Jul 20, 2018

The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Sets Sights on a Fresh Start in Cross-Country at the Aachen CICO3*

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

German is lying in first place with 79.40 minus points, ahead of France (90.90) and New Zealand (92.50). Julia Krajewski with Samourai du Thot (22.50), Ingrid Klimke with SAP Hale Bob OLD (26.10), Kai Rüder with Colani Sunrise (30.80), and Andreas Dibowski with FRH Corrida (58.10) already took the lead after the dressage and they are holding onto it after the jumping too.

In the individual, Julia Krajewski’s horses are battling it out between themselves. She currently ranks first with Chipmunk FRH, who left the dressage arena with a sensational 19.7 minus points and didn’t pick up any faults in the jumping ring. Her Championship horse Samourai du Thot is in second place. He was fourth after the dressage, but after the jumping moved up into second place behind his stable mate. The Dutch rider Tim Lips ranks third with Byro (23.30) before the cross-country, followed by Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD, who slipped down from second place after the dressage after picking up four faults in the jumping.

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

Kim 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 in the dressage phase in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup CICO3* Aachen. With a penalty score of 25.5, the combination placed seventh overall and secured fourth place for the U.S. team.

Buck Davidson and Carlevo, Carlevo LLC’s 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding, were next in the standings for the U.S., sitting in 19th place on a score of 29.00. Lauren Kieffer and Landmark’s Monte Carlo, Jacqueline Mars’s 12-year-old Irish Thoroughbred cross gelding, sat in 26th following dressage on 31.20. Will Coleman and OBOS O'Reilly, Four Star Eventing Group’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, were in 38th place on 34.2.

Show Jumping in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup CICO3* Aachen also took place today. Severson and Cooley Cross Border incurred 12 penalties to drop to sit 22nd headed into the final phase. Coleman and OBOS O'Reilly moved up to 25th, picking up four faults in show jumping. Kieffer and Landmark's Monte Carlo sit 28th and Davidson and Carlevo are in 33rd.

The U.S. team will now collect their thoughts and prepare for Saturday's cross-country phase.

Click here for results from the dressage phase.

Click here for the standings following dressage and show jumping.

For team standings, click here.

Cross-Country starts at 4 a.m. ET and can be viewed on ClipMyHorse.TV. The start list can be viewed here. Lauren Kieffer and Landmark's Monte Carlo will blaze the trail for the U.S. at 10:20 a.m. local time.

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