LEXINGTON, Ky.--U.S. Equestrian announced the nomination of the following rider-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Dressage Team and the alternate for the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
The followingrider-and-horse combinations will compose the U.S. Team (in alphabetical order):
Nora Batchelder of Williston, Fla., on Faro SQF, the 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding she owns with Andrea Whitcomb
Jennifer Baumert of Wellington, Fla., on Handsome, Betsy Juliano LLC's 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding
Sarah Lockman of Wildomar, Calif., on First Apple, Gerry Ibanez's nine-year-old KWPN stallion
Endel Ots of Wellington, Fla., on Lucky Strike, Max Ots's nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding
THE FOLLOWING rider-and-horse combination has been named as the alternate to the U.S. Team:
Nick Wagman of San Diego, Calif., on Don John, Beverly Gepfer's 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
The 2019 U.S. Pan American Dressage Team is subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee.
The dressage competition will take place July 28, 29, and 31 at the Equestrian Club Militar La Molina.
The 18th edition of the Pan American Games will gather around 6,700 athletes, who will participate in 39 sports and 61 disciplines, of which 22 disciplines are qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The U.S. Dressage Team secured qualification for Tokyo as a result of winning team silver at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon in 2018.