
Black and Doesn’t Play Fair took third place with a score of 53.9 at the Rolex in May.
Olympic hopefuls had the opportunity to qualify at one of 22 events that served as selection trials. The selection period started at Rolex in 2015 and ended earlier this month with Bromont and Bramham. Horses were vetted after competitions throughout the selection period, and the final team vet evaluations were held last weekend, June 18 and 19, in Virginia. The final team, which includes one traveling reserve combination, will be confirmed July 18.
The Dofelmiers own Sunrise Farrier Service in Arlington, Wash.