The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S to be held Sept. 15-19 in Aachen, Germany.
The team will be:
• Will Coleman (Gordonsville, Virginia) and Off The Record, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by the Off the Record Syndicate.
• Sydney Elliott (Bossier, Louisiana) and QC Diamantaire, an 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Carol Stephens.
• Ariel Grald (Southern Pines, North Carolina.) and Leamore Master Plan, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Annie Eldridge.
• Tamie Smith (Murrieta, California) and Mai Baum, a 15-year-old German Sport Horse gelding owned by Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell.
The alternate will be Lauren Nicholson (The Plains, Virginia.) and Vermiculus, a 14-year old Anglo-Arabian gelding owned by Jacqueline Mars.
“Simultaneously, as we are out in Tokyo in our last preparation before the Olympic Games, our eyes have consistently been looking forward to the FEI Eventing World Championship in Pratoni, Italy, next year,” Erik Duvander, U.S. Performance Director of eventing, said in a statement announcing the team. “This year’s CHIO Aachen is an opportunity for our riders to get a proper team experience in a unique environment that simulates a championship. I believe we have a high-quality group of athletes and horses that are tracking in this direction.”
Learn more at www.chioaachen.de.