Patriotic eventing enthusiasts are getting plenty of opportunities to cheer on Team USA this summer, the next being the Aachen CICO3* in Germany.
We’re happy to report that the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team is clear though the first horse inspection, from which Shannon Brinkman has kindly provided us photos.
Here’s our crew looking fresh on the jog strip:
Matt Brown (Cochranville, Pa.) and Blossom Creek Foundation’s Super Socks BCF, a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding
Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) and Jacqueline Mars’ Harbour Pilot, a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and David Garrett’s Indian Mill, a 2005 English Thoroughbred gelding
Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and Jacqueline Mars’ Landmark’s Monte Carlo, a 2006 Irish Thoroughbred Cross gelding
Dressage and show jumping take place tomorrow with cross country to follow on Saturday.
The Americans face off against eight other teams: Australia, France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden. The entry list features quite an all-star lineup, with many teams using the CICO3* as a prep or final selection test for the Olympics next month in Rio.
Team USA finished third last year, and we’ll be cheering them on for another top finish.