Apr 10, 2024

US Equestrian Announces Eventing Athletes for 2024 European Development Tour

By USEF - Edited Press Release
USEA EA21 Athlete Molly Duda and Disco Traveler have been selected to participate in the U.S. Eventing European Development Tour. USEA/Lindsay Berreth photo

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 spring of 2024. USEF Eventing Emerging and Development Coach Leslie Law will guide the combinations as they experience team competition in Europe.

“The objective is to get these riders team experience,” said Law. “In Europe, they have so many opportunities to give riders experience in these team competitions long before they ever compete in an Olympic Games or World Championships. Being on a team is very different than riding just for yourself as an individual. It is a lot of pressure, so the more opportunities we have to put these up-and-coming athletes in that space and get them that experience the better.”

The following combinations are listed in alphabetical order:

Jenny Caras (Buckhead, Georgia) and Sommersby, a 12-year-old Mecklinburg (Sargeant Pepper x d’Mademoiselle) gelding owned by Jenny Caras and Jerry Hollis and bred by Anja Schwarz (GER)

Molly Duda (Menlo Park, California) and Disco Traveler, her own 14-year-old Oldenburg (Donatelli x Cadence) gelding bred by Stacie Beilin (USA)

Emily Hamel (Aiken, South Carolina) and Corvett, a 17-year-old Holsteiner (Corrido X Tina XII) gelding owned by Black Flag Option, LLC adn bred by Doris Schimmer (GER)

Caroline Pamukcu (Springtown, Pennsylvannia) and King’s Especiale, a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Connect x Cha Cha Cha Special) gelding owned by Redfield King’s HX Group and bred by C.M.I Delissen-Verstappen (NLD), and She’s the One, a 9-year-old Anglo-European (Jaguar Mail x One to Watch) mare owned by Sherrie Martin, Mollie Hoff, Caroline Pamukcu, and Andy Hoff, and bred by Jodie Amos (GBR).

Alyssa Phillips (Fort Worth, Texas) and Oskar, a 15-year-old Holsteiner (Coriando x Nicole) gelding owned by Julie Phillips and Alyssa Phillips and bred by Dollrotti Schwarz-Nissen Ulrike (GER)

Cassie Sanger (Wilmington, Deleware) and Fernhill Zoro, her own 16-year-old Anglo European gelding (Verdi x Oronia Z) gelding bred by Mrs. J Drake (GBR)

The selected combinations will compete in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Great Britain CCIO4*-NC-S at the Chatsworth International Horse Trials from May 17-19 and/or the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Ireland CCIO4*-NC-S at the Millstreet International Horse Trials from May 30 – June 2 with Law as the chef d’equipe.

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