We are counting down to the 2019 Pan American Games, which take place Aug. 1-4 in Lima, Peru. The U.S., Canada and Brazil are all seeking qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at the Pan Ams, and two team slots will be allocated to the nations that win team gold and silver. Here is everything you need to know about the final preparation for the U.S. team.
All of the U.S.-based team and reserve horses will compete in the final team outing at the Maryland International CCI3*-S on July 5-6 in Adamstown, Maryland. Dressage will take place on Friday, followed by show jumping and cross country on Saturday. Ian Stark is the course designer.
(Click here to view the full U.S. team announcement. Traveling reserve combination Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver will run their final prep at Barbury International on the same weekend before shipping to the U.S. for team training camp.)
The event is hosting a Brunch on the Berm on Saturday, and all profits will go directly to supporting the U.S. Pan American Games team. Tickets include an all-access pass and preferential parking for both days, a VIP viewing tent, and a cross country course walk with course designer Ian Stark at 4 p.m. on July 5. Tickets cost $130 each and can be purchased here.
Next, the team will head to Stable View in Aiken, South Carolina for the final training sessions before departing for Lima. While the training sessions are closed to the public, Stable View will be hosting a Send Off Reception for the team at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24.
Tickets are $25 and include dinner and drinks, with $15 from each ticket being donated to support the team. Stable View is requesting that all tickets be purchased no later than July 22. Contact the Stable View office at [email protected] or 484-356-3173 for tickets.