Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2024

USEF Announces U.S. Eventing Team For CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S



The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the following athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the Defender U.S. Eventing Team at the CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S in Aachen, Germany, held July 1-7. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello and Team Leader Gemma Stobbs.

The following combinations have been selected to represent the Defender U.S. Eventing Team and are listed in alphabetical order.

James Alliston (San Ramon, California) and Karma, a 10-year-old Oldenburg mare (Escudo II—Travita, Lavita) owned by Alliston Equestrian and Ric Plummer and cared for by Sophie Hulme

Jennie Brannigan (West Grove, Pennsylvania) and FE Lifestyle, a 14-year-old German Sport Horse gelding (Leo Von Faelz—Berina A, Bradenburger) owned by Nina and Timothy Gardner and cared for by Alexa Lapp and Isabel Turner

Elisabeth Halliday (Lexington, Kentucky) and Miks Master C, a 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding (Mighty Magic—Qui Luma CBF, Flyinge Quite Easy 958) owned by Ocala Horse Properties and Deborah Palmer and cared for by Jordan Crabo

Alyssa Phillips (Fort Worth, Texas) and Oskar, a 15-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Coriando—Nicole, Marlo) owned by Julie and Alyssa Phillips and cared for by Addi Mommsen

The following combination has been selected to compete as individuals.

Elisabeth Halliday (Lexington, Kentucky) and Shanroe Cooley, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Dallas—Shanroe Sapphire, Condios) owned by Ocala Horse Properties and cared for by Jordan Crabo

The following combinations have been selected as team alternates and are listed in ranked order.


Hallie Coon (Ocala, Florida) and Cute Girl, a 10-year-old Holsteiner mare (Coventry—Caligula, Clearway) owned by Hallie and Helen Coon

Emily Hamel (Aiken, South Carolina) and Corvett, a 17-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Corrido—Tina XII, Clearway) owned by Black Flag Option, LLC 

Several of the listed combination have also been selected as team alternates for 2024 Paris Olympic Games, the eventing portion of which will run July 26-29.

CHIO Aachen is one of the most prestigious multi-discipline events in the world, hosted annually in Aachen, Germany. The CCIO4*-S will begin with dressage at 8:30 a.m. local time (2:30 a.m. Eastern Time) July 5, followed by stadium at 5:50 p.m. local (11:50 a.m. ET). Cross-country will start at 10 a.m. local time (4 a.m. ET) July 6.

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