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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

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Olympic Committee have made the following change to the entry for the U.S. Eventing Team for the 2011 Pan American Games. Constance Holling's Downtown Harrison has been withdrawn by his rider Jonathan Holling for veterinary reasons and replaced by Lynn Symansky and her own 8-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Donner. The U.S. Eventing Team for the 2011 Pan American Games will now include the following five athlete/horse combinations: 
Original Post Date: 10/14/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:11:03 12:18:44

Elkton, MD- Competition officially got underway Thursday in the 2011 USEF National Eventing Championships, held in conjunction with the Dansko Fair Hill International, with the first day of dressage. Grey skies and intermittent rain did not dampen spirits as the first half of competitors in the CCI3* and CCI2* completed their tests. Phillip Dutton is the pacesetter at the halfway mark in the CCI3*, while Andrea Leatherman heads the CCI2* field. Dutton and Leatherman lead both their respective USEF National Championship and CCI divisions. 
Original Post Date: 10/13/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:11:02 16:50:31

Elkton, MD- More than 100 horses, 77 of which were from the US, were presented to the Ground Juries Wednesday afternoon at the Dansko Fair Hill International, where 45 horse-and-rider combinations will compete in the CCI3* and 62 in the CCI2*. Three horses were held for re-inspection: Tipperary Liadhnan, ridden by Thailand's Nina Ligon, and King Billy, ridden by Laura VanderVliet, in the three-star; and Elizabeth Spencer's Firewater in the two-star. Only Monte Carlo, Ashley Leith's CCI2* ride, was not accepted.
Original Post Date: 10/13/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:11:02 16:49:44

Lexington, KY -  Boyd Martin carried the torch for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team on the final day of the Boekelo CCI3*. Riding Otis Barbotiere and Remington XXV, Martin (West Grove, PA) produced two top 35 results in his first attempt at the Dutch premiere CCI3*. Jumping first on Remington XXV, owned by Henley House Stables, Martin had rails at fence seven and the first element of the combination at 11 adding eight faults. They finished in 35th place on a score of 69.8.
Original Post Date: 10/09/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:11:02 16:40:55


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