Jul 21, 2018

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Battles for Fourth at FEI Eventing Nations Cup CICO3* Aachen

By USEF - Edited Press Release
Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border were the top-placed finishers for the U.S. in the CICO3* Aachen. Shannon Brinkman Photo.

It was an uphill battle for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team, however, their perseverance earned them a fourth place at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup CICO3* Aachen. Led by Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander, the U.S. team comprised of Will Coleman riding OBOS O’Reilly, Buck Davidson riding Carlevo, Lauren Kieffer riding Landmark’s Monte Carlo, and Kim Severson riding Cooley Cross Border ended on a score of 189.1. New Zealand earned gold with a score of 112.9 ahead of France and New Zealand, who won silver and bronze respectively.

“[CHIO Aachen] is one of the best competitions in the world, and there is a ton of learning to be done here,” said Duvander. “Every time you go to Aachen, you learn. The competition is very tough; the best judges are always here, and the course is unique in the way that you have to jump in the big stadium. The cross-country course is highly technical and very fast. People want to take a risk and go fast. It is a high risk when you go fast. When you go slow, it is safer.”

Severson and Cooley Cross Border, The Cross Syndicate’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, led the way for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team, finishing as the top-placed pair in 21st place, picking up 17.2 time penalties.


Buck Davidson and Carlevo. Shannon Brinkman Photo.

Davidson and Carlevo, Carlevo LLC’s 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding, placed 23rd after incurring 18.8 time faults on cross-country.

Lauren Kieffer and Landmark's Monte Carlo. Shannon Brinkman Photo.

Kieffer and Landmark’s Monte Carlo, Jacqueline Mars’s 12-year-old Irish Thoroughbred cross gelding, had a single refusal and 14.4 time faults to finish 26th.


Will Coleman and OBOS O'Reilly. Shannon Brinkman Photo.

Coleman and OBOS O'Reilly, Four Star Eventing Group’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, were eliminated on cross-country.

Click here for the individual results.

For team standings, click here.

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