The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived: the USEF has just named the team members and alternates for the 2015 Pan American Games, to be held in July in Toronto.
With Team USA’s Olympic qualifications on the line for 2016, the selectors had a job envied by none in naming this team on which many hopes will be pinned. To that end, here are your 2015 Pan American team members for the United States:
Phillip Dutton and Tom Tierney and Simon Roosevelt’s Fernhill Cubalawn or Tom Tierney and Annie Jones’ Fernhill Fugitive
Fernhill Cubalawn is a 2003 Holsteiner gelding
Fernhill Fugitive is a 2005 Irish Sport Horse gelding
Lauren Kieffer and Marie Le Menestrel’s Meadowbrook’s Scarlett
Meadowbrook’s Scarlett is a 2007 Thoroughbred cross mare
Marilyn Little and Raylyn Farm Inc. and Phoebe and Michael Manders’ RF Scandalous
RF Scandalous is a 2005 Oldenburg mare
Boyd Martin and the Pancho Villa Syndicate’s Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa is a 2003 Selle Francais gelding
The alternates are as follows:
Jennie Brannigan and Nina Gardner’s Cambalda
Cambalda is a 2002 Thoroughbred cross gelding
Matt Brown and the Blossom Creek Foundation’s BCF Belicoso
BCF Belicoso is a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding
Will Faudree and Jennifer Mosing and Sterling Silver Stables’ Pfun
Pfun is a 2007 Irish Sport Horse gelding
Lauren Kieffer and Jacqueline Mars’ Vermiculus
Vermiculus is a 2007 Anglo-Arabian gelding
Michael Pollard and Carl, Nicolas and Stanislas Bouckaert’s Cyrano Z
Cyrano is a 2001 Zangersheide gelding
Tamie Smith and Alex Ahearn’s Mai Baum
Mai Baum is a 2006 German Sport Horse gelding
As per the usual with big announcements such as these, there are plenty of surprises as well as no-brainers on the roster. Final team veterinary evaluations were performed on all horses this week, which certainly plays into the decision making process for any team scenario.
We’ll have an in-depth analysis of the Pan Am team coming your way shortly, so keep it locked right here for all of the latest Pan Ams coverage. In the meantime, here’s a rare sighting of David O’Connor as he names the team he’ll be taking to Toronto with him.
Go Team USA.