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First members of U.S. Olympic equestrian team named

Boyd Martin

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Boyd Martin of the United States and his horse Otis Barbotiere are paraded during an Equestrian Eventing Horse Inspection session ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Phillip Dutton was named to his sixth straight Olympic team, leading a contingent of four rider-horse pairs on the U.S. Olympic eventing team announced Monday.

Dutton, who won team gold with Australian in 1996 and 2000 and competed at the last two Olympics for the U.S., will ride Fernhill Cubalawn in Rio.

At age 52, Dutton is the oldest of 199 athletes so far qualified for the U.S. Olympic team.

Dutton is joined by London Olympian Boyd Martin (and Blackfoot Mystery) and first-time Olympians Lauren Kieffer (and Veronica) and Clark Montgomery (Loughan Glen).

The U.S. finished 11th in the team event at the 2014 World Equestrian Games, with Dutton and Martin but not Kieffer and Montgomery. Martin placed eighth individually.

The U.S. was seventh in team eventing at the 2012 London Games.

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