Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced five athlete-and-horse combinations for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which takes place Sept. 11-23 in Mill Spring, N.C. Following the 2017-2018 Selection Trials period, the combinations for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad were recommended to the US Equestrian Board of Directors for consideration to be named to the Nominated Entry List.
The following combinations have been named to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for the WEG (in alphabetical order):
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Z, the 10-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned by Thomas Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Caroline Moran, and Ann Jones
Lauren Kieffer (The Plains, Va.) and Vermiculus, Jacqueline Mars’s 11-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding
Marilyn Little (Frederick, Md.) and RF Scandalous, the 13-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Jacqueline Mars, Michael Manders, and Phoebe Manders
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and Tsetserleg, Christine Turner’s 11-year-old Trakehner gelding
Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and Donner, The Donner Syndicate, LLC’s 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
Additionally, the following eight combinations have been named to the reserve list to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for the WEG (in alphabetical order):
Will Coleman (Charlottesville, Va.) and OBOS O’Reilly, Four Star Eventing Group’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Will Coleman and Tight Lines, The Conair Syndicate’s 11-year-old French Thoroughbred gelding
Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready, Kristine and John Norton’s 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (Ocala, Fla.) and Deniro Z, The Deniro Z Syndicate’s 10-year-old KWPN gelding
Lauren Kieffer and Veronica, Team Rebecca, LLC’s 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare
Kim Severson (Charlottesville, Va.) and Cooley Cross Border, The Cross Syndicate’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Lynn Symansky and Under Suspection, Mary Ann Ghadban’s 14-year-old Holsteiner mare
Sharon White (Summit Point, W.Va.) and Cooley on Show, her 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
For more information about the WEG team selection process, view the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team selection procedures.
For more information about FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, visit Tryon2018.com.
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