Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the combinations that will compete on the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Ireland at the Millstreet International Horse Trials, August 22 through 26. The Millstreet CICO3* will serve as the second Olympic format trial event for the new, eventing Olympic competition format. The U.S. team will compete under the guidance of U.S. Eventing Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander.
Upon the review of applications submitted, the following horse-and-athlete combinations have been selected for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Eventing Nations Cup Ireland (listed in alphabetical order):
Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) with Carlevo, Carlevo LLC’s 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding
Hallie Coon (Ocala, Fla.), a 2018 USET Foundation Karen Stives Endowment Fund Grant recipient, with Celien, Hallie and Helen Coon’s 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare
Liz Halliday-Sharp (Ocala, Fla.) with Deniro Z, the The Deniro Syndicate’s 10-year-old KWPN gelding or Fernhill By Night, Deborah Halliday’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Find out more about the Millstreet CICO3* International Horse Trials.
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