As It Happens: Pan Am Games Cross-Country

Jul 18, 2015 - 4:19 AM

Welcome to cross-country day of the Pan American Games! We will do our best to provide you with live updates of the action, starting at 11 a.m. local time, despite some communication issues going on here. In the meantime, check out live scores/times, a course walk and yesterday’s dressage coverage. There is no live video coverage. 

1:55 p.m. Boyd Martin is home CLEAR, provisionally within in the time, and that’ll put him in fourth for tomorrow’s show jumping. Check back soon at our mainpage for a full cross-country report and photos!

1:53 p.m. Boyd is back on course! Clear over 17. 

1:51 p.m. Marcelo Javier Rawson’s Larthago did fall at a fence after Boyd, hence the hold now. They said the horse appears fine, but he’s being transported in ambulance due to safety. 

1:50 p.m. Pancho Villa looking strong going through the Normandy Bank and then 16ab (brush corners) but Boyd is now being held on course. 

1:47 p.m. Boyd Marin and Pancho Villa clear at 10. 

1:45 p.m. Boyd Martin is ON THE COURSE. He’s the final rider of the day, and the final rider for the U.S. 

1:43 p.m. Jessica said she’s not thinking of her individual placing at all for tomorrow, just looking to have a strong result for her team. 

1:33 p.m. Jessie is indeed double-clear, so she’ll start show jumping in third tomorrow for Canada. 

1:32 p.m. Jessica Phoenix is through the finish! We’re waiting on her official time, but you know Canada’s happy to have that clear. 

1:29 p.m. HUGE cheers following Jessie Phoenix and Pavarotti around the track. They’re clear the first half of the course. 

1:13 p.m. Next out for North America is Canadian Jessica Phoenix at 1:24. Canada will really need a clear from her to stay in the medal hunt. 

1:10 p.m. Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous on course! They’re clear thorugh 23..just two to go. Aaaand ML and Scandalous are clear! Just waiting on her time now. She’s double-clear! That means she’ll be second for SJ tomorrow as formerly second-placed Kathryn Robinson had that fall earlier.

12:53 p.m. Ruy Fonseco and Tom Bombadill Too home inside the time! They’ll hold the overnight individual lead for Brazil. 

12:40 p.m. Ah we’ve just heard Kathryn Robinson had a fall with Let It Bee at fence 2! Announcers are saying both are fine. 

12:36 p.m. “What a class mare,” said Lauren Kieffer about Meadowbrook’s Scarlett. Said she wasn’t upset at all by the crowds, jumped everything great. We’re seeing some horses finishing looking pretty tired, but not “Scarlett.”

12:35 p.m. Next rider out for Canada is Kathryn Robinson on Let It Bee at 12:40 p.m.; they’re currently second individually. Don’t forget you can follow along with online scores here. They’re sometimes more accurate than what we’re hearing on the ground!

12:25 p.m. Lauren Kieffer home double-clear! Lauren Billys, who’s based in the US but riding for Puerto Rico, gallops in just 2 seconds over time. 

12:14 p.m. Lauren clear at 7. 

12:13 p.m. Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook’s Scarlett are on course now! Jose Luis Ortelli and Jos Cassius have a refusal at the blue jay corners. 

12:10 p.m. Phillip Dutton now showing as a double-clear! Yay for USA, boo for this scoring system and incorrect announcements. 

12:08 p.m. We did hear Alvaro Lozado Rivero fell from Urileva somewhere on course, but he was up and OK.

12:06 p.m. Colleen’s thrilled with her ride; she said she could hear the crowd around every turn, and it helped pump her horse up too. Next out for the U.S., Lauren Kieffer on Meadowbrook’s Scarlett. 

12:00 p.m. It’s a provisional double-clear for Enrique Lonbon on the course. Brazil is putting the pressure on the U.S. and Canada!

11:59 a.m. Phillip Dutton showing 10.4 time penalties on the score sheet. Said he had to keep pushing around the course. 

11:57 a.m. Clear for Colleen Loach, no time, no jump penalties! Henrique Plonbon of Brazil having a cracking round so far, looking quick across the ground. 

11:45 a.m. Colleen Loach is next out for Canada. We’re hearing of problems around the course; Guatamala’s Tiziana Billy Prim was eliminated due to three stops (don’t know where!) out on course. 

11:35 a.m. Yet ANOTHER correction for Waylon, this time to remove the 20 penalties. He said he was clear all around, and he thinks it must have just been a mistake with the announcer. Also Phillip home! Jumping clear but not sure about time yet. 

11:26 a.m. Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Fugitive are on course!

11:25 a.m. Venezuala’s Elena Ceballos Alvarez is through the finish. A correction for Waylon Roberts; he’s picked up a 20 somewhere, and we’re working to find out where!

11:21 a.m. Brazil’s Carlos Parro is home! He finishes on his dressage score of 45.6! That’s the first double-clear of the day, but we still don’t know Waylon’s time penalties. 

11:18 a.m. Waylon Roberts home clear for Canada! Not sure about his time yet, but he didn’t pick up any jumping penalties. It sounds like Brazil’s Carlos Parro is having a nice trip around the track with Caulcourt Landline. 

11:11 a.m. First out on course, Juan Carlos Tafur for Chile is home with Quinto after getting a stop on course somewhere. No word on the time yet. You can follow the sounds of Waylon Roberts around course thanks to cheers from the crowd. Guillermo Garin picked up one stop at the maple leaf on course with Ugabo. Waylon clear thorugh 17 with Bill Owen.

10:30 a.m. We’re starting in 30 minutes now! Here are some of the times you need… Dressage leader Ruy Fonseca heads out at 12:44 p.m. with Tom Bombadill Too. 

U.S. Rider Times:

11:24 a.m. Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Fugitive

12:12 p.m. Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook’s Scarlett

1:04 p.m. Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous

1:52 p.m. Boyd Martin and Pancho Villa

Canadian Rider Times:

11:08 a.m. Waylon Roberts and Bill Owen

11:48 a.m. Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue d’Argouges

12:40 p.m. Kathryn Robinson and Let It Bee

1:24 p.m. Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti

9:25 a.m. Good morning, everyone! We are at the venue now, and we’ve been warned that wifi and cell signals will NOT be strong. It is, however, working right now! So we are thankful for that. We’ll be doing our best to give you all the updates you want and need.

Phillip Dutton made an interesting point about how the lack of live streaming makes the cross-country harder on the riders. We’re hoping for good announcements and radio updates here in the media area.  

On the off chance we can’t get back here to update this page, we’ll be trying to tweet as well. You can follow along with us there @chronofhorse


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