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].

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