Lauren Kieffer and Veronica Lead WEG Combined Test at Great Meadow

Lauren Kieffer and Veronica. Photo by Jenni Autry.

In addition to hosting the only FEI Nations Cup Eventing leg in America, the Brook Ledge Great Meadow International is also hosting a combined test for seven of the horses named to the U.S. World Equestrian Games team.

Following this afternoon’s first horse inspection in the CICO3*, the seven horses in the combined test performed FEI  2017 4* Dressage Test B — the same test that will be used at WEG — with Christian Landolt as the sole judge.

Lauren Kieffer and Team Rebecca’s Veronica lead the combined test after dressage on 31.0. The 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare represented the U.S. at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and has been named a reserve horse for the U.S. WEG team.

Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Boyd Martin and Christine Turner’s Tsetserleg, an 11-year-old Trakehner, are one of the five combinations named to the U.S. WEG team and sit second on a score of 32.2 following dressage.

Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Lauren Kieffer’s team mount Vermiculus, an 11-year-old Anglo-Arabian owned by Jacqueline Mars, scored 33.1 for third place.

Lynn Symansky and Donner. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Lynn Symansky sits fourth with her team mount Donner, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred owned by The Donner Syndicate, on a score of 34.7.

Phillip Dutton and Z. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Phillip Dutton sits fifth on 36.7 with his team horse, The Z Partnership’s 10-year-old Zangersheide Z, and sixth on 37.2 with his reserve horse I’m Sew Ready, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood owned by John and Kristine Norton.

Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Reserve combination Sharon White and her own Cooley On Show, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse, are tied for sixth place on 37.2.

Sharon White and Cooley On Show. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Four of the five U.S. WEG team horses are competing in the combined test here at Great Meadow. The fifth horse, RF Scandalous, is competing in pure show jumping this week at Tryon International Equestrian Center with Marilyn Little.

An additional three of the combinations named as reserves for the team are competing in the CICO3* Nations Cup: Will Coleman and Tight Lines, Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border, and Lynn Symansky and Under Suspection.

The action here at Great Meadow resumes tomorrow with CICO3* dressage at 7:30 a.m. EST, followed by show jumping at 4:55 p.m. EST. All the action will be streamed live on USEF Network. The horses in the combined test will show jump immediately following the CICO3*.

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