It was an epic adventure in Mexico for the United States Equestrian Federation's Dressage, Eventing and Jumping Teams. They won a record 10 medals across the three disciplines and cemented a solid foundation for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Original Post Date: 11/04/2011 - 00:00 | Last Updated: 2011:12:19 14:18:29
Lexington, KY - Two members of the Gold-medal winning 2011 Pan American Games Eventing Team, Buck Davidson and Michael Pollard, and the alternate, Kristin Schmolze, were awarded Land Rover Competition and Training Grants to travel to Temecula, CA and compete at the Galway Downs CCI, November 4-6. Davidson and Pollard were each awarded $8,000 grant to contest the CCI3*, while Schmolze was awarded a $6,000 grant to compete in the CCI2*.
Original Post Date: 11/04/2011 - 00:00 | Last Updated: 2011:12:19 14:14:55
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Immaculate jumping won Individual eventing medals at the 2011 Pan American Games - and the top three horses were beautifully ridden over three days. Canadian Jessica Phoenix held onto her dressage lead, adding nothing to her winning score of 43.9 with Don Good's Pavarotti. She had the Team Gold medal-winning Americans chasing her all weekend, and after the last fence was jumped, she shared the medal podium with two of them. Hannah Burnett and Harbour Pilot won Silver and Buck Davidson on Absolute Liberty won Bronze.
Original Post Date: 10/23/2011 - 00:00 | Last Updated: 2011:11:03 12:57:06
GUADALAJARA, Mexico- In an unprecedented effort, the U.S. Eventing Team stormed to Team Gold at the 2011 Pan American Games in classic style. All five team members added nothing to their dressage scores, to finish on 138.6 – a feat never before achieved in a Team Eventing Championship.
Original Post Date: 10/23/2011 - 00:00 | Last Updated: 2011:11:03 12:58:06
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - The five riders on the U.S. Eventing Team travelled to the Santa Sofia Country Club and impressively extended their lead at the Pan American Games. All five produced fault-free rounds over John Williams' cross country track adding nothing to their 138.6 team total from dressage. They head into Sunday's show jumping phase nearly 22 points clear of the second-placed Canadian team. Dressage Leader, Jessica Phoenix of Canada still leads the individual standings with a score of 43.9 on Pavarotti -but the U.S. occupies five of the top six positions.
Original Post Date: 10/22/2011 - 00:00 | Last Updated: 2011:11:03 12:55:49
Guadalajara, Mexico - The U.S. Eventing Team got their competition off to a strong start in the dressage phase at the 2011 Pan American Games, cruising to the lead by more than nine points. The top three riders' scores from each team count, so the United States goes forward to Saturday's cross country on a score of 138.6 penalties. Canada is second on a combined total of 147.4 and Brazil sits third on 162.7. Canadian Jessica Phoenix leads the pack individually with a score of 43.9 on Pavarotti - but the U.S. has four riders in the top five and all five riders in the top 10.
Original Post Date: 10/21/2011 - 00:00 | Last Updated: 2011:11:03 12:51:50
Guadalajara, Mexico - The U.S. Eventing Team presented five horses at the First Horse Inspection of the 2011 Pan American Games and all were accepted without incident. The United States drew fourth position, but of the three countries drawn ahead only Venezuela has a complete team; therefore American Buck Davidson and Absolute Liberty will be second in the ring in Friday's dressage.
Original Post Date: 10/20/2011 - 00:00 | Last Updated: 2011:11:03 12:49:40
Elkton, MD - Sunday brought an action-packed slate of show jumping at the 2011 Dansko Fair Hill International. With the top riders in both the CCI3* and CCI2* divisions tremendously close, clear rounds were at a premium. Boyd Martin and Kylie Lyman rose to the occasion producing fault-free rounds to win their CCI3* and CCI2* divisions as well as claim 2011 USEF National Eventing Championships.The leaderboard in both the divisions at the Dansko Fair Hill International saw great fluctuations as a result of Sally Ike’s challenging track.
Original Post Date: 10/16/2011 - 00:00 | Last Updated: 2011:11:03 12:35:38
Elkton, MD- Clear jumping and quick trips across the country were the name of the game Saturday at the 2011 Dansko Fair Hill International. The rain that plagued the first two days of competition was nowhere in sight as the sun shone over Derek di Grazia's tracks. Heavy going resulted in time faults for many of the competitors and a shake-up on the leaderboard in both divisions. Jan Bynny and Kylie Lyman produced two of the quickest rounds of the day in the CCI3* and CCI2* to lead their respective divisions and USEF National Eventing Championships.
Original Post Date: 10/15/2011 - 00:00 | Last Updated: 2011:11:03 12:19:37
Elkton, MD- Riders completing their dressage tests Friday at the 2011 Dankso Fair Hill International put in impressive efforts as scores dipped lower and lower into the 40s and spectators and riders alike were subject again to intermittent rain showers throughout the day. Heading the field in their respective CCI divisions and the USEF National Eventing Championships, which are held in conjunction with the Dankso Fair Hill International, are Boyd Martin and Susan Beebee.
Original Post Date: 10/14/2011 - 00:00 | Last Updated: 2011:11:02 16:51:17