The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the nomination of the following athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Eventing Team, as well as the reserves for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Three direct reserve horses have also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which an athlete was named need to be substituted.
Upon the review of submitted applications, the following athlete-and-horse combinations have been selected for the U.S. Eventing Team (in alphabetical order):
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pennsylvania) with Tsetserleg, Christine Turner’s 12-year-old Trakehner gelding
Direct Reserve: On Cue, Turner’s 13-year-old English Sport Horse mare
Doug Payne (Aiken, South Carolina) with Starr Witness, an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Payne, Laurie McRee, and Catherine Winter
Direct Reserve: Vandiver, a 15-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Debi Crowley, Jessica Payne, and Doug Payne
Tamie Smith (Murrieta, California) with Fleeceworks Royal, Judith McSwain’s 10-year-old Holsteiner mare
Direct Reserve: Mai Baum, a 13-year-old German Sport Horse gelding owned by Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell
Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Virginia) with RF Cool Play, The Donner Syndicate LLC’s 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding
The following athlete-and-horse combination has been named as the Traveling Reserve to the U.S. Eventing Team:
Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (Ocala, Florida) with Cooley Quicksilver, The Monster Partnership’s 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been named as reserves to the U.S. Eventing Team (in alphabetical order):
- Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pennsylvania) with Sea of Clouds, Sea of Clouds Partnership’s 8-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
- Sydney Elliott (Bossier City, Louisiana) withQC Diamantaire, Carol Stephens’s nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding
- Will Faudree (Southern Pines, North Carolina) with Pfun, Jennifer Mosing and Sterling Silver Stables’ 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
- Lauren Kieffer (The Plains, Virginia) with Vermiculus, Jacqueline Mars’s 12-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding
The 2019 U.S. Pan American Eventing Team is subject to approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
In preparation for the Pan American Games, members of the U.S. Eventing Team will compete at the Maryland International CCI3*-S, July 5-7, as well as The Barbury International Horse Trials CCI3*-S, July 4-7 (England). The Pan American Games eventing competition will take place Aug. 1-4 at the Equestrian Club Militar La Molina.
The 18th edition of the Pan American Games will gather around 6,700 athletes, who will participate in 39 sports and 61 disciplines, of which 22 disciplines are qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The U.S. Eventing Team must secure a team gold or silver medal-finish at the Pan American Games to earn qualification for Tokyo.