The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team will contest their third Nations Cup of 2018, the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ CICO3* Aachen at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen. Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander will lead Will Coleman riding OBOS O'Reilly, Buck Davidson riding Carlevo, Lauren Kieffer riding Landmark's Monte Carlo, and Kim Severson riding Cooley Cross Border in the competition from July 19-21.
The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team horses all passed the veterinary inspection and are ready to compete in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup CICO3* at CHIO Aachen beginning tomorrow with dressage at 2:30 a.m. ET.
Meet the Team
Will Coleman (Charlottesville, Va.) and OBOS O’Reilly, Four Star Eventing Group’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. Follow Coleman on Facebook (@WillColemanEquestrian), Twitter (@ColemanEventing), and Instagram (@willcolemanequestrian). Coleman and OBOS O’Reilly finished in the top-five in the 2018 Tattersalls International Horse Trials and County Fair Irish Field CCI3*. Coleman was named to the 2012 U.S. Eventing Team for the London Olympics.
Buck Davidson and Carlevo. Libby Law Photo.
Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Carlevo, Carlevo LLC’s 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding. Follow Davidson on Facebook (@BDJEventing), Twitter (@BDJEventing), and Instagram (@buckdavidson). Davidson and Carlevo finished in the top-20 at the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (LRK3DE). Davidson is a two-time Alltech WEG competitor (2014, 2010); a 2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara team gold and individual bronze medalist; and a three-time Land Rover/USEF CCI4* Eventing National Champion (2013, 2009, 2003).
Lauren Kieffer and Landmark's Monte Carlo. Libby Law Photo.
Lauren Kieffer (The Plains, Va.) and Landmark’s Monte Carlo, Jacqueline Mars’s 12-year-old Irish Thoroughbred cross gelding. Follow Kieffer on Facebook (@LaurenKiefferEventing), Twitter (@laurenkieffer), and Instagram (@lkieffer). Kieffer and Landmark’s Monte Carlo had top-20 finishes at the 2018 Brook Ledge Great Meadow International presented by Adequan CICO3* and LRK3DE. Kieffer was named to the 2016 U.S. Eventing Team for the Rio de Janiero Olympics, a top-10 finisher at the 2015 Pan American Games Toronto, and two-time Land Rover/USEF CCI4* Eventing National Champion (2016, 2014).
Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border. Libby Law Photo.
Kim Severson (Charlottesville, Va.) and Cooley Cross Border, The Cross Syndicate’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. Follow Severson on Facebook (@KimSeversonEventing) and Instagram (@KimSeversonEventing). Severson and Cooley Cross Border finished in the top 25 at the LRK3DE and finished second at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 Eventing Test Event CIC3*. Severson was an Athens 2004 Olympic team bronze-medalist and individual silver-medalist; a three-time WEG competitor (2014, 2006, 2002), including team gold at the Jerez de la Frontera 2002 games; and three-time Land Rover/USEF CCI4* Eventing National Champion (2005, 2004, 2002).
If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.
By this time I am sure that you have received the news that the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) has been canceled. I sincerely apologize for the difficulty this has caused everyone involved. I want to commend the USEA Board of Governors for making an extremely hard decision.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
The Whidbey Island Horse Trials take place in Oak Harbor, Washington (Area VII) in early July of each year and offer Beginner Novice through Advanced/Intermediate horse trials. The Whidbey Island Horse Trials lost their venue in 2019 but are working on finalizing a new venue for 2021.