In 1912, three-day eventing was introduced as an Olympic sport, and since then U.S. Eventing has earned a total of 77 different medals at the Olympics, World Equestrian Games, and Pan American Games. Out of the 77 medals, 31 are gold, 25 are silver, and 21 are bronze.
Listen in to this week's USEA Podcast to hear reflections from the U.S. Pan American Games team: individual gold medalist Boyd Martin, individual silver medalist Lynn Symansky, Doug Payne, and Tamra Smith. Each shares their unique experiences and viewpoint from the Games.
What a thrill today to hear our national anthem twice and to see American flags hoisted three times!
The sound of victory on Sunday in Lima, Peru was the clink and clank of multiple gold and silver medals swinging from the necks of Boyd Martin, Lynn Symansky, Doug Payne, and Tamie Smith. It was the most welcoming noise that the U.S. Eventing Team and their supporters could have asked for after a long buildup to a tense week.
Wow, what a day. It's obvious that there is a wide range of experience in the horses and riders here, but I did not expect as much carnage as we saw across all levels of riders. Out of 42 starts, only 25 finished and five of those ended up with a two-day total over 100.
Team USA maintained its gold medal position during an eventful day on Jose Ortelli’s cross-country track at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
USEA Board of Governors member Morley Thompson is on the ground in Lima, Peru at the 2019 Pan American Games and will be sharing his thoughts from the spectator's seat!
Team USA heads into the critical cross-country phase in high spirits and on solid standing after the dressage phase at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. All four team riders representing the United States finished inside of the top 10, with Tamra Smith leading the way on Mai Baum in first place, and Boyd Martin just behind her in second aboard Tsetserleg.
A cross-country track full of literal twists and turns awaits riders this coming Saturday at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The facility itself is a year-round, permanent equestrian venue, the Army Equitation School of Lima, so the grounds lend themselves well to the CCI3*-S track that course designer Jose Ortelli has crafted.
The 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru got underway this morning with the first horse inspection. Forty-seven horses were presented in front of the ground jury: Jane Hamlin (USA), Jo Young (CAN), and Delano Bastos de Miranda (BRA) at the Army Equitation School in La Molina, Lima, Peru.
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.