Friday, May. 24, 2024

What You Need To Know About The Pan American Games Show Jumping



When? The first round goes on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The next day, Aug. 7, riders will face a two-round Nations Cup to determine team medals. Riders have a rest day the following day, and Aug. 9 is the second horse inspection and two rounds of jumping to decide the individual medals.

Where? Show jumping will take place at the Escuela de Equitación del Ejército.

What’s at stake? There are three invitations to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games up for grabs in Lima. The United States has already earned their berth courtesy of their gold-medal performance at the 2018 Tryon FEI World Equestrian Games. Canada is not yet qualified.


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At the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games McLain Ward piloted Rothchild to individual gold for the United States. Lindsay Berreth Photo

Team USA: Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland is bringing one veteran, Beezie Madden on Breitling LS, and three rising stars, Lucy Deslauriers on Hester, Eve Jobs on Venue D’Fees Des Hazalles and Alex Granato on Carlchen W, to Lima. McLain Ward, originally slated to compete, had to bow out when Contagious sustained an injury, giving Deslauriers the nod. Her father, Mario Deslauriers, will be on the Canadian jumping team.

How will you follow the action? The Chronicle has a reporter in Lima, Peru, to bring you 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 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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