The U.S. Equestrian Federation on Friday announced the athlete and horse combinations selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the Santiago Pan American Games hosted in Santiago, Chile later this month. Jumping competition will begin on Oct. 31, with the team looking to secure their qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
There are three Olympic qualification allocations available at the Pan American Games, awarded to the three highest-placed and previously non-qualified teams following the conclusion of team competition.
The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland and Team Manager Lizzy Chesson.
The following athletes and horses have been named to the U.S. Jumping Team for the 2023 Pan American Games and are listed in alphabetical order.
• Karl Cook (Rancho Santa Fe, California) and Caracole de la Roque, a 9-year-old Selle Français mare owned by Signe Ostby
Groom: Tessa Falanga
• Kent Farrington (Wellington, Florida) and Landon, a 10-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned by Haity McNerney
Groom: Denise Moriarty
• Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Florida) and Dorado 212, a 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by St. Bride’s Farm
Groom: Margo Thomas
• McLain Ward (Brewster, New York) and Contagious, a 14-year-old German Sporthorse gelding owned by Beechwood Stables LLC
Groom: Virginie Casterman
Traveling Reserve: Lillie Keenan (New York, New York) and Argan de Beliard, a 13-year-old Selle Français gelding owned by Chansonette Farm LLC
Groom: Cory Tual