Friday, Apr. 19, 2024

2015 Pan American Games

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As the Canadian riders stood by the ring watching Argentina’s José Maria Larocca Jr. canter down the last line, Ian Millar was counting the seconds. If Larocca had a single time penalty, Canada was guaranteed gold. If he didn’t, the two teams were headed for a jump-off.
The fences are set here for the second day of show jumping at the Pan American Games! Today the team medals will be decided after two rounds of jumping, and we'll also know the 35 individuals who'll return on Saturday to vie for those medals. Fifty pairs are jumping today.
Flipping through an issue of The Chronicle of the Horse from 1975, we found a picture of Canadian rider Ian Millar, his arm wrapped in a sling, at the 1975 Pan American Games. Read on to hear the incredible story.
Riders at the Pan American Games have 45 seconds to trot around the outside of the ring once the judge rings the bell and we wanted to know how they prepared their horses to enter at A.

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We've got the scoop on the confusing format and photos from the first day of jumping.
We kept track of each round during the first day of competition.
Is there live streaming? How does the scoring work? We have answers.
A medal at the Pan American Games was important this weekend for the United States, not only for Olympic qualification, but for team morale after a tough finish at the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games (France). With Brazil hot on their heels after three clear show jumping rounds today, the team delivered, taking home the gold on a score of 133.0. Brazil earned silver on 140.7, while Canada took home bronze on 163.0.

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