Aug 09, 2022

Three USEA YEH Grads Named to Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Eventing Nations Cup Canada CCIO4*-S

By USEF - Edited Press Release

US Equestrian announced the four combinations selected to represent the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Canada CCIO4*-S, three of which are graduates of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program. Competition will take place from August 18-21, 2022, at Bromont Horse Park in Quebec, Canada. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Leslie Law.

Team members include:

Liz Halliday-Sharp (Lexington, Ky.) & Miks Master C (Mighty Magic x Qui Luma CBF), a 2012 Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Ocala Horse Properties LLC & Deborah Palmer. Miks Master C not only participated in the YEH program but kickstarted his eventing career in the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) program as a 3-year-old. He competed in both the YEH 4-year-old and 5-year-old East Coast Championships at Fair Hill, in 2016 with Phillip Dutton and in 2017 with Waylon Roberts.

Andrew McConnon (Vass, N.C.) & Ferrie’s Cello (Chello III VDL x Karelza), a 2012 Warmblood gelding owned by Caroline Martin & Jeanne Shigo. Ferrie's Cello was the second-place overall finisher amongst both coasts in the 2017 USEA YEH Championships. The gelding received the highest overall score for his jumping style out of all 39 entries from the East and West Coast during that championship year.

Colleen Rutledge (Frederick, Md.) & Covert Rights (Incognito x Let's Get it Right), a 2006 Thoroughbred cross gelding owned and bred by Colleen Rutledge and FSG Inc. Covert Rights

had a competitive career straight out the gate as they finished fifth in the USEA YEH 4-year-old Championships in 2010 and seventh in the 5-year-old Championships in 2011.

Rounding out the team is Lillian Heard (Cochranville, Pa.) & Dassett Olympus (Lancelot x Cushlamochree), a 2013 Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Heard and Deborah Greenspan.

Competition will begin on Friday, August 19 with dressage and stadium, followed by cross-country on Saturday, August 20. For more information, please visit

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