May 28, 2024

USEF Announces Defender U.S. Eventing Team for 2024 FEI Eventing Nations Cup Ireland CCIO4*-NC-S

By USEF - Edited Press Release
Emily Hamell and Corvett. USEA/Meagan DeLisle photo

Lexington, Ky.—May 28—The United States Equestrian Federation has announced the athlete-and-horse combinations who will represent the Defender U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Ireland CCIO4*-NC-S at the Millstreet International Horse Trials in County Cork, Ireland, May 29-June 2. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Leslie Law.

The following combinations have been named to the Defender U.S. Eventing Team and are listed in alphabetical order.


  • Jenny Caras (Buckhead, Georgia) and Sommersby (Sergeant Pepper x D’Mademoiselle), a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Jenny Caras and Jerry Hollis. Groom: Max Corcoran
  • Emily Hamel (Aiken, South Carolina) and Corvett (Corrido x Tina XII), a 17-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Black Flag Option. Groom: Jenna Epping
  • Caroline Pamukcu (Springtown, Pennsylvania) and King’s Especiale (Connect x Cha Cha Cha Special), a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Redfield King’s HX Group. Groom: Chloe Teahan
  • Alyssa Phillips (Fort Worth, Texas) and Oskar (Coriando x Nicole), a 15-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Julie and Alyssa Phillips. Groom: Meigs Rutherford

Individual: Molly Duda (Menlo Park, California) and Disco Traveler (Donatelli x Cadence), a 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding

Competition Information

Competition in the Nations Cup will begin with the dressage phase on Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31. Jumping will take place on Saturday, June 1, and the competition will conclude with cross-country on Sunday, June 2.

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