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September 24, 2013

U.S. Team For Boekelo CCIO Named

Boyd Martin and Trading Aces will anchor the U.S. team at the Boekelo CCIO*** in the Netherlands. Photo by Lindsay Berreth.

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Three of the riders who had initially been named as travel grant recipients to Boekelo in July have withdrawn from the start list: Will Coleman and Four Star Eventing Group's OBOS O'Reilly, Buck Davidson and Debbie Adams' DA Adirmo and Caitlin Silliman and her own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.

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