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Lynn and Donner Named to 2018 U.S. WEG Team; Under Suspection on Reserve List

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Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced five athlete-and-horse combinations for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which takes place Sept. 11-23 in Mill Spring, N.C. Following the 2017-2018 Selection Trials period, the combinations for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad were recommended to the US Equestrian Board of Directors for consideration to be named to the Nominated Entry List.

The following combinations have been named to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for the WEG (in alphabetical order):

Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Z, the 10-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned by Thomas Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Caroline Moran, and Ann Jones

Lauren Kieffer (The Plains, Va.) and Vermiculus, Jacqueline Mars’s 11-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding

Marilyn Little (Frederick, Md.) and RF Scandalous, the 13-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Jacqueline Mars, Michael Manders, and Phoebe Manders

Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and Tsetserleg, Christine Turner’s 11-year-old Trakehner gelding

Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and Donner, The Donner Syndicate, LLC’s 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Additionally, the following eight combinations have been named to the reserve list to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for the WEG (in alphabetical order):

Will Coleman (Charlottesville, Va.) and OBOS O’Reilly, Four Star Eventing Group’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Will Coleman and Tight Lines, The Conair Syndicate’s 11-year-old French Thoroughbred gelding

Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready, Kristine and John Norton’s 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (Ocala, Fla.) and Deniro Z, The Deniro Z Syndicate’s 10-year-old KWPN gelding

Lauren Kieffer and Veronica, Team Rebecca, LLC’s 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare

Kim Severson (Charlottesville, Va.) and Cooley Cross Border, The Cross Syndicate’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Lynn Symansky and Under Suspection, Mary Ann Ghadban’s 14-year-old Holsteiner mare

Sharon White (Summit Point, W.Va.) and Cooley on Show, her 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

For more information about the WEG team selection process, view the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team selection procedures.

For more information about FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, visit Tryon2018.com.

Donner Finishes in 6th Place at Kentucky

Lynn XC SmallLynn and Donner’s finished their ninth CCI4* at the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. They put in three solid phases, sitting in a tie for 8th on a 31.3 after dressage, ran a double clear cross-country round to move up to fourth place and as the highest placed Americans, just one rail down saw them finishing in sixth place. Donner was also the highest placed OTTB.

Dressage: https://broadcast.usef.org/coverage/2018lrk3de/0_aeivxowu

Cross-country: https://broadcast.usef.org/coverage/2018lrk3de/1_hggjuldu

Show Jumping: https://broadcast.usef.org/coverage/2018lrk3de/0_yu2b748z

Go in the barn with Donner here: https://broadcast.usef.org/coverage/2018lrk3de/1_7ysi4egv

Lynn and Donner Named to 2018 Elite Training List

US TeamLexington, Ky. – The US Equestrian (USEF) Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the following athletes for the 2018 Eventing Winter Training List. The US Equestrian High Performance Program is designed to achieve Olympic qualification and medals in the current Games cycle, in addition to building a sustainable foundation for the success of future championships.

The Eventing High Performance Program consists of the Elite, Development, and Emerging Athletes Programs.

The Elite Program consists of athlete/horse combinations that have established themselves as having met the criteria, or demonstrated potential to meet the criteria required to be competitive at CCI3* and CCI4* events and championships.

2018 Elite Training List:

Matt Brown (Kennett Square, Pa.) and Super Socks BCF, Blossom Creek Foundation’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) and Harbour Pilot, Jacqueline Mars’s 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Will Coleman (Charlottesville, Va.) and Tight Lines, The Conair Syndicate’s 10-year-old French Thoroughbred gelding

Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Z, a nine-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned by Thomas Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Ann Jones, and Caroline Moran; Mighty Nice, HND Group’s 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding; Fernhill Cubalawn, a 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Thomas Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, and Caroline Moran; Fernhill Revelation, Revelation Group’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding; and I’m Sew Ready, Kristine and John Norton’s 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding

Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and Steady Eddie, Gretchen and George Wintersteen, Pierre Colin, and Denise Lahey’s 14-year-old New Zealand-bred Thoroughbred gelding, and Blackfoot Mystery, Blackfoot Mystery Syndicate LLC’s 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and Donner, The Donner Syndicate, LLC’s 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

In 2017, a two-tiered system was introduced for the Development Program, which will continue in 2018. Tier 1 of the Development Program is designed to support experienced, international athletes who have horses that are on a trajectory to reach the Elite criteria in the next four years. Tier 1 also includes experienced international athletes who have horses that do not meet the Elite criteria, but remain in contention for selection for the next World or Olympic Games.

2018 Developing Tier 1 Training List:

Jennie Brannigan (Reddick, Fla.) and Stella Artois, a nine-year-old Holsteiner/Thoroughbred mare she owns with Elsbeth Battel

Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) and Under Suspection, Mary Ann Ghadban’s 13-year-old Holsteiner mare

Will Coleman (Charlottesville, Va.) and OBOS O’Reilly, Four Star Eventing Group’s 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Buck Davidson (Riegelsville, Pa.) and Copper Beach, Sherrie Martin and Carl Segal’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, and Jak My Style, Kathleen Cuca and Justine Dutton’s 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Elizabeth Halliday-Sharp (Ocala, Fla.) and Deniro Z, The Deniro Syndicate’s nine-year-old KWPN gelding

Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and Veronica, Team Rebecca, LLC’s 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare

Marilyn Little (Frederick, Md.) and RF Scandalous, a 12-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Jacqueline Mars, Robin Parsky, and Phoebe and Michael Manders

Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and Tsetserleg, Christine Turner’s 10-year-old Trakehner gelding

Kurt Martin (Middleburg, Va.) and Delux Z, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding he owns with Caroljean Martin and William G Martin, Jr.

Doug Payne (Aiken, S.C.) and Vandiver, a 13-year-old Trakehner gelding he owns with Jessica Payne and Debi Crowley

Kim Severson (Charlottesville, Va.) and Cooley Cross Border, The Cross Syndicate’s 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

Erin Sylvester (Cochranville, Pa.) and Paddy The Caddy, Frank McEntee’s 10-year-old Irish Thoroughbred gelding

Sharon White (Summit Point, W.Va.) and her 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, Cooley On Show
 
Tier 2 of the Development Program is designed for athletes who have not previously attained team selection or Elite criteria that are on a trajectory to achieve Elite status in this, or the next four-year period.

2018 Developing Tier 2 Training List:

Jordan Linstedt (Duvall, Wash.) and her 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Revitatvet Capato

Sara Kozumplik Murphy (Berryville, Va.) and Rubens D’Ysieux, the Rubens D’Ysieux Syndicate, LLC’s 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding

Colleen Rutledge (Frederick, Md.) and her 11-year-old Thoroughbred Cross gelding, Covert Rights

Mackenna Shea (Temecula, Calif.) and her 15-year-old Bavarian Warmblood gelding, Landioso

Tamie Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) and Fleeceworks Royal, Judith McSwain’s eight-year-old Holsteiner mare
 
The Emerging Athlete Program introduced a new, two-tier system for 2018 that includes an accepted participants list as well as an auditing participants list for the E18 Program. The E25 participants will be announced early December.

Inclusion or exclusion on a Training List does not imply or preclude an athlete for selection for a Games and Championships. This list will be reviewed in June of 2018.

The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members.

RF Cool Play Wins Virginia CCI2*

Coolio VHTThe Donner Syndicate's RF Cool Play had a successful fall season - winning the Plantation Field CIC2* in a competitive field of 55 starters. Lynn and "Coolio" then went on to win the Virginia CCI2* by 11 points to cap off their season. 

Coolio did not have a single cross-country jump penalty or show jump down the entire 2017 season, and Lynn is looking forward to an exciting 2018 with him.