Looking Ahead to the SRF Carolina International & H.T.: Stacked 4*S Entry List Promises Full Slate of Action

Will Faudree’s experienced campaigner Pfun takes third in the 4*S at Carolina in 2023. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

37 horse and rider pairs currently entered in the CCI4*-S are sure to make for an exciting year at the 2024 Setters’ Run Farm Carolina International, happening at at the Carolina Horse Park on March 14-17.

Starting off strong, we’ll get to see the entire Pan American Games team, which includes Sydney Elliott and QC Diamantaire, Liz Halliday and Miks Master C, Sharon White and Claus 63, and Caroline Pamukcu and HSH Blake. Caroline and HSH Blake took the gold at the Pan Ams on a final score of 30.8, so they will be a pair to watch out for!

Liz will certainly have her plate full with four rides in the 4*– Cooley Moonshine (owned by Ocala Horse Properties), Cooley Quicksilver (owned by the Monster Partnership and Ocala Horse Properties), Cooley Nutcracker (owned by the Nutcracker Syndicate and Ocala Horse Properties) and of course Miks Master C (owned by Ocala Horse Properties and Debbie Palmer). As always, Liz and her horses will be ones to keep your eyes on.

Andrew McConnon, who received this year’s Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider Grant, is bringing two mounts for the 4*– Wakita 54 and Ferrie’s Cello.

Other entries that stand to be competitive include Lauren Nicholson and Ms. Mars’ Landmark’s Jungle’s Gold as well as Will Coleman and Diabolo, owned by the Diabolo Group. Two very exciting horses for Phillip Dutton will also compete: Quasi Cool and Possante, who are both coming off of competing at Grand-Prix Eventing.

FE Lifestyle, ridden by Jennie Brannigan, was actually bred to be a show jumper, but has found his home in the sport of eventing under Jennie’s tutelage. “Foxy” finished 12th at Burghley last year, leading Jennie to win the highest-placed Burghley first-timer. This pair will be an exciting one to keep up with during this competition!

Rachel Lawson and High Tide will be another pair to watch out for, as they have truly made it through many ups and downs to get to this point. As Rachel’s first OTTB, their origin story makes them a pair you don’t want to miss.

Cassie Sanger, one of the US Equestrian U25 Emerging Athletes, is entered with Fernhill Zoro. She’ll be riding as a part of the USEF Futures Challenge as well, and you can view more on that exciting event running alongside the 4*S here.

A small– but mighty – one to watch out for will be Corture, ridden by Briggs Surratt. The Holsteiner cross mare who was bred by Elisa Wallace is just 14.2 hands!

View the full entry list here. Whether you’ll be watching in person or from home (click here to access the live stream on Horse & Country, this will not be an event to miss, as we’re getting our Olympic year underway!

Eventing Nation is pleased to work with Carolina International as the press team. If you’re interested in attending this year’s event as a member of the media, click here to fill out the credential request form.

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