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US Equestrian Names U.S. Eventing Team for Santiago 2023 Pan American Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 23, 2023, 5:18 PM

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations that have been named to the U.S. Eventing Team for the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. The eventing portion of equestrian competition will run October 27-29 at the Escuela de Equitación Regimiento Granaderos in Quillota, Chile. Four combinations will compete as a team with one traveling reserve. One direct reserve has been named to the team in addition to five alternate combinations. 

The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been named to the U.S. Eventing Team for the Pan American Games and are listed in alphabetical order: 

Sydney Elliott (Benton, La.) and QC Diamantaire, a 2010 Oldenburg gelding (Diarado x Sandro Hit) owned by Carol Stephens 
Groom: Elizabeth Crowder

Liz Halliday (Ocala, Fla.) and Miks Master C, a 2012 Swedish Warmblood gelding (Mighty Magic x Flying Quite Easy 958) owned by Debby Palmer and the Ocala Horse Properties, LLC 

  • Direct Reserve: Cooley Nutcracker, a 2014 Irish Sport Horse gelding (Tolant R x Cobra) owned by The Nutcracker Syndicate 

Groom: Mia Braundel

Caroline Pamukcu (Miami Beach, Fla.) and HSH Blake, a 2015 Irish Sport Horse gelding (Tolan R x Kannan) owned by Mollie Hoff, Sherrie Martin and Caroline Pamukcu 
Groom: Lee Maher

Sharon White (Summit Point, W.V.) and Claus 63, her own 2012 Holsteiner gelding (Catoo x Levisto) 
Groom: Lea Adams Blackmore

The following combination has been named as the traveling reserve: 

Tamie Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) and Kynan, a 2015 KWPN gelding (Envoy x Zirocco Blue) owned by Kynan Syndicate LLC 
Groom: Alyssa Dobrotin

The following combinations have been named as team alternates and are listed in alphabetical order: 

  • Hannah Sue Hollberg (Kennett Square, Penn.) and Capitol H I M, a 2007 Holsteiner gelding owned by Christa B. Schmidt 
  • Alyssa Phillips (Fort Worth, Texas) and Oskar, a 2009 Holsteiner gelding owned by Julie Phillips 
  • Tamie Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) and Elliot V, a 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Elliot V Partnership 

Detailed selection procedures for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games can be found here. For more information, visit santiago2023.org/en

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