The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the four combinations who will comprise the U.S. team in FEI Nations Cup competition at the Military Boekelo CCIO***, Oct. 10-13 in Boekelo, the Netherlands.
The following horse-and-rider combinations have been awarded Land Rover Competition Grants to travel to Boekelo:
Elizabeth Halliday-Sharp (East Sussex, United Kingdom) on her own Fernhill By Night, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, or HHS Cooley Fernhill By Night, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding;
Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) on Team Rebecca LLC's Veronica, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare;
Marilyn Little (Frederick, Md.) on Team Tabasco's RF Tabasco, a 13-year-old Trakehner gelding;
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) on Trading Aces LLC's Trading Aces, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Three of the riders who had initially been named as travel grant recipients to Boekelo in July have withdrawn from the start list: Will Coleman and Four Star Eventing Group's OBOS O'Reilly, Buck Davidson and Debbie Adams' DA Adirmo and Caitlin Silliman and her own Catch A Star.