Lexington, Kentucky, USA – October 09, 2023 – US Equestrian has announced the athlete and horse combinations selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the 2023 Pan-American Games hosted in Santiago, Chile later this month. Jumping competition will begin on October 31, with the team looking to secure their qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. There are three Olympic qualification allocations available at the Pan American Games awarded to the three highest-placed and previously non-qualified teams following the conclusion of team competition. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland and Team Manager Lizzy Chesson.
The following athletes and horses have been named to the U.S. Jumping Team for the 2023 Pan American Games and are listed in alphabetical order.
Karl Cook (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) and Caracole de La Roque, a 2012 Selle Français mare (Zandor Z x Kannan) owned by Signe Ostby
Groom: Tessa Falanga
Kent Farrington (Wellington, Fla.) and Landon, a 2013 Zangersheide gelding (Comilfo Plus Z x Quadrillo) owned by Haity McNerney
Groom: Denise Moriarty
Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) and Dorado 212, a 2013 Oldenburg gelding (Tailormade Diarado’s Boy x Chacco-Blue) owned by St. Bride’s Farm
Groom: Margo Thomas
McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) and Contagious, a 2009 Deutches Springferd gelding (Contagio x For Keeps) owned by Beechwood Stables LLC
Groom: Virginie Casterman
Traveling Reserve: Lillie Keenan (New York, N.Y.) and Argan de Beliard, a 2010 Selle Français gelding (Mylord Carthago x Ahorn) owned by Chansonette Farm LLC
Groom: Cory Tual
For more information, visit santiago2023.org/en
Source: Press Release from the US Equestrian Communications Department for US Equestrian & USEF – United States Equestrian Federation
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