What You Need To Know About The Pan American Games Eventing

Jul 24, 2019 - 12:42 PM

When? The first horse inspection is on Thursday, Aug. 1, and dressage will be held on Aug. 2. Cross-country follows on Aug. 3, and the final horse inspection and show jumping will be on Aug. 4.

Where? The competition will be held at the Escuela de Equitación del Ejército in Lima, Peru.

What’s At Stake? Both the U.S. and Canadian teams—among others—will be hoping to gain an Olympic qualification with a good finish at the Pan Ams. The top two countries at the Games will earn an invitation to Tokyo.

If that doesn’t happen, the only way to qualify for the Olympics is through individual FEI rankings.

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Last time around the U.S. squad of (from left) Marilyn Little, Boyd Martin, Phillip Dutton and Lauren Kieffer earned team gold. Lisa Slade Photo

Team USA: The United States will be sending four combinations to compete: Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg, Doug Payne and Starr Witness, Tamie Smith and Mai Baum, and Lynn Symansky and RF Cool Play.

The Format: This is the third time that the Pan Am eventing competition has been held as a CCI3*-L in an effort to include more nations where eventing is still developing.

How can you follow the action? The Chronicle has a reporter on-site in Lima to bring you all the results, photos, behind-the-scenes details and fun from the Pan Ams. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and check in at coth.com for insightful stories and fantastic photos.

You can find full results by clicking on equestrian on the official Pan Am website.

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