Nickname: Bug Owner: Jacqueline Mars Groom: Sally Robertson Gender: Gelding Breed: Anglo Arabian Disciplines: Eventing Sire: Sazeram Dam: Wake Me Gently Foal Date: 1/1/2007

Vermiculus (Bug) has been a staple of Lauren Nicholson’s string for more than ten years. Vermiculus is a homebred from Virginia who has excelled at the top levels of international eventing with Nicholson and became a fan favorite. The pair have started 42 FEI events together throughout their decade-long career, finishing seven CCI5*-L events and completing three internationally. The pair represented the U.S. Eventing Team at the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy, helping the team secure their Paris 2024 Olympic qualification and earn team silver. In 2024, the pair finished as the top-placed U.S. combination at the CCI5*-L in Kentucky, winning the National Championship for the CCI5* level.