More breaking news tonight! US Equestrian has approved updates to the 2018 Fall Eventing Training List. “The US Equestrian High Performance Program is designed to achieve Olympic qualification and medals in the current Games cycle, in addition to building a sustainable foundation for the success of future championships,” the press release states.
Elite Training List
The Elite Program consists of athlete/horse combinations that have “established themselves as having met the criteria or demonstrated potential to meet the criteria required to be competitive at CCI3* and CCI4* events and championships.”
Will Coleman (Charlottesville, Va.) and Tight Lines, The Conair Syndicate’s 11-year-old French Thoroughbred gelding
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and I’m Sew Ready, Kristine and John Norton’s 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, and Z, the 10-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned by Thomas Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Caroline Moran, and Ann Jones
Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (Ocala, Fla.) and Deniro Z, The Deniro Z Syndicate’s 10-year-old KWPN gelding
Lauren Kieffer (The Plains, Va.) and Vermiculus, Jacqueline Mars’s 11-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding*
Marilyn Little (Frederick, Md.) and RF Scandalous, the 13-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Jacqueline Mars, Michael Manders, and Phoebe Manders
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and Tsetserleg, Christine Turner’s 11-year-old Trakehner gelding
Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and Donner, The Donner Syndicate, LLC’s 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
Tier 1 Elite Development Training List
Tier 1 of the Development Program is “designed to support experienced international athletes who have horses that are on a trajectory to reach the Elite criteria in the next four years. Tier 1 also includes experienced international athletes who have horses that do not meet the Elite criteria, but remain in contention for selection for the next World or Olympic Games.”
Will Coleman (Charlottesville, Va.) and OBOS O’Reilly, Four Star Eventing Group’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Buck Davidson (Unionville, Pa.) and Copper Beach, Sherrie Martin and Carl Segal’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Doug Payne (Aiken, S.C.) and Vandiver, a 13-year-old Trakehner gelding he owns with Jessica Payne and Debi Crowley, and Getaway, Lisa Wall’s 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding
Kim Severson (Charlottesville, Va.) and Cooley Cross Border, The Cross Syndicate’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Erin Sylvester (Cochranville, Pa.) and Paddy The Caddy, Frank McEntee’s 10-year-old Irish Thoroughbred gelding
Sharon White (Summit Point, W.Va.) and Cooley On Show, her 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Will Faudree (Southern Pines, N.C.) and Hans Dampf, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Jennifer Mosing and Sterling Silver Stables
Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and Under Suspection, Mary Ann Ghadban’s 14-year-old Holsteiner mare
Tier 2 Development Training List
Tier 2 of the Development Program is designed for “athletes who have not previously attained team selection or Elite criteria and are on a trajectory to achieve Elite status in this or the next four-year period.”
Jordan Linstedt (Duvall, Wash.) and Revitatvet Capato, her 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding
Tamra Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) and Fleeceworks Royal, Judith McSwain’s eight-year-old Holsteiner mare
Caroline Martin (Miami Beach, Fla.) and Islandwood Captain Jack, a nine-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding she owns with Sherrie Martin*
Sydney Conley Elliott (Bossier City, La.) and Cisko A, Carol Stephens’s 12-year-old Westphalian gelding
Jenny Caras (Cartersville, Ga.) and Fernhill Fortitude, Fernhill Fortitude Syndicate’s 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding*
* An asterisk denotes riders who are also in the Emerging Athlete Program.
Inclusion or exclusion on a Training List does not imply or preclude an athlete for selection for a Games and Championships.
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF sponsors and members.