Tuesday, May. 28, 2024

USEF Announces Eventing Team For Ireland Nations Cup



The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the four athlete-and-horse combinations who will represent the Defender U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Ireland CCIO4*-NC-S at the Millstreet International Horse Trials in County Cork, Ireland, May 30–June 3. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Leslie Law.

Emily Hamel and Corvett are one of four combinations who have been named to the Defender U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Nations Cup in County Cork, Ireland. Lindsey Berreth Photo

The following combinations have been named to the Defender U.S. Eventing Team and are listed alphabetically: 


  • Emily Hamel (Aiken, South Carolina) and Corvett, a 17-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Black Flag Option. Groom: Jenna Epping
  • Jenny Caras (Buckhead, Georgia) and Sommersby, a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Jenny Caras and Jerry Hollis. Groom: Max Corcoran
  • Caroline Pamukcu (Springtown, Pennsylvania) and King’s Especiale, a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Redfield King’s HX Group. Groom: Chloe Teahan
  • Alyssa Phillips (Fort Worth, Texas) and Oskar, a 15-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Julie and Alyssa Phillips. Groom: Meigs Rutherford

Individual: Molly Duda (Menlo Park, California) and Disco Traveler, her own 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding.

The competition will begin with the dressage phase on Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31. The jumping phase will take place on Saturday, June 1, and the competition will conclude with cross-country on Sunday, June 2.




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