Jun 04, 2024

USEF Announces Defender U.S. Eventing Team for CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S

By USEF - Edited Press Release
James Alliston and Karma. USEA/Lindsay Berreth photo

Lexington, Ky.—June 4— The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the following athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the Defender U.S. Eventing Team at the CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S in Aachen, Germany, held from July 1-7, 2024. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello and Team Leader Gemma Stobbs.

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


James Alliston (San Ramon, California) and Karma, a 10-year-old Oldenburg mare (Escudo II x Lavita) owned by Alliston Equestrian and Ric Plummer and cared for by Sophie Hulme.

Jennie Brannigan (West Grove, Pennsylvannia) and FE Lifestyle, a 14-year-old Deutches Sportferd gelding (Leo von Faelz x Bradenburger) owned by Nina & Timothy Gardner and cared for by Alexa Lapp and Isabel Turner.

Elisabeth Halliday (Lexington, Kentucky) and Miks Master C, a 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding (Mighty Magic x Flyinge Quite Easy 958) owned by Ocala Horse Properties and Deborah Palmer and cared for by Jordan Crabo.

Alyssa Phillips (Ft. Worth, Texas) and Oskar, a 15-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Coriando x Marlo) owned by Julie & Alyssa Phillips and cared for by Addi Mommsen.

The following combination has been selected to compete as individuals.

Elisabeth Halliday (Lexington, Kentucky) and Shanroe Cooley, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Dallas x Condios) owned by Ocala Horse Properties and cared for by Jordan Crabo.

The following combinations have been selected as team alternates and are listed in ranked order.

Hallie Coon (Ocala, Florida.) and Cute Girl, a 10-year-old Holsteiner mare (Coventry x Clearway) owned by Hallie Coon & Helen Coon.

Emily Hamel (Aiken, South Carolina) and Corvett, a 17-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Corrido x Clearway) owned by Black Flag Option, LLC.

Competition Information

CHIO Aachen is one of the most prestigious multi-discipline events in the world, hosted annually in Aachen, Germany. The CCIO4*-S will begin with dressage on the morning of July 5 at 8:30 a.m. GMT+2, followed by stadium later in the afternoon in the main grass arena at 5:50 p.m. GMT+2. Cross-country will start at 10:00 a.m. GMT+2 on Saturday, July 6, to determine the final team standings.​

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