Jun 28, 2018

US Nations Cup™ Team Named and Brook Ledge Great Meadow International to Host Advanced Combined Test

By Great Meadow - Press Release
Phillip Dutton and I'm Sew Ready at the 2017 Great Meadow International presented by Adequan®. 22Gates Photo.

The United States Equestrian Federation has named the riders selected to represent the United States at the 2018 Brook Ledge Great Meadow International Federation Equestre Nationale Eventing Nations Cup™.

The riders are as follows in alphabetical order:

  • Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Park Trader owned by Carl and Cassandra Segal.
  • Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Sportsfield Candy owned by Kevin Keane.
  • Sydney Conley Elliott (Bossier City, La.) and 12-year-old Westphalian gelding Cisko A owned by Carol Stephens.
  • Caroline Martin (Miami Beach, Fla.) and 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Spring Easy owned by Caroline Martin and Sherry Martin.

In addition to the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™, the 2018 Brook Ledge Great Meadow International Presented by Adequan will also host an Optional Combined Test for World Equestrian Games nominated horses and riders. The riders will perform the FEI 4* Test B on Friday, July 6 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The show jumping phase will take place on Saturday, July 7 after the CICO3* show jumping has concluded.

The riders competing in the combined test are as follows:

  • Lauren Keiffer (The Plains, Va.) and 11-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding Vermiculus, owned by Jacqueline Mars.
  • Lauren Keiffer (The Plains, Va.) and 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare Veronica, owned Team Rebbeca.
  • Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and 10-year-old Zangersheide gelding Z, owned by Thomas Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Caroline Moran, and Ann Jones.
  • Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding I’m Sew Ready owned by Kristine and John Norton.
  • Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and 11-year-old Trakehner gelding Tsetserleg owned by Christine Turner.
  • Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Donner, owned by the Donner Syndicate.
  • Sharon White (Summit Point, W. Va.) and 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Cooley On Show, owned by the Sharon White.

A complete list of competitors can be found here.

About The Great Meadow Foundation
Great Meadow is a 374-acre equestrian event park located in the middle of Virginia’s finest horse community. The park was founded in 1982 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation with a mission to “preserve open space for equestrian and community service. Founded by philanthropist, Arthur “Nick” Arundel as a permanent home for the prestigious Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races, Great Meadow today hosts 40 events that draw 200,000 through the gates each year to see steeplechasing, polo, show jumpers, foot races, rocketry, cultural fairs, and Independence Day fireworks. In 2016, Great Meadow, doubled the size of its property, completed a World class arena, and hosted the first FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ ever held in North America. For more information, please visit www.greatmeadow.org.

About Brook Ledge Horse Transportation
Brook Ledge is broadly recognized as the Nation’s Leading Horse Carrier offering both ground and air transportation services in the United States and international travel provided via their wholly owned subsidiary, Horse America. They are a completely comprehensive horse transportation solution for both domestic and international travel. Brook Ledge is dedicated to providing the most elite services to their clients who range from Triple Crown and Grand Prix horses to beloved family companions. For more information about Brook Ledge Horse Transportation, or Horse America, please contact Andrea Gotwals Boone, Brook Ledge Horse Transportation, 12 Gotwals Lane, Oley, PA 19547, (610) 987-6284, [email protected].

Feb 19, 2020 Intercollegiate

Eventing at NC State Treasures Horsemanship and Friendship

Eventing at NC State was founded in 2016 and we currently have 18 undergraduate members as well as a supportive group of alumni riders. We are proud to be the first intercollegiate team in North Carolina located at the heart of the 1862 Land Grant Institution, NC State University. We have riders just beginning their eventing careers as well as those that are seasoned competitors, competing from Maiden through Training level.

Feb 18, 2020 Instructors

Dibowski Wants You to Feel the Rhythm at the 2020 ICP Symposium

Yesterday Andreas Dibowski said that he was ready for the “fun stuff” and today he had the chance to share his knowledge of both show jumping and cross-country to a large audience who attended day two of the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium. The morning started out in the ring at Barnstaple South with three groups of riders – Beginner Novice, Training, and Preliminary, and three groups of the same levels took to the cross-country in the afternoon. While the exercises and jumps got progressively harder throughout the day, the warm-ups and themes stayed the same.

Feb 18, 2020 Education

Top 10 Tips for Introducing Your Horse to Cross-Country with Tim Bourke

A horse’s first steps out in the cross-country field determine the foundation upon which his entire cross-country education will be laid. How can you give your horse the best chance of success? What are some of the ways you can help teach your horse about cross-country jumping?

Feb 17, 2020 Instructors

Andreas Dibowski’s Words of Wisdom From Day 1 of the 2020 ICP Symposium

The USEA Educational Symposium is a unique opportunity each winter for eventers to gather together to soak in knowledge. The first two days of the 2020 Symposium focus on the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) with attendees learning how to be better, more effective instructors. German Olympian and world-renowned rider Andreas Dibowski is this year’s guest instructor and he spent the first day dedicated to dressage with one Advanced show jumping group to wrap-up the day. Dibowski taught the instructors to teach using demo riders and horses from Beginner Novice to Advanced of all ages, breeds, and sizes.

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Outerwear of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA