Italy Names Short List for 2018 World Equestrian Games

Pietro Roman with Barraduff. Photo by Thomas Ix.

Italy has named a short list of seven combinations for eventing at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, which will take place Sept. 12-16 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina.

Congratulations to the following horses and riders:

Stefano Brecciaroli and Byrnesgrove First Diamond, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Carrick Diamond Lad X Christies Lass, by Amazing Bust) owned by Andrew Nicholson and Mary Channer

Pietro Roman and Barraduff, a 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Carroll House X Crested Vesta VII, by Sea Crest) owned by Antonella Ascoli

Pietro Sandei and his own Rubis de Prere, a 13-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Fedor de Seves X Cina du Logis, by Quandy du Mayne)

Arianna Schivo and Quefira de l’Ormeau, a 14-year-old Selle Francais mare (Iolisco de Quinhon X Isabella du Brilot, by Beausejour IV) owned by the rider and Thomas Bouquet

Mattia Luciani and Leopold K, a 10-year-old German Sport Horse stallion (Levistano X Annabell K, by Askari) owned by Silver Oak Real Estate Company

Clelia Casiraghi and Verdi, a 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Indoctro X Istannie, by Dutchboy) owned by Doretta Colnaghi

Simone Sordi on Amacuzzi, a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Marcuzzi X Amara, by Maizauber) owned by Maria Giovanna Mazzocchi

Italy will announce the final squad of five prior to the definite entry deadline on Sept. 3.

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