Pan American Games Cross Country Live Updates: USA Throws Down 4 Double Clears

Start box. Photo by Jenni Autry. Start box. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Who’s ready for an exciting day of cross country action? We sure are! It’s promising to be a scorcher in Caledon today, so we’re wishing everyone safe rides and fast cool downs. Jenni is providing updates from the cross country course, which will be put in this thread, so stay tuned for as much live action as we can provide in lieu of a conspicuously missing live stream.

Cross country officially kicks off at 11 a.m. EST, and Columbia’s Juan Carlos Tafur and Quinto, an 11-year-old Columbian stallion, will be our trailblazers. The North American ride times are as follows:


11:24 Phillip Dutton / Fernhill Fugitive

12:12 Lauren Kieffer / Meadowbrooks’ Scarlett

1:04 Marilyn Little / RF Scandalous

1:44 Boyd Martin / Pancho Villa


11:08 Waylon Roberts / Bill Owen

11:48 Colleen Loach / Qorry Blue D’Argouges

12:40 Kathryn Robinson / Let It Bee

1:34 Jessica Phoenix / Pavarotti

It’s going to be a day of gritty riding, as the U.S. has just .7 penalties worth of breathing room to maintain its gold medal position ahead of Canada and Brazil. The U.S. is currently on a score of 130.0, followed by Canada (130.7) and Brazil (136.70).

Refresh this page periodically for the latest updates from cross country day. We wish safe, clear and fast rides to all! Go Eventing.

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2:00 p.m. EST: Mack gets a ride along with the fourth double clear rider for Team USA, Boyd Martin.

Photo via EN's Instagram.

Photo via EN’s Instagram.

1:58 p.m. EST: Well, there you have it folks! Team USA maintains its gold medal position going into show jumping with four double clear rounds. Talk about delivery! Unfortunately the live scores are not up to date at the moment, but we’ll have the full recap for you coming shortly. We do know that your top four are Ruy Fonseca, Marilyn Little, Jessica Phoenix, and Boyd Martin. Stay tuned for much, much more!

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1:55 p.m. EST:

Our 1st Canadian rider Waylon Roberts (Official) is on course here at the #TO2015 and looking strong! #oefhorse #ontarioequestrianfederation

Posted by Ontario Equestrian Federation on Saturday, July 18, 2015

1:55 p.m. EST: Boyd and Pancho Villa are sent back on their way and are clear over 17.

1:54 p.m. EST:

Canadian rider, Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue D’argouges over the Goldern Horseshoe on her way to clean round!! #gocanada #TO2015

Posted by Ontario Equestrian Federation on Saturday, July 18, 2015

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1:50 p.m. EST: Hey, even chinchillas need to hydrate.


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1:47 p.m. EST: I apologize for the lack of updates towards the end here – we are missing a lot of scores on the scoresheet at the moment, but let’s cheer Boyd and Pancho Villa home!

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1:41 p.m. EST:

Maple Syrup Posted by Phoenix Equestrian Team on Saturday, July 18, 2015

1:40 p.m. EST:

Jessica Phoenix has a clear round for cross-country! Way to go #TeamCanada!!#oefhorse #ontarioequestrianfederation #TO2015 Posted by Ontario Equestrian Federation on Saturday, July 18, 2015

1:40 p.m. EST: Live scores seem to have stopped refreshing for the moment so I apologize for any delayed updates.

1:38 p.m. EST:

1:38 p.m. EST: I’m not going to lie, I’m sitting here getting all choked up watching the video below. What the heck. #thefeels

1:37 p.m. EST:

First water Posted by Phoenix Equestrian Team on Saturday, July 18, 2015

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1:32 p.m. EST: Great shot!

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1:29 p.m. EST: Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti are clear through the first water.

1:26 p.m. EST:

1:25 p.m. EST: Here is the live score link in case you need it – it’s also listed above in the main body of this post.

1:23 p.m. EST: Jhonathan F Rodriguez and Nilo (COL) are clear with 4.0 time.

1:16 p.m. EST: A few updates on scores, and I apologize for these if they are super late. The live scores are a tad hard to keep up with.
Juan Francisco Gallo and Remonta Nunhil (ARG) – clear with 27.6 time
Rodrigo Abella Lemme and SVR Arbitro (URU) – 20 jumping, 19.2 time

1:14 p.m. EST: Marilyn and Kitty will be in silver position overnight behind Ruy Fonseca.

1:13 p.m. EST: That’s 3-3 on double clears for Team USA! Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous come home in 8 minutes 31 seconds with no jumping penalties.

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1:09 p.m. EST: Juan Larrazabal Simon and Atlanta show as eliminated.

1:07 p.m. EST: Marilyn and RF Scandalous are clear through 7. This mare has won four two-stars in 2015, no big deal.

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1:05 p.m. EST: Ecuador’s Carlos Narvaez and Que Loco also double clear – they remain on a 56.8.

1:02 p.m. EST: Two more U.S. riders and one Canadian to go: Boyd Martin, Marilyn Little and Jessie Phoenix.

12:59 p.m. EST: Carlos Villarroel and Paradigma (Chile) are showing as eliminated.

12:57 p.m. EST:

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12:51 p.m. EST:

12:48 p.m. EST: Mack is such a ladies man. Shown here with Lauren Billys.

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12:43 p.m. EST: Working hard or hardly working?

12:42 p.m. EST: Columbian pair Anna Charlotte Brieke and Picaron picked up 40 jumping and 42.4 time. 12:41 p.m. EST: Aw, man.

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12:38 p.m. EST: Next on course are Canadian’s Kathryn Robinson and Let It Bee, in second on a 39.8 at the moment.

12:36 p.m. EST: Omega Alpha rider Lauren Kieffer wanted nothing more than to pose with Mack after her brilliant cross country round!

12:36 p.m. EST:

12:33 p.m. EST: Unfortunately, Stefanie and Claudius are eliminated on refusals at the Owl Hole.

12:32 p.m. EST: You may remember Stefanie for her courageous comeback from a broken collarbone after a fall at Chatt Hills earlier this year.

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12:31 p.m. EST: El Salvador’s Jose Romano Hijo and Buecefalo are also showing eliminated. 12:27 p.m. EST:

Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrooks Scarlett clear and in the time #PanAmGames Posted by United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) on Saturday, July 18, 2015

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12:20 p.m. EST: How’s that for clutch? Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook’s Scarlett mark their championship debut with a double clear! USA USA USA!

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12:15 p.m. EST: Lauren and Scarlett are clear through fence 7. 12:14 p.m. EST:

12:13 p.m. EST: Ecuador’s Nicolas Wettstein and Onzieme Framoni are also home double clear! This pair scored a 60.5 for 22nd in the dressage.

12:12 p.m. EST: Go Canada!

12:06 p.m. EST: Jose Mercado and Romana, riding for Mexico, are home with 20 jumping and 6.4 time.

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12:02 p.m. EST Add another double clear to the pile: Brazil’s Henrique Plombon and Land Quenotte, in 17th on a 55.4 after dressage. That’s two each for Brazil and Canada and one so far for USA.

12:00 p.m. EST:

Cooling off after cross country #PanAmGames

Posted by United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) on Saturday, July 18, 2015

11:59 a.m. EST:

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11:57 a.m. EST: Colleen Loach is two from home and clear so far!

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11:53 a.m. EST: Uruguay’s Edison Quintana Valerio and SVR Capoeira II are home with 20 jumping and 19.2 time.

11:52 a.m. EST: Chile’s Sergio Iturriago and Versailles came home clear with 10.4 time penalties.

11:51 a.m. EST: Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue d’Argouges are clear through 8.

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11:43 a.m. EST That’s better!

11:40 a.m. EST: Blast! Guatemalan rider Tiziana Billy Prem and Luccio have been eliminated on refusals. Columbia’s Santiago Medina Negrete and Ritmical EJC picked up a 20 and 9.6 time penalties.

11:38 a.m. EST: The fastest trip of the day so far belongs to Carlos Parro and Caulcourt Landline with a time of 8:16.

11:37 a.m. EST:El Salvador’s Sofia Baussan Augspuer and Durango are clear with 12.4 time.

11:36 a.m. EST: Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Fugitive score shows no jumping and 72.8 time – unsure if this is correct or not. Waylon Robert’s 20 has now been removed!

11:33 a.m. EST: Phillip Dutton does that P-Dutty does and brings Fernhill Fugitive home clear. We’re also hearing there was a correction to Waylon’s score. Will confirm once it reflects.

11:32 a.m. EST:

11:31 a.m. EST: Phillip and Jack are clear through 19.

11:30 a.m. EST: Argentina’s Luciano Claudio Brunello and Erevan came home clear with 16 time.

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11:28 a.m. EST: Venezuela’s Elena Ceballos Alvarez and Nounour du Moulin also came home double clear with a time of 8:32.

11:27 a.m. EST: Phillip and Jack are clear through 8. This pair is in 8th on 48.4 after dressage.

11:26 a.m. EST:

11:25 a.m. EST: Live scores now show 20 jumping penalties for Waylon Roberts and Bill Owen. Bummer! They’ll go forward with a total score of 85.10.

11:24 a.m. EST: Now we are hearing that Waylon had a 20, but unconfirmed as to where. Live scores still showing no penalties.

11:21 a.m. EST:

11:20 a.m. EST: The first Brazillian pair on course, Carlos Parro and Caulcourt Landline are clear and four from home. They were in seventh after dressage on a score of 45.6.

11:19 a.m. EST: Lots of spectators have gathered to watch the action.

Via EN's Instagram.

Via EN’s Instagram.

11:18 a.m. EST: Waylon Roberts and Bill Owen are home clear and within the time, provisionally. Live scores are showing a time of 8 minutes 26 seconds.

11:16 a.m. EST: Chile’s Guillermo Garin and Ubago came home with 20 jumping and 26.4 time. This pair scored a 65.7 in the dressage.

11:15 a.m. EST: Waylon is now clear through 17 and looking strong.

11:14 a.m. EST: Waylon Roberts and Bill Owen are now clear through 11.

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11:08 a.m. EST: Waylon Roberts and Bill Owen, the first Canadian pair, are on course and clear through four. This pair is on a 65.1 in 33rd individually for silver placed Canada.

11:06 a.m. EST: Trailblazers Juan Carlos Tafur and Quinto are on course and receiving big cheers as they clear the first water. This pair represents Columbia and are currently in 26th place individually on a 61.6.

11:01 a.m. EST: Mack, Chinch’s All-American cousin, is ready for the start! Follow EN on Instagram for more! Screenshot_9

10:58 a.m. EST: Here is the course map for the cross country: