The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named seven dressage athletes to the short list for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games U.S. dressage team. The team will compete July 28-29 and July 31.
The following big tour horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the short list (in alphabetical order):
- Charlotte Jorst (Reno, Nevada) and Kastel’s Nintendo, Kastel Denmark’s 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion
- Nick Wagman (San Diego) and Don John, Beverly Gepfer’s 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
The following small tour horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the short list (in alphabetical order):
- Nora Batchelder (Williston, Florida) and Faro SQF, the 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by the rider and Andrea Whitcomb
- Jennifer Baumert (Wellington, Florida) and Handsome, Betsy Juliano LLC’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding
- Ashley Holzer (Wellington, Florida) and Valentine, her 9-year-old Hanoverian mare
- Sarah Lockman (Wildomar, California) and First Apple, Gerry Ibanez’s 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion
- Endel Ots (Wellington, Florida) and Lucky Strike, Max Ots’s 9-year-old Hanoverian gelding
All combinations on the short list will create an agreed-upon competition plan with Chef d’Equipe Debbie McDonald, in consultation with the selectors. The USEF anticipates announcing the team in late June.