Jul 31, 2019

Fast Facts: 2019 Pan American Games

By Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff
The stadium is set for dressage and show jumping. Erin Gilmore Photo.

The 18th edition of the Pan American Games is being held in Lima, Peru. The Games will play host to 6,680 athletes from 41 countries of the Americas. The eventing portion will be held from August 1-4 at the Army Equitation School in La Molina, Lima, Peru.

The Basics

  • The Pan American Games is being held at the CCI3*-L level.
  • The dressage test is the FEI 2015 Three-Star Test B.
  • Ten countries are sending full teams: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and the USA. You can find the full list of riders here.
  • Ecuador and Honduras didn’t field full teams but do have individual riders competing.
  • Teams will consist of four riders and a drop score or three riders with all scores counting.
  • The president of the ground jury is Jane Hamlin (USA) with members Jo Young (CAN) and Delano Bastos de Miranda (BRA).
  • The technical delegate is Ataide Pereira (BRA).
  • The cross-country course was designed by Jose Ortelli (ARG) and the show jumping by Guilherme Jorge (BRA).
  • Get an insight into the logistics of the Pan Ams on the USEA Podcast with Cesar Hirsch, the Sports Advisor for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

Team USA

  • The U.S. has won the team gold medal at the last five Pan American Games (Toronto, Guadalajara, Rio de Janeiro, Fair Hill, and Winnipeg).
  • The U.S. must finish in either gold or silver medal position to secure a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Two members of the U.S. have competed in the Pan American Games before. Boyd Martin in 2015 and Lynn Symansky in 2011 and 2003 (as an individual).
  • Doug Payne and Tamra Smith are both making their championship team debut but previously rode on U.S. Nations Cup teams.
  • Liz Halliday-Sharp is the traveling reserve with Cooley Quicksilver. Cooley Quicksilver will be presented at the first horse inspection along with the other team horses.
  • Meet all of the U.S. horses competing in our Pan Am Profile Series: RF Cool Play, Tsetserleg, Starr Witness, and Mai Baum.
  • Find out how the U.S. prepared for the Pan Ams on the USEA Podcast with Erik Duvander and Will Connell.
A cross-country jump ready for decoration. Erin Gilmore Photo.

Schedule
*Lima is on central time

Thursday
9:00 a.m. – First Horse Inspection

Friday
9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. – Dressage

Saturday
11:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. – Cross-Country

Sunday
8:00 a.m. – Second Horse Inspection
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Show Jumping
2:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

Keeping up with the action:

  • There is no live stream, but the U.S. Eventing Instagram story (@useventing) is the best place to follow throughout the day. Also, be sure that you “like” the USEA Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for updates.
  • Daily stories will be posted on the USEA website. You can find all the Pan Am coverage here or by downloading the USEA Event Companion App.
  • Live scores will be found on the Equipe website.
  • Other updates will be posted on the official Lima2019 website.
  • Find the order of go for the first horse inspection here.
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