Jun 02, 2023

USEF Announces 2023 Eventing Elite and Pre-Elite Program Lists Updates

Jennie Saville and FE Lifestyle. USEA/Lindsay Berreth photo

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce updates to the 2023 Eventing Elite and Pre-Elite Program Lists. The programs are part of the U.S. Eventing Pathway, which is focused on developing combinations to deliver sustainable success in team competition at the championship level. Learn more about the Eventing Pathway Programs here.

For the mid-year updates, Liz Halliday-Sharp and Miks Master C have moved up from the Pre-Elite Program to the Elite Program. Also, Jennie Saville (née Brannigan) and FE Lifestyle have been added to the Elite Program. View the updated Eventing Elite and Pre-Elite Program Lists below.

The following combinations have met the objective criteria for membership to the 2023 USEF Eventing Elite Program and are listed in alphabetical order:

Will Coleman (Gordonsville, Virginia) and Off The Record, a 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by the Off The Record Syndicate
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pennsylvania) and Z, a 15-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned by Thomas Tierney, Suzanne Lazy, Caroline Moran, Ann Jones, Evie Dutton, and David and Patricia Vos
Ariel Grald (Southern Pines, North Carolina) and Leamore Master Plan, a 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Annie Eldridge
Liz Halliday-Sharp (Lexington, Kentucky) and Miks Master C, an 11-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Deborah Palmer and Ocala Horse Properties, LLC
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pennsylvania) and Fedarman B, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by the Annie Goodwin Syndicate
Lauren Nicholson (The Plains, Virginia) and Vermiculus, a 16-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding owned by Jaqueline Mars
Doug Payne (Rougemont, North Carolina) and Quantum Leap, a 12-year-old Rheinlander gelding owned by Doug and Jessica Payne
Jennie Saville (West Grove, Pennsylvania) and FE Lifestyle, a 13-year-old warmblood gelding owned by Nina and Timothy Gardner
Tamie Smith (Murrieta, California) and Mai Baum, a 17-year-old German Sport Horse gelding owned by Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell; Danito, a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Ruth Bley; and Solaguayre California, a 12-year-old Holsteiner mare owned by Julianne and David Guarigila

The following combinations have met the objective criteria for membership to the 2023 USEF Eventing Pre-Elite Program and are listed in alphabetical order:

Will Coleman (Gordonsville, Virginia) and Chin Tonic HS, an 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Hyperion Stud, LLC; and Dondante, a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Team Rebecca, LLC
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pennsylvania) and Sea of Clouds, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by Sea of Clouds Partnership
Liz Halliday-Sharp (Lexington, Kentucky) and Cooley Quicksilver, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by The Monster Partnership
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pennsylvania) and Tsetserleg TSF, a 16-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Christine, Thomas, and Tommie Turner

Membership is reviewed twice annually, and combinations may be added on a rolling basis based upon the criteria specific to each program.

To learn more about the Eventing Pathway Programs, please contact Gemma Stobbs, Director of Eventing Elite Program, at [email protected] or (859) 225-6929.

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