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US Equestrian announces team for 2023 Pan American Games

Friday, 06 October 2023
Pan American Games 2023


Edited press release from US Equestrian 



US Equestrian has announced the horse-and-rider-combinations selected to represent the U.S. at the 2023 Pan American Games hosted in Santiago, Chile, later this month. Jumping competition will begin on October 31, with the team looking to secure their qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. There are three Olympic qualification allocations available at the Pan American Games, awarded to the three highest-placed and previously non-qualified teams following the conclusion of team competition. The US team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland and Team Manager Lizzy Chesson. 

The following horses and riders - listed in alphabetical order - have been named: 

  • Karl Cook and Caracole de La Roque (Zandor Z x Kannan, owned by Signe Ostby, groom Tessa Falanga) 
  • Kent Farrington and Landon (Comilfo Plus Z x Quadrillo, owned by Haity McNerney, groom Denise Moriarty)
  • Laura Kraut and Dorado 212 (Tailormade Diarado’s Boy x Chacco-Blue, owned by St. Bride’s Farm, groom Margo Thomas) 
  • McLain Ward and Contagious (Contagio x For Keeps, owned by Beechwood Stables LLC, groom Virginie Casterman) 
  • Lillie Keenan and Argan de Beliard (Mylord Carthago x Ahorn, owned by Chansonette Farm LLC, groom Cory Tual) will be the travelling reserve. 


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