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).
Eventing at NC State was founded in 2016 and we currently have 18 undergraduate members as well as a supportive group of alumni riders. We are proud to be the first intercollegiate team in North Carolina located at the heart of the 1862 Land Grant Institution, NC State University. We have riders just beginning their eventing careers as well as those that are seasoned competitors, competing from Maiden through Training level.
Yesterday Andreas Dibowski said that he was ready for the “fun stuff” and today he had the chance to share his knowledge of both show jumping and cross-country to a large audience who attended day two of the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium. The morning started out in the ring at Barnstaple South with three groups of riders – Beginner Novice, Training, and Preliminary, and three groups of the same levels took to the cross-country in the afternoon. While the exercises and jumps got progressively harder throughout the day, the warm-ups and themes stayed the same.
A horse’s first steps out in the cross-country field determine the foundation upon which his entire cross-country education will be laid. How can you give your horse the best chance of success? What are some of the ways you can help teach your horse about cross-country jumping?
The USEA Educational Symposium is a unique opportunity each winter for eventers to gather together to soak in knowledge. The first two days of the 2020 Symposium focus on the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) with attendees learning how to be better, more effective instructors. German Olympian and world-renowned rider Andreas Dibowski is this year’s guest instructor and he spent the first day dedicated to dressage with one Advanced show jumping group to wrap-up the day. Dibowski taught the instructors to teach using demo riders and horses from Beginner Novice to Advanced of all ages, breeds, and sizes.