Apr 14, 2023

US Equestrian Announces Eventing Athletes for 2023 European Development Tour

By USEF - Edited Press Release

Lexington, KY —April 14— US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations that have been selected for the U.S. Eventing European Development Tour for the summer of 2023.

The following combinations are listed in alphabetical order:

  • Jenny Caras (Buckhead, Ga.) and Trendy Fernhill (ARS Vivendi x Cruising Girl), a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Elyse Eisenberg
  • Andrew McConnon (Vass, N.C.) and Ferrie’s Cello (Chello III VDL x Karelza), a 11-year-old Warmblood gelding owned by Jeanne Shigo
  • Caroline Pamukcu (Miami Beach, Fla.) and HSH Blake (Tolan R x Doughiska Lass), an 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Caroline Pamukcu, Sherrie Martin, and Mollie Hoff
  • Cassie Sanger (Lakeville, Conn.) and Fernhill Zoro (Verdi x Orania Z), her own 15-year-old Anglo European gelding

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

  • Mia Farley (Ocala, Fla.) and BGS Firecracker (Capitilist x Emmas Courage), her own 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare
  • Mia Farley and Phelps, a 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by David O’Connor
  • James Alliston (San Ramon, Calif.) and Nemesis (Novalis 46 x Maesy), a 9-year-old Canadian Warmblood gelding owned by Alliston Equestrian
  • Allie Knowles (Lexington, Ky.) and Morswood (Richardo Z x Princess in Arms), a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Katherine O’Brien

The selected athletes will compete in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Poland CCIO4*-NC-S at the Strzegom (POL) Horse Trials, June 21-25, 2023, under the direction of USEF Eventing Emerging and Development Coach Leslie Law. The athletes will also attend CHIO Aachen (GER), June 30-July 1, 2023, to observe the competition. The Tour participants will receive funding through USEF, and the USET Foundation thanks to the Karen E. Stives Endowment.

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