Previewing Pau: Global Entry List Goes Live with 62 Combinations

Boyd Martin and Fedarman B. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

The end of the eventing season is near, but not before we crown two new CCI5* champions the month, one at the MARS Maryland 5 Star (October 19-22) and the second at Les Etoiles de Pau (October 26-29). If you missed out on our October competition preview, you won’t want to miss it as we have a whole calendar full of all the eventing action you can possibly handle.

Looking ahead to Pau, we’ve got a 62-strong entry list ready to take on the challenge. Four U.S. riders are among the star-studded entry list: Will Coleman and Hyperion Stud’s Chin Tonic HS, Phillip Dutton and the Z Partnership’s Z, Allie Knowles and Katherine O’Brien’s Morswood, and Boyd Martin with the Annie Goodwin Syndicate’s Fedarman B. Will and Boyd are benefitting from Dutta. Corp/USEF Eventing High Performance Flight Grants, set out this year for established athletes aiming for the Paris Olympics next summer.

Jonelle Price and Mcclaren. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

While the U.S. contingent stands to mount a strong challenge for the title at Pau, they’ll have to get through a formidable field that includes 2022 winning rider Jonelle Price (and some guy named Tim she married, who also won here in 2021), Kentucky runner-up Tom McEwen with JL Dublin, world #1 Ros Canter, currently entered with Pencos Crown Jewel as well as 5* debutante and Blenheim 4*-L winner Izilot DHI.

Here’s a full look at the field:

  • Megan Jones (AUS) and Toulando
  • Katrin Khoddam-Hazrati (AUT) and Pippa 2
  • Lea Seigl (AUT) and DSP Fighting Line
  • Julian Despontin (BEL) and Honeyblue
  • Luc Chateau (FRA) and Troubadour Camphoux
  • Florian Ganneval (FRA) and Blue Bird de Beaufour
  • Camille Lejeune (FRA) and Dame Decoeur Tahdonne
  • Maxime Livio (FRA) and Carouzo Bois Marotin
  • Cedric Lyard (FRA) and Unum De’or
  • Gaspard Maksud (FRA) and Kan-Do 2 + Zaragoza
  • Arthur Marx (FRA) and Church’ille
  • Helen Bates (GBR) and Carpe Diem
  • Alex Bragg (GBR) and Ardeo Premier
  • Phil Brown (GBR) and Harry Robinson
  • Ros Canter (GBR) and Izilot DHI + Pencos Crown Jewel
  • Pippa Funnell (GBR) and Billy Walk On + MCS Maverick
  • Isabelle Innes Ker (GBR) and Highway
  • Tom Jackson (GBR) and Farndon
  • Piggy March (GBR) and Brookfield Cavalier Cruise + Coolparks Sarco
  • Tom McEwen (GBR) and JL Dublin
  • Harry Meade (GBR) and Red Kite
  • Selina Milnes (GBR) and Gelmer
  • Wills Oakden (GBR) and A Class Cooley
  • Aimee Penny (GBR) and PSH Gazelle
  • Kate Rocher-Smith (GBR) and HHS Dassett Class
  • Kylie Roddy (GBR) and SRS Kan Do
  • Tom Rowland (GBR) and KND Steel Pulse + MGH Maybe A Mission
  • Libby Seed (GBR) and Heartbreaker Star Quality
  • Oliver Townend (GBR) and Tregilder
  • India Wishart (GBR) and Diamond Sundance
  • Daragh Byrne (IRE) and Kilcannon Ramiro
  • Sian Coleman (IRE) and Hush A Bye Baby
  • Sarah Ennis (IRE) and Grantstown Jackson
  • Joseph Murphy (IRE) and Barrichello
  • Austin O’Connor (IRE) and Colorado Blue
  • Felicity Ward (IRE) and Regal Bounty
  • Ryuzo Kitajima (JPN) and Feroza Nieuwmoed
  • Toshiyuki Tanaka (JPN) and Jefferson JRA + Talma D’Allou
  • Aistis Vitauskus (LIT) and Commander VG
  • James Avery (NZL) and MBF Connection
  • Jesse Campbell (NZL) and Cooley Lafitte + Diachello
  • Samantha Lissington (NZL) and Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ
  • Muzi Pottinger (NZL) and Just Kidding + Good Timing
  • Jonelle Price (NZL) and Harado + Mcclaren
  • Tim Price (NZL) and Happy Boy + Viscount Viktor
  • Eduardo Via-Dufresne (ESP) and Maribera Pomes 15.6
  • Nadja Minder (SUI) and Toblerone
  • Will Coleman (USA) and Chin Tonic HS
  • Phillip Dutton (USA) and Z
  • Allie Knowles (USA) and Morswood
  • Boyd Martin (USA) and Fedarman B
  • Julia Norman (ZWE) and Ardeo Berlin

As always, the entry list will go through a few shifts ahead of the first horse inspection. Of note, two entries — Piggy March and Brookfield Cavalier Cruise and Austin O’Connor with Colorado Blue — are also entered at the Maryland 5 Star, and I’d wager we’ll see both of them here in the U.S. if all goes to plan in the next week or so.

Hallie Coon and Celien at Pau in 2018. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

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